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.