quilting ideas with Angela Walters! (+giveaway)

Hey hey! Who wants to talk quilting today? How about we talk quilting with the queen of machine quilting, Angela Walters? Angela is truly a master at what she does. Each time I see a quilt that Angela has quilted, I am in awe of the depth and the beauty that her complementary quilting designs add to a quilt (this Tula Pink Stacked quilt quilted by Angela might be my current favorite…).

I’m sure you’ve heard by now about Angela’s wonderful first book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. If you haven’t seen it yet, do check it out! I think it is endlessly inspiring. Angela shows many different quilting techniques, all displayed on gorgeous modern quilts, but then she shows you step by step how to create these designs on your own. I’ve tried out several of her techniques and have been pleasantly pleased with the results! I’m anxiously awaiting her upcoming second book!

Additionally, Angela has recently completed the taping of a Craftsy course, Machine Quilting Negative Space. I’ve only had a chance to watch the previews thus far, but boy, I’m excited about this! I think watching how Angela quilts will really help me understand the kinds of motions I need to make. (Be sure to read all the way to the end for your chance to view this course for free!)

I thought it would be fun to see what types of quilting designs Angela would suggest for a few of the quilts on my unfinished list. And here’s what she had to say!
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Thanks so much for letting me drop in on your blog, Ashley! One of my favorite parts of machine quilting is picking out the designs. I love contemplating the many options available. Here are a few of my suggestions for the quilt tops that you have!

Improv solids -

When I first started quilting modern quilts, I had to figure out how to handle quilts with a lot of small and irregular pieces. In most quilts, I tend to like to quilt each block differently. But to do that in this type of quilt could easily overwhelm the quilt top. So instead,  I like to quilt a single design allover the quilt and then highlight random pieces with a different design. It doesn’t take that much longer but adds a lot to the quilt!

Here is an example of this on a different quilt.

In the middle of the block, I quilted a swirl allover design. Then in a couple of different pieces I quilted a figure 8 design.  You can find out more about the quilting on this quilt here.

Next up, Ashley’s perfectly perched quilt -

When I am quilting any quilt, I love to use the quilt pattern as a guide for the design. I call it “Dot to Dot” quilting. I recently quilted a similar quilt using a design that uses the  block to quilt the design.

Here is a link to a step by step illustration on how to quilt the design.

Another quilt that I love a lot is the swoon quilt. I love it so much that I devoted a whole blog post to ideas on how to quilt a swoon quilt.

If you click on the link above you can see several different options for quilting a swoon quilt. They range from easier designs to a little more complex. With so many people making swoon quilts, chances are you can find some ideas for you to use on your quilt.

Last up, one of Ashley’s quilts that I really wish that I could keep for myself. Her Swirling Swans quilt -

This quilt pattern is from the book, Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson. I quilted a lot of quilts in the book, but not this one. I love the layout of this quilt and it’s just another example of the great patterns in the book.

When I first looked at this quilt, I immediately thought of several different straight line quilting designs. but when I spied the two pieces of wood fabric, my mind headed a different direction. I think that a woodgrain design in the large white negative space would look great.

This design works well in large areas and adds a lot of texture to a quilt!!!

Like I said, these are just my suggestions! I would love to see or hear what you think!

Happy Quilting!
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Thanks, Angela, for all those wonderful quilting ideas! I love your suggestions and I think they’d complement these quilts quite nicely. I particularly love your ideas for my improv solids quilt (though if I’m being honest, now I’m tempted to send it your way instead!) and I love the way that woodgrain quilting looks! I will get practicing!

Want to do a little practicing of your own? Angela has kindly offered up her Craftsy course to one lucky commenter! Leave a comment here telling me your favorite type of quilting, or let me know what type of quilting you’d most like to master (or feel free to ask a question about quilting – maybe we can get Angela back to answer them!). I’ll select and post a winner on Friday. (oops, how about Sunday?)

Winner, winner!! Random.org selected #260, Kelley, who said “I would love to master free-form feathers. They can be so beautiful! But really I need to master machine quilting in general, not just feathers. Thanks for the giveaway!”

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280 Responses to quilting ideas with Angela Walters! (+giveaway)

  1. 1
    Brooke says:

    Oh I am a complete newbie at FMQ and am just getting the basics down. I absolutely love it so far though! I really want to learn the pebbling design because I love the effect it has.

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    Dorothy says:

    I really need to learn how to do the actual quilting. My patchwork tops and applique look great but the quilting is not so nice. I love the woodgrain design and would like to see how it is done. Thanks!

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    Sarah L. says:

    I am still playing around with free motion quilting. I quilt my quilts with mostly straight lines… I definitely need this class, I will totally just have to sign up for it when it comes out. The hardest thing for me is deciding/committing to a design for my quilt and then having the patience to execute. I think I would need to work on that. The kind of patient, quilt specific, design that looks so beautiful!

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    Laura Jane says:

    I have this book. I LOVE it. It’s given me the little push of confidence I needed to just try something different!

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    Nichole says:

    I love the wood grain quilting and would love to learn how to do that technique.

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    Suzanne says:

    Oh wow! I went to bed last night with Angela’s book. On paper she has a lovely spirit. I can’t imagine how great it would be to take her craftsy class. I highly recommend her book to everyone.

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    Connie says:

    I’ve been working on my meandering stitching on baby quilts for several years now. I’ve improved, but I still have so much to learn. Would love to receive her class!

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    chrishart80@gmail.com says:

    I would love this book!

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    Allison C says:

    I am a newbie and would love to try something other than straight lines…pebbles in particular.

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    Courtney says:

    I would love to master the organic lines quilting. I am always afraid it will just look like I can’t sew in a straight line and messed it all up. Thanks for the chance!

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    mrsmoore says:

    I am a hand-quilter, so this would be a challenge for me!

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    Melanie says:

    I’d love to learn pretty much any type of free-motion quilting. I’m on my first FMQ project which is just random lines, but I can definitely use some help with the technique!

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    Becky M says:

    Since the only type of quilting I feel comfortable with right now is straight line, I’d love to learn ANY type of new quilting! LOL I love that woodgrain that Angela showed at the end. That’s fantastic.

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    Marie says:

    I am a hand quilter – a very slow one – but keep eyeing up machine quilted projects so to win this would be fun. I also often have a hard time determining how to quilt my quilts so a great tutorial might be just what I need to push me over the edge! It looks like an artform unto itself.

