Design Options with Christina Cameli, Fresh Quitling 101

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It's Fresh Quilting's very first episode! Author and free-motion quilt artist Christina Cameli explains her methods for determining which areas to quilt and showcases some of her best free-motion techniques. Next Heather Grant and art historian/quilter Allison Evans discuss best practices for planning a charity quilt event. And finally, author and quilter Jacquie Gering demonstrates her method for quilting gentle curves.

Fresh Quilting segments: Season 1, Episode 1


Christina Cameli has been quilting for more than a decade, starting with a box of her grandmother’s fabric scraps. She now teaches, designs patterns, and writes books to share her love of quilting, especially free-motion quilting. Christina is the author of the books First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting and Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a nurse-midwife. Christina writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps and is a member and past-president of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

Allison Evans was an art historian with a background in charity work in a previous life, and now she's a mom to two little girls by day and a quilter by night. Working with different charity sewing groups has allowed Allison to blend her past volunteer work with her love of quilting. She writes a series on sewing blog Sew Mama Sew called Sew Good, which highlights various charity sewing and quilting projects, and am always looking for suggestions. Originally from New York City, Allison calls Ohio home now.

Jacquie Gering is a passionate modern quilt maker and designer known for her innovative “out of the box” designs, striking message quilts, and unique style. Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts is her first book. Jacquie is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Modern Quilt Guild and she blogs and shares her quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and black lab.