25-28th August 2016
The Australian Machine Quilting Festival is dedicated to providing inspiration, education and encouragement to all machine quilters that own a longarm, midarm and/or a domestic sewing machine. Come & join us in our new venture to grow & learn about machine quilting!







Monday, September 17, 2012

Teacher in the Spotlight - Myrna Ficken

I can't believe it's only 10 days until Festival!  There are still 5 teachers to introduce so without further ado, I would like you to meet Myrna Ficken.


Myrna is coming to us from the States and while at Festival will be teaching a whopping 9 classes!  I promise we'll be letting her out for meals!  Myrna is a very experienced teacher with an infectious enthusiasm for machine quilting and you will be sure to be very inspired by her classes.  We will only be featuring four of her classes here so be sure to check out the rest on the website.

The first class I want to talk about is Creating Spaces.  As the name suggests Myrna will be teaching you how to create new spaces within the quilt and fill them with quilting to add new dimensions to the quilt.  This design class is for intermediate and advanced quilters.



You can learn how to use specialist rulers in Myrna's Hot Curves Ahead class to quilt fabulous curved cross-hatching which always looks so elegant and timeless, again this is and intermediate class.


Personally, I love background fills and in the Fill 'Er Up class you will learn many background designs and how to tweak them to give them your own flair.


Lastly, in Samplers, Samplers, Samplers Myrna will teach you how to analyse different blocks and use them as a foundation for creating quilting designs to enhance sampler quilts or quilts made of traditonal blocks.  Myrna encourages you to bring your own samplers to class to get specific ideas.


You may like to check out Myrna's website for more information and to see her range of DVDs and rulers.  If you are tempted by Myrna's classes, don't delay booking in - you have only got until Wednesday to do so!

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