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    Nanette says:

    All of the machine quilting I’ve done has been what I call “slobby blobs”–just random scribbles of thread. I’d love to learn how to do something a little…how shall I say it…tidier. And who better to learn from than Angela?

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    Margaret says:

    I’m stuck in the rut of straight line quilting and would love to branch out. This book or course would surely help with that!

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    Sara says:

    very inspirational, thank-you! i’d love some tips on feathers. i’ve only tried it once but my feathers looked pretty terrible.

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    elsa says:

    I’ve done a bit of free motion quilting on my machine ~ I’d really like to have more confidence in doing more of the free style quilting.
    Thanks for the chance. I love Craftsy and have taken a few classes ~ they have all been great!

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    Lori Hudson says:

    I just recently purchased Angela’s Free Motion quilting book. I want to master machine quilting. To this point I have only quilted a few small projects on my sewing machine and only one was free motion. I have always hand quilting, usually accenting with some big stitch hand quilting. I love hand quilting but I am so fasinated with all of the beautiful machine quilting designs. I do have one question – what is a good posture for machine quilting … I think I “fight” the quilt in the machine quilting process – and my shoulders, wrists, and elbows feel it after machine quilting. Thank you for an opportunity to view Angela’s Craftsy class.
    Lori Hudson

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    Camilla says:

    I’d find it hard to pick a favourite, I think it,s great to try to find what suits the quilt’ but I’m not good at that yet, so it,s easy to go for the meander or the straight line quilting. More practice needed!

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    How to FMQ on a standard machine without your arms hurting?

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    Johanna says:

    I’ve been working on straight lines for a while now. I have had many compliments on my quilting (still not sure why). This fall, I am working on learning FMQ once everyone is back in school. I just got Angela’s book last week and finally starting looking through it. I love it! It is going to keep me quite busy exploring quilting!

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    Megan says:

    Since I’ve only ever done straight line quilting, I think it’s safe to say I’d love to learn ANY free motion quilting techniques!

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    I love trying new FMQ patterns :)

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    Beth says:

    I really just want to learn better technique and I would like to try pebbles one day.

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    Lynn says:

    I would love to learn more machine quilting techniques, like the woodgrain technique and the swoon block ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Joelle lambert says:

    I need help with everything. I’d love to do leaves and feathers, but basicpebbling would be great also. I need to practice.

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    Cassie says:

    I love that book! I got it recently and now I’m just waiting to be brave enough to try some of the designs! I am recently loving loopy meandering, but I really want to try some pebble quilting and some swirls.

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    Amy B. says:

    I would love to learn how to quilt the wood grain FMQ! It would look great on a top I need to quilt.

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    Anya says:

    I currently love pebble quilting – it gives great texture and if you mess up a bit it is hidden in the overall effect. I’d love to learn other techniques – the wood grain is just awesome!!

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    Tricia says:

    I need to work on getting my stitch length regular. Then I can start working on more intricate patterns.

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    Bri says:

    I just got Angela’s book and have been loving it! I always look at the patterns and wonder just how in the heck I’m supposed to get in, get out and fill in the area without having a bunch of ugly backtracing etc. Angela does an amazing job of explaining it all! I’m just getting into FMQ, I can do a half decent meander and I’ve played with a few other designs, but I’m not what you’d call proficient at any of it. I need practice!

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    Deb konopka says:

    FMQ is my weakness. This course would be great. Need to buy the book.

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    Rachel says:

    I don’t like stopping and starting threads because its doesn’t seem secure and feels time-consuming. Do you avoid that often or get used to/better at it?

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    Alice R. says:

    Yeah! Her book is on my want list. My weakness is, of course, free motion quilting. I’d love to take her Craftsy class – it’s on my wish list, too.

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    Ben_D says:

    I love Angela’s concentric circles from her book. That’s next on my list to try.

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    Sally says:

    I’ve tried my hand at stippling but not much else. I would love to learn another technique but just haven’t had the time (I have 4 little kids & work too). I really liked that wood grain design. I’m working on a quilt for my bed (the hubby helped pick out fabrics) and I think it would be fun to try something new.

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    eadaoine says:

    I would love to take Angela’s course.

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    Sonia B says:

    I love Angela’s quilting. Quilting is always my hurdle. I dread it, but I want to love it. I’m sure that course would really help. Thanks for the chance.

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    Jackie says:

    I just started quilting only practice pieces, not actual quilts yet. I think her book sounds great with step by step instructions. I like that!! The E-course sounds great too.

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    Sarah says:

    I want to learn FMQ but I am so intimidated by it. I usually stick to straight lines, easy stuff. I know I need to delve into FMQ, my quilts could be so much better!

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    Ann L. says:

    I love free motion quilting, but sometimes it’s a little overwhelming with anything bigger than a lap quilt on a standard machine. And, not to mention, my thread has been breaking while I’m just doing a simple stippling pattern! I would love some advice!

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    kat says:

    I am trying to learn FMQ- I’ve got an appointment Saturday to have a private lesson at a local quilt shop! There is so much more that i could do with my quilts if I wasn’t constrained to straight and stitch in the ditch quilting!

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    Jess says:

    Hi, thanks for this post! I’m a new quilter so it’s exciting to learn more. I do have an FMQ question – Is there a difference/preference between plastic vs. metal quilting feet and open vs. closed toe? I’ve been doing some research to purchase one because my machine didn’t come with one, but I’m just not sure what to get. Thanks!

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    Elisabeth says:

    I am a hand quilter and have tried FMQ with less success, but loved the thrill of the speed. Here’s hoping for tips for the open highway.

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    Kate E, says:

    I still haven’t figured out how to do free motion quilting. I tried it on some scraps once and it was disastrous. I never could figure out what I was doing wrong and I haven’t been brave enough to try again. I’ve seen how beautiful the results can be, though, so I need to “get back on the horse” and try again!

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    Mallory says:

    I’m just picking up Angela’s concentric circles (which was surprisingly easy, since spirals are my natural quilting pattern) and pebble quilting. I would love to learn more about straight-line quilting–even with a walking foot, I just can’t seem to get it right!

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    bdaiss says:

    That wood grain design is amazing! I just bought myself a new machine for my birthday with the intent of getting beyond straight line quilting. So ANY help I can get is appreciated greatly! Thanks for the chance!

