I’m Teri, the Chief Creative Weirdo at TerifiCreations, and the author of Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon. I’m an accidental free motion quilter, staring after working on a hand quilting project for several years, and just wanting that quilt done. I offer quilters the information they need to do the free-motion quilting they want.

Visit the Lectures & Classes Page to see available classes then email me at terificreations@gmail.com for more pricing and availability.

Sitting at the machine messing with fabric, thread, batting, and time is the highlight of my day.

I have a pattern in the upcoming Modern Patchwork magazine featuring Melanie Testa’s newest fabric line Florabunda. I’ve written for several publications including Generation Q Magazine and Quilting Arts. I am currently working on a book with C&T Publishing due out in Spring 2020. I’ve taught with American Quilter’s Society, Quilts, Inc. (Houston), Road to California, as well as Quilt Guilds and Quilt Shops.

In October 2017 I was the Featured Speaker at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show.

Former Community Editor (talent scout) and blogger for Generation Q Magazine. My work has appeared in Quilting Arts, Machine Quilting Unlimited,  Generation Q Magazine and two books by author Mary W Kerr

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Current Work: 

Chief Creative Weirdo at TerifiCreations
Community Editor – Online/Special Projects, and Ad Sales Manager for Generation Q Magazine.

Live your brightest life 1

Crafting a Life
Life Your Brightest Life
a Tribute to Yvonne Porcella
2016  – 2017 Traveling Exhibit

On view at Sacred Threads July 7 through July 23, 2017. Herdon VA

Teri Lucas cutting edge art quilts front cover cropped

January/Feburary 2011 – Improving Machine Quilting

Author – Machine Quilting Start Right – International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene November 2009

Quilting Arts TV – Episode 503 – machine quilting tips & hints

The Quilt Life – October 2010  Mini Groups

Rit Dye on going series using Shibori dye techniques.

Teri Lucas

Generation Q Magazine – Community Editor & Online/Special Projects

Award Winning Quilts

2013 “Tilde” 3rd place, Road to California

2012 “Tilde”, 1st place MQX West with Keith Dommer

2012 “Feather Zone”, 1st place MQX East with Jeanie Sumrall Ajero

2009 “Twilight in the Bronx” 2nd place Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show,

Honorable Mention A Quilters Gathering

2008 “When Alex & Jinny met in NY, Beauty Happened” 2nd place Maine Quilts


2013 Cutting-Edge Art Quilts by Mary W. Kerr contributing artist

2013 Machine Quilting Unlimited May/June Whole Cloth Challenge

2013 Quilting Arts article April/May quilting faux suede

2012 The Quilt Life August Dearest Quilter

2011 Quilting Arts article Feb/Mar 2011 Effective Practice for Free-Motion Quilting

2011 The Quilt Life April Be Our Guest Finding Your Quilterly Voice

2010 Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Nov/Dec Jazzy Stars with Sarah Vedeler

2010 Machine Quilting Unlimited “Moon Over Manhattan”

2010 The Quilt Life August Be Our Guest What do you do when…

2009 International Quilt Festival November Quilt Scene article Machine Quilting: Starting Right

Pattern Designer

Marcus Brothers

Provence Flannel

Wild Style



Shibori Valance

Shibori Squared Pillow

Shibori Pot Holder

Shibori Grocery Tote

Shibori Twist Quilt

Pattern Tester



2011 Fons & Porter Episode 1705 Jazzy Stars with Sarah Vedeler

2009 Quilting Arts TV Episode 503 Machine Quilting tips & Hints

Professional Organizations

International Quilt Association

24 thoughts on “About”

    1. The quilting shown here is all machine work. I do hand quilt, not as much as I did a few years ago.


      1. Terry … I’m contacting you on my wife Janie’s behalf. I was reading your article on the Bernina Stich Regulator. What I’m asking is this …. will the BSR work on the Bernina 1080 or 1090. I was wondering. She has both of these machines. Also are there different models of the BSR for various Bernina.

