Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last month, I came home from a holiday trip to Michigan to some very fun mail. Quilter, teacher, and friend Catherine Redford sent me a copy of her newest Quilting Arts Workshop DVD, Modern Machine Quilting. With the kids back in school, I finally had a chance yesterday to pop it into my laptop and check it out.

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Catherine and I live about 15 minutes away from each other, and I’ve had the chance to see her work in person many times. She is a very experienced and talented quilter, so I knew her expertise would show in this video. At the beginning of this 1 hour and 15 minute class, Catherine gives some information and her tips on batting, thread, needles, pressing, batting tape, feet, and stitch plates. All very important components to getting the best results with your machine quilting.

She moves on and discusses the importance of sketching out your plan and showing how to practice your designs on paper.

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I love how before demonstrating each type of quilting in this video, Catherine is shown sketching out the design first.

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Catherine covers a huge range of free motion quilting motifs, from stippling to swirls and loops, from filler designs (flowers, puzzle pieces, pebbles, clam shells, flames, snail trails) to borders. She even shows how to make those popular feathers and ferns.

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Throughout the video, you also see finished mini quilts that incorporate a lot of the designs. And Catherine also gives great tips – my favorite is to remember to breathe while quilting! How many of us have found ourselves completely tense and holding our breath when quilting? I know I have.

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

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 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.

++ Reminder: Comments posted here on my blog will not be included in the giveaway. ++

Modern Machine Quilting with Catherine Redford : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Thursday January 7th – Catherine Redford
Friday January 8th – Fresh Lemons Quilts – Me!
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!

I hope you will check out Modern Machine Quilting (DVD or digital download) and add some new skills to your quilts in 2016!

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67 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kathy Mathews

    January 8, 2016

    It is such a great DVD!

  2. Reply

    Cristina S

    January 9, 2016

    Thank you for sharing. Looks like a great dvd.

  3. Reply

    Glenda White

    January 9, 2016

    Please consider me for the drawing.

  4. Reply

    patsy fidelak

    January 9, 2016

    I’m excited to see this dvd

  5. Reply

    Donna Fisher

    January 9, 2016

    Would live to win this. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. Reply

    Renata

    January 9, 2016

    I would love this DVD. Thank you letting us know about it.

  7. Reply

    Maryella Rawnsley

    January 9, 2016

    Thanking you for your part in this wonderful give-a-way.

  8. Reply

    LouAnne Ortega

    January 9, 2016

    I would love to own the DVD!

  9. Reply

    Ginny Bambino

    January 9, 2016

    I want to learn how to do more than just straight line quilting in 2016. I will have to check out Catherine’s dvd. Thanks for sharing.

    Ginny B

  10. Reply

    Michele T

    January 9, 2016

    Looks like a fantastic DVD… I’d love to win it!!

  11. Reply

    Connie Wood

    January 9, 2016

    Would love to learn machine quilting. this DVD looks fantastic for beginners.

  12. Reply

    Elizabeth Habermehl

    January 9, 2016

    Can’t wait to watch this DVD!

  13. Reply

    Ellie Lively

    January 9, 2016

    Looks like a great DVD and I sure could use the help! I’d love to win

  14. Reply

    Laura Austin

    January 9, 2016

    Your quilting always looks so fresh. And, your color choices are inviting too.

  15. Reply

    Cheryl Mulder

    January 9, 2016

    That looks like a great, informative did! If I don’t win, I will definitely have to go buy myself!

  16. Reply

    Darla C

    January 9, 2016

    Looks like I could use this!

  17. Reply

    Janet Parker

    January 9, 2016

    Thanks for sharing…looks like a wonderful resource!

  18. Reply

    Beverly

    January 9, 2016

    Thank you Faith. As a recent retiree, I am so excited to be learning better techniques to improve my sewing craft. Ideas plus teaching is a great new year plan!

  19. Reply

    Kathie Tomazic

    January 9, 2016

    Thank you, Faith…

  20. Reply

    Bunny Bondada

    January 9, 2016

    Faith, this looks like a great DVD.thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Reply

    JanetB

    January 9, 2016

    Great learning tool.

  22. Reply

    Rhonda

    January 9, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this! Her DVD looks very interesting. Your patterns as well! 🙂

  23. Reply

    Jessica T

    January 9, 2016

    Would love a chance to win. This looks great.

  24. Reply

    Faith

    January 9, 2016

    Thanks for all the positive comments everyone! But remember, to enter the giveaway, you need to go to Catherine’s blog (listed above) and leave your entry comment there. Not on this post. 🙂

  25. Reply

    cckoester

    January 9, 2016

    I just bought a quilting design book. Wish I’d seen this one first.

  26. Reply

    Tamie Person

    January 9, 2016

    I have done some basic quilting and perhaps because I am always in a hurry and don’t know what I am doing or how to know WHAT to quilt, I have not enjoyed that part of it. I hope to learn HOW to do this part without feeling completely ignorant. I look forward to seeing this video

  27. Reply

    Shae Clairmont

    January 9, 2016

    Thanks for sharing

  28. Reply

    Kathy

    January 9, 2016

    Thanks for a peek into how the DVD is presented. Reading reviews like “This was great” isn’t helpful. Knowing something specific like “I love how before demonstrating each type of quilting in this video, Catherine is shown sketching out the design first.” is sooooooo helpful. 🙂

  29. Reply

    Wendy Bain

    January 9, 2016

    Sound like a great DVD. I would love to win a copy!