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    laura says:

    i’m trying to conquer free motion quilting and need all the help i can get! thanks!

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    Kelsey W says:

    Two of my favorite bloggers in one post, I must be dreaming! What a great team you make with Ashley’s beautiful quilt tops and the quilting suggestions from Angela. I am just getting into free motion designs now and have worked mostly on variations of a stipple. This would be a fantastic way to branch out. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    vickie van dyken says:

    wowser :) I love the freedom of Angel’s modern quilting. New and not stuck in a rut!!! Combining the patterns in a free flowing fresh look. I think you can safely say…I am a new fan!!!

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    PennyDog says:

    I would love to do her course- I already bought the book and I’ve joined a quilting group on Facebook to work our way through it but I’ve not had chance to even touch my sewing machine these last few weeks so I’m hoping to change that on Sunday!

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    christina says:

    I would love to try free motion quilting! I tried a little once at a sewing class and was woefully awful! Or, at least I thought so! But it’s so beautiful, I don’t want to give up!

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    Sporkfoo says:

    Ahh! I’ve been wanting to enroll in that class! I love that woodgrain pattern, it’s amazing.

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    Shayla says:

    I’m so glad she’s going to have a craftsy class! I would love to win (although I’ll buy it anyways) seeing how I only do straight line quilting because I’m afraid I’ll mess up. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Jackie says:

    I love the swirl quilting that Angela dose on some of her quilts.

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    Di says:

    Feathers! I sooooo want to be able to quilt beautiful feathers on my quilts. Maybe Angela has some tips?

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    Leila says:

    Great ideas! I would love to learn more!

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    Joanna Guglielmino says:

    I do free motion quilting on a Bernina and LOVE the process. But I don’t feel comfortable with choosing quilt designs for modern quilt tops. I follow Angela’s blog and have learned so much. Love her work and she’s such a generous teacher! Thanks for featuring her ideas for your wonderful tops.

    I’d enjoy taking that Craftsy course and MUST get Angela’s book.
    Joanna

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    ara jane says:

    i only do straight line quilting mostly because i love the look of it. and i’m definitely not into stippling. but i would like to learn how to fmq and find angela’s quilting so inspiring. that woodgrain pattern is amazing!

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    Diana says:

    I’m so new to quilting that I’m almost afraid to give it another go. I’ve only made one for my grandmother. I love your perfectly perched in plum and the ruby strings. They are all beautiful!

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    Mrs.Hearts says:

    I have Angela’s book and would like to master the flowers!

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    EG says:

    Lordy, if I could just figure out how to get my stitches approximately the same in FMQ, I’d be super-happy!

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    Penny G says:

    My favorite type of quilting – somebody else’s because I can’t even stipple well.

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    Ginger says:

    Love that woodgrain pattern. That would be fun to master.

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    April says:

    What a great guest blog post! I mostly stick to straight line quilting but I’m itching to branch out!

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    Becky M. says:

    I love free motion quilting! I’m excited to check out Anges’s books now!

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    Meredith F. says:

    I only feel comfortable stippling and straight line quilting and there are so many other beautiful things I want to try but am afraid I will mess it up! This book seems great!

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    Ruth says:

    Currently I do FMQ in a random pattern or straight lines. I would love, love to learn how to quilt a different design on the different parts of my quilts…I’d also like to know how to free motion write on my quilts.

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    Katie B says:

    I just finished a quilt last night using Angela’s swirl pattern from her book, and I love the way it turned out! She’s a great teacher, and I’d love to take her class.

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    Tina Short says:

    I really like following seam lines but I’ve tried all over meandering and loops and I dont seem to flow smoothly – I’ll have to practice more with pencil and paper. Would love to win the course, thanks for the chance.

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    Lindsay says:

    Yes, I need to take Angela’s course so I can learn swirls and those wood-grain looking waves! Amazing

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    kathy says:

    FMQ for sure!

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    M-R says:

    Great quilting suggestions, Angela! I’ve come a long way in the last 18 months when it comes to FMQ, but I still have a long way to go to master it, which is one of my goals this year. Thanks for the giveaway of the course. I’d love to take it!

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    Flaun says:

    Angela has this swirly thing in several quilts that I love. Would really like to learn how to do that – and he uses it in her Craftsy class!

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    Melanie C says:

    I mostly straight line quilt, but would LOVE to improve my freemotion quilting! The class looks fabulous!

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    Hallie says:

    Thank you so much for a wonderful post on machine quilting! I would love to master that pebble-look that is so popular :)

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    Denise in PA says:

    I love Angela’s book – I’d really like the master the style she does. I’m already practicing on my whiteboard. It would be great to take her Craftsy class – thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Gunilla says:

    After reading Angela’s blogpost about Swoon, I’d really like to learn baptist fans! But I am still very intimidated by FMQ!!! But getting closer to trying!!!

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    EmilyW says:

    Terrific post! I mostly do straight-line quilting or an allover meander, but I would love to try some designs that look a little more intentional, if that makes sense.

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    Sarah says:

    Phew I sure do love those solid scraps! I wish my scraps came together with such a beautiful palette!

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    Lena says:

    I love Angela’s book as well!! I have just started FMQ but I want to master pebble quilting. I have been doodling but I haven’t started a quilt yet. Thanks for the chance to win the class! I can’t wait to see how your tops turn out!

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    I love FMQ and am getting there with my stippling but really would love to master every other type too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    beth lehman says:

    how cool!! i watched the previews, the class looks great!! i stipple…. only. i haven’t liked much else that i’ve done and i never practiced anything else!!

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    karen says:

    I’m just always looking for new quilting ideas. I get stuck using the same things over and over (swirls are my current favorite).

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    Anita says:

    I would love a chance to win – thanks!

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    Erin says:

    I would lone to try any quilting at all but the pebble quilting would be my first to try.

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    Tiffany says:

    Hmm. Stippling is still my favorite, because it is so fast and easy, not to mention forgiving. I would LOVE to learn how to quilt good feathers, though!

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    Jenny says:

    I can only SLQ. So, yes, I would really, really love this course! Thanks for the chance.

