we proudly announce...
Sally Terry Awarded IMQA's Teacher of the Year 2012
Originator of: The Language of Quilting™
Terry Twist® Templates
Terry Twist® Stencils
Pathways To Better Quilting Book
Hooked On Feathers Book
Pathways From Quilt Top To Quilted Book
Hooked On Feathers is the No. 1 Quilting Book 2009
from American Quilter's Society.
Hooked On Feathers is Sally's fourth book, instructing beginners to advanced quilters, sewing on traditional machines to longarms how to quickly and easily quilt the heirloom style feathers.
a note from sally...
"My life is evolving in stages: dedication to family, then marketing-sales-advertising entrepreneurship and finally the wonderful world of machine quilting."
"After eating a lot of "mac and cheese" my quilting business started taking off. To my surprise, about a year after getting my quilting machine, I was asked to teach a machine quilting class and thinking to myself, 'am I really qualified?'.
"I am thrilled to be able to share and help others build profitable machine quilting businesses. Most quilters love the process and hands-on aspect. Turning a love and passion into a business should not be difficult--it should be fun, fulfilling and profitable."
"When not listening to the hum of my quilting machine, I read mysteries, go antiquing and "junking", collect linens and fabric, and love cooking shows."
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Sally Terry’s quilting path began at the age of three. Through her teen years she made all her own clothing and tailored her own suits and coats, with bound buttonholes, sewn on Grandma's Featherweight. Sally began professional longarm machine quilting in 1999. With her art and graphic background and heart of a teacher, she “cannot get her ideas out there fast enough.”
"I feel I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. Creating several business from scratch has given me valuable knowledge of marketing and business strategies which apply directly to professional machine quilters. A lifetime of experiences in marketing, advertising and sales gives a fresh insight to machine quilters in today's competitive environment."
Her joyful enthusiasm for sharing, results in full day workshops for longarm, midarm and shortarm machine quilters, in her studio, in Paducah. She also is a member of the Instructor Program for Janome-America Sewing Machines. Her teaching career includes MQX, MQS, HMQS, Innovations, Vermont Quilt Festival, quilt markets plus attends major shows and markets nationwide.
Most students feel she has a relaxed way of teaching machine quilting which encourages confidence and a joy of learning. Sally approaches the information in her classes from the student’s point-of-view with in-depth knowledge that is creative and inspirational.
Sally specializes in running different threads, and free-motion quilting with a true touch of creativity. Many of her concepts have become common practice for beginning machine quilters. She feels that you do not have to copy her exactly to be productive and truly successful without unstitching.
Hooked On Feathers book, is the No. 1 quilting book for 2009 from American Quilter's Society. If you are wondering about the Hooked On Feathers technique, it is a non-marking, non-backtracking machine quilted feather for traditional sewing machine to longarm, that actually turns corners easier free-motion than marked. More information about the hook shape and the other 4 quilting shapes of The Language of Quilting is found in Pathways to Better Quilting. Now HOF has become the most popular way to machine quilt feathers, because it requires stitching only one shape, the hook, which is so, so easy to master. Newby's love it and many have told me they are not even going to learn the traditional and heirloom feather because their Hooked On Feathers look so good. Plus they are a joy to stitch.
A blue ribbon quilter, Sally's book Pathways to Better Quilting, published by American Quilter’s Society is in its third publication and as popular today as it was when it was released. Her newly developed technique of five basic shapes for machine quilting helps one easily choose and quilt perfect patterns.
Midwest Book Review calls it a "classic" and must for every quilter's library.
In addition, she produced three longarm videos Care and Adjustment, Getting Ready to Quilt, and Creative Thread Guide Video. She has written numerous articles for professional quilting magazines, and has many quilts featured in American Patchwork and Quilting and numerous quilting publications and catalogs by Better Homes and Gardens. With six instructional CD's and over 20 different machine quilting classes, Sally currently has six published pattern packs available from her website sallyterry.com Plus she has appeared on Quilt Central TV and American Quilter. The popular Terry Twist® series of continuous-line templates, stencils and patterns are used world wide. And the 5 shapes of The Language of Quilting is a machine quilting instructional standard.
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