Good Morning, everyone! Guess what I’ve got up for you on the blog today?
My friend Catherine Redford has a brand new DVD out all about quilting on your home machine, giving you all the ins and outs of free motion stipples, swirls, feathers and more!
The video is nearly 80 minutes of awesome instruction showing you how to achieve results you never dreamed of coming from your own machine.
You NEED this video!
Now I could talk about it until I’m blue in the face, but I wanted some of this post to come from Catherine herself.
Take it away, Catherine!
Isn’t she the cutest thing ever?
Just wait until you hear her lovely voice talking you through each exercize!
The DVD starts with an introduction to many of my favorite things that contribute to successful machine quilting, including batting and those very useful rolls of fusible tape for joining your leftover batting pieces together.
It’s an education in batting selection!
And then I start quilting!
Here’s the first placemat I show:
Check out that texture!
A combination of wavy lines and writing makes a wonderful place to start!
Catherine doing what she does best!
Don't you want to learn how to quilt these "peacock feathers" or "shells"?
Check out THIS sample!
Learn these stitching designs – and even more.
I just love this idea for stitch samples…how great!
Each day for the next eight days one of my quiltie friends is going to be blogging about the DVD. They have sat and watched it in all its 79 minutes of edu-tainment glory and I’m hoping they’ll have something nice to say about it!!
I’ll be writing each day too, with a little about our quilting connection and also some pictures and such of the quilts shown on the DVD.
At the end of the eight days I’ll have a wrap up post. Each day you can comment at the end of my post and we’ll have a drawing at the end of the time for some fabulous prizes… DVDs of course, but also my favorite Stella task lamp donated by Stella lighting and Julia Wood’s wonderful new Hexie love ruler. (I really want one of those!!)
Thanks for your words, Catherine! I loved this video and I hope you will check out Modern Machine Quilting available as a DVD or as instant digital download and add some new textures to your quilts in 2016!
In celebration of her new release Modern Machine Quilting , Catherine is running a giveaway over on her blog. Head over there and leave a comment and let her know you read about it here from me!
When the blog hop concludes, she will pick 2 DVD winners and 1 grand prize winner who will receive a DVD AND a Stella task lamp (winner’s choice of color!) and Julia’s Hexie Love ruler.
You can follow along with the blog hop each day by checking in at each guest writer’s website.
Here’s the full line up, be sure to visit them all on their day!
Thursday January 7th Catherine Redford
Friday January 8th Faith Jones
Saturday January 9th Bonnie Hunter
Sunday January 10th Svetlana Sotak
Monday January 11th Kim Niedzwiecki (Aurifil)
Tuesday January 12th Julia Wood
Wednesday January 13th Susan Brubaker Knapp
Thursday January 14th Jenny Lyon
Friday January 15th Kathy Matthews
Saturday January 16th Catherine Redford
You can also enter on Catherine’s site EVERY day – once a day to up your chance of winning!
I also want to do something special here as well, so I am throwing into the pot a copy of Catherine’s DVD as well, sent straight to you from ME!
But before we get to the details of that –I want to remind you of our Craftours Cocoon! Registration is open, and we are limited to 100 students, so don’t wait too long before you sign up!
Come see me in Naperville, IL!
All of the pertinent info is found under the Craftours Cocoon tab at the top of the blog. It’s going to be an amazing event with 4 days of master quilting workshops, and for those who live close by, you can stay at home and still attend classes and events! There is a "stay at home" discount for those who don't require hotel lodging. I hope to see you there!
Now on to that giveaway:
At the close of the blog-hop I will ALSO be drawing for our winner of the Modern Machine Quilting DVD by Catherine Redford.
To be entered to win, you must FIRST go enter on Catherine’s blog and leave a comment there. And while you are at it, visit the links above and see what they have to say about it.
This gives you MORE opportunities to win! When you have visited the other blogs, come back here and leave your entry.
We are going to use the Linky for this giveaway.You do NOT need a blog or a URL to enter a giveaway. Just a name and an email address. Leave the other fields blank.
Your email address is safe because it is ONLY visible to me.
I will be drawing for our winner next Saturday evening, January, 16th.
Ready, Set, Enter!