Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Teacher Certification Program

Motion Mastery in a Month gives students a plan to succeed . . .
FMM30 Teacher Training gives TEACHERS a plan to succeed!

The FMM30 approach to teaching free-motion quilting is unlike any other. Focusing on body mechanics rather than patterns, FMM30 uses specific exercises to accelerate your students' learning process and get them to success fast!

The FMM30 Teacher Certification Program enables stores to have a trained Free-Motion Mastery in a Month teacher in-house. Using prepared lesson plans and projects, you can present classes any time, in the way that best suits your store and your customers. You can create a strong, ongoing free-motion education program that will build your customers' skills and loyalty, and build your profits.

There are 3 ways to get certified:

  • FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
    Attend a 2-day regional Teacher Training Seminar, given several times a year in several locations throughout the U.S. 
  • One-on-One, In-Store Training
    A FMM30 Educator comes to your store, trains your staff teacher one-on-one, then team teaches with her to present a FMM30 launch event in your store.
  • "Special Event" FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
    Attend a Teacher Training Seminar at a special location and treat yourself a well-deserved vacation at the same time. 

Upcoming Dates

Please note: These events are for quilt-related businesses and their employees; they are not open to the general public. A wholesale account is required to register.  Click here to create or log in to your wholesale account.

Why Get Certified?

FMM30 Certified Teachers have access to a wealth of materials that make teaching free-motion quilting easy, fun and profitable. 

  • The FMM30 Teacher Manual contains 10 lesson plans for workshops and projects of various lengths from one day to several weeks that make teaching your classes easy.
  • Learn specific teaching techniques not found in the book - exercises that help your students quickly succeed at challenging skills like finding the right combination of hand and machine speed for even stitching.
  • Learn to help your students connect skills your students already have to the skills they need for free-motion quilting.
  • Learn how to soft-sell other products and sewing machines as you teach free-motion quilting.
  • Get ongoing training and updates through periodic video conferences.
  • Get first access to new FMM30 products, projects and patterns
  • Get recommendations and kitting instructions for fabrics that complement the FMM30 system.
  • Be included in our Fabric Kit Marketplace -- you create the kits, we promote them and send customers to your website to purchase them.
  • Be highlighted as a Certified Teacher / Certified Store on the FMM30 website with a hotlink to your store.
  • Benefit from our advertising and brand exposure.

What materials does FMM30 Teacher Training include?

  • Free-Motion Mastery in a Month book
  • Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Tool Kit with both Standard and Longarm size Trainers
  • FMM30 Teacher’s Manual
  • FMM30 Project Pack – 12 projects in different sizes to use in any class.
  • FMM30 Video Class, with a license to show it in commercial settings
  • Official FMM30 Teacher's Apron
  • Hotlink to your store on our Local Stores list 
  • Sell FMM30 fabric kits in our Fabric Kit Marketplace

What’s in the Teacher’s Manual?

  • 10 lesson plans for classes ranging from 1 hour to a full day.
  • A Multi-week FMM30 Club Plan
  • Teaching modules for each Topic & Technique and each of the 6 Basic Shapes.

What's in the Project Pack?  

  • 12 different projects: 4 that use 1-3 quilted blocks, 4 that use 5-9 quilted blocks and 4 16-block quilts.
  • Each project is complete with cover sheet, kitting instructions, materials list and class handout.
  • Copy each project as many times as needed for your classes.
  • License to print and sell stand-alone patterns included.
  • Patterns are delivered as online PDF files which you may download at print as needed.

Who can attend?

Owners or employees of a quilting-related business.

How much does it cost? 

For all events, the price for the first employee includes the Teacher Training, Teacher Materials and Project Pack.  The price for additional employees includes Teacher Training and Teacher Materials only; the Project Pack belongs to the store (not the employee).

  • FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
    Starting at $998:
    First employee or Independent Contractor: $998
    Additional employees of the same business: $499 each
  • One-on-One, In-Store Training
    Starting at $1798:
    First employee or Independent Contractor: $998
    FMM30 Educator per day: $800, plus expenses
    Additional employees of the same business: $499 each
  • "Special Event" FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
    Prices vary per event - check the product listing in our store.

How do I enroll?

You must have a wholesale account with RaNae Merrill Quilt Design in order to enroll in a Teacher Certification Seminar. Click here to create or log in to your wholesale account. Once you have logged in to your account, click on "Teacher Certification" for additional details, enrollment and more.  Use the Quick Order Form to select the seminar you want to attend and pay through the online store.

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