Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you have had a good week – so, what’s in store for the weekend? It’s been a rushed week for me trying to meet a few deadlines before Memorial Day weekend! Today I would like to share a little more with you about my Annie’s Online Machine Quilting Level 2 Class.
This class builds on the foundational skills established in the first Annie’s online class Learn to Machine Quilt, which focuses on getting quilters used to moving the quilt sandwich by introducing carefully selected motifs that quilters can practically quilt on their quilts. Click here to explore more about this first class. To my absolute delight, many who took the class told me they have greatly benefited from the class, and are ready to take their machine quilting skills to the next level. So, drawing from my own machine quilting journey, Annie’s and I worked together on Machine Quilting Level 2.
If you liked the format of the first class, you will have no trouble following this second class. The second class follows closely the format of the first class – a short show and tell of real life quilts, short lectures on each motif, actual doodling of each motif captured on screen, and this time, we will go through all the steps in quilting the class project.
Here are a couple of still shots from the class:
If you follow along, you will have opportunities in trying out MANY motifs —
1. Swirly Flower: perfect for an allover quilting motif
2. Swirly Variations: work for borders, sashings, and easily personalized by adding your own what-nots between swirls.
3. Pool Reflections: work for small areas (easily extended to large if desired) and borders
4. Snaky Spirals
5. Little S’s: My way to quilt McTavishing
6. Sushi rolls – a very forgiving motif perfect for quilting borders, as well as all over the quilt top
7. Mark without marking Quilting – easy if quilting simple shapes, but will also have tips for quilting complex shapes using this method
8. And…. FEATHERS!!!! I mean FEATHERS: the basic feathering principles are covered in this class.
9. Options in border treatments: hopefully this will jumpstart for you many more options!
Annie’s classes, whether in online or DVD format, are wonderful because they are yours to keep forever once purchased. The other thing is that you can re-watch any segments as many times as you wish, and consequently attempt to quilt any motif you choose and not necessarily follow the order as presented in the class. You will also receive supplementary class notes consisting instructions to construct the projects. And of course, you will be able to interact with me should you have any questions. You know where to find me anyway. :)
If you prefer the class in DVD format, they are now available as well. Some friends just told me they purchased the DVD’s, and are liking them.
All the quilts you see in this class are constructed and quilted using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cotton thread! I have been most gratified when quilters I have met recently in person tell me how they switched to using Aurifil’s thread because of me, and more importantly how Aurifil threads have made them happier quilters!!! Truer words have never been said — Aurifil has definitely made me the happiest of quilters! A big thank you to Bernina for letting me use their 560B machine in the filming of this class.
Machine Quilting Level 2 class also comes with three (!) exclusively designed projects for the students to apply the quilting skills they acquire from working through the class project. I will show before the end of the class how I have quilted these three “wow” projects – a pieced runner, an applique topper and a WOW/Medallion quilt. I will also be posting about each project in separate posts.
Now for the GIVEAWAY: Between now and May 25, you will have a chance to win a copy of the Machine Quilting Level 2 DVD — just leave a comment in the comment section. Winner will be announced on May 28.
Meanwhile, you can:
click here to preview and purchase Learn to Machine Quilt online class
click here to preview and purchase Learn to Machine Quilt DVD
click here to preview and purchase Machine Quilting Level 2 online class
click here to preview and purchase Machine Quilting Level 2 DVD
Besides frantically working on my Aussie-bound quilt, I am also working on a few new projects. Stay tuned for details! Thank you for dropping in. I hope you have a lovely weekend! See you next week.
Wonderful looking class! Would love to win cd!
Your class sounds terrific, Wendy! I really like your swirly flower motif. I did use Aurifil thread to quilt a recent project, and it worked very well.
this sounds great. i have been quilting for 15 years ……….. should say topping……
I have a few things i have quilted, but i need to JUST DO IT and get some done!!
your work is quite lovely. I’m still practicing to get there
Oh Wendy, your newest class looks fabulous!! Loved the format of your first class, this should be equally as enjoyable and informative. I will definitely be registering…….. I can’t wait. Well, maybe I’ll wait until May 28th. Maybe I’ll be lucky!! Thanks for continuing to share your many talents with all of us. Golly, I’m so excited!!!
Your class sounds like fun and packed with quilting opportunity, Wendy!
I agree, Aurifil is a terrific thread; I’ve been using it for quite a few years now and never have had any problems with it.
Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! I desperately need help with my MQing!!!
Congrats on the new class! Great designs! Very inspirational.
This would be fabulous to win since I’m enrolled in class 1! I’ll be ready for class 2 soon!
Your new class looks great and lots of fun! Aurifil thread is a big favorite of mine too!
I learned so much in the first class. I am looking forward to taking Level 2.
Always looking for new tutorials on free motion quilting – so much to learn.
I’m sure I could use this class. I need help.
Loved Machine Quilting 1. I’m sure 2 is great also
I would love your DVD’s. Living in Mexico I don’t have anyone to quilt with or learn form face to face.
This class looks fantastic. Would love to take the class. Thanks!
This class looks fantastic! I’ve been FMQing for the last 3 weeks straight. Practice practice practice. I’ve come so far in the last two years !
This work looks just amazing, it is one thing I really struggle with!
Oh please pick me to win your class.
SPounds like a really great lesson! I’d love to give it a try!
it looks awesome! I wish I could quilt so beautifully….
