Special Interest Group: Art Quilt Design on a Mid/Longarm Machine

Moderated by Candice Phelan

Explore inspiring ways to use a longarm machine to create your design layer!

Why use your mid-or longarm machine only for the quilting stitch and let it collect dust, laundry, and scraps the rest of the time? Some innovative SAQA artists are finding that creating their art quilt designs can be easier, faster, and more effective on a sit-down or stand-up mid- or longarm machine.

Connect with this growing group as we experiment, share, and learn from each other’s explorations of this innovative approach. Each month, a different artist shares techniques, followed by a group discussion and sharing ideas on what works. Topics to create your design layer include: Appliqué, couching, thread-painting, piecing, binding, ruler-work, best threads, using unconventional materials such as leather or metal, paper-piecing, and more.

Want to learn more?


This group meets in the 4th Thursday of the month (3pm ET - time zone converter).  At the designated time, click on the link included below under Connection Information. The link is the same for every meeting.

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About the Moderator

Candice PhelanCandice Phelan lives in Wellington Florida, about half-way between Miami and Orlando. A SAQA member since 2009, Candice has been membership director, a Florida pod leader, chair of SAQA’s Regional Development Committee, has led the 2012 member survey and supported others, and has supported the Regional Rep training. She currently serves on SAQA’s Board of Directors, on SAQA’s Development Committee, and supports the Rep’s State-of-the-Regional Report analysis.

See Candice’s work at www.FiberArtVision.com. Her art has consistently been juried into international shows, plus a regional SAQA exhibition that toured twelve nations parks, including the Statue of Liberty Museum. She minored in art, and after retiring from a career as a Learning and Human Resources executive in a Fortune 50 corporation, has continually learned techniques and design principles from top artists.

Questions? Please contact Candice at Candice@FiberArtVision.com.