Free motion quilting can be an intimidating skill to learn. In August of 2014, I co-sponsored a daily free motion quilting challenge to prove practice makes the process easier. Along the way, I discovered the amazing Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps. Not only does she offer free motion quilting tutorials on her blog, she is also the author of two books. I personally own Step by Step Free Motion Quilting and keep it as a resource when I am choosing quilting designs. I am sure First Steps to Free Motion Quilting is just as good.
Here are a few of the quilting motifs she offers on her blog:[twocol_one] [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] [/twocol_one_last]
She includes both illustrations along with video tutorials for each of these and many more motifs.
As I learned more about Christina, I began to admire her quilting skills along with her deep sense of community. As a midwife, she is committed to helping women. As a mother and wife, she takes care of her family while working on her creative and medical careers. She is a role model for women and I feel honored to interview her on the podcast. I love the idea that she “creates the culture (she) lives in”. If we all realized (and believed) we could control the culture we live in, what would we do differently? All I know for sure is that I am looking forward to giving her a big hug at QuiltCon West.
“Sacred Heart” – a quilt collaboration with her grandmother
“Wild”: a quilt collaboration with Hilary of Entropy Always Wins
Susan Beal of West Coast Crafty