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    Bruinbr says:

    I would love to learn how to free motion better. So many great designs. I especially love the orange peel/dogwood pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Hannah says:

    I always rely on stippling because it is so easy (and, with cotton batting, very forgiving!), but I’d love to learn how to do some actual designs too. I just can’t imagine being able to move a big quilt through my little machine with very much control!

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    Beckie says:

    As a newbie, stitch in the ditch is about my limit. But I still love how it looks!

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    Ali M says:

    Ooh, thank you for the giveaway! FMQ is the thing I am most curious about mastering, I just got my foot for it this month, but I’m intimidated to put it on and try to get started since it seems such a big task to learn.

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    Sharon B says:

    There are so many of Angela’s ideas I want to try! The swirl might be the next one I attempt.

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    Anne Marie says:

    I am new to FMQ and would love to learn pebbles, swirlies and feathers amongst other patterns. Straight line quilting looks nice but would love some more variation. Need to learn how to get beyond that but find it difficult to figure out which kind of quilting suits a quilt. If I don’t win I will have to sign up for the class. Awaiting Angela’s book by mail any day now.

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    Parthena Wollen says:

    I’m trying to figure out how to quilt designs that complement and do not take away from the piecing.

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    craftytammie says:

    i love that woodgrain idea! i really like her style of quilting, but haven’t yet figured out FMQ on my machine.

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    Danielle says:

    I would love to take Angela’s craftsy class. I am currently working on Angela’s swirl scroll. I tried it out, and it was scary. I should have drawn it first! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jocelyn says:

    I have always done my own quilting on my Domestic sewing machine, but I sure could use some guidance and help with free motion quilting. Thanks!

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    jschr says:

    I’m new to quilting and hence haven’t picked a favourite pattern yet. I love the woodgrain and I think that it might be my first try at more sophisticated quilting designs.

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    Michelle says:

    I’ve been working on my meandering stitches – which aren’t great but getting better, but I’d love to do something that is echo-y with a strong directional like that woodgrain image.

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    Katy says:

    I’m just learning FMQ now, and would love to learn more, thanks for the chance to win :o)

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    Debi Kibbee says:

    I am going to put her book on my need list for sure!

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    loren says:

    i’m new to machine quilting- so i am just starting with the basics right now.

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    Kathy Gordon says:

    Meandering id my go to design but I really enjoy echo quilting. Just recently bought the book…love some of the designs. Doodling on paper to get them in my head. Thnx.

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    Alex says:

    Thus far I have stuck to free motion meandering but since getting Angela’s book I’m excited to try out new styles.

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    Rhonda says:

    Newbie at FMQ; her work is AMAZING; thanks for chance!

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    May says:

    What a great prize. I’m still working on my FMQ technique. Mostly I either trace a pattern on the fabric or go for stippling but even that’s sometimes a big challenge.

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    Kirsten A says:

    I really love straight line quilting but I would love to branch out into something lined with patterns. Looks like there are examples of this in the book, which is on its way to me!!! A class would definitely be on my todo list!

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    Mary Ann Harpe says:

    I would just like to mast ANY kind of quilting. Been plugging away for 20 years- you would think I would get better!

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    Emily says:

    I LOVE Angela Walters! Just bought this book and it’s wonderful. I love the woodgrain design. And I would love to win this giveaway!

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    jackie says:

    She really does amazing quilting, I’d love to learn how to do feathers!!!!!

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    Carolyn says:

    I am just starting to branch out from the “safe” stippling. Angela’s quilting is amazing and I would love to experience her wealth of knowledge first hand.

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    Gina Z says:

    I’ve done some straight lines with my walking foot, but I’d love to be able to do FMQ on my home machine, at least for small items.

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    lisa arndt says:

    I am currently obsessed with straight lines and feathers… together. I have to stop my addiction to it soon:)

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    H2Ogirl76 says:

    I’m in the beginning mode of FMQ and I would adore to get more than wandering. :)

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    Trina says:

    Love your new book! Can’t wait to see your next publication.

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    Great Book! I love what you do to quilts!

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    Stacey says:

    I just received this book, it is amazing! I would live to see her course:)

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    Hannah says:

    I love FMQ and am finally starting to branch away from the standard all over stipple or kinda straight line quilting. That grain pattern looks amazing, as does any sort of other nature-inspired sort. I love it all…and Angela is just incredible! What an inspiration!! Thanks :-)

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    Sue says:

    Love the woodgrain quilting – it gives a great texture and doesn’t look too hard either. Just need to have lots of practice with a steady hand for those lines!

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    jessica says:

    Angela’s quiting is amazing! I would love to take her craftsy class!

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    Pam L. says:

    My current favourite design is ‘curved crosshatch.’ When it’s done with a walking foot, its still FMQ isn’t it? Thanks for the great post and the giveaway,too.
    Pam L.

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    Jeannie says:

    I love feathers and swirls. However, they look difficult to manage. I have been wanting to do FMQ but it just scares me. Time to purchase Angela’s book, I reckon.

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    Kristy says:

    I am new to FMQing and a bit intimidated, but I am hoping Angela’s book will give me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and go for it!!! Kristy
    soardkg@fuse.net

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    Gail Segreto says:

    With so many people oohing and aahing over beauty of computerized quilting and pantographs, I buck the trend too. I love the look of the original work done by free motion quilting. I am always looking for new designs to incorporate into a new top I have to quilt. I was so happy to find Angela and am inspired by her work.

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    Ange says:

    Angela’s feathers are amazing, and always so even looking. Does she have a secret, or is it just practice makes perfect, like our mothers alway said?

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    kelleigh says:

    I have never quilted anything larger than a pot holder (and that was with straight lines) because I am too scared! I would love a chance to win the class because you can watch them over and over again on your own time.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Jennie P. says:

    Oh my gosh, I would just faint if I won. I really would love to watch her classes online. I’m a huge fan of Angela’s. I just got my library to order her book! I’ll probably still buy a copy for myself, but my library is lacking good quilting books. I’ve been following free-motion quilting and I want to do it. I’ve only practiced on a scrap of fabric. So I can’t wait to work on some small quilt sandwiches.

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    Becky Greene says:

    What a great giveaway prize. I love straight-line quilting, but I have also created a few frames and filled with thin, wavy curves (like ribbon candy) – I need to discover a good name for that! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Brooke says:

    I really want to try a swirly FMQ design. I’ve mostly done straight line or zig zags. Need to branch out a little :-)

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    Linda Duncan says:

    I love freestyle quilting! No computer and no rulers unless necessary! I would love to win this class, thanks for the opportunity!

