#CHAShow – CHA Mega Show 2014

SewCalGal was able to attend the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim, CA, January 10-14th.   This amazing event was packed with professional seminars,an exceptional trade show with over 400 vendors, inspirational make-n-takes, demonstrations,  and buyers and attendees from all over the world.  And, I'm delighted to be able to share insights with you about this … Continue reading #CHAShow – CHA Mega Show 2014

2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – December Winners

The December FMQ Challenge, where Patsy Thompson showed us how to create spectacular borders using FMQ. Before I announce the winners of the December Challenge, I want to take time to recognize all of our sponsors: 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge GRAND PRIZE SPONSORS The Fat Quarter Shop The Stencil Company Dream World The Electric Quilt … Continue reading 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – December Winners

2012 Free-Motion Quilting – Grand Prize Entries

For those that are participating in the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge (FMQ) this is the post for those that want to enter to win a Grand Prize. First, I want to recognize and thank all of our FMQ Experts as without their help this challenge would never have happened:   Leah Day,   Ann Fahl, Diane Gaudynski,   Susan Brubaker … Continue reading 2012 Free-Motion Quilting – Grand Prize Entries

2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – November Recap – Sarah Vedeler

First, I want to recognize and formally thank Sarah Vedeler, our November FMQ Expert for her wonderful tutorial.    Sarah's excellent tutorial showed us how to create different FMQ Swirls:       Everyone had fun with this tutorial, some adapting the technique to make swirls in a variety of shapes and sizes.   At the point … Continue reading 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – November Recap – Sarah Vedeler

2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – October Recap – Teri Lucas

First, I want to recognize and formally thank Teri Lucas, our October FMQ Expert for her wonderful tutorial. Teri shared insights on her technique of creating beautiful projects incorporating a variety of designs.  She also introduced us to writing our names with our free-motion quilting, creating beautiful nautilus shells, grids, feathers and more! While this was … Continue reading 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – October Recap – Teri Lucas

Winner of the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – July

I hope everyone participating in the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge is having fun learning and improving their FMQ skills. For those that may be reading this post and not participating, I want to share that everyone is welcome to join this challenge anytime.  It is all about free-motion quilting on a home/domestic sewing machine, … Continue reading Winner of the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – July

#CHAShow – CHA Winter Convention & Trade Show

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Winter Convention & Trade Show has just completed at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Ca.  I was delighted to have a chance to attend this successful show, with vendors and participants from all over the world, representing a large variety of crafts.  The Convention provide many wonderful speakers who … Continue reading #CHAShow – CHA Winter Convention & Trade Show