Sunday, April 3, 2016


This week, Christine and I are going to a two day workshop with Jacquie Gering:  "Machine quilting with your Walking Foot".  This weekend, I am preparing my quilt sandwiches to use in the class.  I have everything cut out and I am in the process of hand basting all of the sandwiches. I am using up all of the spools of thread in my stash that just have a little bit of thread far I have emptied 5 spools! There are 11 sandwiches in various sizes to make.  This is using up lots of stash fabric and lots of my batting scraps as well. I am using fusible tape to piece the batting.

I have taken two classes with Jacquie before.  In April 2014, she was the speaker at the London Friendship Quilter's guild and did a workshop called Stitch and Flip.  Here is a picture of my project:

(I have still not finished this project but plan on taking it with me to the retreat next weekend so I can work on it.)
The second class was Improvisational Piecing and took place at Black Creek Pioneer Village in July 2014.

I finished this project and quilted it with a spiral using my walking foot.


I plan on taking this quilt with me this week to show Jacquie. 

I am really looking forward to the workshop this week.  I am fairly proficient at "organic quilting" with my walking foot and feel confident with spiral quilting but would love to have more "tools in my toolbox" for machine quilting my own quilts. 

We are each supposed to bring a quilt top that we have made and part of the class with be discussing quilting possibilities for each of our quilts. I am taking my "Modern Wedge" quilt with me.  I have the backing ready and hope to quilt it next weekend at the retreat after getting some quilting ideas at the class.

Jacquie is an excellent teacher...if she is ever teaching a class in your neck of the woods, you should go!!!  I am so excited about seeing Jacquie again and learning all I can from her this week!!!

I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.

Here is my stash report...lots of fabric out this report for my daughter's quilt and those quilt sandwiches!

Fabric used since my last stash report: 10.25yards
Total fabric used this year: 38.5 yards
Fabric added to the stash since my last report: 3 yards.
Total fabric added this year: 46.25 yards
Net fabric added this year:  7.75 yards

I am digging myself out of the red hole...

Also linking up to Patchwork Times...


  1. So many pretty things. I love the spiral quilting and hope to have to knowledge and ability to do it one day. Your Modern Wedge is beautiful. GREAT work!

  2. Hi,
    Beautiful work, love the spiral quilting on your quilt, really makes it pop. Have a great day!

  3. Jacquie was a speaker at our guild a few years ago and I loved her - wish we'd booked her to teach a class too! Your projects look great - hope you have just as much fun at this class as you have at the prior ones.

  4. I am totally jealous! Have a great time! Look forward to what you decide to quilt on your wedges!

  5. Jacquie is speaking at a local guild on the 11th this month and I am planning to go. Seeing what you have learned from her, I'm looking forward to it!

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  7. What a great workshop to attend! I hope you get lots of ideas. But I also have to say I think your spiral quilting is fantastic! :)

  8. I've taken one class with Jacquie and would love to take another! So glad you had a great time!