First of all, I have a question for you – how does one write 33 books and still stay sane? The answer of course, is if you are the amazing Pat Sloan – the Wonder Woman of the quilting world! I’ve been a big fan of Pat’s ever since I discovered her weekly quilting podcast with American Patchwork and Quilting. (I’ve been a guest a couple of times and it’s really top notch!)
Pat and me at Fall 2016 International Quilt Market
Pat does it all: she’s a pattern designer, book author, fabric designer, thread curator, fearless facebook leader, community quilting organizer, and more! Plus she’s knows anything and everything when it comes to quilting. And I literally think she knows the entire quilting community by name!!
Whenever I teach machine quilting, I always recommend that students learn from as many different instructors as possible. We all have our own ways of teaching similar material, and sometimes it takes hearing the same thing presented in different ways before it really sinks in.
That’s why I highly recommend Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt. Not only does she cover both walking-foot quilting and free-motion quilting, but she shows them on real quilts so you can actually get a better feel for the process. Here are just a couple of my favorites from the book:
Mini Charm Star Quilt
Checkerboard Hearts Quilt
Dresden Candy Dish Mini
Aren’t those just fun?? I would say that my favorite part of the whole book is on page 7 where Pat says, “Yes, You Can Machine Quilt!” With her helpful advice, detailed stepouts and gorgeous photography, owning this book will really improve your machine quilting techniques.
Time for a giveaway!
And now, for the best news of all, Pat’s giving away 5 copies of her book over on HER blog.
Here’s the direct link to enter the giveaway: blog.patsloan.com/pats-mega-fun-book-tour/
I’m one of the last stops on the tour that runs through Nov 30, so be sure to visit these other sites today:
- Aurifil Erin Sampson auribuzz.wordpress.com/
- Christa Watson christaquilts.com/ – You are here!!
- Nancy Zieman www.nancyzieman.com/blog/ – Sharing a project
- Amanda Niederhauser www.jedicraftgirl.com/
Click here to see the entire blog hop schedule. Good luck and happy hopping!