Teachers and Workshops » Sally Terry

Sally Terry

Sally Terry
Sally Terry

www.machinequiltingpatterns.blogspot.com

Sally is an innovator and award winning machine quilter, Honored as Teacher of the Year by International Machine Quilters Association. Her “ah ha” techniques are industry standards. Originator of the Terry Twist Templates, Stencils and Patterns and The Language of Quilting. Sally’s top selling books, Pathways To Better Quilting, Hooked On Feathers, and Pathways From Quilt Top To Quilted published by AQS echo her philosophy “you don’t have to copy me to be successful, it’s within you, we will show you where to find it within yourself and give you the tools.”

She specializes in “wiggle room” patterns and designs that appear intricate, yet are simple to execute without a lot of marking. “I feel that we could spend hours quilting to cardboard and never be rewarded for the time and effort. With my techniques you can quilt small closely spaced beautiful designs without a lot of planning and the outcome is spectacular, as if you used lots of ruler work and tiny time consuming fills.”


Supply List
Supply List
Thursday, July 26
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Terry Twist – Asymmetrical and Symmetrical

Level: All

Innova Long arm quilting machines provided

Let’s feather smaller areas and find creative ways using stencils and templates. This Beginner Friendly class will help you coordinate designs all over your quilt top from borders to blocks to sashings, even fill designs. You will get dozens of ideas how to divide areas and shapes perfect for feathering. Get clever ways to keep designs asymmetrical so you never have to be perfect and the bobbles and wobbles disappear. We will also explore how to make spines that work in borders and edge-to-edge for easy continuous line designs with feathers flying everywhere. We will practice how to follow patterns and get lots of tips on how to add “wiggle room” to any design so your results are beautiful. Bring any feather stencils you may have to class and we will practice using the free motion techniques for more machine quilting freedom.

$20 kit fee includes handouts.


Supply List
Supply List
Thursday, July 26
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Free Motion Feathers with Stencils and Templates

*FULL*

Level: All

Innova Longarm Quilting Machines provided by Innova from Texas

You may be right feathered or left feathered, right designed or left designed. Use only 5 Basic Shapes to quilt feathers, leaves, and other designs around templates and stencils. Learn which patterns are easiest for you to stitch and how to move the fabric under your sewing machine foot. You will be amazed just how easy it is with a few simple moves how your skills increase and your quilts sing with beauty and graceful flowing patterns.

$20 kit fee includes handouts.


Supply List
Supply List
Friday, July 27
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

**FULL**

Beginner Free Motion Freedom

Level: Beginner

Innova Long arm quilting machines provided.

This is a great class to get started with simple techniques so you can easily follow a pattern and smooth out your shapes. Remember, “as long as your shapes are pretty you don’t have to rip out.” We’ll show you how to move your hands, where to focus your eyes, count for consistency and how to use Sally’s “wiggle room” method to hide your bobbles and wobbles. Then after we have learned some tips on how to look perfect while learning, we will stitch the 5 Basic Shapes in fill patterns, sashing patterns and block designs as we free motion our way across our class sample. We will even discuss what type of thread and batting choices help us make our machine quilting look like we have been quilting for years.


Supply List
Supply List
Friday, July 27
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

**FULL**

Free Motion with Wiggle Room

Level: All

Innova Long arm quilting machine provided

Whether you are just starting out or you are comfortable with machine quilting and want to stitch the new trending Free Motion Fills and Meander patterns and designs. We will add your own special twist giving you a great a way to interpret the patterns so even the most complicated designs look smooth, consistent and practiced…even if they are not. Then we will learn how to travel among the threads to add more intricate and textured designs. Get a simple trick for moving your fabric to smooth out your thread paths and hide the bobbles and wobbles. After this class you will understand how you can stitch beautifully the most intricate complicated patterns without marking. Finally you will learn 3 ways to build in the “wiggle room” so you never have to be perfect.

$20 kit fee includes handouts.


Supply List
Supply List
Saturday, July 28
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Machine Quilting with a Modern Style

Level: All

Innova Long arm quilting machines provided

This top is interesting–modern or is a new twist on an old pattern. How do I pick the quilting designs and where do I place them? If this is confusing to you, bring your quilt tops and together will have a fun, with ideas flying everywhere, finding great design solutions. We will also create and stitch newly designed quilting patterns using rulers/templates that look great repeated on our quilts. Together we explore Step-by-Step Quilt Planning Strategies for quilts with more and higher contrasting colors, non-gridded geometric shapes and large open areas.

$20 kit fee includes handouts.