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Free-Motion Quilting


This page was last updated on:  January 10th, 2014

SewCalGal is passionate about free-motion quilting and encourages quilters to learn/improve their FMQ skills whether you are using a domestic sewing machine, mid-arm or long arm.  Take classes, learn from books and DVDs, follow blogs that share tips and tutorials on FMQ.  You'll be surprised how quickly you can learn, how much fun it is to FMQ and how beautiful your projects will look.  


This page is focused on sharing insights on information for those interested in learning/improving your FMQ skills.  And, it will be updated periodically as I come across new opportunities.

2014 - Building Blocks Quilt A Long With Leah Day:
Learn how to piece 12 blocks and then do free-motion quilting 3-4 times, to make 42 blocks.  This is an excellent program for beginners, as well as those that would like to learn/improve their FMQ skills.   You can purchase and download the pattern at Leah's online store.  And, follow along via Leah's blog for more insights as you quilt a long with Leah.  By the end of the year you'll have a beautiful 48"x56" quilt sampler showing your FMQ.



Free-Motion Classes at Craftsy:
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts, with Cindy Needham
Design It, Quilt It! Free Form Techniques, with Cindy Needham

Dot-to-Dot, with Angela Walters
Machine Quilting Negative Space, with Angela Walters
Free-Motion Quilting Feathers, with Angela Walters



Free-Motion Quilting A Sampler, with Leah Day
Free Motion Fillers Volume 1, with Leah Day
Free Motion Fillers Volume 2, with Leah Day

Machine Quilting Free Motion and More, with Wendy Butler Burns

Beyond Basic Machine Quilting, with Ann Peterson
Quilting Big Projects on Small Machines, with Ann Peterson
Continuous Line Quilting, with Ann Peterson

Machine Quilting with Templates, with Kimmy Brunner

Machine Quilting The Home Sweet Home Quilt, with Frieda Anderson

Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders, with Eva Larkin Hawkins
Definitely keep an eye out for classes on sale at Craftsy.  http://shrsl.com/?~5c96

Learn to Machine Quilt Online Class at Annie's


Links to 2012 FMQ Challenge Tutorials

January,  Frances Moore
February,  Diane Gaudynski
March,  Ann Fahl (post is visible, but tutorial was removed, as requested by Ann)
April,  Don Linn
May,  Leah Day
June,  Cindy Needham
July, Angela Walters
August, Wendy Sheppard
September, Paula Reid
October, Teri Lucas
November, Sarah Vedeler
December, Patsy Thompson
May Bonus Tutorial #1, Linda Moran
August Bonus Tutorial #2, Susan Brubaker Knapp
October Bonus Tutorial #3, Diane Loomis
December Bonus Tutorial #4, Teri Lucas
Links to 2013 FMQ Challenge Tutorials

Challenge #1 - A Day of Thread Play, with Libby Lehman
Challenge #3 - Feathers, by Joanne of Thread Head
Challenge #4 - FMQ Postcards, with Janet McElroy 
Challenge #5 - It's all about Borders, with Patsy Thompson
Links to additional information participants are encouraged to read:


Again, SewCalGal encourages quilters to continue to learn and improve their free-motion quilting skills.   

And, check out the 2014 Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges. The Make It! Challenge is currently open thru September 30th and while you need not do free-motion quilting, this challenge will definitely give those that enjoy FMQ an opportunity to show off their skills.  There will also be tips, tricks and tutorials shared for precision piecing and for free-motion quilting throughout the Make It! Challenge.




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Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

Oh, how excitement! I'm looking forward to learning how to FMQ :)

Quilter in the Gap said...

This is super exciting. I am going to share this right now! Oh and btw I shared your Christmas Quilt Show on my blog the other day. Just thought you would want to know!

Linda E in AZ said...

Great! sounds like it should be fun. Thanks for doing this!

KnittyAJ said...

Linked to blog yesterday through Pinterest because of an Accuquilt search. Poked around, found this post, added the blog to my blog list, and will definitely be watching for updates.

AJ (The Quilting Pot)

Jen said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait. I've been following along on your own challenge and have learned a lot. There's still lots of room for improvement in my FMQ skills though! Thanks for helping us too :)

Carrie P. said...

I am now subscribed to your blog. I hope to be able to try this because I really want to improve my skills.

