Free-Motion Framework Launch Party Recap

Free-Motion Framework Launch Party | Jen Eskridge

Free-Motion Framework Launch & Book Signing Party

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Free-Motion Framework Launch & Book Signing Party! I had a great time, even if I’m making crazy faces in these photos. Thank you to Sew Special Quilts SATX for hosting the event.

The many quilts from the book were hanging around the classroom last Friday night. I’m happy to report that as a result, the book inventory sold out before the actual party. The shop was able to get a second order in the day before the event. And to everyone’s delight, the book sold out that night and special orders were placed! Thank you, so much! I am honored that you like the new project.

Free-Motion Framework Launch Party | Jen Eskridge

For the event, I shared different areas of the book and explained how these complicated-looking quilts can be created by simply working in small & symmetrical areas. Also, I may be getting ready to sneeze in this picture below. We’ll never know.

Free-Motion Framework Launch Party | Jen Eskridge

The small mini-quilt, in white, is created from the line drawing above. Choose shapes to fill in with quilting practice designs. If you want to practice straight lines, stitch those. If you want to practice pebbles, meanders, swirls, feathers, etc, stitch those. It is up to you!

Use the lines as a guide! Choose to stitch directly on them to fill in your space, or use them as bounding boxes for your designs. There are so many options.

Free-Motion Framework Launch Party | Jen Eskridge

The designs are offered in 12″, 15″ and 40″ sizes. These smaller sizes can be traced and stitched onto traditional quilts to quilt within a quilt block, stitching directly on the lines. The Circles design is shown below in the 15″ scale. Only a few of the many design lines within the framework are darkened for future quilting onto a block-based quilt. (Thanks, MOM, for holding up the demo items!)

Free-Motion Framework Launch Party | Jen Eskridge

We talked about colors, shapes, sizes, time-frames, processes, threads, and we even have door prizes! Thank you to Clover-USAHandiQuilter, and Hab and Dash Threads for book sponsorship! It was quite a night.

I thought you may enjoy some of the silly faces I make when I’m talking at an event. It happens every time. I did have my daughter snap the pictures, and like many quilt guild events before, it is me with my mouth open or eyebrows furrowed. Turns out: I’m an animated speaker. You should see the bonkers-images that I DIDN’T post. They are pretty much like this:

Free-Motion Framework Launch Party | Jen Eskridge