Quilts # 23 & 24 for 2023 are two identical fish quilts quilted on my Q20 Long Arm Machine with custom wavy lines and spiral lines to depict motion in the ocean! They were fun to complete for my lovely customer Sue who also brought me a Timmies coffee when she picked them up and it was just the day I needed the caffein. Much appreciated Thank You Sue and thanks also for the continued business and quilts you bring to me. I appreciate all my customers of course, 😋
TONIGHT, I'm the guest presenter for Paul Léger Quilts ( A fellow BERNINA Brand Ambassador & Friend) . I'll be discussing "Tips To Sew with Vinyl and a DIY Project Bag". The above BERNINA Sewing Machine Presser feet will be discussed and just how great they are!
Paul is the host and he will give over the reigns to me to present. If you would like an invitation to this zoom even at 7 pm tonight. Please use the contact tab above and give me your email to join in 7-8 max so not a big time commitment. I think everyone will learn something new and I'll share some project ideas. Hope to see you there! ❤️
We all don't just quilt on quilts, sometimes it's as small as a coaster, pot holder, placemat, table runner, bag , quilt etc. The sky is the limit really.
The quilt shown below is intended to be an on the floor play mat where the diagonal dark grey and light grey areas are roads and the green in organic areas, grass, forest etc.
The grey areas were custom quilted by me on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm Machine and quilted with straight lines as walkways & roads. The green with grass & leaves.
My customer who pieced this quilt intends on adding appliqués of houses and other neighbourhood buildings. It's going to make an awesome play mat for a lucky baby girl!
Showing & sharing once again, realize the potential of your machine, whatever it may be!
Enjoy this beautiful fall day!🍁
My new blog post on the BERNINA International is up and the link is here If you want to learn about your Bernina Machine, check out the post in click on the Links for Free Learning Resources.
Learning about your Bernina = Happy Sewing!
This quilted wall hanging ( Quilt # 19 for 2024 for me) is approximately 56 x 56" square & is a quilt that I taught as a private lesson to a small group over about 8 months. I call mine Mardi Gras Lone Star because it's so colourful! Lessons learned: 60 degree angle strip piecing, Y-seams, curved piecing, english paper piecing and a unique border layout. It was fun & my little group did a fantastic job on theirs too! I ended up ruler quilting it for the most part with some free motion quilting.
This week I was teaching at BERNINA Canada in Whitby Ontario for Sept 20 & 21. My topic "Learn Your Long Arm", discussing the operation of the Q24, Q20 & Q16 BERNINA Long Arm Machines. This involved may subtopics about these incredible machines, including maintenance, software, mechanical knowledge and a whole host of creative possibilities.
My sister (Alison) & I made 15 gorgeous tote bags with Benartex Fabric as gifts to this inaugural class & door prizes for all.
We also had some awesome sponsors including: BERNINA Canada, www.sillymonquiltingco.ca (rulers), Uh Oh Creations Patterns, HA Kidd (Unique Quilting Notions), Alison Lumb Sewing Studio, www.quiltingintheloft.com, Schmetz Needles,, Benartex Fabric, Northcott Fabric, Sew Tite Magnets, Madeira Thread & Creekbank Sewing Shop (Mountforest). In addition, Kawartha Quilting & Sewing offered to do a last minute pop up shop!. A total of 12 participants (dealers & consumers) from all over Ontario, Quebec & BC attended the first 2 days .
This was an awesome event with great participation, questions from the audience, lot's of camaraderie & laughter.
We finished off day 2 with a rapid fire thread painting session where we tested out 10 very willing students & a Q Frame & Q Sit Down Model machines. Team Frame vs Team Sit Down. The laughter & competitive spirit that ensued was contagious to put it mildly.
On Sept 22, Adrienne Gallagher BERNINA Educator taught a fantastic Q Matic Class with about 7 participants in attendance. Lot's to learn & again more fun to imagine all of the possibilities of this amazing computer equipment.
Deb Yew also a BERNINA Educator was essential to coordinating this with me over many months, she took a real leap of faith and then was there to help me & participants throughout the whole event. Deb you are the best! 😊
I have already gotten lots of positive feedback so I am hoping to present this class & format again soon, stay tuned.
If you are a shop owner & you need a class like this, please feel free to contact me via my contact tab above. I will also be sure to post about upcoming teaching events on this blog.
Thanks so much again to BERNINA Canada, Adrienne, Deb, Jay Trudy & Andrew , all of our awesome sponsors, my sister Alison for all of her help (our timer, bell ringer & sewist extraordinaire!). A big thank you to all of the wonderful participants who took their valuable time to attend. I sincerely hope you are inspired. I know I was inspired by your energy, brand loyalty, questions & ideas so THANKS VERY MUCH!
Enjoy the videos & images below:
Rapid Fire Thread Painting Videos Karon Team Frame & Bizz Team Table Below:
and the winner is...... Team Sit Down, all 10 participants did a great job but the judges had to decide
I hope you enjoyed this visual montage from the event and please don't hesitate to contact me if you need BERNINA Q series training, Thanks again to all BERNINA Staff, Participants & Sponsors!
Learn Your BERNINA Longarm! Sept 20 & 21 2023. This event is for both BERNINA Sit-Down machines and Frame models. Join us at the BERNINA office in Whitby, ON to learn every aspect of your Q series longarm from loading a quilt, settings, maintenance and many techniques to enhance your longarm quilting. Bring all your questions and be ready to put all of Robin's techniques into practice on our Q series machines. Q matic instruction is available in a separate add-on class. Sept 22nd. Want more info? Check it out:
Quilt #17 for 2023 is really quilted fabric , 10 meters of it ! I think that constitutes a quilt am I right?
Check out my blog post here on the BERNINA International Blog about using channel locks for perfect horizontal lines and see what I did with all that fabric
A surprise just came to me in the mail from BERNINA Canada. It's a very nice back pack with lots of storage! This was a Thank You for helping out at Quilt Canada, which was a complete pleasure.
Thanks BERNINA Canada. You Rock!❤️
Our new events and education at BERNINA Canada in Whitby, ON are filling up fast! Don't miss your chance to attend one of these events! Want to spend a couple days learning from our BERNINA Ambassadors? Check out our BERNINA Owners Sewing Summit (BOSS)! Want to learn how to make a Stitched Mandala from BERNINA Australia Ambassador Deborah Louie, we have that too! Last but not least, so many of you have asked about education on Q Series and Q matic - yup, it's there too!! There will be learning, fun, giveaways and so much more. Join us!!
BOSS : August 8/9
Stitched Mandala with Deborah Louie: August 26/27
Learn your BERNINA Longarm with Robin Bogaert: Sept 20/21
Q-matic: Sept 22
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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