Trudi said...

Oooh, this will be fun, look forward to more insights soon :)

karenponischil1235 said...

I took Susan's class and loved it. I'd love to have the DVD too.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

You have the cream of the top FMQuilters. Wow. I'd LOVE to participate in this!!!
~a

Kd said...

SCG, Where do I sign up? Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

Cornwoman said...

I haven't done a lot of FMQ yet, and am rather slow because I'm a perfectionist. But I would love to improve my skills and have the benefit of all those talented people's tutorials! I will be trying to keep up, but I'm in!

Brita said...

Brilliant! How did I miss this first time around? Oh well -- I'll be participating, definitely -- thanks!!

Leslie said...

Those are some really great teachers. And I know they have some great techniques and designs. Can a longarm quilter join the fun? We still free-hand quilt, just moving the "pen" not the "paper".

corina said...

I can't wait! I recognize many of the teacher's names and admire their work. This is going to be a great year. Thank you so much for hosting this incredible challenge!

Christine said...

wow...thanks for this opportunity to learn fmq!

Jsoosay said...

I've been taking classes and reading everything I could get about quilting. I'm so excited for this.

Dawnmarie said...

Learning FMQ is on my list of goals for 2012. I've got 2 quilt tops set aside that are not going to the long arm because I'm going to FMQ them. I promise. I'll be joining you on this journey. So far, I'm a straight line outline or in the ditch kind of girl on quilts that are small only. I really want to change that.

Kat Scribner said...

This is a personal challenge I need to do! I would have selected "0" in the rating of FMQ skill, but the options went only down to one. lol

Cecelia said...

I can't wait! I'm a stitch in the ditch quilter, this is so nice of you to do this, THANK YOU!!!!!

Kimmyj... said...

Yeah!!! Thank you....Thank you... Thank you!!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Well; I am a hand quilter who really wants to do this. I have played with it very little....and want to learn...I tend to be very busy, but I am really going to try to do this for the whole year. What do I do to get signed up????

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

I have never attempted real FMQ and am really looking forward to this - like Cecella said, I'm a stitch in the ditch quilter and would love to learn new tricks! Thank you.

Nima said...

I think i need to master this skill...and i need to be challenged...getting read to quilt in 2012

StitchingBahma said...

Wonderful group of experts - it should be a lot of fun!! I'm taking the pledge.

Sandi1100 said...

I'm very excited about this as I've taken a couple of classes and bought a dvd but I'm still very uncomfortable with fmq and can't seem to have pretty even stitches.

M and M plus 3 said...

I'm in for a challenge, I so want to improve my skills so bad!!!

Lynnae said...

What a great idea. I am in for the challenge and look forward to it.

Sam Ray said...

I'm in! I've been needing to work on FMQ, so this is just perfect! Thanks!

beecee said...

So glad to hear about this. For the past 8 weeks I've been working on FMQing - a monthly group is just what I need to keep going.

Annette said...

looking forward to the FMQ challenge.... thank you for hosting

Tammy said...

oh this is going to be so much fun. thanks tons for hosting the 2012 FMQ challenge.

Brigitte said...

I'ld love to take the chance to jump into this challenge FUN. Only in January I'm traveling and won't be able to attend. hugs Brigitte

Sharon said...

I'm really looking forward to this!

Katie said...

I just signed up!

Hands Sew Full said...

This looks like a great idea! I seriously need to learn how to free motion better! Thanks!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Signed up, button posted on my blog, hopefully ready for this! (Kind of nervous though.)

~Marica~ said...

It sounds great and I just signed up :)

Linda said...

I have alot of tops to finish and I'm ready to quilt them. I like challenges and this might help me get my tops quilted. Thanks for hosting this! Happy holidays!

Teresa said...

Next year is my year for improving my skills. I am really looking forward to starting in the New year.

Carrie P. said...

I just filled out the survey. I am in!

Denisehyeong said...

Count me in!

Linda in Calif. said...

I'm in. I just learned to FMQ this last year. I to not have the funds to take the classes so this is really great you will be hosting this!!

shez said...

thankyou i would appreciate learning to do this technic

Happy Scrappy said...

Excited !!

Laila Mogensen said...

I'm signed up and trying to get more quilters in Denmark to follow... Can't wait to get started.

