Monday, October 27, 2014

FMQ Workshop with MR of Quilt Matters

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a free-motion quilting workshop given by MR of Quilt Matters.  This was a workshop organized by the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild.

It was an amazing day!  We had 14 members in attendance and according to the feedback I got, everyone was very happy with the event.

We learned 9 designs and then MR showed us how we can combine the skills we had practiced to create 3 other designs.  Here are pictures of my practice blocks.



We started with straight lines so matchstick quilting and square stipple.  We then moved on to square spirals, double loops and pebbles.


And finished with some C shapes (which look like waves), round spirals, paisleys and wishbones.



I need to practice some more, but I definitely acquired some new tricks and tips and got to try designs for the first time.  I cannot wait to start applying some of these new designs on my quilts.

If you have the chance to attend one of MR's workshop, I highly recommend it.  She's an amazing teacher. 



Have you attended a workshop before?  Up until then, I had only done Craftsy classes - I have to say that having the teacher in person really added to the experience.  I wouldn't hesitate to attend another one.

Thank you MR!  :-)

Izzy
 

3 comments:

  1. Awesome! You ladies look fantastic and so do your quilts. :)

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  2. Your practice blocks look awesome! Isn't MR great? I've never taken a class from her but I must say that she is one of the nicest, most encouraging quilter, and person I know.

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  3. Your practice designs look amazing, Izzy! I especially like the paisley design. Thanks for sharing your experience! I've taken a few fmq classes on craftsy too (which is the only way I've learned designs besides books) and I'm going to birds of a feather in February. It's three days of fmq workshops, mostly geared for long arms. I can't wait!!!!!

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