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    From a family of quilters

    I grew up with a family of creative artists. And many of them quilt. My mother and aunts have made many. My attention span is not very long. Other than my colored pencil drawings, which takes many hours to do, I have never been interested in making a patterned piece quilt. I admire them and appreciate the time it takes to make them, but it isn't for me. That is until I went with my aunt to Pidgeon Forge last March and saw the most beautiful art quilt at the Quiltfest there.

    That visit inspired the artist in me to read up on art quilts. I have spent many hours, purchased books, you tubed,Pintersted, you name it, I have done it! I have yet to try the free motion, but as soon as I finish all my pieces that I have started, I will practice it. Right now, I am creating my pieces.

    i look forward to seeing all the quilting going on! I will now browse around some!

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    Thank you Tartan!

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    So, is there a special place for free motion quilting? Or is it all mixed in?

    And where is the place to post your WIP?

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    My First Art Quilt

    Here are the pics in process. I figure it is safe to post it in my introduction thread! LOL

    My beginnings.....
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    I used fusible web. It was a new process layering it.
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    I used fabric markers for my shading.
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    All that is left to do is quilt it. Since I have only made lap quilts and quilted only by hand, the free motion quilting is new to me. I do know how to sew, but that is a long way from free motion quilting! LOL

    i do plan to practice before free motion on my 4 art quilts. Planning my palettes, doing my art, that is easy for me, but the free motion quilting is new frontier!

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    Lots of videos on. There is also the TV show Quilting Arts TV (I think) on the PBS channel on Saturday mornings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Lots of videos on. There is also the TV show Quilting Arts TV (I think) on the PBS channel on Saturday mornings.
    Thank you! I will check it out. I have watched many folks. Leah Day is one of them. She does show you how to put on the free motion foot. I guess all I really need to do is just go with it! :-)

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    Welcome from Minnesota- Your doing a great job!! have fun quilting.

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    Thank you everyone!


    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    Welcome from Minnesota- Your doing a great job!! have fun quilting.
    Where is the thanks button? Thank you Karen!

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    Impressive way to jump right in! Welcome from the suburbs of Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    Impressive way to jump right in! Welcome from the suburbs of Chicago.
    LOL! I know no fear when it comes to trying! Perfection is in the eye of the beholder...or at least I keep telling myself that! No star points for me! Now THAT is intimidating! Too much pressure for me.

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    Welcome from Texas.

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    Glad to have you on board! You're doing a wonderful job! Just remember, we all started at one time, and our free-motion quilting only improves with practice. You'll do great.
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    Thanks for all the welcomes everyone!


    Quote Originally Posted by DebbieJJ View Post
    Glad to have you on board! You're doing a wonderful job! Just remember, we all started at one time, and our free-motion quilting only improves with practice. You'll do great.
    Oh yeah! I think I will practice on hot pads or a bed runner first! I do not want to mess up what I have done thus far!

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