Quilting with Angela

by Nicole

On the last day of QuiltCon, I took a machine quilting workshop with Angela Walters. I got the chance to see Angela’s work in person and learn how she works her magic with needle and thread.

Although I have her book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, it was so helpful to have her walk us through quilting designs step-by-step. As a bonus, she also went over a few designs that are not in her book.

Here she is signing my copy of her book.

Can I just say that Angela is super nice and down to earth?!? She even gives out chocolate!

I am in awe of her work. Feast your eyes on these samples…

What’s her secret, you may wonder? Practice! I wish there were some easy tip or trick to her magic, but she’s been quilting for 10 years.

So, if I keep at it, my FMQ will look that awesome some day, right?!?

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Angela Walters March 4, 2013 - 1:54 am

Thanks so much Nicole! It was great to meet you!! Have so much fun while you practice and quilt!!

Dree March 4, 2013 - 1:54 am

Were those samples done on a home machine, or a long arm? I got to test out a long arm at my LQS this weekend–it was amazing. I may need to take the class so I can rent time on it. Soooooo much faster and easier and nicer, wow!

Leanne March 4, 2013 - 2:01 am

Your fmq will totally look awesome! It was a fun class and so nice to meet you in person finally too. I am spending a lot of time measuring spaces and researching long arm machines now.

Jenny Squawk March 4, 2013 - 2:28 am

Nicole, was this the class you had to run to on Sunday? I was in the Saturday class. When I get a moment, I'm going to start her craftsy class on feathers. Megan is thinking about it, too. I still have QuiltCon posts to go up but I just want to sew!

Paige March 4, 2013 - 2:29 am

Yes! You can do it – keep practicing!

Debbie March 4, 2013 - 2:45 am

Very cool!!!

Valerie March 4, 2013 - 3:08 am

Yes, I agree-her class was so fun and she is so sweet! It was fun to practice on the long arm…

Shan March 4, 2013 - 4:15 am

So awesome.

Megan March 4, 2013 - 4:47 am

Gorgeous! My problem is that I don't want to do my ugly FMQ, I just want it to be perfect and gorgeous straight away!! I should know by now we all have to start somewhere – usually at the beginning!

Annabella March 4, 2013 - 10:11 am

How lucky are you?? I can't wait to see what you do with all your new knowledge!

Kelly March 4, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Lucky you for getting to take a real live class with Angela. I bought the Craftsy class and came away with far more confidence that I will be able to quilt more than a meander 🙂

karen March 4, 2013 - 3:36 pm

So glad you were able to take her class Nicole! I just sat in on her lecture and was completlely in awe! Just keep making those beautiful quilts of yours and you'll have plenty to practice with!

Heidi Staples March 4, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Unbelievable — what an inspiration!

Katy Cameron March 4, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Perfect class to be in given your new toy!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter March 4, 2013 - 7:13 pm

Practise will do it for you. Stick at it.

I am sooooo envious of you taking a class with Angela. She is my quilting guru.



pandchintz March 4, 2013 - 9:25 pm

That quilting is…….words fail me! Wow! I'm stunned at how fantastic it looks. Enjoy your practice!

Jennifer March 5, 2013 - 4:09 am

Its that old adage of practice makes perfect. Yep, 10 years from now you will have it masted too! So keep on practicing it really does work!

Books_Bound March 5, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Yes! You are already so good a the design and piecing elements–I'm sure you'll master the quilting part too. 🙂

Joy March 6, 2013 - 5:52 am

I have no doubt in my mind.. you will do awesome… and sooner than you think. 🙂

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