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    I’ve been longarm quilting for 8 years. Since the MQG started here two years ago, I needed some new ideas. A very dear friend of mine gifted your book to me, and I’m excited about longarm quilting all over again! Thank you for your ideas, inspiration, and your sharing spirit! As far as something I want to master, that would be your swirls.

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    felicity says:

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I’d love to master feathers.

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    Stephanie C. says:

    The only kind of quilting I’ve dared try is straight line, and wound up pretty “organic.” I’d love to learn some free motion stuff for sure!

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    I get inspired when I see lovely free motion quilting, but I’m paralyzed when I sit at the machine to begin. I’d love to improve my confidence. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Bethany says:

    I’d love to master free motion quilting. I’ve only ever done straight line quilting and meandering. :)

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    Beth says:

    I love seeing all the inspiration and then I just need to commit!

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    Nancy S. says:

    I would love to learn how to do the swirls and woodgrain.

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    Ramona says:

    gosh, just one thing? I want to learn it all!!!

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    Tamie says:

    I just want to learn how to quilt on my machine- period. I’ll take any hints and suggestions.

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    Rachel says:

    Quilting my quilts is my favorite part and this post inspires me to check out Angela’s book and find more ways to finish up my quilts with fun quilting.

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    Ce ilia says:

    Ive been practicing my free motion quilting for a while now and am trying to learn how to quilt queen size quilts on my home machine. I would love to see if Angela has any tips on how to manage the bulk of the quilt while quilting. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to take her class.

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    Deb says:

    I’d definitely like to master free motion quilting. This would be a great start!

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    Jude says:

    I a new long arm quilter and would love to master any of the techniques, if I was just good at one of them I would be so excited!!!!!

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    Ronnie says:

    I typically do all-over patterns, so would love to build the confidence to put a variety of different patterns into a quilt. I’m planning to take Angela’s Craftsy course, so winning it would be even better!!!

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    Anna says:

    How fabulous, I would love to take that class! I just received Angela’s book this week, and from the quick flip I’ve had so far I can tell it’s really going to help me too. Thanks for this discussion of the process of how to decide on a design – so helpful. And that woodgrain design is BRILLIANT!

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    Wendy says:

    Ooh, would love to win! I have a copy of Angela’s book and it looks marvelous. Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Shirley says:

    I really would like to become more comfortable with machine quilting! A good friend suggests a large glass of wine is the best help for stippling :) I need all the help I can get! I’m not sure a CASE of wine would be enough for me! I truly admire Angela’s work. Hope I win!

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    Tina says:

    I would love to win! I want a copy of Angela’s book. I would love to do fmq like Angela. She is a very talent lady.

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    Jeane says:

    I would love to learn more about woodgrain quilting. I would love to take your Crafty course Angelea.

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    Julie T. says:

    The Craftsy classes are fun to take. I am still trying to work up the courage (and focus) to learn free motion quilting. I have been making up reasons why I should do something else (quilting wise). Thanks!

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    Beth T. says:

    Woodgrain and pebble designs really spark with me. I’m hoping to become a good enough quilter to incorporate those into my own quilts. Right now I’m gathering up my courage to start with a simple, somewhat-straight-line quilting pattern.

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    Kitty says:

    My FMQ is by far not good enough and since I love “modern quilting” Angela’s course seems a wonderful opportunity to me. i already learned a lot from her book Free Motion Quilting and I think she’s great! She has the talent of coordinating the essence of the quilt with her quilting and her work makes every quilt stand out.
    Like many others I would love to learn more about the woodgrain quilting.
    Thank you for a chance to win a class with Angela!

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    Jeanne Albertucci says:

    I love to learn different quilting patterns as I do machine quilting On my sewing machine but am stuck in a rut doing the pattern. I would love to learn new techniques. I find that I am a visual learner so would love to take the course online

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    Fran says:

    I would love to try free motion quilting. I’ve been quilting for nearly two years now & I’ve only done variations on striaght line quilting, so I’d love to bite the bullet & try the wonders of free motion – Angela is such a master of quilting I’d love to learn from her. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    robin says:

    I have GOT to get Angela’s book! Her work is just SO AWESOME! I would love to learn any of her techniques as right now I’ve only confidence in straight line quilting.

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    Kim says:

    I’d love to improve my FMQ skills. I’m afraid I need a LOT of practice!

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    Denise says:

    I love free motion quilting. I have tried on a few quilts I am told it looks great but I am still not confident. I stick to straight lines. I love the wood grain look of that last quilt. I would be thrilled to take this course and gains some confidence.

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    Karen says:

    I love the ideas! Love the freedom to do what you like and enjoy. The fact that there are no limits and each has its own beauty.

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    Ramona says:

    Your Swoon quilt is one of my favorites. Really like the fabrics and colors. I have been following Angela’s blog for about a year now and just love her. I also bought her book and think it’s awesome. It’s one of those you put with your frequent reference books so you can pull it down for inspiration or how-to. Just love it.
    I believe I prefer the modern quilting over the strictly traditional, but I think my heart is in the quilting itself. I would love the chance to win Angela’s Craftsy course. Thanks for the chance.

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    Beth says:

    I am just learning this art and to learn from a pro would be huge for my quilting. Thanks for the chance!

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    Marianne says:

    I really don’t get this book! Longarm quilting is so different than FMQ on your sewing machine. Most of the time these books have you practicing on a sample sized piece of fabric which I find so easy to FMQ. The skills used on the sample just don’t transfer when you get to doing your much larger top. I remain a skeptic!

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    Kelli says:

    My favorite kind of quilting right now is probably straight-line quilting at various distances throughout the quilt. BUT…I’d love to broaden my horizons a little and get much better at FMQ various designs. That woodgrain design is so perfect for my husband who is a woodworker, I’d love to make him something with that!

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    Melanie says:

    Oh, I love Angela’s book. This weekend I am hoping to try out the plume feather design from her book. Wish me luck!

    The design I would really love to master is pebbling. I have dreams of one day making a king size Single Girl quilt and I would love to see it covered in pebbles!

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Ella says:

    I pretty much do mostly straight lines, but I’d love to broaden my horizons since I now have a machine that can do MORE!

