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Sally Terry Quilting Classes -Workshops -Lectures


Sally made me feel that this is within my reach. Lovely, very personable instructor.

Give Your Quilting Loving Attendees At Your Next  Event MEMORIES That Will Last A Lifetime


  • Technique Class

  • Project Class

  • Demo/Lecture 

  • Quilt Trunk Show

  • Presentations

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Sally Terry Free Motion Class with Badlands Quilt Group
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45 Minutes to - 1.5 Hours

Depending on your topic I may bring quilts to pass around, handouts, use a PowerPoint Presentation, make a Whiteboard Presentation or maybe your group would bring something for me to comment on like quilt tops. I travel with my own digital projector so a screen or plain wall would be need and an extension cord.

Running Threads - My most requested Lecture. Covers 15 Different Thread Types 

We all practically have a quilt shop of different threads in our sewing rooms. Some threads run beautifully, and many will create lots of problems for us and our beloved machines. We’ve invested a lot in threads and it is increasing. Watch and learn how to run Specialty Threads and how to control the other many pesky threads that are refusing to cooperate which you already have on hand. I’ll pass around so you can handle closeup over 15 threads and explore their characteristics, learning how to adjust your bobbin tension and top tension for running on your own machine. Extensive PowerPoint Presentation and handout. All Levels

The Language of Quilting Trunk Show - Fun High Energy Presentation with Ideas Flying Everywhere.

Bring all those quilt tops that have been patiently waiting for machine quilting patterns and need layout ideas. Sally will go over each one and show you how to quickly make pattern decisions that are compatible with the piecing and fabric choice of the quilt top, whether traditional, contemporary, frilly or masculine. She'll bring loads of stencils and patterns so you can all join in on choosing the right patterns that coordinate with block, border, sashing and fill designs. Learn to pick ​shapes that work well small, medium and large. She will also introduce you to asymmetrical patterns so you never have to be perfect. Even if you take your quilt tops to a professional machine quilter this lecture can save you time and help you get the look you want for your quilt.

Modern Quilt Patterns & Modern Quilt Colors - Attendees bring 3 of their favorite colors Paint Chips.

This quilt is interesting--modern or is it a new twist on an old pattern? Find out what makes it a Modern Quilt. Discover which colors and fabrics to use. Can I use a pattern I already have....of course you can, see how to adapt it and make it modern. If this is confusing Sally's dynamic lecture gets even more creative when each attendee brings 3 of their favorite colors paint chips and together will have a great fun exploring and finding great design solutions. PowerPoint Presentation and Trunk Show.

Machine Quilting For Business or Pleasure - Great presentation for Professional Machine Quilters, Quilt Shops, Customer Service Training.  Click here for more information

We are all in this together. Sally talks about where to find your customers. How to keep your customers Loyal and coming back. How to rekindle old customers plus, how to market successfully to women. Get great insight into how and why women buy. Plus we will talk about customer service strategies from a marketing point of view. She will also discuss your online presence. Sally will continue to talk until all questions are addressed. 


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Classes and Workshops can be scheduled for half or full day presentations for both Home Sit-down or Stand-up Machines. If you choose there may be a handout amount or kit amount paid to Sally at the beginning of the class.

Some classes could  be presented in Lecture/Demo format if you choose.

These classes may also be extended, coordinating by topic, skill level and technique to accommodate Retreats and 2-3 Day Quilt Shows and Events.

Machine Quilting With Rulers  - My most requested Class/Workshop

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines

The ¼” RULER FOOT that fits your Traditional Sewing Machine is a little machine quilting jewel. This is your chance to see how easy it is to get perfect patterns stitched with precision using rulers. With your machine's particular Ruler foot and any Rulers you may have, plus an all important extended table, to keep rulers stable, you'll learn how to stitch the latest patterns. Find out how to layout machine quilting patterns for different areas of the quilt top. Learn to coordinate your hands and stitching speed. Get tips to hold and position and move your the rulers for smooth stitching. We'll create designs for spines, borders and block designs. This is a great class to learn how to get your own projects done.

