I am so thrilled with the interest in my new web site.
Thank you for your lovely comments and encouragement everyone.
If you have not seen the introduction video here it is for you:
I had a lot of fun filming the classes. They are filmed in my sewing space at home in Sydney, so you can see exactly where I make my quilts. It is not a huge room by any means but a very light filled happy spot for me.
The two on line classes are from my Lets quilt class range.
Walking Foot and Theory class, that has been so popular since I started teaching in 2000. Of course it is not the same lesson as way back then I have evolved into a professional tutor giving the best quality information as I possibly can. With this class I am able to give so much more information than in a standard class room situation. I even quilt quilts for you to really see what can be achieved on your domestic machine.
I have broken the class into 3 chapters
1. Tools of the trade
Where I explain everything you will need for great machine quilting. Needles, threads, battings, table set up , machine setup, marking tools and my original sandwiching technique of outside first pinning method and spray basting method.
2. Techniques -On the machine
Where we look at how the walking foot works , neat and easy stop and start, how to memorize your settings on the machine, how to used different weight threads and understand your machines tension. Quilting with decorative stitches , my lift and drag technique, working efficiently on the machine, not struggling and turning quilts , working smart not hard . Beautiful stitch in the ditch work, yes I ditch all seams first to make my quilts strong, flat and then free motion quilt after binding if you like . Free motion quilt when you re ready , Your tops become quilts after this lesson. Add more quilting when you are ready.....
Here I show a gallery of over 30 different quilts and fully explain how and where I have quilted and where some of my students have quilted the quilt. After viewing this you WILL be able to quilt your own quilts on a domestic machine of any size......
there is a quick stroll around my sewing space to finish off just to get to know me a little more.
Free Motion The magical 6
This is the next class. A wonderful class to teach you free motion quilting. I will have you learning to control your work. You don't need to stitch at a million miles an hour , slow down and stop, think about where you need to go next . I stop and break down a huge library of practical and beautiful designs for you to enjoy and practice in your own time.
Designs like spirals, pebbles, echo quilting, shadow quilting, flowers, leaves, teardrops, Ms, Baptist fans, and the best learning design of all the magical 6.
I am confidant you will love this class I have loved making it for you.
Please have a look and see for yourself.
More classes are coming.
I know this way of learning might be new for you. It is the best way now for me to get my message out there that "If I can quilt on my home machine so can you." It is impossible for me to keep travelling so much I still will be a travelling tutor but not as often as I have over the last 17 years . Being more at home to create new quilts into new classes. win for us all.
When you log into the web site there is a
LEARN ONLINE WITH DEBORAH
Full class descriptions are there for you
That will take you to the shopping cart, then from there is very easy.
You will log in with your email, password and start to enjoy your class.
YOU CAN STOP AND START THE CLASSES AT ANY TIME.
VIEW AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE.
YOU HAVE 5 YEARS TO ENJOY THE CLASS.
I believe this to be great value, especially when you are learning something new to go over a skill many times is the best way to learn... repetition and I will be there all the way for you.
Comments I have received so far :
* Wonderful class Deb I feel as if you are teaching only me.
*Great teaching Great information
*Love it !!!!
*Wow Deborah I get it now Thank you
and that was only after day 2 on line.
The web site has my other new venture and that is self publishing skill building books and templates.
My next blog I will write in more detail. I am very proud of the information in these books. Not only how to make and applique the projects but how to domestic machine quilt it as well.
Imagine that..... a whole process book.....
Inside the Glamorous Clams book with templates included
Inside the hearts and lollipops book with templates included
Inside the Daisy Paths Cushion and Runner Book , templates included with full size A3 pattern sheets
But for now, that is all till next time.
I'm off to catch a plane to teach at
SEW FAB Narrandera