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    Amanda A says:

    I mostly do loose loops, but would love to master that woodgrain shown – it is gorgeous!

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    Patricia Rawles says:

    I’ve never tried FMQ but I absolutely love the woodgrain pattern for the negative space on the Swirling Swans quilt….the texture is amazing!!

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    Lynnet H says:

    I only FMQ because that’s all I know how to do, but I would love to learn how to do some of the beautiful stitches I see on other’s quilts I love to FM adjectives or names of the person I’m making the quilt For to make it more personal.

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    kari stewart says:

    I want to learn to FMQ, I’ve tried it once in a class and the teacher told me to have a glass of wine to relax and try again. I think the book and class would really help with design ideas logistics…

    Thanks!

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    Beth says:

    Angela’s book and class are available just as I am ready to start trying new fmq techniques. So inspiring!

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    Ann Pylinski says:

    Love all of Angela’s quilting. I am a really new newbie. Looking at purchasing a longarm machine soon and have been researching, studying and trying to learn as much as I can about quilting on one. I think Angela’s Craftsy class on MQ Negative Space would be just what I need. I love FMQ and the more quilting the better. Thanks for a chance to learn something more before I delve into the world of LAQ.

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    I am very excited about modern quilting and can’t wait to start practicing negative space quilting. I bought Aagela’s book, it is inspiring .

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    HeyJudee says:

    I’d love to do the type of dense quilting that Angela does. I’m OK with doing regular FMQ…but generally not great at really dense stuff. I have Angela’s book and am gonna give some of her designs a go on my next quilt. She is definitely one of my FMQ idols!

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    Jane says:

    I like the idea of quilting without marking, which is what I usually do….sometimes with disasterous results!

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    Amanda says:

    How awesome! I am pretty new to FMQ, just trying to get my rhythm down at this point, but it’s so fun! I can’t wait to be able to do complex designs like feathering and flowers. Always wanting to learn more… :-)

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    Melissa says:

    So far I can do a meandering pattern and pebble quilting (since it can look a little sloppy and still be okay!) – I’d like to learn some new things like swirls and figure eights. Right now my swirls all end up turning into blobs!

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    Quilting is my favorite part of any quilt. I’d love to be the lucky winner!

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    Rachel says:

    I really would love to be able to try a design I saw of Angela’s, it had multiple sized circles and little waves in between. NO clue what it is called, LOL. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    I would love to master the art of machine quilting…I am just too timid to try on a full quilt yet…I’m still only playing with smaller projects…this would be perfect for me at my stage of quilting development! :)

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    sewkatiedid says:

    As I have several quilts quilted by Angela, I can say she is divine!

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    Patricia L. says:

    I am comfortable doing pantos on my longarm but I am trying to work on my free motion quilting. I’d love to take Angela’s class!

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    Holly says:

    This would be an interesting class to take.

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    Susanne says:

    I love free motion quilting. But only managed some stippling yet.
    Susanne

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    Estoy iniciando el acolchado libre. Me encantaría participar de una clase con Angela, ella es una gran maestra! Mi reto es entender todo lo que ella explica, pues mi idioma es el español y no quiero perderme nada!
    CARELI

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    Laura says:

    I really need to learn the basics. I’ve ruined a couple of of quits with bad quilting….

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    Maureen says:

    I love the modern quilting motifs and as I am a newbie, I haven’t any bad habits to undo! I love it all!!

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    Melissa says:

    I am new to free motion quilting and I just got my new long arm several weeks ago, so I want to just absorb as much as possible and learn everything I can!

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    Christina says:

    I really like the look and feel of free motion quilting so I am always on the lookout for more learning and inspiration.

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    Dina says:

    I am a huge Angela Walters fan and have been diving head first in to the FMQ patterns. It’s always a little daunting getting started. Thanks for the chance!

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    B. Fama says:

    Wow, looks like a great book.
    I will definitely check it out…I need help.

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    Heather H says:

    I love FMQ but am new to it. So any help I can get would be greatly appreciated. I am always afraid to just start!

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    Garilyn says:

    My quilting is generally anything that can be done with a walking foot. I still haven’t mastered a consistent stitch for free motion…though I really, really, want to learn!!

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    Diana says:

    Practicing FMQ a lot. Working up the courage to do more than practice blocks. Angela Walters’ quilting is pure inspiration!

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    Samantha says:

    Wow! This is going to be a huge giveaway! My favorite type of quilting is meandering because I can do it well every time, and I’d love to learn a wood grain pattern.

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    Shirley says:

    I am in awe of Angela’s artisty and would LOVE to be able to learn the skill of FMQ from this artist.

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    Dee says:

    I love Angela’s swirls and feathers….would love to win her class.

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    Penny Tyler says:

    Angela’s book has so inspired me to make a MODERN Quilt. So now I need to master the freemotion technique. To me, the difference between traditional and modern quilts is the actually quilting. In traditional quilts you can get by with little quilting because the fabric and design don’t really need it. It MODERN quilting its all about the QUILTING.

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    Alaina says:

    I love all the texture of quilting. On the modern quilts there is lots of room to play. Would love another class.

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    I love swirls, and will not rest until I’ve mastered them! Thanks for spotlighting Angela she is such an amazing quilter.

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    Susan b says:

    I have finished several quilt tops that I love. I am really afraid to jump in and do free motion — straight lines aren’t what these tops call for. I ordered Angela’ s book, and I’m sure the class would really help.. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    sue b says:

    I am new to fmq. I would like to master the swirl. I definitely need much more practice.

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    Sandy says:

    I love to machine quilt (I use a home sewing machine) and am always looking for new techniques and fillers. :)

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    Jacque. says:

    I received Angela’s book last week and read it cover to cover immediately…devoured it, actually. WOW! An explosion in my head…it’s as if an entire part of my brain unlocked and took it all in. And, is ready to explore. The dot to dot method Angela describes is something I will be trying very soon.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to do more exploring.

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    Diana Whelan says:

    I am just learning FMQ and don’t have a favorite yet. I do love feathers but am a long way from mastering them.

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    LizA. says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book–I’ve read so much about it. And I really want to take this class–just as soon as my home improvement projects are complete and my house is actually on the market.

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    Pat says:

    I have Angela’s first book and absolutely love it for the detailed way she explains how to achieve each design featured. Being somewhat visual, I’d love a chance to win her Craftsy class to see her in action, showing us how it’s done. Always looking for new designs for FMQ on my DSM – no long-arm machine would fit in my small quilting room. Especially tips on technique are always appreciated!