Sally Johnson said...

I think I may have to do this as I am a long time follower of Leah Days and admire her work...

Lone Schaadt said...

Hi Laila
I'm here from Denmark too and look forward to see what you have lured me into ;o)

Mary said...

What a wonderful idea, I am joining in, this is just what I need. Do yu stay up nights thinking up this wonderful ideas??

Kim C said...

I'm in, this is my first time I have ever signed up for any type of challenge! Placing button on my blog.
http://thisandthat-moodyblue.blogspot.com

Kayly said...

I just signed up. I am hoping this is just the thing to kick my butt into gear to do this FMQ thing. Thank you for setting it up.

Nanbon44 said...

I am in, where do I sign up

Marianne said...

I just signed up and I am looking forward to this. I have been wanting to tackle FMQ and this will be a great way! Thanks for this opportunity.

Purl Buttons said...

I signed up! Let the good times roll!

lorene said...

I so want to do this! please sign me up. I would love to improve my free motion skills.

thanks

Lorene

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I am so excited! Thank you for putting all of this together!

Watch Meesh Run said...

Super duper excited for this! I think I am ready to learn how to become a better FM quilter. I am excited to learn with all of you as well! Let's have some fun!

Grace C. said...

I find free motion quilting to be fun, fun, fun, but I still want to learn, as I only have self taught myself and I want to really fill myself up with FMQ. Thank you for this opportunity

Gmama Jane said...

My two areas needing much needed tutorial help are paper piecing AND FMQ!! This will be perfect for meeting my New Year's personal quilting challenges. Thank you for setting this up. These campaigns are quite taxing and take a lot of organization on your part. The Wantobe Quilter's Campaign was a 3 month challenge that really kept me on my toes. I loved it! Now I'm going to add your challenge to my blog. Like Hillbilly Tonya, I'm just a little bit nervous!!
Merry Christmas Blessings
Gmama Jane

Melissa said...

This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to join in :)

Sharon said...

Just learned about you and this FMQ challenge while blog hopping. I'm signing up!

Too many eggs said...

i ve signed up

Pattilou said...

Looking forward to this challenge!

Lilycreative said...

he acolchado algo a máquina ,me cuesta mucho, espero aprender a utilizar mi máquina conforme se presenten los retos respectivos, así que me apunto.

Lee Ann said...

Ready to start :)

TADVR said...

AWESOME...will try to keep up w/ ya'll. Any tips for arthritic hands would be appreciated!

creativedawn said...

Oh yeah! This is definitely for me!

hugz and Merry Christmas!

French 75 said...

This is going to be such fun. I can't wait to get started.

Lisa said...

I want to join in too! Great idea. I've looked at a lot of Leah Day's tutorials. I'm very interested, so yeah, here's hoping I can keep up!

Sharon Pernes said...

Count me in! Sounds fun :)

Lee Ann said...

I'm curious! I'm afraid to commit because I have failed in past quilt-alongs. LOL. But, I signed up and hope that I will be successful. :-)

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

ooooh fun fun fun! Count me in :)

Anonymous said...

Would like to sign up, but don't seen to see what that can be done? Sounds like a great idea tho - if we get reminded when something is posted.
Betty

GA Quilter said...

I am looking forward to this,I would really like to learn more,as I can`t afford to send all of my quilts to a LA.

Jan Alexander said...

Looking forward to this - first time I've signed up for anything, so it's with a bit of trepidation!

Januari Rhodes said...

Ok, I think that this is just what I need to get this freemotion down. Just purchased the stitch regulator for my machine so there is now NO excuse. Count me in.

Agnes B Bullock said...

I definitely want to do this! my email is trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com!

Judy S. said...

Great idea. Hope I can keep up!

Stitches said...

I thought I had already signed up but don't see a previous comment from me, so here I am. I really want to be able to improve my FMQ, and I know this will be a great incentive for me to practice and be a better quilter. I already have your button on my blog so I'm ready...

Kim said...

I'm in and SO excited!

donna a said...

I think I've signed up! I'm not so good with this computer stuff but I am trying! Lokking forward to the challenge!
rodeodeacon@yahoo.com

ArtesAna said...

I've signed up on December 3, but didn't leave a comment back then. I´m i in the challenge? Looking forward to do it.

