May 07, 2015

The FMQ Challenge

Darlene at QuiltShopGal is having a Free-Motion Quilting Challenge and it's going on for the rest of 2015 with monthly challenges. If you're learning FMQ this is a great way to give yourself exposure to lots of different teachers and styles and also keep yourself motivated to regularly exercise your FMQ skills. She has really gathered the top resources out there and points you to both free and paid options for participating in challenges, each of which is inspired by a different free-motion quilting teacher. There are even prize drawings open to people who post photos of their finishes!

QuiltShopGal featured me as her free-motion quilting expert for April. What an honor! I feel quite grateful to Darlene. She's been so supportive of my FMQ teaching since I started sharing tutorials on my blog years ago, and she even suggested long ago that I teach for Craftsy, which helped me gather the courage to make a proposal to them, bless her!

Anyway, you might enjoy a peek at the beautiful work the participants in the April challenge did. I feel so inspired looking at these beautiful entries.

Oh and a quick mention, if any of you are podcast listeners, tune in to hear me on Pat Sloan's American Patchwork and Quilting on Monday May 11, I'll be on sometime between 1 and 2pm Pacific time. Here is the link to listen: 

Finally, there's still time to enter the giveaway at Craftsy for my upcoming class FMQ Essentials! The giveaway will stay open through Sunday May 10. Good luck!


Béa said...

Your month was one of my fav. I buyed your Craftsy class and I was hooked.
Interesting designs easy to understand, I adored so much I ordered your book First steps to FMQ, even if I am not a beginner....still waiting :)
I recommended your class and one of my readers buyed both class & book ! WOW you are successful ! Thank you so much Christina XXX

Gene Black said...

Congrats on being recognized as the expert you are. You are getting a nice amount of exposure these days. I love it!

Jackie said...

You deserve it, love your books and Craftsy class, fingers crossed for winning the new class.

Lara B. said...

Wow - it is so fun to see you "going places" Christina! A podcast... how cool!

bumblebee53 said...

Congratulations, Christina! I'm glad to see people recognizing your amazing work and teachings.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the heads up about the drawing! I just entered. I just quilted a table cover for my patio table and took your idea of quilting each block with a different quilting design. It's made up of 8" pieces of fabric - 36 different fabrics and 36 different quilting designs. Thanks for the idea!

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