Thursday, August 27, 2015
MY FAVORITE THINGS...online
I have had several people ask me at my Facebook page who are some of my quilting idols or favorite teachers or bloggers. So I've decide to link you up to a few must see spots and quilting gurus online.
For doodling whimsy, Lori Kennedy at http://theinboxjaunt.com is a figural quilter extraordinaire, and she even has a new Craftsy.com class on how to break up your quilt with fun scribbly designs using your domestic machine.
For a super star of long arming, with her very own free motion quilting filler design named after her, check out the excellent and wacky Karen McTavish at her website: http://mctavishquilting.com
and she even opened a new quilt shop where she teaches and sells APQS long arm quilting machines.
Modern Quilting maven and free motion superstar Angela Walters can be found here: http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/homepage-test/tutorials-and-free-patterns/
and she too is remodeling a retail spot where she'll sell long arm machines by Handi-Quilter and teach quilt retreats.
All three also have Facebook pages that help you see what they're up to...authors and quilters for hire by some of the industry's most famous fabric designers and show quilters, these ladies are inspirations in their outreach to spread the good word of quilting with everything they touch. You can find them all on YouTube as well, with lots of free tutorials and content to help you find your own unique voice.
For learning and shopping, another awesome and inspiring quilting celebrity who always has a warm smile and a hug in her voice is Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company. She has loads of free tutorials for piecing quilts with pre-cuts in fast and furious designs, and has a quilt shop with several members of her family, as well as a great online store here: https://www.missouriquiltco.com Jenny also teaches a couple of classes on Crafsty.com, where you can learn blazing fast techniques to put together those adorable quilt tops to get quilting!
And speaking of www.Craftsy.com if you haven't checked it out yet, run don't walk to the website and look through their amazing selection of everything crafty to learn/cook/craft/do. Lifetime access and money back guarantee that you'll love your class and the platform which allows interactive learning. You can ask questions of the teacher and your classmates, post pics of your projects and get the help you need to learn a new skill, craft, technique. Love it!!
If those tips and places don't get you started finding lots to learn and do, and inspiration and motivation, I don't know what will.
Check them out when you have a minute,
and let's get quilting!!