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    Jill says:

    I would love to master swirls at some point, but I am usually impressed with anything that Angela quilts!!

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    Kat says:

    I love free motion quilting. My dream is to get a long arm machine someday. I’ve read Angela’s book and it’s the best FMQ book I’ve read. I can’t wait to try out the designs in the book.
    - Kat :)

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    Terri says:

    I’m a longarm quilter, and do pretty well with traditional quilting. But modern quilts need “less tradition”. I’m stuck. I would LOVE to learn from Angela!!

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    gloria e. miller says:

    Angela’s quilting is just the help that I need to “Get Out of the Box” I am in when trying to free up FMMQ. I feel like a square peg in a round hole. Please Release Me!! Can’t wait til the book comes.

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    I just got Angela’s quilt and I am loving it! Out of all her designs I really want to master the concentric circles and the woodgrain designs. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in her class!

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    Bethany says:

    I have to start off by saying I am so so inspired by everything that Angela does!! I’m finally investing in my first long arm quilter (thankfully I have a supportive husband who “puts up” with my hobbies : ) And as far as it goes for what technique I’d like to learn, I’m gonna have to go with ALL OF THEM! I can’t wait to start stumbling around on my machine!

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    Pamela V says:

    I have a long-arm and NEED this class. Just got Angela’s book and definitely want to be able to do this…

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    anne says:

    This is something I really need help with! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Jill says:

    So far I’ve only done straight line quilting. I’d love to try some free motion quilting in the near future.

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    Brenda says:

    I just started free motion quilting. On your recommendation (via blog) I picked up Angela’s book from the library to take a deeper dive into the content and realized after about a minute of looking through it that this book is a “must have” for my own library. The class would be a definite bonus-thanks to you both for the chance to win!

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    Kathie says:

    I just bought her book and love her ideas and the way she explains how to work out each pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win her Craftsy class!

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    Bev says:

    I so admire Angela & now I am a fan of yours, too!

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    Arita says:

    Right now I love to do straight line quilting, just love the texture that it leaves. I have done some FMQ and would like to master the circle.

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    Susan says:

    Im a total newbie at quilting, have only made one quilt so far and am working on my second … but Im hooked.
    Recently went to the Sisters outdoor quilt show and I have a total crush on Jean Wells Art quilts now. Im anxious to start my first Art quilt now.

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    Deidra Foster says:

    I love, love, love the wood grain quilting design suggested for the last quilt. I would try this myself.

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    Candy says:

    I would love to master feathers and plumes. They always look so beautiful on a quilt.

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    Rachell R says:

    I would just love to get better at freemotion and conquer my fears and stutters.
    I want to quilt flame designs.
    I have a small Bernina and no long arm, so I need more ideas on quilting on a small machine.
    Thanks for a giveaway! I’m enrolled in two Craftsy classes already and I’m enjoying them.

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    Barbie says:

    I really want to master quilting swirls. They are so cute and can be used in so many quilts!

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    Tracy Early says:

    I’d love to master free motion quilting. Kinda scares me:)

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    Cradke says:

    I’ve done some FMQ and like it, but I wish I had a bigger machine with my harp space to get better flow. I’d really like to try some more complex FMQ.

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    Gloria Bruce says:

    I just got Angelas quilt and am learning so much. I have it right on my machine for close reference. I think her class will be a wonderful strecthing experience.

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    Crystal says:

    I am new to quilting & just finished a baby quilt for my daughter’s birthday that I hand-tied. I really really really want to learn to free motion machine quilting but all of my quilter friends say it is just too hard! I so want to take this class & practice practice practice so I can prove them all wrong! ;)

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    Kelly says:

    I prefer quilting to piecing and am always looking for new techniques! Thanks!

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    karie says:

    LOVE your blog! You have inspired me to do more quilting. Now I have two quilt tops and no quilting designs in mind. Having Angela’s book would be a fabulous resource.

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    Amy C says:

    I would love to leanr some patterns to do with my machine and then get the confidence to do them! I haven’t hand quilted anything yet as I prefer the speed of the machine.

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    Indianna says:

    I love the wood grain …. as it looks easy – but I bet it’s harder than it looks! I’ll stick to straight lines for now.

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    Norma says:

    I want to master micro quilting. how do they get so small without running over their previous stitches?

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    moira says:

    I am still too much of a fraidy cat to try basic FMQ!

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    sandra pipitone says:

    YES, I love everything you do WISH I had 1/10 of your TALENT

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    Molly says:

    I would love to win Angela’s craftsy class, I like to think of myself as her biggest fan- and I love quilting feathers

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    Julie says:

    i really like her wood pattern and would like to give it a try!

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    Rosemary says:

    I just got my new (to me) HQ16 set up, and ready to learn everything I can. I have 3 quilt tops ready and waiting, but I need some lessons to get me started.

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    Annie says:

    I love Angela’s swirls pattern and am slowly working on trying to master it.

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    Willa Downes says:

    I am a true novice at fmq and this posting is so exciting! I can’t imagine ever being able to do such remarkable quilting!

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    Christina says:

    I adore free motion quilting… experimenting… trying things out. I look forward to a long arm and work on a Juki TL98Q on a small frame right now. Fun to learn … baby steps.

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    Ann Weaver says:

    I am in awe! I have such a desire to learn these techniques! I have taken Craftsy classes before and really enjoyed them. I have so little time that it is good for me to click in at odd hours.

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    ellenit says:

    I am so new at this that it amazes me how quilters See the wood grain when all I see is BLANK and then can make the stitches really look like a wood grain….stupendous

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    nanann says:

    It doesn’t seem very popular with the modern quilters I see, but I would love to master a feather. For some reason I just can’t get a feather down. I imagine once I master feathers my whole quilting world will open up!

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    Joan says:

    I’m new to machine quitting and find I am easily distracted by the patterns and navigating between those and the negative spaces. I do better (but not that good) in the negative spaces.
    I love the woodgrain design!

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    Rachel says:

    I don’t think there’s a particular design i want to learn, all of them really! And choosing which one will look best on which quilt.

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    Pinkying says:

    I started out only doing straight line quilting, so I’m keen to start doing more loopy designs :) plus I love all of Angleas work, so I’d love to win the course!

