October 06, 2019 1 Comment

Do you have a success story with Free-Motion Mastery in a Month?  Want to give a shout out to a fantastic teacher? Want to strut your stuff? We would love to hear from you!

Post a comment here and tell us all about it. Or, send your story via email to  ranae [at] ranaemerrillquilts.com. (If you want to send pictures or a video, you'll need to send them by email - the comments section won't allow images.)

Please include first name and city.

Looking forward to hearing from you -- Happy Quilting!



Congratulations to Margie Moats, our Project Designer! Her quilt Americana Thread Painting won "Best Sewing Machine Workmanship" in the Wall Quilts categoary at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (September 2019). 

The description of her quilt reads:

"The RaNae Merrill book Free-Motion Mastery in a Month made me a quilter. I wanted to do more than quilt in the background; soon I was thread-painting whimsical designs. My "Americana Thread Painting" came from applying this newfound free-motion joy to a pattern I created years ago. It is all free-motion applied thread with hand-applied beads. When I sew it gives me peace and joy that I share by teaching."

Well done, Margie!  We're proud to have you on our team!


From Sue M, Jacksonville, NC

Thanks again for coming and teaching a fabulous FMQ class in Jacksonville, NC! My 1st project is complete!  Practiced..echo, stipple and tear drops....FMQ fun!





1 Response

Elizabeth S Falk
Elizabeth S Falk

July 18, 2019

I have quilted for a long time but was unhappy with my stitch length and also wanted to try something other than stippling. I took classes from RaNae at Vermont Quilt Festival this past June. RaNae was just what I needed. With energy and patience and kindness and fun, she gave us tons of tips and pointers. I have been practicing every day since with her voice in my ears and I am delighted with my progress. Thank you so much! Highly recommend!!

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