Friday, March 14, 2014

Free-Motion Machine Sketching Review and Giveaway

I'm delighted to be a part of the blog tour for my friend Candy Glendening's newest DVD, Free-Motion Machine Sketching



Candy is an enthusiastic instructor who obviously loves to teach!



In this DVD she shares her personal design inspirations. I particularly like her descriptions of how to look at something and break it down to create an artful stitched sketch so that you can develop sketches based on your inspirations too.



She also gives step-by-step instructions on how to create a variety of motifs and construct a cloth book of sketches for reference. This is a great way to test out various fabric and thread combinations! I love that these sketches can be used for art quilts as well as fun tote bags and other projects.




Her relaxed and encouraging approach will have you creating your own thread sketches in no time.

How would you like to have a chance to win a copy of the DVD and a botanical sketch from Candy? Each of the bloggers on the tour picked a botanical for Candy to sketch. The winner on my blog will receive a thread sketched fern. 

Comments are now closed, thanks for joining in the fun!
To enter just leave a comment on this post by March 26 and tell me if you've tried free-motion sketching before. Here's the whole tour schedule - be sure to visit all the blogs for more chances to win.

79 comments:

Gill said...

I've never tried free motion sketching so I'd love some pointers!

Kristin said...

I've done some FMQ but not free motion sketching - would love to win Candy's DVD!

Sharon - IN said...

Yes, I have done some free motion sketching on bags and for journal pages. I'd love to learn more about Candy's techniques.

Sandra Weimer said...

I have not tried free motion sketching before. I have always thought I was too controlled to do it, but I would love to learn.

sophie said...

I have tried free-motion sketching in a small way as part of a quilting design on this quilt... the effect was a bit like doodling, but I liked it and plan to do something a bit more formal on a current project.

I saw the Fern on Candy's blog and absolutely love it–you really challenged her. I'd love to win a fern and the DVD.

Anonymous said...

I do FMQ but I follow a stencil or a print, love to try botanical,...thank you...martamanole@yahoo.com

GailW said...

I have never tried free motion sketching, but would love to give it a try.

Connie said...

A little bit but would love to try more!

Jackie said...

I've struggled and could use some help for sure.

Ellee said...

I did a little bit of free-motion sketching as part of a iPad cover class. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Andi said...

I've tried some basic flowers and leaves with my longarm. Candy is inspiring me to branch out (ha, punny)!

Sue Stultz said...

Love the look of thread sketching but have not tried it . Ferns grow by our little stream - can't wait until they arrive! This winter seems endless...

tesuque said...

I've dabbled in free-motion sketching, and have hopes of doing more of it.

Ginger said...

I have not tried but it looks like a lot of fun.

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

I have dabbled or experimented a little with free sketching but would love to win the DVD thanks for the giveaway

quiltzyx said...

I've tried some thread sketching, but could definitely use some better techniques! Thanks for the chance!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I've never tried free-motion sketching before, but would love to learn how. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Penny Schine Gold said...

I haven't done any free motion sketching, but am looking to expand my machine quilting skills, so would love the book!

Anonymous said...

I love watching Candy free motion! These new sketches may get me to work at it, as I've always loved the shapes in nature!

wlstarn said...

I've done a little free-motion work, but I can use all the help I can get! LOVE Candy's colors!

JudyS said...

I have not done free motion sketching, but have done a little free motion quilting. I love Candy's work and her fabrics!

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

The photos are inspiring, the booklets are beautiful.

Ramona said...

I have done some FMS. Candy's stuff is amazing I love reading her blog and seeing her creations and I would love to have her DVD.

Brenda Comolli said...

I love thread painting or what ever people are calling it. Just so much fun to play around. I would love to learn more. Thanks for the opportunity.

Brenda

Laceflower said...

Free motion quilting, yes; free motions sketching, no. Love a blog hop, great to find new-to-me artists for tips and inspiration.

patty a. said...

I have tried it, bit I sure could use Candy's help to up my game!

sally anoyrkatis said...

I love machine sketching, and I have done quite a bit of it now in my makes, but I would love to win this DVD because I've now idea if I'm doing it in the best way, it's not something anyone has ever showed me how to do, I've just played around with it and often wonder whether I'm doing it all wrong!

Gina said...

I have not tried free motion sketching yet but am inspired to try!

Exuberant Color said...

I used to do thread sketching and would like to get back to it.

cat in tassie said...

I've done free motion quilting, but not sketching. If Candy's dvd could inspire a non-drawer to sketch by machine, that would be wonderful!

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

yes, i have tried it. Lots of practice needed!

Jennifer said...

Ooo, pretty! Love to learn something more than stippling with my machine! Thanks for the chance!

