Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Modern Machine Quilting: Straight Lines, Spirals Serpentines and More! ((Give-Away!))

This is my friend Catherine Redford!

We met this past November on our Caribbean Cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel, and she is SUCH a talented and fun lady!

She kept us captivated with her projects and thread embellishing, and when I learned that she was putting out a video about machine quilting with a walking foot, I knew that my readers would want to know more about this so of course I said YES when she asked me to be part of her blog hop.

My first machine quilting was with a walking foot. Simple straight lines, both in and out of the ditch...only I wish I knew the kinds of things that walking foot would have allowed me to do if I could have had Catherine's course first!

Catherine’s video will take you all the way from starting with the right needle ((Did you know you should be using a SHARP, not a universal or a ball point for the best seam ever when piecing and quilting?)) and go through all the varieties of threads that are out there.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite segments of the video:


Catherine talking about threads and needles!

((Isn't she so cute? Just wait until you fall for her voice and accent!))

She may tell you she is from Naperville, IL, but that British Accent doesn’t lie!

((Kind of like how I can’t get rid of my Minnesotan accent either?!))


Spirals!  You can use your walking foot to do spirals!

And Catherine will show you how…


I loved this slightly wonky grid…with accents of closer lines that really draw your eye.

You can do this with your walking foot!


More close quilting..the walking foot makes it easy.


In this segment she showed us how to mark odd angles and fill them in….with the walking foot!


Hi Catherine!!  I love your video, Girlfriend!


Now this one blew my socks off…just wait until you see how she does this!  With a walking foot!


Quilting Arts Workshop:
Modern Machine Quilting!
Straight Lines, Spirals, Serpentines, and More
with Catherine Redford!


Catherine being cheeky!  ((In a proper very English way!))

You can purchase your hard copy DVD or video download on Interweave HERE!

**Note** the page says that it is “pre order” but it also says "in stock"…since they have arrived at Catherine’s studio, I’m assuming they ARE in stock!  I viewed the digital online version on Interweave and I really enjoyed my experience in signing up for my account, having the video in my account and viewing it online any time I want!

How would you like to win this this DVD course with Catherine Redford? An actual hard copy DVD sent right to your door by Catherine herself?

To be entered to win, visit Catherine’s Blog and leave a comment there! 

Leave a comment for Catherine ON THAT POST and please tell her that Bonnie sent you! She will be drawing for a lucky winner after the blog hop is over.

You can hear more about Catherine’s Modern Machine Quilting: Straight Lines, Spirals, Serpentines, and More! video class by following along at each blog below over the next week.

Monday, December 15th: Faith Jones at Fresh Lemons Quilts
Tuesday, December 16th: Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville
Wednesday, December 17th: Cheryl Sleboda at Muppin
Thursday, December 18th: Maddie Kertay at Bad Ass Quilters Society
Friday, December 19th: Svetlana Sotak at s.o.t.a.k. handmade
Saturday, December 20th: Julia Wood at The Hexie Blog
Sunday, December 21st: Laura Wasilowski at Art Fabrik
Monday, December 22nd: Pokey Bolton at Pokey’s Ponderings
Tuesday, December 23rd: Susan Brubaker Knapp at Blue Moon River
Wednesday, December 24th: Catherine Redford
Good Luck, everyone!  And happy Walking Foot Quilting!

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  1. You both have nothing but high praise for each other :) cannot wait to see the dvd!

  2. Thanks Bonnie for sharing. I knew it. There is more I could do with a walking foot. I look forward to see all the blog hop posts, now I have saved Catherine blog in my favourites. It would be so cool to win a dvd if not I will have to order it.

  3. How exciting it must be to meet all these creative people on the cruise. I should look into one one of these days. The walking foot is a tool that rarely gets the respect it deserves.

  4. Thanks Bonnie for this blog hop. I have used my walking foot for straight line quilting only did not know it was able to do so much more. The CD would be great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I've taken a few classes with Catherine and you are spot on. She is so talented! Thanks for the chance to win her DVD. I could listen to her all day😃

  6. Thanks for the heads up on Catherine Redford and her DVD! I've left a comment on her blog and would love to win a copy. You have such nice things to say about each other! I'd love to learn to use my walking foot more creatively.

  7. I went right to the site to order the digital version but it is not working. I've contacted them as this is just what I need. I'm a chicken when it comes to machine quilting but I cannot afford to send mine to a long arm person so I tie my charity quilts. I want to use this for my great-grandson's Christmas quilt. I would love to win the dvd.
    Sue Upstate NY

  8. Looking forward to watching this video. I am still trying to quilt on my home machine.

  9. Wow, I KNOW where Naperville, IL is, as an uncle lived there when I was very young. What a talented lady Catherine is, and having this gift would sure help my FMQ improve a lot. Thanks for all you do for all us quilters, Bonnie, and may you have a very Merry Christmas.

  10. Such a nice review, Bonnie! I went to Catherine's blog and commented. Happy holidays to your and the whole family, Bonnie!

  11. Tried machine quilting with little succes....could i finally learn with Catherine??

  12. Just getting started quilting with my walking foot, this is well timed for me! The cruise was so much fun!

  13. I went to Catherine's blog but could not get the videos to play, so I can't comment on anyone's accent.

    However, I am currently using my walking foot to quilt a twin-size quilt. I could really use this DVD right now, so I hope I win!

  14. On my way to Catherine's web site right after I post my comment here. reading the comments it seems her web site is very busy so I'll be ready to go back if it's too busy

  15. I checked the blog out. What a great DVD to win. Thanks for the chance!

  16. How nice it is to meet this talented woman! I would LOVE her book! Gretchen in PA

  17. Looks like a great book and one I need to help me with my home machine quilting.
    Thanks Bonnie.

  18. I love machine quilting, always looking for advice, I would love to win your book.

  19. Winning this book would be a great learning curve for me. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  20. Would love to machine quilt but am very hesitant to try. I know its not that hard( at least people tell me that), but still can't get started! Thanks for your beautiful patterns, pics, and your wonderful attitude!! I live vicariously thru you!! Bless you and yours,and have a Merry Christmas and a warm and wonderful New Year! Beth

  21. Okay, a walking foot I can use! Thanks to you and Catherine for the generous opportunity to win.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  22. I have not always been happy with my machine quilting --- I'm hopeful that this dvd will change that.


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