Saturday, May 26, 2012

Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters - book review!

Having studied free motion quilting (fmq) for the past two and a half years, I am very impressed with the seemingly young-looking Angela Walters' work.  She began with traditional fmq using a long-arm, but these modern techniques apply also to home sewing machines.  This latest will release from C&T Publishing on July 16, 2012.

This book will get you ready to quilt the modern way!  To me, the Pfaff company's designs look so beautifully modern and they appeal to me greatly, but having had only the chance to study traditional machine quilting before, I felt overwhelmed.  

Impressions from International Quilt Festival 2011

FROM 2012/01/01 UNTIL 2012/06/01

“Be inspired by the Sound of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS” and enter the first CREATE YOUR STYLE Art Quilting Design Contest!

We celebrated our return to the International Quilt Festival 2011 with the kick-off of the first ever CREATE YOUR STYLE Art Quilting Design Contest for 2012 – “Be inspired by the sound of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS”. Taking inspiration from the world of music, contestants are required to design an original quilt using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to express their own personal design theme.

A jury of leading industry experts will judge the quilts on the creativity and uniqueness of the design, the successful incorporation of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS into the quilt, the quality of the workmanship and overall presentation. All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2012, after which a short list of 30 semifinalists will be chosen and, in the end, only 10 finalists will be selected. The finalists will be invited to attend the 2012 Quilt Festival where the jury will announce the top three winners. A substantial cash award as well as an extensive selection of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS await the winner and the first and second runners-up. In addition, Swarovski’s sewing machine sponsor for this contest, PFAFF, will award a state-of-the-art sewing machine to each of the three winning participants.

For details please refer to the Design Contest leaflet (download here).


--I can't wait to see what this year's original designs look like!  Can you imagine winning a contest like this?  I really believe that I would need to study Angela Walter's designs very seriously to be considered a contestant.

Ms. Walter's book; however, divided into three sections, will motivate, instruct and inspire you to branch out into the new world of modern quilting.  Through the use of many color photos, you will see how her designs can work for wonky, strip, square and quilts with negative space.  Her blog is  Her new book is a very interesting and worth-while addition to the quilting world!  

Are you ready to "branch out" into modern quilts?  What is your opinion?  Please leave your comments here. I truly appreciate the time you take to do this.

SewCalGal is hosting Angela Walters in July!  I can't wait!!  If you haven't joined the 2012 FMQ Challenge yet, you can still do so...just check it out HERE.

Happy Memorial Day 
and Best Wishes,

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