Modern Machine Quilting DVD Blog Hop: Day Ten

It’s my turn on the blog hop today. So what is there to tell?

I was so excited when Vivika asked me if I would like to make the DVD. I had filmed a walking foot quilting segment for QATV but I had so much more left to share… I wrote proposals, filled out paperwork, made lots of samples,


and just six months later I was getting ready to travel to the studios in Cleveland.

Rolls of quilts and boxes of stuff…


I drove the 400 miles all by myself!


Everyone gets a table in the green room to set their bits on ready for inspection.


The workshops are filmed at the end of the day after the TV segments so I hung out in the Green Room (staying calm?) until at last it was time to go on set.

We set my props out for the first scene.


I got wired for sound…


Which was too much fun…


Time to pose for a pic before we started.


And then we were off!

There were cameras everywhere…


But I kept smiling all the way to the end…


Now, three months later, the DVD is available in the Interweave store for your enjoyment! It took me a little while to pluck up the courage to watch it but it seems people do actually like it…

And what’s it all about? A good question. There are lots of descriptions available. The one at the store says it very well or check out the out some of the blogs listed below…

You’ve got two more days to leave me a comment for a chance to win your very own copy. I’ll be drawing for two DVDs on the day after Christmas. If you posted a comment on day nine which happened to be my birthday there’s an extra chance for something special. Come back on Friday to see if you won.

If you missed any of my friends’ blogs here is the complete list

Monday 15th December:        Faith Jones
Tuesday 16th December:        Bonnie Hunter
Wednesday 17th December:   Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 18th December:       Maddie Kertay
Friday 19th December:            Svetlana Sotak
Saturday 20th December:       Julia Wood
Sunday 21st December:         Laura Wasilowski
Monday 22nd December:       Pokey Bolton
Tuesday 23rd December:        Susan Brubaker Knapp
Wednesday 24th December:  ME!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ompompali said:

    Your book looks terribly interesting and I would LOVE to own a copy! Thanks for sharing.

    December 24, 2014
  2. I definitely enjoyed it! I am just in the process of making up some placemats so I can try out the techniques. Thanks so much!

    December 24, 2014
  3. M Rembolt said:

    I love the clean look of straight line quilting!

    December 24, 2014
  4. thank you for the chance to win one of your DVDs. I’m ready to give it a try..nervous but willing to try.

    December 24, 2014
  5. Brenda Comolli said:

    Thanks you so much for your courage to make the DVD! Bet the next one will be a cinch. And, of course, I would love to win a copy.

    December 24, 2014
  6. Sandi said:

    I really want to win a copy of your video. I’m sure it will help me to be quilting so much better. Thanks for a chance to win and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    December 24, 2014
  7. Paula said:

    Thanks for sharing your behind the scenes, I especially liked your picture getting mic’d. The blog hop was such a great idea – I enjoyed “meeting” so many talented quilt artists.

    December 24, 2014
  8. I can’t wait to see the stitch in the ditch hints.

    December 24, 2014
  9. LisaS said:

    What a great Christmas gift it would be to win your DVD!!!

    December 24, 2014
  10. Carole said:

    I would love to win a copy of your video.

    December 24, 2014
  11. Gwen said:

    I’d love to learn the tricks to your techniques.

    December 24, 2014
  12. Ellee said:

    I’m looking forward to learning all I can from your DVD.

    December 24, 2014
  13. Debi Winchester said:

    Thanks for sharing some of the “behind the scenes” stuff. I bet you were as cool as a cucumber in the green room. Love the green sewing table too. I am keeping my fingers crossed to be a lucky winner. Wishing you and those you hold dear a very Blessed Holiday Season.

    December 24, 2014
  14. Cecilia said:

    Merry Christmas! I am adding your DVD to my wishlist. Thank you for the giveaway and the behind the scenes peek.

    December 24, 2014
  15. Would love to learn how to walking foot quilt. Your quilts are lovely. Merry Christmas and happy birthday.

    December 24, 2014
  16. Maureen said:

    I would love to win your DVD! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2014
  17. Whiskers said:

    hmmmm……I wonder if it is too late for a word with Santa? Please?

    December 24, 2014
  18. Venessa said:

    Sign me up to enter to win!! Would make great use of it in the new year.

    December 24, 2014
  19. sandra weimer said:

    It would be awesome to win your DVD!

    December 24, 2014
  20. Janet said:

    When I first found out about your DVD from a friend I thought…I don’t need another instructional video I just need to get out my walking foot and get with it…boy..was I wrong after reading about your video I would love to win it and I also am going to buy one in case I misplace or leave one somewhere, looking forward to getting with it! Thank you for all your hard work!

    December 25, 2014
  21. Janet said:

    Merry Christmas. Would love to own a copy and to learn how quilts speak to you for the quilting. I am thinking I need hearing aids cause mine haven’t been speaking to me and I really try to listen!

    December 25, 2014
  22. Cheryl said:

    I Would love to see this DVD to add more machine quilting techniques to my repertoire. Your quilting really adds to the designs of your quilts.

    December 25, 2014
  23. carol said:

    Interesting DVD and have enjoyed the blog travels.

    December 25, 2014
  24. Diane Koenig said:

    Would love to own a copy of this DVD. I am anxious to try your method of machine quilting.

    December 25, 2014
  25. Erica Piquette said:

    I just found your website from “Fresh Lemons” and I’m excited to learn more about modern machine quilting! I’m new to modern quilting and this looks like a blast! Thanks for putting together a little giveaway.

    December 25, 2014
  26. Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said:

    Would love to win your DVD! Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Holidays!

    December 26, 2014

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