As a quilting teacher, you would probably expect me to understand the value of taking classes, honing one's skills, practicing a lot -- easier said than done for those of us on the road a lot! But for the next five days, I'll be in Rancho Cordova taking Cindy Needham's "My Designs" workshop. From what I understand of Cindy's background, she was once in the place where I am now -- very proficient with stencils, but not as experienced or confident with freehand designs. This is what I want my emphasis to be over the next few days.
One of the other students brought in a piece she's been working on and it's from Sew Cal Gal's current Free Motion Challenge tutorial -- I was very excited because the current free motion tutorial is mine! Here's the link: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/09/2012-free-motion-quilting-challenge.html
So Cindy was Ms. June and her tutorial is awesome -- here the link to it: http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/06/june-fmq-challenge-by-cindy-needham.html
It was fun to be Ms. September! If you get a chance, check it out!