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How to thread paint with decorative stitches on your traditional sewing machine with Sally

Have you ever felt there is so much more to your machine than you could ever imagine using; and thought it may be intimidatingly difficult to learn?

Remember when you picked out your machine did you curiously wonder if you would ever use any of those decorative stitches that we included?

In class, as we begin looking at all those 20 - 200+ decorative stitches from zig-zag to eyelet buttonhole, you will easily begin to understand how the decorative designs will automatically stitch the shapes for you.

We will explore together, creating a Hummingbird panel with batting and backing and 4 spools of coordinating threads.

This friendly thread painting style of quilting with decorative stitches so popular now. This will give you going forward endlessly happy hours of sewing. After this class you'll instantly want to add your own decorative touch to bags, quilts, bindings, panels, pillows, aprons, throws, tree skirts, and so much more.

We'll also talk about different thread types from variegated to metallics you could use.

Leave the class with your panel to explore limitless possibilities. 


See you in class, my friends! 
Sally Terry


Class amount includes:
Use St Aug Sew Classroom Machine (no need to bring yours), needles, bobbins, pins
Take home fabric panel with batting and backing pre-sewn together ready for stitching
4 spools of thread - 2 coordinating pinks, 2 coordinating greens

Supply list for students:*
Thread snippers
Fabric marking pens or pencils

*Items are available in store if needed.


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Competent Beginner
Materials Included:
Instruction, in class machine & take-home panel.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the class to go over any questions. No sign up 2 days before the class date due to set up reasons
Instructor Name:
Sally Terry
Instructor Bio:
861-578-4585 Public Google number

Sally Terry - Internationally recognized as one of the world's innovators and leading experts on how-to techniques and skills for machine quilting - specializing in beginning machine quilters using either traditional and long arm quilting machines. She has personally trained thousands and thousands of quilters at National Quilt Show classes, guilds, retreats, as keynote speaker and through video online classes, quilt shop classes, presentations and demonstrations. Sally is an American Quilters Society author of 3 books on machine quilting, one being awarded by AQS as the No. 1 book the year it was published - Hooked on Feathers. Honored as IMQA Teacher of the Year, with many blue ribbons and recognized for Best Machine Quilting Workmanship at New England Quilt Festival, and several Best in Shows. Her original approach includes easy to master hand/eye coordination for smoother threadpaths, plus, the "wiggle room" way for eliminating the bobbles and wobbles for beautiful stitched designs. And above all have the complete faith you have the ability for stitching beautiful designs - through her teaching she shows you where to find it within yourself.

about Sally Terry

"I have been sewing since the age of 3, as soon as my grandmother could show me how to hold a sewing needle. At age 8, I was making bound buttonholes on my blue wool coat using Grandma's Feather Weight which I still use today. Fabric has always been a part of my life, along with my love of pattern and design." ~ Sally Terry

There are usually 6 quilts being pieced all the time while machine quilting and creating custom tops for customers; because I don't believe in teaching others if you can't experience what others are experiencing as well.

"She loves teaching and it shows", ~ Gail Pape FL

"You have heard me say this since 2000...You can do this. You have the talent and the ability within you. It is my life's work to show you through classes and books where to find it within yourself."

Her unique perspective is that she feels "that you do not have to copy me to be successful". Which, after experiencing one of Sally?s classes, every class the student takes after that becomes much more meaningful, no matter the instructor.

With classes full of excitement, confidence, and beginner-friendly, Sally has a gift of making the most detailed patterns simple by breaking down each step and demonstrating them in such a way to grasp the first time. With the heart of a teacher, her high energy personable style makes learning easy and fun. She loves teaching and it shows in the results of students doing what they never thought possible. As one student said, "I did not get it before I came to class, now I know I can do this!"

Her Techniques for Free Motion and Free Motion Feathers have become Standard for Long arm and Traditional Machine Quilters.

Sally is the author of 5 books including 3 Published by AQS (American Quilter's Society) including being awarded the No. 1 Book of the Year, Hooked on Feathers which transformed the art of feathering for beginners and pros alike. Both Pathways to Better Quilting, considered a must by Midwest Book Review and Pathways From Quilt Top To Quilted, includes Sally's concepts and patterns that have become Standard in the Machine Quilting Industry.

She has been teaching since 2001 and has over 39 different courses available. Her work has been published in American Patchwork and Quilting, Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Book Series Quilt Makers Favorites, On Track Magazine, and American Quilter.

Sally is honored as the IMQA International Machine Quilter's Association Teacher of the Year for both Stand-up and Sit-down Machine Quilting. Her original uniquely beginner friendly techniques cross over and are created for both Stand-Up and Sit Down Machine Quilting. She has appeared on episodes of Quilt Central and AQS Savvy Quilter TV.

The Terry Twist? design concept helps quilters incorporate control with minimum marking creating true free-motion freedom with "wiggle room". With hundreds of published quilting patterns, stencils, and templates Sally is continuing to bring the freshest designs and free-motion quilting practices to her students.

Sally has attended and instructed at over 200 National Quilt Shows, including an instructor on the faculty at the Janome Academy, APQS Representative and Trainer, SDVD, AQS Shows in Paducah, Lancaster, Grand Rapids, Des Moines. Road to California, Maine Quilts, Vermont Quilt Festival, HMQS Home Machine Quilters Show Salt Lake, UT; Innovations Quilt Show Tacoma, WA; MQX Machine Quilter's Expo Providence, RI; Portland, OR; Manchester NH; MQS 20 times including Wichita, KS; Springfield, IL; Overland Park, KS; Quilt Central and Quilt Central TV, Paducah, KY; Quilting on the Waterfront, Duluth, MN; School House, Houston Quilt Market and Festival; Spring Quilt Market; NW Pacific Quilt Show; National Quilt Museum, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Indianapolis Quilt Show, Badlands Quilters Retreat, Canadian Quilt Show Kitchener, ON, Edmonton, CA; APQS, plus Quilt Shops, Guilds, and Retreats, plus local Jacksonville, Florida quilt shops and guilds.

She has also judged many quilt shows including AQS Des Moines, Lancaster, Grand Rapids, Paducah, and more. Her work on customers' quilts and her own quilts have received Blue Ribbons and Best Machine Quilting Workmanship at National Quilt Shows.

As a recipient of IMQA Teacher of the Year, it's my honor to share, teach, create and inspire other Machine Quilters, in workshops, retreats, videos, and books, whether you use a sit-down Domestic Machine or stand-up Long Arm. All techniques and machine quilting tips are created for both. Plus I love teaching piecing classes and how to work with pattern, color, and design and include the machine quilting layout designs too.

When not quilting she enjoys going to the beach and shelling, relaxing with a great book, and working her way through some very challenging cookbooks.

Yours in the love of Quilting, Quilt Happy Always, Sally Terry

How to thread paint with decorative stitches on your traditional sewing machine with Sally

$ 99.97
Thu, Jul 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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