Thanks for visiting my stop on the Craftsy Sweetens Up My Quilting Life Blog Hop! and my WHOOMP There IT Is! #18 Linky Party.
So how does Craftsy Sweeten Up My Quilting Life? Craftsy Keeps Me in Motion!
I was very naive when I signed up for Start Free-Motion Quilting w/Elizabeth Dackson. I thought I'd be an expert FMQ-er by the time it was finished. I couldn't have been more wrong. However, I did learn a lot of things from this class. Important things you need to know before getting started, like needle and thread selection, how to start and stop, how to bury a knot and how to move the quilt. Thanks, Elizabeth!Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting w/Christina Cameli is another class I'm enrolled. It's also packed w/great information like sketching and stitching, staying in a straight line and getting out of corners. Thanks, Christina!
Help How DO I Quilt It? is my most recent class. This class will definitely help w/the dilemma of how to quilt your quilts. It will also teach you how to add lots of texture and movement to your quilts. Thanks, Angela!
Craftsy classes are great and I'd recommend any and all of them. The instructors are extremely encouraging and the classes do exactly what they are designed to; build your confidence as you learn FMQ. They make it look easy but remember, they've been doing it for years. They all stress this important point: Practice, Practice, Practice! And the MOST important point of all...Don't compare your work to that of others! Why? Because Comparison is the Thief of Joy!
Craftsy is also a place where independent designers can sell their patterns. There are thousands of sewing and quilting patterns to choose from and even a great selection of free patterns! Click here to browse my pattern store and be sure to download my Easy Grocery Bag Catcher, which is free for a limited time. Thanks, Craftsy!
Here's the complete line-up of stops. Be sure to hop over and visit each stop to see how Craftsy sweetens up their quilting lives!
Wednesday 10 February
Judy @ Quilt Paradigm
Thursday 11 February
Cindy @ Stitchin At Home
Vicky @ Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Friday 12 February
Zenia @ A Quilted Passion
Saturday 13 February
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Did you like reading about these classes? Does all this sweetness make you want to join one? Class discounts will be available for one week following each post, and while you're there you can click through any bloggers in the hop to enter the Craftsy Giveaway.
Two peeps will win one class each, and 1 peep will win this fabulous grand prize:
1- Boundless Solids Crown Jewels by Amy Gibson Quilt Kit
Boundless Solids Modern Brights Pre-Cuts 6" Strips
Boundless Solids Modern Brights 10" Squares
Craftsy Giveaway here, or on any site during the hop. One entry per person. Enter until Sunday, Feb 21, 2016, at 11:59 pm MST.
The winners will be announced Feb 22 at Pink Doxies and Musings of a Menopausal Melon.
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