I’ve been studying the work of several famous machine quilters and as I look at the stitching from yesterday….I can see that I’ve meshed several styles together in this quest to learn feathers.
I would guess that what I’ve done in the red border and the celtic braid section are composites of these 3 quilters:
Patsy Thompson—her site is an absolute treasure trove of machine quilting info. Look under her “Education” category at the top of the page.
Sally Terry–sign up for her newsletter and on the thank you page, you’ll see 3 links to design sheets from a class. They’re well worth the newsletter sign-up. I’ve just ordered her book: “Pathways to Better Quilting” via Amazon. Don’t forget to always check Amazon for used books!
Carla Barrett—I love her sashing designs. I signed up for her “Quilt Whisperer” class but didn’t have time to actually participate. 😦 I’ve got to download the rest of the lessons so I can set aside time to do them on my own.
I love Leah Day’s work but I haven’t done much with her designs. Still, she’s one of my very favorites.
I admire Wenda Coburn’s work too. Both she and Leah use home quilting systems aka short arm (probably 9 inch throat machines).
Dawn Ramirez and Kim Brunner have fabulous DVD’s that I keep watching over and over again. I love the way Kimmy loads her quilt and keeps it square. I use some of Dawn’s designs for background fill on blocks.
Ricky Tims has a great DVD on machine quilting and he is the first person I saw that said to learn to draw feathers before trying to stitch them. Wise words! I think I need to pull that one out and watch it again.
I have no affiliation with any of these artists. I’m just amazed at their talent. I’m always interested to hear whose work you love. Do you know any links to great quilting eye candy?