The quilting looks lovely, and doable. Thanks for sharing it.
I love the idea of taking this class using a DVD. I would love to win:)
My dream would be to be able to quilt like this!
Amazing work! Love the chance to win!
Would love to win this. Beautiful quilting!
I am always looking for new things to try and to improve my free motion skills, especially feathers! Thanks so much for the chance to win the dvd.
The swirly flowers are neat and your feather variations unusual. This looks like a great class. I’m also an Aurifil fan. I’m trying to expand my fmq designs and i’ve found your Thread Talk blogs very helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to win this DVD.
Your work is gorgeous and I would love to take your second class! Thank you for all of the inspiration you share as I read your email updates!
I’d love to take this class online. Fun way to learn the pretty designs.
Great quilting. Would love to learn.
Your quilting is amazing! I would dearly love to have this CD!!
Such pretty quilting! I just FMQ’d my first feathers….this class looks very interesting….
Oh how I would looove to win this class. Many thanks for the chance! You are my go to teacher for fmq right here in South Africa.
I would love to win your class to learn more about FMQ! Thanks for the chance!
Beautiful quilting – would love to win!
This really looks like a fantastic class Wendy. I wish I had more confidence in myself. I am still working on stippling. : )
Your quilts are beautifully quilted — would love to win and watch you achieve your
amazing results. I have a lot to learn about feeling comfortable with FMQ.
Your quilting is unbelievable I would love to win my budget will not allow me to purchase. Thanks. Drhodes9@cox.net
Your quilting is fantastic. The classes you offer are amazing. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
The class looks amazing. W!hat beautiful quilting
What beautiful quilting! I’d love to be able to quilt like this!
The class looks great. I might even be able to learn using it. I seem to lack the confidence to just jump in and quilt. I think your class would give that to me.
I would love to win this class. I finished Class 1 and would love having you teach me these new designs. Thanks for the opportunity Wendy!
I have a couple of table runners all ready to go. They have been waiting for quilting ideas, and here they are. Come to mama!
Looks like a great class!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Would love to have a DVD of both classes. they look great.
While I do enjoy online classes I also enjoy DVDs. And I take all my DVDs for free-motion quilting with me whenever I travel. Great way to learn! Your class#2 looks excellent. Love all your beautiful FMQ designs.
I’ve been quilting quite a bit lately and gaining in confidence and fluidity, though I’m still working on choosing the right thread color for any given project. I greatly enjoyed your first quilting class and would love to win the DVD of the second!
Your quilting is so lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win your quilting DVD.
Loved the first class, looking forward to the second set of lessons. Would love to win.
Your quilting is quite lovely! Thank you for the generous give away. I struggle with quilting designs and would to take both your classes!
…would love to…
Just wanted to say that the photo of you is so lovely! Do not enter me in the giveaway! :)
I love the format of taking classes remotely.
Such a wonderful giveaway. I could use all the help I can get and this would be perfect.
Congratulations! I loved the first class. Thank you for the chance to win.
I love that you can buy the DVD too! That is something I would like with other online teaching venues.
I would love this. I watch your first one over and over and have learned so much. You are a great teacher
I love your quilting & would love to win this DVD to attempt your beautiful designs!
Awesome quilting, would love to learn how to do this , so would love to win the giveaway.
haven’t had the nerve to do this yet. This DVD would give me the motivation to try.
I love your blog, Thread Talk,quilts and patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I admire your quilting so much, very beautiful work. Thank you for this generous opportunity to win. I have used Aurifil thread on 2 baby quilts so far, it is like quilting with butter.
Would love to win the second set of classes, if not then I would seriously consider signing up for the course. Thanks for taking the time to put together all the material and sharing your vast wealth of knowledge. I’m firmly convinced you never sleep!!!!!
I would love to learn to free motion quilt like this! The class looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!
Congratulations on your newest venture, Wendy !
Your quilting is awesomely beautiful!
Love the way you did the feathers, need to try it on my next quilt.
Sounds like a great class. Thanks for the chance to win!
It’s still a bit intimidating, but I’m ready to learn.
Lover the first class Wendy and would love to own the DVD….no internet charges that way! :-)
looks like a great class!
I am always in awe of your beautiful work, and would love to win the DVD. Thanks for the opportunity!
I love your quilting and would love to win a copy of your new DVD!
I enjoy reading your blog and all the quilting tips and inspiration. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.
Your blog is so helpful I bet your class is SUPER!
Wendy, I would love to win this class!!
Wow the pictures posted here show me what amazing potential there is to quilt your own master piece.
To win this DVD would certainly assist me in being able to quilt my own quilts.
I love the tulip quilts and the star pattern. I wish I knew how to stitch the designs in the DVD.
Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the CD. The class looks amazing and the pictured quilts are absolutely gorgeous. I would love the chance to learn to quilt my own quilts. Good luck to everyone!
It would be such a treat to win your second on line class. I have the first one and smile when I watch, remembering your explanation during Arkansas lecture about getting it made!!!
Love your FMQ designs. Thank you for the opportunity to win a DVD.
Would love to win your class too ! Love your work!
I am very interested in learning about machine quilting!
I am from Australia and would love to win you class on CD and learn from you. Where will your Aussie bound quilt be shown?
Thank you for giving away a copy of the class video. The designs look really lovely.
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A friend gave me a DVD of your first class and I have enjoyed watching it. I would love to add this class to my collection. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
I would love to win your class. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.