>Here’s a post I’d drafted but hadn’t published…
I’d had a hectic couple of months leading up to July last year so I decided to take a couple of days off work and do a quilting course with Deb Louie. I’d be fun, I’d refine my quilting skills and it wouldn’t be too demanding. I turned out to be right on the first that I learned a lot but it was very full on so by the time I finished the course I felt I’d learned a lot but I was buggered :-).
While I’ve done some free-motion quilting in the past and I enjoy it, I’ve used it a lot less than I usually plan because I tend to make large quilts and I have found I end up feeling like I am fighting with my creation rather than making a thing of joy and beauty. I’m hoping this will change now as what I’ve learned from Deb is a simple and systematic way to quilt all over the quilt without having to struggle with it too much. That’s the plan, we’ll see how it works out on my next couple of quilts, but I think I should be pleasantly surprised with the results.
You can find out more about Deb Louie and her quilting classes at http://deblouie.blogspot.com/. While Deb’s style can be a little gruff, she is very knowledgable and experienced, and runs a well planned and organized course.