Hello and welcome to Day Five for the Catherine Redford Modern Machine Quilting Blog Hop! Aurifil is so happy to be helping spread the good word about her incredible new instructional video that is perfect for every level of quilter. This video has something for everyone!
Catherine is an avid Aurifil quilter and has been teaching quilting for twelve years. Her quilts are fabulous pieces of quilting art. If you are unfamiliar with her work, please enjoy these photo samples and visit her website to find out more.
Ready to learn how you can create lovely free motion quilting with Catherine Redford?
Catherine’s personal style of teaching quilting is now available on DVD. This informative video is set up with easy to follow along instructions for every level of quilter. Catherine offers advice on all the tools needed for successful quilting , special advice to help keep your breathing consistent while quilting ( this one was surprising to me and I will be trying it out), and how to get ready to successfully free motion quilt without marking!
This adorable example has a Hobbit’s eating schedule free motion quilted between wavy lines that were quilted using a walking foot. Catherine points out where certain techniques ( the walking foot for the wavy lines) are easier to use! This is very helpful for all quilters! Why stress when you do not have to…quilting is fun!
Catherine goes through a variety of tracing design patterns to help you gain the confidence you need to take on clamshells, pebbles, flames, hearts and flowers.
Then she takes you to the machine to show how you can apply those same designs that you practiced drawing and add them to your quilt following the same steps. Pictured here is the sweet clamshell design.
In celebration of her new Modern Machine Quilting dvd release, Catherine is running a giveaway over on her blog. Simply go to her website and leave a comment. At the end of the blog hop (calendar listed below) , she will pick 2 DVD winners and 1 grand prize winner who will receive a Stella task lamp (winner’s choice of color!) and a DVD as well.
Don’t miss out on any of the insights for this fantastic video by visiting the following blog hop calendar!
Thursday January 7th – Catherine Redford
Friday January 8th – Fresh Lemons Quilts
Saturday January 9th – Bonnie Hunter
Sunday January 10th – Svetlana Sotak
Monday January 11th – Kim Niedzwiecki (Aurifil)
Tuesday January 12th – Julia Wood
Wednesday January 13th – Susan Brubaker Knapp
Thursday January 14th – Jenny Lyon
Friday January 15th – Kathy Matthews
Saturday January 16th – Back to Catherine!
The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to learn some new free motion quilting techniques or brush up on some old ones with new ideas! Make Modern Machine Quilting part of your quilting library!
To add to the fun blog hop, Aurifil decided to offer a GIVEAWAY with some of Catherine’s favorite Aurifil threads! One winner will receive three large spools of the most popular perfect piecing and quilting 50wt thread! One solid #2600 and two of Catherine’s most favorite go to variegated, #4651 and #4060.
To enter for your chance to win these threads visit and follow the easy Rafflecopter prompts! All of the options are not a requirement to be entered for your chance to win! You choose the ones you like! The giveaway will close on 16 January and the random winner will be announced on or about 18 January. This giveaway is open to all of our international friends!