Cheryl said...

have done some FMQ but would love this sketching
Cheryl

DebraKay Neiman said...

I have tried some free motion sketching...still learning. I have a regular sewing machine. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Pauline G said...

I have tried free motion sketching before but this DVD looks great for helping develop a better technique

Sandi said...

I live on the west coast and to win a fern design would be so appropriate. To also win the CD is a fabulous bonus. I've done a bit of free motion quilting but need to expand my repertoire. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine said...

I have done a little thread sketching and I look forward to doing more.

Sally said...

I have done free motion quilting before but never free motion sketching. Yeah! Something new to try.

CaroleM said...

I've tried a little free motion sketching. I've tried dragonflies and my name... not very well.

Ruth B said...

yes i have tried free motion but my meandering has too many curves that turn into points and that is not good!

Elizabeth Bennett said...

I've only done free motion in a class so could really use some review before I undertake a real project!

Lynn said...

I've done just a bit of thread sketching and would like to learn more about it. Thanks for doing the drawing on your blog.

Michele said...

This seems like such a creative and helpful dvd. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

Karrie S said...

I've never tried FMQ, but really want to learn! It's on my list to learn this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

sharon said...

I have done free motion quilting but not to much of the art form. I just bought a longarmer and trying to work with free motion on it.

Martha Sturgill said...

Have never done free motion sketching but am doing some zentangling which is getting my creative juices flowing.

Isabel.A. said...

I never tried but it´s something i really like and want to learn.
isabel_mbpp@hotmail.com

kimberj said...

I do lots of free motion sketching, mostly landscapes and buildings. I'd love to try botanicals!

Carol Jones said...

Yes I have tried free motion sketching but am always looking for ways to improve.

Lynne Tilley said...

I haven't tried the sketching yet, but received a prize once on which this was done (a mug rug) and LOVED the effect! I had no idea it was an actual technique to be learned. Love that!

Wendy said...

I tried it briefly but had some problems so I could do with a lesson!

Cathy said...

I have tried it and loved it!

barbara woods said...

i do very sinple hearts and leaves, thanks for the chance

Mary said...

I have not done this. It looks like a lot of fun

Diane said...

I have not tried free motion sketching before but will give it a try soon.

AM - web design class said...

I've wanted to try free motion sketching but have never made the leap. I'd love to win a copy of this dvd.

Lin said...

I've never tried it but I have seen some gorgeous examples which have tempted me.

Kathye said...

I have not done much sketching by machine.
Would love to have this DVD!

Sarah said...

I would love to learn free motion quilting! sarah@forrussia.org

McStamper said...

I have not tried it - very intimidating for me. I would love the DVD.

Jowyn Jenson said...

I have tried it before, but not fantastic results. So would love to know how to do it better.

Jittina said...

I'd never heared of thread sketching before, but it looks like great fun.

Béa said...

Yes I tried one time here : http://uneaiguilledansunebottedefoin.blogspot.fr/2012/01/pink-lemonade-et-free-motion-quilting.html and want to learn more about this technique. Thanks

qwilltr said...

I've done quite a bit of free motion sketching but oen can always use more practice. Your DVD sounds really interesting. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Diann said...

I haven't tried it, but would love to learn.

Lauren said...

I just stared free motion sketching and I'm loving it!!! I really hope to win this DVD I know it will be a great help!! Thank you for the great giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

I have not tried free motion sketching but would like to learn how.

senstrings[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sewgirl said...

Candy's dvd looks fabulous. I am familiar with free motion quilting, but always struggle on design.
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Heather J said...

I have made limited attempts at free motion sketching. Would love to learn techniques to learn this skill.

Cecilia said...

I haven't tried free motion sketching, but I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marty Mason said...

What a fun way to spend time at the sewing machine. I would love to learn more about free motion stitching through Cindy's DVD.

Laurie said...

Here sketch books look great. I've tried some 'sketching' and clearly need more instruction!

Jackie said...

Always want to improve free motion quilting.

Charlene McCullough said...

I have not tried free motion sketching. I honestly didn't know about the sketching but would be grateful for the DVD to learn. Thanks for the chance.
katztoo at excede dot net

Lyn said...

I have never tried free motion sketching or FMQ before, but it's on my list for this year. The fern sketch sounds nice too...love ferns!

Barbara said...

I have done some free motion and want to learn more. This looks SO fun!

Lynne said...

I've never tried free-motion sketching, I would love to learn. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jen Barnard said...

I want to learn to free motion quilt this year, this DVD looks like a good place to start. Is the giveaway is open internationally? I'm in the UK.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Marilyn said...

I've tried free-motion sketching, but I haven't gotten very good at it yet. This DVD would really help, I'm sure!