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Beginner Free Motion Freedom with Wiggle Room - My most requested Class/Workshop

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines

Remember, "as long as your shapes are pretty you don't have to rip out!" A great class to get started following patterns and smoothing out your shapes. Learn how to move your hands, where to focus your eyes, count for consistency and how to use Sally's "wiggle room" method to hide your bobbles and wobbles. Get tips on how to look perfect while learning by stitching the 5 Basic Shapes in fill patterns, sashing patterns and block designs. We will even discuss what type of thread and batting choices help us make our machine quilting look like we have been quilting for years. Beginner Level

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Free Motion Freedom with Wiggle Room Fills & Meanders 

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines​

Whether you are just starting out or you are comfortable with machine quilting get a new fun way to interpret the patterns so even the most complicated designs look smooth, consistent and practiced...even if they are not. Travel among the threads adding intricate textured designs. Use a simple trick to smooth out your threadpaths and hide the bobbles and wobbles. After this class you will love how you can stitch beautifully the most intricate complicated patterns without marking and build in "wiggle room" so you never have to be perfect. Confident Beginner & Up

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Wild & Crazy Free Motion Make It Up As You Go - New

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines​

This class encourages you to keep building your skills. Get exciting texture, beautiful repeating shapes, cross over the lines and love the look. Learn to choose and coordinate your patterns with others on the quilt top. To simplify the process we will limit ourselves to 3 patterns. Then together find creative ways to use them throughout the quilt top from border to block to sashing and fills adding more texture, more detail, more design. Lots of "ah ha" moments! Advanced Level

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Hooked On Feathers

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines


Hooked on Feathers means fun, fast, no backtracking, beautiful double feathers. Use the most forgiving feather ever and you will never have to rip out. Perfect for beginners, incredibly creative, versatile for advanced and forgiving for all. Stitches easily with minimum to no marking. You may never want to quilt another feather style when you learn the variations the Hooked on Feather can do!  All Levels

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Light Hearted Feathers - New

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines


This class gives you 2 beautiful feathering techniques for beginners to advanced levels. Learn to follow a pattern and stencils for borders, blocks & sashings. Create gorgeous free motion hearts loaded with forgiving feathers. Get the secret to keeping your feathers consistent sizes. Use tips and shortcuts for spacing and larger sizing. All Levels

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Modern Quilts & Using Decorative Stitches on Your Domestic Machine- New

For Home Sewing Machines

​Explore patterns and designs for the Modern Quilt. We'll use all those great decorative stitches on your domestic machine creating unique quilting patterns. Learn how make straight lines straight and designs that look great repeated. Together we explore Step-by-Step Quilt Pattern Planning Strategies for your quilts. All Levels

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Free Motion Feathers with Stencils, Patterns and Rulers/Templates - New

For Home Sewing Machines and Long Arm Quilting Machines


You may be right feathered or left feathered, right designed or left designed. Use only The 5 Basic Shapes to quilt feathers, leaves, and other designs around templates and stencils. Beginner Friendly! Learn which patterns are easiest for you to stitch for long arms and how to move the fabric under your sewing machine foot for domestic sewing machines. You will be amazed just how easy it is with a few simple moves how your skills increase and your quilts sing with beauty and graceful flowing patterns. Bring your favorite feather stencil and a ruler.  All Levels

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Workshops can be scheduled for half or full day.

Feathers by The Pattern Basket


Such a popular pattern. Make each bird your own with florals, Grandma's Attic, Solids, Layer Cakes or your Team's Colors if you are the Cardinals! Easy block construction and no partial seams. All you need is 15-20 - 10" squares or Layer Cake Pack for your birds. Use simple plain solid background fabric. Pattern assembles 30 birds. Don't let this Spring Flock get away! Finishes 60" x 70"  Confident Beginner

This class is so popular, please plan early

because patterns may take over 30-45 days to receive. 

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Bunny Hill Free Motion Raw Edge Landscape Applique with 3-D Flowers


Beginner Friendly Bunny a hillside to call her own. Original pattern by Sally. This beginner friendly class covers copying the applique design to fusing and then stitching pattern to background. Then learn free motion applique as we create 3-D flowers. Super fun technique forms any shape in to 3-D objects for lot of projects. Finished size is 17” x 18”. Beginner & Up

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Pinwheel Parade


Use 2 ½” strips and some simple clever Strip Piecing along with some fun easy cutting and trimming to make the octagon shape for your quilt blocks. Because it is strip pieced, this goes quicker than you may imagine. And, believe me, it is truly a no stress quilt and the centers even match every time! So grab your favorite Jellyroll. Or use Kaffe Fasset Fabric, like shown, in contrasting darks, mediums and sprinkle in a few medium-light value prints plus you can use a soft subtle background print which really works well with strong prints. Now you have it made from Crib, Lap, Twin, Queen, King. Strip-A-Licious Pattern

Confident Beginner​

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Diamond In The Rough


Beautiful Star Quilt Pattern with an ingeniously easy way to construct the blocks for beautiful points that meet every time. Your fabrics can be simple colorful stash fabrics with high contrasting solids to indigos and batiks. Even give this design a modern look with black-gray patterns with yellow or teal contrasting centers. 70" x 85" Finished    Debbie Caffrey Pattern    Confident Beginner

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