Checker Distributor 62 Anniversary Open House
Chapter 9 (but who's counting?)
Patsy Thompson Free Motion Quilter Extraordinaire
Patsy Thompson and her husband and partner Ernie were at Checker's Open House. I always enjoy seeing Patsy and Ernie and watching Patsy free motion quilt is AMAZING!!! It seems to come naturally to Patsy as she just moves that fabric under the needle with such grace. But you know what? It didn't come naturally to Patsy!! She was a hand quilter for 25 years before she tried free motion quilting. She was unsuccessful at making free motion feathers even after she practiced and practiced. Then one day, it happened, Patsy was able to make a free motion feather and she has not stopped since. I'll let you read the rest of Patsy's story in her new book, Feather Adventures! Volume One.
Bendable Bright Light? Doesn't it just illuminate everything wonderfully? I love mine.
Patsy uses a bendable ruler to mark her registration points so her flowers are spaced at consistent intervals.
Just look at the quilting....absolutely beautiful.
This is her Sassy Quick Tote Bag Pattern.
And this beauty is from another new book written by Patsy, Hyperquilting. It is the cover photo.
I'm not sure Patsy and Ernie even had time to eat lunch or have a drink.....when they weren't talking to guests she was autographing books. Speaking of Autographed books....IHAN has some Autographed books available!!! Just click on the links below and on the check out page be sure to write in the message area: Autographed copy.
Can you imagine publishing two books and a new DVD? Well that is exactly what Patsy and Ernie have done.
A 2 Disk Set no less.....Free Motion Fun With Feathers Volume 4.
I am sooooo glad Patsy did not give up and that all of her efforts to make a free motion feather have laid the ground work for her DVD's and books. Can you imagine if she had given up? I believe you too can accomplish amazing things when you don't give up!!!