A Quilt vs Credit Card update plus Free Motion Quilting

Thanks to those that have donated to my credit card battle on Go Fund Me so far. There’s still a long way to go, currently I’ve raised 0.13% of the target £7500. I really would like to take donations of less than £5 a time as I think sometimes that can be too much, so I’ve set up a new page HERE (and up top!) that has an new donation link via Paypal so you can just give £1 if you want. Although I will need to manually update the fundraising page, this will still get you a raffle ticket into the draw for your own custom pet quilt and also links to the document which shows the numbers you have been allocated so you can make sure I have definitely entered you into the draw!

If you would still like to go for the chocolates or the quilt pattern gifts, then please use the fundraising page as normal, I have copied the original post so all of the information you need is on that page. Please tell your friends, every £1 is a little bit closer to my financial freedom. I know it’s for selfish reasons, it’s not for a charity, but I will be working Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year for Crisis the homeless charity (hopefully doing clothing repairs but it’s not all finalised yet) AND I will have some spare money in which to donate to charity fundraisers once this burden is gone, so in a way you are helping good causes!

ANYWAY onto more stitchy stuff….

Have you ever wanted to free motion quilt (FMQ) like this…

Image by Tula Pink, taken from Quilting is my Therapy

or like this…

Image by Julie Herman, taken from Quilting is my Therapy

Well Julia at Gone to Earth has decided to set up a group over on Facebook for those of us that do, following the guidance from Angela Walter’s new book, “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters”. If you want to join in, make sure you grab a copy- Amazon is out of stock as I write this but I got mine pretty quickly from The Book Depository on payday.

My free motion quilting is getting better, but for now it has been limited to stippling, loops, a bit of bad handwriting and sketching, I am looking forward to getting the hang of feathers!

So grab the book and get over there and then we can make a start! I have my orphan blocks ready to make into mini quilts and cushion fronts at the ready!

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