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An invitation

Teaching free motion machine quilting is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. When a quilter relaxes into quilting, the breathing changes, the focus changes, the rest of the group fades from the room. There is a very distinct memory of a quilter doing just this, in the middle of a very busy shop,… Continue reading An invitation

classes, fabric, fun, gratitude, learning, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas

Doing the (prep) Work, the next part

At some point in my quilting journey I knew that teaching was a next step. How did I know? Well, another quilter asked me one day, "Teri, when are you going to start teaching?" Well, I guess . .  soon. It took me a bit, but I figured out that I wanted to teach machine… Continue reading Doing the (prep) Work, the next part

Benartex, Generation Q Magazine, machine quilting

Feather tutorial paper style

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Seeing is believing. Take a look at the feathers to the left here.  I'm going to tell you a secret. Ready? Don't tell anyone but... these feathers are not perfect. That's right. Not. Perfect. And that's okay. Taking time to learn well is an important component of… Continue reading Feather tutorial paper style

learning, quilting, Teri Lucas

Last night on the way home I was thinking about quilting

I think. A lot. Sometimes that thinking will lead me down paths of thinking I need to give up what I'm doing. (I won't I promise, I can't) This thinking wasn't that. In a couple of weeks I'll have some exciting news to share. I'm excited. Really excited. This news and a conversation with a… Continue reading Last night on the way home I was thinking about quilting

bernina, quilting, Teri Lucas

Making progress

Every once in a while I have a Southern Comfort Manhattan in memory of my mother-in-law. The other day was one of those days where her memory was very present in my heart. Here's to you Joy! Now back to our regularly scheduled program...QUILTING!I'm continuing to work on "I feel enormous in your Lilliputian world"… Continue reading Making progress

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Free Motion Quilt Challenge & More MQX Quilts

SewCalGal emailed me the sweetest link the other day Joan at Leschenault made a video of the nautilus shell in my tutorial on the SewCalGal Free Motion Quilt Challenge.  Thank you Joan!   I'll have a bonus tutorial in December that should be kinda fun. As I worked with my students at MQX I encouraged… Continue reading Free Motion Quilt Challenge & More MQX Quilts


Almost ready to go

I'm heading to MQX tomorrow late morning for 3 days of teaching and 1 day in the Bernina Booth. I just learned last night that my beginner class is full and there's a little room in "Let Your Foot Loose Be Fancy & Free" and in "And Now What" which I'm renaming "Designs in Machine… Continue reading Almost ready to go