Susan said...

Hi, I signed up and posted it on my blog back on Nov. 26, and now I don't see my comment on here. Did my sign-up also not go through? It was doing weird things that night and after I submitted, it just gave me a blank screen, so I'm not sure. I am going to participate!

http://desertskyquilts.livejournal.com/195690.html

tizart said...

Looking forward to this challenge!! I haope I can keep up with everyone. Thank you for this challenge.

Liz from New Zealand

readwater said...

Sign me up!! :) I'm gonna have fun doing this. :) I've got to figure out how to actually do the sign up.
-genny

monica said...

This project is exciting! I subscribed and I can not wait to start :)

Laura said...

I gave you a plug on my blog! :) http://quokkaquilts.blogspot.com/2011/12/fmq-quiltalong-winner.html

Renate said...

FMQ skill improvement is definitely on my 2012 goal list. I'm signing up and I'll be putting a link on my blog to here so others out there know about it.

MsWildflower said...

Whoo whoo...now maybe I can finally learn FMQ!

Dawn said...

This is something I've had on my to-do list for a long time. I really want to improve my limited FMQ skills and this seems like the perfect opportunity. I am very much looking forward to this!

Merry Christmas to all!!

Anonymous said...

hi i just learnt fmq and love it and only been quilting for nearly a year in january . and i love it ...what a way to learn more

Wendy said...

Just what I've been looking for! Sounds awesome!

Jackie T said...

Wow, I just stumbled upon this, I am excited to improve my skills. Onward we go!

Diane Wild said...

I've been FMQ for a while but seem to be stuck in a rut. Really need some inspiration to hone my skill. Sign me up.

Arita said...

I need to learn lots on FMQ looking forward to it. Sign me up.

Sandy said...

Can't wait to get started!

moonbear_designs said...

I signed up the other day, came back to pick up the button to post on my blog and to check for any updates. Looking forward to getting started! Happy Holidays and a New Year FMQ!

MicheleM said...

I signed up and can't wait to start....

elnorac said...

Wow! I'm so pleased that you're hosting this challenge. I really want to improve my FMQ skills, so this will be good encouragement. Thank you!

Rhonda G said...

I'm getting more and more excited about this challenge. Today I'm printing out all the info. Making a folder, getting my supplies ready and making sure I have everything ready to go. Fun Fun fun.

Danny said...

To clarify, are we piecing these blocks together as we go, or should we have a sampler quilt made to quilt each month's design onto?

Just Plain Pam said...

This sounds just like somthing for me - thanks for the info, I'd like "IN" please...look forward to more info.!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait!!! FMQ is something that I have wanted to learn for several years, just afraid to tackle it! I'm in--it will be so much fun.

quilt nana said...

This is something I need badly to overcome my fear and improve. Thanks

sao said...

This is just what I need - I am signed up and subscribed..........jumping in WITHOUT a net.....LOL!

Thanks so much for doing this.

sao in Midlothian, VA
www.shirleyannesheart.com

Wilma NC said...

I signed up. Looking for good ideas!! Thanks.

Carla said...

I can't wait to get started either. Carla
dollartistcarla at aol dot com

rutigt said...

This is exciting. I will definitely join the challenge.
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se
http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am going to try this in 2012. I have posted the badge on my blog and told the world to check it out too. I can't wait to practice and learn from those that know what they are doing.

Christine L said...

This sounds Very Exciting! I am up for the challenge :) Been trying to practice my FMQ over the past few weeks...This will be awesome..Badge will be on my blog shortly. :)

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Sign me up! Love to learn more.

QuilterLynn said...

This should be fun! Thanks for putting it together!

marilyn said...

I'm up for the challenge. I've been in a quilting funk lately and look forward to monthly challenges to get my juices flowing again! I know I can learn something new and am looking forward to this exciting adventure with you all.

KatieQ said...

This sounds like just the thing I need to encourage me to keep practicing my FMQ skills (or lack there of). Thank you for organizing this.

Janet O. said...

Okay, I'm in. I have never joined any kind of quilt-along or anything like that, so this will be interesting to see if I can keep up. But I really want to improve my FMQ and I have already taken the classes offered locally. Thanks for offering this opportunity.

Donna said...

I am really excited about this! I will finally be posting about it on my blog this weekend and need to get cracking on my quilt sandwiches!