      2. Hi Robert,
        Thank you for reading the article on the Bernina Stitch Regulator. The BSR will not work on the 1080/1090 as the machines do not have the required computer hardware for the BSR and the computer part to communicate, and work together. The 440 was the first machine that had the technology for the BSR.
        There is only one BSR – but there are models that come with the BSR, and models it will work with – starting with the Bernina 440, and each new series since then, including the 5, 6, 7, and 8 series.
        What I would encourage is looking at the 5 Series, and the 7 Series machines either at bernina.com or visiting a local dealer. If you would like more info directly from me, please don’t hesitate to ask.


  1. You are an amazing quilter. I enjoy your daily blogs – they’re quite enjoyable.
    Where do you get the inspiration for your quilts and the colors you use? Will you ever teach a class in or near Maine?

    Looking forward to more!

  2. Hi,

    Weather is confusing here in So. CA. A couple of days ago it was 55, today 99!

    My Give Away, if I haven’t told you already:

    To be given away on June 1st – Three Moda Jelly Rolls – Nature’s Chorus, Baskets of Flowers, Spring Magic. To enter simply post your quilt picture on the Show and Tell page: http://www.quiltqua.com/showandtell/upload/
    Make sure you note YOUR NAME along with the title of the quilt – each posting is one entry into the Give-away
    There will be three winners – names drawn at random from the Show and Tell postings on May 31st and posted on this page June 1st. If you have previously posted a photo, simply drop me an e-mail quiltqua@gmail.com and let me know you wish to be entered.

    ***I plan to start a new category at Quilt Qua – for Give Aways, so do let me know if you are having one, or if you know of one.

    ***Here is a great write-up about Quilt Qua in SuzNuz: http://www.suzguzdesigns.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/sgdapr09nuz.pdf

    I hope you are having lovely Spring weather where you live!

  3. Hi Teri!
    Finally made it here to check out some of your work. It’s great. My quilt project got derailed for the moment. We got a welsh terrier puppy and she’s a HUGE handful. Though she’s only 3 months she keeps me busy NON-STOP.

    I want to stick w/your idea to look at batik fabrics and use a free form-abstract style. I’ll do a drawing and provide the fabric. Haven’t decided on a size yet! Will keep you posted.

    Still have my neckroll pillow to pick up from Hartsdale!

    See you soon!

    Best regards, Stefanie

  4. I’m from Kazakhstan (former Soviet Union Republic). I really enjoy your blog! Your quilting is unbelievable!!! So pity that it’s impossible to be at your class:(
    Do you have on-line classes?

    Best wishes!

  5. Hi Teri Could you e-mail me please – geoffmcarr@hotmail.com
    I play in a folk band in the UK.
    We love your Twilight quilt and would like to use images of it (for a fee) on the artwork for our forthcoming CD “Galllimorfry”
    Could you let us know if you would be interested in this?

    Best wishes,
    Yours Geoff Carr

  6. Hi Teri,
    I’m very motivated by your work! I’ve been sewing my whole life and recently got into quilting. Since I’m a graphic designer, I want to take show-poster art to fabric… we’ll see how far I can take it 😉

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts!

  7. Hi Teri!
    Was googling where to buy a darning foot for my 1080 and came across your blog. I am finally sitting down to quilt the little baby quilt you helped me choose border fabric for and to practice my free motion quilting that I learned in your class this past summer and…..oh no, no darning foot!!!
    Very happy to find your blog and read more and especially happy that I am now able to show my family some of your work.

  8. Hi Teri,

    I have been following your blog for a while now and wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger award:)

    See my link for how to proceed further and thank you for your great posts


    1. Thank you very much Dianna! I’ll take care of the details in a few days.

  9. I just signed up for your class Free Motion at the Road to California. Do iI pay for the kit fee at the class? When I registered it only charged me for the class and registration fee. Thanks Peggy!

  10. What is your email address — I can’t find it on this site. Need more specific information on how many 1 1/4″ strips and give length for each gradation in color for the Go Mini or Go Home class you are teaching at Road. This information would be SO helpful. Thanks.

  11. Hi, I just watched your episode on The Quilt Show in which you demonstrate using rulers on the domestic machine. However, I didn’t see where you addressed the issue of the back of the presser foot. Can you explain what you do. Thank you.

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