I just returned from a trip to Des Moines where I was a guest on the Fons & Porter’s show, “Love of Quilting”. Mary Fons was the host and it was so nice getting to know her better. She does such a great job helping keep things on track and encouraging everyone.
The show featured an APQS Millennium and I used it to show multiple sashing designs that are simple for new machine quilters to do freehand.
I think the final total was around 14 different free motion designs and I walk through how to make each one.
Of course, I’m using a longarm in the show but the techniques would apply equally to a sit down quilting machine like the APQS George or even a regular sit down domestic.
This was the second time I’ve been on the Fons and Porter show. I wasn’t as nervous this time. The entire crew is really great and we got the show done in one take. Plus, I did a tip section where I taught Mary how to hold the handles of a longarm machine.
I’m not sure when it will air but it should be sometime in the Spring. I’ll be sure to let everyone know.
Special thanks to Diane Cagnon-Ciolek, Linda Cull and Pam Shircliff who were gracious enough to allow me to use their quilts that I’d quilted for them on the show. They were perfect examples of good sashing design opportunities to use on the show.