Lynn said...

I'm in, can't wait.

pburketb said...

I am so on board! Can't wait to see what I accomplish. Great idea.

elle said...

This fits nicely with my t0-do list for 2012

Phyl said...

Cant wait!

Jeanne Holmes said...

This is exactly what I am wanting to do in 2012. I can machine quilt but trying to figure out WHAT to do for the quilting is the issue I have with every quilt I do. Thank you so much for such a wonderful New Years present.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for putting this challenge together. I'm looking forward to each month's challenge.

Kay Lynne said...

I'm already signed up, but excited to get started!

SubeeSews said...

I am willing to try too. I also am a stitch in the ditch type of machine quilter. I am game.
XOXOXO Subee

Kristen said...

I thought I had signed up, but I guess I haven't. I have been stitching in the ditch and stippling for years, and I am so ready to move on! :)

shenyon said...

I retook the challenge and now I'm trying to publish a comment. I hope I'm signed in!

Girltwin64 said...

Wow this sounds great I will take the challenge. I just hope to not embarrass myslef but I will jump in with both feet here.

Stephanie said...

I'm so excited/nervous to get started with this challenge. This is just the motivation I need to get down to it! I already took the pledge and posted button to my blog, but I had not left a comment until know. I look forward to sharing with each of you!

Island-Quilter said...

So far I only stitch in the ditch. I have purchased several books on FMQ and have seen a few demos. I'm still so terrified to try it. I've decided this is the year! Thank you for the challenge!

Connie said...

Sounds like fun, I am up for the challenge also!

Yvonne said...

This is going to be great! Thanks for the push.

Pat said...

Thanks for the challenge!

C Dawn's bucket said...

I'd love to join in

Krista said...

I'd love to join the fun!

kc said...

Whooohooo! Time to honor my commitment! Would you believe I started TODAY??!! I did my first ever thread painting - it's really EASY to make fabric scraps look like REAL evergreen trees! Good results are certainly encouraging!!

rebecs said...

I am a ROOKIE but want to learn so much more. Thanks for doing this.

Librarynan said...

OK, Here we go ! Off to watch the Frances tutorial... and practice, practice, practice!
Thanks for arranging all this for us. You are so helpful, SCG.

Editfolt said...

I've subscribed to. When will it start?

Varga Györgyi said...

I've just signed up, because I wanna learn from you girls :o)

Portland SEO said...

You have an amazing blog. Here's to your best year ever, 2012!

Susan Vaughn said...

Count me in!! What a great challenge!!

tipe55 said...

I've recently taken a machine quilting course online and I can do basic fmq but Need to practice. This will make me accountable and improve my skills. This is a great challenge and I look forward to being able to finish my own quilts.

Anonymous said...

WOW...on the day I turn 50 I come across your site...what a wonderful thing to have a free motion quilting challenge!!!! I'd be very happy to jump in and follow... because I'm practically only a stitch-in-the-ditcher ...and just "thinking" about FMQ is a frightful challenge.
Ciao!
Marta from Italy!

deb said...

Looking forward to learning! Thanks!
(...2nd post; 1st one must have gotten lost in cyber-space!)

devotedtoquilting said...

Glad Sue of http://suedaurio.blogspot.com/ sent me here. My machine quilting has been limited to using the walking foot and either quilting in the ditch, or quilting grids. Have tried free motion, but need practice and education on it. Thanks for the challenge. By the end of the year, I should be able to decently machine quilt. :) Thanks, Nita

crowefan0517 said...

Wow, this sounds so cool and how very nice of you to organize this for your followers.

Patty S. said...

I'm excited to learn through this challenge. I need to commit the time and this should nudge me along. Thanks for organizing it!

Cindy said...

I'm in and just registered. Also put the badge button on my blog. So excited to combine these tutes with Leah Days weekly lessons. 2012 is definitely the year of FMQ'ing! :)
Thanks for organizing this challenge.

Dona said...

I am looking forward to this. I want to use up my stash by making quilts for neices and nephews for Christmas and some charity quilts and this will be a good place to help finish them up and practice at the same time.

Inge said...

Wow thanks for the chance to participate in this challenge. I cannot wait to get started

Debbi said...

Thanks for pulling this challenge together. I can't wait to see what we'll be working on first.