  30. Reply

    DebraKay Neiman

    January 9, 2016

    Thanks for sharing. I did check out her blog too

  31. Reply

    Beverley Hernandez

    January 9, 2016

    thanks for sharing

  32. Reply

    Dalina Stevens

    January 9, 2016

    I would love to win a copy of this dvd on machine quilting

  33. Reply

    Bertha Goggin

    January 9, 2016

    Looks like a great teaching DVD.

  34. Reply

    Barbara Bailey

    January 9, 2016

    Really want to watch the DVD and learn to do a little quilting on my machine. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  35. Reply

    Dianne Vanderwende

    January 9, 2016

    I just read your description of the DVD, don’t know if I can wait until the drawing, might have to buy it now.

  36. Reply

    Debbie Miller

    January 9, 2016

    I need all the help I can get with quilting on my sewing machine!

  37. Reply

    Joanne Moore

    January 9, 2016

    looks like an awesome tutorial and confidence builder for free motion quilters.

  38. Reply

    Lori Morton

    January 9, 2016

    Thank you for sharing such a grrrreat review!!! Love the pictures! Am a fresh beginner to FMQ…and know this DVD would be Awesome addition to my sewing corner! Thanks for chance tow in your give-a-way! 🙂

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    LJ

    January 9, 2016

    Even these still photos are enticing to me. I found myself studying – trying to see how Catherine might be accomplishing the designs. Guess that REALLY means I need the DVD!!

  40. Reply

    Betsy

    January 9, 2016

    Catherine’s DVD definitely sounds like something I would love to have in my quilting library.

  41. Reply

    nancy

    January 9, 2016

    Hope to see/get DVD as I have many UFO quilts to machine quilt

  42. Reply

    June

    January 9, 2016

    So funny about the breathing. Today I was coming down with a cold. DH suggested I take it easy. I said I was going to sew. He said wasn’t that relaxing? Maybe some day I will be able to start a project relaxed…. Anyway, this looks like a great DVD. Thanks for letting us know about it and the give away.

  43. Reply

    Tamara Williams

    January 10, 2016

    Great review. Winter goal is getting more comfortable with machine quilting & 2 scrap quilt tops! Thank you!

  44. Reply

    Chris

    January 10, 2016

    I really need this. I am still struggling, my skills are only so so.

  45. Reply

    Virginia Cohn

    January 10, 2016

    I would really love to have this DVD………Faith’s pictures of Catherine’s work are so inspiring. I hope to win this give-a-way.

  46. Reply

    Brenda Hodnett

    January 10, 2016

    I would love to win.

  47. Reply

    Judy

    January 10, 2016

    The DVD SOUNDS WONDERFUL!

  48. Reply

    Edith Romano

    January 10, 2016

    This looks like a great DVD to own and review often.

  49. Reply

    Joyce Frazier

    January 10, 2016

    This would be a great DVD to have, my free motion quilting skills are not the best. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Came over from Bonnie Hunter’s blog.

  50. Reply

    Rhonda W

    January 10, 2016

    Looks like a great DVD. Would love to win this!

  51. Reply

    Deb McClanahan

    January 10, 2016

    I really like the idea of the place mats for developing skills. Something useful as well as skill building. I have got to get this DVD.

  52. Reply

    Lauramarkus

    January 10, 2016

    Just what I need. Looks like a great dvd. Thanks for opportunity.

    Since I can’t win the lottery, this would be nice

  53. Reply

    Quilty

    January 10, 2016

    Thank you for sharing!

  54. Reply

    Judy

    January 10, 2016

    What an opportunity to learn something besides stippling. I would love to win the CD.

  55. Reply

    Nancy A

    January 10, 2016

    Thank you for sharing about it. It looks like it would really help me be a better quilter.

  56. Reply

    Deborah

    January 10, 2016

    I would love to win the DVD, thank you for sharing your thoughts about it.

  57. Reply

    Katy Lillie

    January 10, 2016

    I love your site! And of course I would love to win anything!

  58. Reply

    jane d

    January 10, 2016

    Beautiful quilting designs!

  59. Reply

    Joan H.

    January 10, 2016

    I would love to have this DVD. Thanks for the chance.

  60. Reply

    Jill Lealie

    January 10, 2016

    I would love to win the DVD. Thanks.

  61. Reply

    Laura G

    January 11, 2016

    This will be a great help in my home quilting endeavors!

  62. Reply

    Doris McCarty

    January 11, 2016

    Thank you for sharing! Wow!!!
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  63. Reply

    Carol Sc

    January 14, 2016

    I love the idea of breathing while you are quilting — because I often find myself holding my breath. I definitely need to learn this technique!

  64. Reply

    Chrissy

    January 15, 2016

    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win it, thank you!

  65. Reply

    Jane

    January 15, 2016

    Lucky you to live close to Catherine and be able to bounce ideas off each other. That DVD makes quilting look easy.

  66. Reply

    Julie

    January 16, 2016

    Looks like a great DVD

  67. Reply

    Jim

    January 25, 2016

    I just took a class from Catherine at Road to California last week. She’s a real delight.

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