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    I would love to take her class. I am new to fmq and could use all the advise I can get. where better than to learn from a master!!

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    Linda says:

    I am just getting away from using my walking foot to straight line quilt everything, and my biggest fear is having to stitch rip out a whack of quilting! I am trying to convince my self to free motion some of it and I think I will take Angela’s advice and highlight some of the quilt with a different motif, some FM perhaps.

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    Linda de Beaudrap says:

    I bought Angela’s book and am just poring over it. Love her style and would enjoy the class very much!

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    Sarah C. says:

    I’ve been doing FMQ for a while now, but mostly stick to a large random meander on the charity quilts that make up the bulk of what I quilt. Since purchasing a 26″ long arm machine, I’ve been giving some more intricate designs a try, and find that it’s not as easy as it looks! I’d love to learn ruler work and feathers – and I’ve been dying to take Angela’s class. Pick me, pick me!!

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    Donna says:

    I’m kind of in a rut with my machine quilting. I FMQ in a meander pattern which I’m pretty good at by now, but would like to expand my horizons!

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    Jo K. says:

    I would be thrilled to win a chance to take Angela’s class…her work is incredible. I’m fond of feathers and swirls because they are so far removed from the straight line quilting I’m more comfortable with.

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    Susie says:

    I’m new to your blog and just love it! Going back to read as many of your past postings as I can. I really admire your quilts and especially love the “Perfectly Perched” and “Swirling Swans” …just beautiful! What a great post to hear Angela’s suggestions on quilting designs. Thank you for your post am looking forward to reading more of your previous ones. Thank you also for the chance to win Angela’s online class.

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    Mari says:

    Ive been FMQ for a couple of years now and got a Gammil Vision last fall. I do ok with the all over patterns but need to learn how to control my stitching when I try and do other things like feathers and curves.

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    Margaret says:

    That woodgrain design is just fabulous. I am a total beginner when it comes to FMQ. At this point, I just want to learn how to keep my stitches even. I end up with some really tiny stitches and some huge stitches.

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    FMQ is next of my list of things to master. I’d love the Craftsy course to give me a kick-start.

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    Pat Walker says:

    I love reading your blog and the information that you share. I’m always trying to learn new stuff.

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    Kelley says:

    I would love to master free-form feathers. They can be so beautiful! But really I need to master machine quilting in general, not just feathers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kristi says:

    Angela has the gift of being a great teacher! I so enjoy her daily blog and have been through her book twice. I am thankful that our paths have crossed!

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    Jen B says:

    I’d love to learn to FMQ, so far all I’ve done is straight line quilting.

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    Jeanne Gwin says:

    I took the summer off from quilting but am eager to get back to my machine. Still not taking consignments until next year though. I love to free motion quilt but I do use a quilting machine, just can’t get the sewing machine thingie. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

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    Cathie P says:

    Here’s an old story to help newbies with their FMQ: A guy is visiting New York and is trying to find Carnegie Hall. He finally stops an old gentleman on the street and asks “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” The old gentleman answers “Practice, practice, practice”. Doodle designs on paper, or whiteboard and quilt as much as you can. If you don’t have enough of your own tops, do quilts for charity, buy cheater cloth, (Angela’s designed some just for practicing her type of quilting), anything to keep quilting. I took a bolt of muslin, folded it in half, put batting between it and quilted the whole thing. I drag it out when I want to try new designs. I put a new thread color in the machine and quilt over the old quilting. And have fun!

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    Darcy says:

    Ooh I would LOVE this book and it is sold out everywhere. Thanks!

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    Paula says:

    I would love from Angela!

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    QLT812 says:

    I love FMQ and with each project I adventure out into something new. It gives whatever you’re working on that POP (or like Emerald would say BAMB). Still practicing the feathered look and getting better. But Angela you are a creative genius and you have inspired a lot of us to be even more fearless and I thank you:-).

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    Susan Miner says:

    I absolutely love what Angela does with her negative space! I just started long arm quilting about 10 months ago, so I am learning as I go, one thing that I would really like to master is feathers. I’m getting better, but IDK I always seem to strugle with these. Take a look at my website; http://www.trendythread.net and please let me know what you think of the site and my work. Thank You!

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    This is definitely one of the online class I want to follow this year. I already have Angela’s book. It’s great. Actually seeing her movements in a video should help to learn the designs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jessica F says:

    I really like Angela’s suggestion for your improv solid’s quilt- so unique and creative!!! Even if you did that on just a few of the blocks and the rest in a simple design it would look great! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Janice says:

    I love all types of free-motion quilting! I am so eager to get Angela’s book and learn more techniques. I would love the class!

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    carol c says:

    I desparetly need this book, i am so non confident of machine quilting
    I am scared to death to do it
    and therefore have 6 quilt tops waiting since last October to be gifted
    after quilting them

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    Sally MB says:

    I am totally stuck on a design for a pineapple quilt and your ideas have me thinking out of the box. Although I am just starting to develop some confidence to explore new designs and using multiple designs (which I love) in the same quilt.

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    Tracy says:

    I would love to win this book :-) I’m fairly new to quilting – my preference is free-motion meandering, but most of my family prefers the look of straight line quilting – which I think isn’t very forgiving. or fun to do ;-)

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    Rachal says:

    I love Angelas book- it’s so inspiring and I’d love the chance to take her class!

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    Valerie says:

    Oh wow, this class is sure to be amazing! I would really like to learn how to make all those different designs flow into each other. Her work is stunning!

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    Allison says:

    Oh, I am probably too late. Just back from vacation and didn’t fire up the computer at all to check my favorite blog. I LOVE the woodgrain quilting and would LOVE the class.
    It’s still Friday where I live….

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    Diane Broekhuis says:

    I quilt on a Longarm. Love it and look forward to learning more!

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    Rineke Nanlohij-Sturm says:

    Quilting is new to me, I would love to learn FMQ but I’m a bit anxious. I think it is very difficult. End of this year one quilt will be finished cause I joined a BOM.
    I’ve no idea how I should quilt this quilt.. So this course is very welcome here!

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    mean sarah jean says:

    i have been a hand quilter from the begining, but recently have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. i am slowly making the transition to machine quilting, and really need help with designs. i don’t want to mess anything up. it’s quite intimidating!