Stitchin' time said...

I've been making noises about trying this for years so I guess there's no excuse now.
Robyn

MARIKA said...

Köszönöm ,hogy részese lehetek e csodálatos oktatásnak.

Marcsi és Ági said...

Thanks for the chance!!

Sarah said...

This challenge is just what I need! Since I feel comfortable with stippling I would like to try other designs but I am nervous.

Jennifer D said...

Count me in!! I've always thought that there *had* to be a way to make those beautiful designs using our home machines. And I was right!!

sandrab said...

I tried this and found it to be a challenge to me. I enjoy FMQ and look forward to learning .

Anonymous said...

I am eager to get started! Looking forward to the challenge.

Genevieve said...

How can I join the facebook group? It says closed. Thanks

Janet said...

Just click on the Join this Group button

Kathy said...

Okay, been a rough start of the year (my mom died and I didn't want to have any quilty projects to associate with the time periods...) But I'm ready to go now. Today I pieced my "suggested FMQ quilt". Can't wait to show it to the group!

Joyce said...

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! Looking forward to a great year of FMQ

Krista said...

I signed up, but I can't figure out if there is a January tutorial/challenge already posted.

Pam in Texas said...

I found it Krista...just click on the word January and it will take you to the January challenge! Such fun! Good luck with the challenge!

Thriftyideastoday said...

Love this,..Thank-you!

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Ready to improve my FMQing skills!

Janine said...

I'd love to learn how to fmq better!

Hné T.Zsuzsa said...

Köszönöm hogy én is részt vehetek!

yarngoddess said...

I have the button on my blog, but I don't see my comment here so I'm going to try again. I am ready to do the first month's practice and I know I will be the big winner at the end. Maybe not all the prizes will be mine, but I'm sure I will be a big winner by learning some quilting skills during the year.

Cynthia Stockdon said...

Not sure if this is where I link to my FMQ, but here it is! http://catsongstitchery.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-free-motion-quilting-challenge.html
Looking forward to Feb!

DuAnne said...

This is great! Looking forward to the challenge!

Michelle said...

Missoula Quilter
This is fun and looking forward to more!

http://missoulaquilter.blogspot.com/

sharon of pa said...

This is perfect for me. I have promised myself to learn FMQ in 2012!

quilt 'n piece said...

Can someone please please please tell me how to put the FMQ Challenge badge onto my blog. Many thanks.

Carolyn
cjtrez@mighty.co.za

www.welovequilting.com said...

I have a Tin Lizzie and I am scared to no end of FMQ. This is just what I need. THANK YOU.. I need to get my machine going!

mewilbanks said...

Me too. I cant figure that out. I get a "worded" hyperlink but no badge. =(

Anonymous said...

I am so excited about doing this. this sounds so wonderful. I am looking forward to a year of learning and expanding in my free motion quilting skills,

nena said...

Ok---think I may have figured it out. I am signed up and am looking forward to starting. Oh let the fun begin!!

paulette said...

I am SEW in!! I'm getting my sandwiches ready today...and that's no Baloney!!:o)
Paulette

Barb and Sharon said...

Well I did it I tried the challenge for January. I also posted it on my blog. I don"t have a Facebook account - will this be a problem?
http://witsend2.blogspot.com/
Barb

2ne said...

This is great! Looking forward to the challenge!
I have become a member on the facebook group and will try out the FMQ :-)

Patchworktine3012 said...

Its great fun and looking forward to learn and increase my skills.
Thanks for this challenge.

Anonymous said...

I thought I signed up already and was looking forward to tuned-up skills and a bit more confidence. I don't see my comments here, and don't remember (It's no fun getting old!) if I used a different name. Go figure. I don't participate in facebook and I don't have a webpage or blog. Just your basics here. I can't figure out how to upload my FMQ samples for January.

SewCalGal said...

Note to Anonymous:

When you use the Anonymous option to leaving a comment, it helps if you include your email in your comment, if you want a response.

This page has all the info and links to get you going. Click on January to go to the January Challenge/Tutorial and it also provides you info on how to enter to win a prize in the January giveaway for this event.

SewCalGal

Susie said...

WOW! This sounds awesome - I'm going to send my email straight away - this is just what I need to get me going too!

