Saturday, October 12
Online quilting sensation Leah Day will be a guest lecturer at Foothills Quilt Fest 2013 on Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m., at the LeGrand Center in Shelby, NC. After her lecture, she will demonstrate her free motion quilting techniques that have made her an internationally known quilting professional. After creating the Free Motion Quilting Project in 2009 which featured an entire year of daily machine quilting designs, Leah was catapulted into international fame. More than 5 million people have viewed her technique for free motion quilting via YouTube.
Leah started quilting in 2005 when she decided to make a double wedding ring quilt to celebrate her own wedding. She readily admits she used the wrong materials and tools and created an epic failure. Fascinated with the art of quilting, Leah stuck with it and learned to piece and applique and then experimented with free motion quilting, which can be described as sewing the three layers of the quilt together in any direction without the use of the machine’s feed dogs. The Free Motion Quilting Project evolved from a love of creating quilting designs which Leah shared via an online blog. Quilters all over the world now follow Leah and her designs.
Leah has created a new definition for professional quilter. A self proclaimed introvert, Leah prefers to stay home with her young family rather than traveling around which is the traditional method of teaching classes. Using the internet with her husband’s computer expertise, Leah teaches via YouTube, www.craftsy.com, and her own blog, which enables her to reach millions of people without leaving home, which is in Shelby, NC.
For more information about Leah Day go to www.leahday.com.
Or click on the images / her name above.