Like any person striving to better themselves at their craft, I obsessively follow a few quilters that I think are amazing! I read what they have to say, drool of their beautiful work and in general just try to soak up any ounce of information I can from them! Here is a list of a few of my favorite machine quilters!
Angela Walters - I always tell people that Angela is my girl crush - and in fact, she is a large part of the reason that I went from doing machine quilting as a necessity to doing machine quilting as a passion! I have had the immense pleasure of meeting her and even getting a chance to get to know her a little bit, she is one of the most generous, wonderful people I know! Her teaching technique gives instruction and encouragement while breaking designs down into easy to follow steps. You can check out her awesomeness over at www.quiltingismytherapy.com!
Natalia Bonner - While Angela's books have helped me teach FMQ, it was actually Natalia's "Beginners Guide to Free-Motion Quilting" book that was my first ever Quilting book purchase! Her books go through the steps of the designs with illustrations showing travel directions, which can be very helpful if you are just learning how to quilt, or trying a new design. You can find Natalia at www.pieceandquilt.com! P.S: She has a great post titled "10 Things you should know before having a quilt machine quilted on a longarm."
Kathleen Quilts - OMG, I just discovered Kathleen and I am a bit smitten! She definitely favors dense quilting, which is fine with me, as I do love the look of it! I've just started to "admire from afar" and would likely be a bit intimated to be in her studio, but WOW is she inspiring! You can find her at www.kathleenquilts.com
Ok, these are just a few of the amazing quilters I follow - but believe me, drooling over these ladies' beautiful work will keep you busy for awhile! In the mean time, feel free to let me know who your favorite quilters are, so I can add them to my "must follow" list. And stay tuned for my next round of favorites!