Sue_in_Belton_TX said...

I have finished my first block and uploaded a picture to my picture blog. I've added my blog link and pledged and sign up for emails. Is there anything else I need to do to quality for prizes?

Boy do I need to improve! I enjoyed working on this, but kept 'forgetting' how to make a leaf! LOL

Anonymous said...

Please remove my name from the post as I will not be able to participate.
Thank you,
Saundra
rcole36@verizon.net

Laura in Oroville, CA said...

This sounds great, count me in. I just need to search around and find the first video.

Marlene said...

Looking forward to the "Journey". Is there a place to share photos, or should we use facebook? How do you know what we did? Also is there a list of participants?

Cathy said...

I'm taking the pledge to do the 2012 Quilt Challenge. Now I just need to go to the blog that tells me how to start a flicker account so I can post my 1st lesson!
cathyquiltsalot@yahoo.com

Jeanna said...

To officially enter my samples, I think I am supposed to post them on flikr but do not know exactly how to do that. I thought I you provided a link once before but I can't seem to find it.

Please help. Thank you.

Nancy J said...

The January Block is on my blog, after some trial blocks that can be used somewhere else.Do I put it on Facebook also? Waiting for February.Cheers from Jean

Karen M said...

It is the end of the month and I am ready to post the picture of my FMQ for January, but I can't find the link. I notice others are asking about this too. Can anyone out there tell us where we are supposed to post our pictures?

SewCalGal said...

For those having problems trying to find where to post a link to their entry to the "monthly" challenge, on this page you'll see the table for the "monthly tutorials". This table will be updated as tutorials are released. But, info on how to enter any given monthly challenge is on the same page that the respective monthly tutorial is. E.G. For January's challenge, click on "January" in the table and you'll be taken to the appropriate page.

Laurel said...

Hi,
I'm just getting started and don't have a clue where to start! :-( Can you give me a plan of action, preferably step-by-step if possible. I'm feeling VERY anxious starting now, as it's almost the end of January (like 2 days left!).

What is the best website to go to each day to start? I'm very scatter-brained and need to follow a set routine for this all to sink in and be a benefit for me.

Will the info (including videos) that Frances Moore has taught during Jan. still be available after we leave Jan. and begin Feb. in a few days with Diane Gaudynski? Or should I just forget about January and work through the Challenge with just 11 months?

Also, yesterday I saw a webpage for the Challenge that was about submitting photos and opening a Flicker account but don't know how to get from point A to point B, and I can't find that page! Any tips on how to do this? Again, this is the set routine that I need for me to be successful.

Sorry to be so wordy and ask so many questions! Unfortunately, I'm at that very anxious point where I know myself well enough to predict that the next step for me is paralysis and giving up! I see so much value in this Challenge and want to take advantage of all of the hard work you've done. Thanks so much in advance for any and all help you can give me!

Vicki said...

I really enjoyed the January challenge. Thank you for organizing this. I'm so impressed by the line up of experts you've included and by their generosity in sharing their skills. Please note that the link to Cindy Needham's site takes the viewer to Diane Gaudynski's site. This occurs in the intro paragraph above the table and within the table. I believe the link to Cindy Needham should be http://blog.cindyneedham.com/ Thanks again.

Vicki said...

Wow. That was speedy. The link to Cindy works now. Thank you.

a.niza said...

Wow! I'm so late...I was away since mid Dec till end of January...I hope I am able to join this great challenge. i just sign up for the mailing list. Thank you for coming with such a great idea !!

Mare said...

Is anyone else having a really hard time getting this FMQ feathers....I'm finding it so difficult but will keep trying. Can't post anything yet as they are not fit to be seen. I won't give up.

pinewood said...

Hi

I am looking forward to this challenge, what a great idea.

Missy Shay said...

I have a question about the feet. I have a Janome and when I looked the free motion quilting foot, it showed a set with the open toe darning foot, the closed toe and the clear. When I look on Amazon or Ebay for it is very expensive, like $50 and up. My husband insists I need the whole set and it has to be specific Janome brand, I say that I could use a generic one for a low shank, and just the closed toe should do everything I need. ($15 on ebay) What do you recommend? I have never free motion quilted before. (I have only quilted one wallhanging and that was in the ditch) Thanks, missysaprons@yahoo.com

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