Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Custom Quilting & Teaching in 2012

I sometimes do Custom Quilting for customers.  These quilts take longer to do than the usual Edge to Edge quilts as the quilting is individual and more often than not, designed by me. Sometimes I can have the quilt  machine tied up with a custom quilt for two weeks at a time.

I do not have a computerised quilting machine - I use an APQS Millennium that is hand guided (this means that I move the quilt machine to create the stitches and patterns - it is all in my hands and head).  I don't use a lot of rulers or stencils.  I call it Freehand Custom Quilting and this allows me to use my artistic and technical ability.  

Next year I will only be doing a limited number of custom quilted quilts, and I already have four booked in.   So if you have something special you wish to be custom quilted by me, make sure you leave plenty of time and book it in well before you need it completed.    This also means that I will have a quicker turn around for Edge to Edge and AllOver quilts ... so call me to arrange an obligation free quote to have your quilt quilted by me here at Purrfectly Quilted.   (Contact: 0438 302 515) 

Also, I have been working hard to bring you a project that you can make using my Zentangle for Quilters style of freehand quilting on your domestic sewing machine.   January 2012 issue of Quilters Companion will feature my project and accompanied by a DVD ... I hope you all enjoy this project and the brief look at Zentangle for Quilters.  

I will be teaching at the September 2012 Australian Machine Quilters Festival, held in the city of Adelaide, South Australia - both a domestic machine quilting class and a longarm machine quilting class - This second AMQF Festival is going to be a fantastic event and even Ricky Tims is coming - don't miss it!

I am also very very happy to say that I will also be teaching at the Taupo Sympostium Fabric Art Festival in New Zealand, to be held in 2013...which is really not that far away.

Happy Quilting for now .... Jane


Leeanne said...

Your artistic and technical ability for free hand custom quilting is lovely!! I will look out for the quilters Companion magazine you talked of, it sounds interesting.
looking forward to seeing more of the quilt pictured.Dresden's my favourite!!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

OH I would love to book a flight to Adelaide right now, I have a few quilting blogger friends that live there too. That would be such a wonderful trip. Who knows, maybe I will win the lottery between now and then.