Patsy Thompson Lecture

The Quilt Foundry in Maumee hosted a free lecture and trunk show by Patsy Thompson today.  For those of you that haven’t heard of her, she does amazing machine quilting on her Pfaff.


Patsy talked for an hour about how she comes up with her quilting designs, how she marks them, the supplies she uses and her techniques.  She had a trunk show of a couple dozen of her quilts, some in progress, and she passed every one of them around so we could look at them up close.


Her work is so inspiring, both in its complexity and visual impact.  I remembered my camera, but it didn’t feel right to ask to take pictures.  The ones on her website are better than the ones I could have taken during the lecture anyway.


Her website is a wealth of information for machine quilters.  With free downloads and video tutorials, it quickly became one of the top two resources I used in teaching myself free motion quilting this year.  I love that she provides information suitable for a beginner as well as techniques that will challenge an experienced free motion quilter.


Patsy will teach a class at The Quilt Foundry sometime in either January or February.  I signed the list so the shop will contact me once the class is scheduled.  If you live in the area and are interested in the class, I suggest contacting the shop to add your name to the list.  Her class schedule also lists a tentative date later next year to teach at the Ann Arbor Guild.

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