I’m so gosh darn excited to share insights with you today about Paula Reid, a free-motion quilting expert.  Paula will be teaching a 2-day class at Sewing Machines Plus in February..  This is a great opportunity to learn/improve your free-motion quilting skills, as well as gaining insights on how to manage large quilts on a domestic machine, as Paula will share her “Fluff and Stuff” technique with attendees.  And, of course, I want to encourage you to attend this class if you are able to do so.

Sewing Machines Plus has several locations, as well as a great online store.

sewing machines plusPaula’s 2-day class is scheduled for:

Sewing Machines Plus
713 Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
February 23-24 – 10am-5pm

There are also several very nice and reasonably priced hotels nearby, for those coming from out of the area.


Having taken classes with Paula previously, this really is a great opportunity to learn/improve and it is also a very reasonably priced 2-day class.

Click here for more info on this class and/or to register for Paula’s class at Sewing Machines Plus.  This class will fill up quickly, so be sure to register ASAP for this rare opportunity for a two-day class with Paula Reid in sunny Southern California!

Did I mention a sneak peak on the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge?

Paula was one of the FMQ Experts that shared a wonderful free-tutorial during the 2012 FMQ Challenge.    During the 2015 FMQ Challenge, in the month of July, QuiltShopGal will again proudly showcase Paula as an FMQ Expert.  Participants in this online challenge will have several ways to participate and enter to win prizes.  Of course those that take this workshop with Paula will certainly have gained expertise to help them in this challenge.  Challenge participants will be able to  utilize her free-tutorial, use tips and designs found in her  DVD “Beyond the Basics: Free Motion & Trapunto”, as well as insights from her online class at Craftsy “Start Machine Quilting”.  But seriously, don’t overlook the opportunity to learn from Paula in person.  A two day workshop with her will certainly be fun  and a great way to learn/improve your FMQ skills.

All the details for the FMQ Challenge in July, will be released on QuiltShopGal on July lst.


For those that can’t make it to this upcoming class at Sewing Machines Plus, you may want to consider taking her class on Craftsy, which again will also help you with the July FMQ Challenge:

CRAFTSY with Paula Reid

You can also purchase Paula’s excellent FMQ DVDs from her online store at: http://www.battsintheattic.com/ and they too will help you with the FMQ Challenge, but there will be greater emphasis in this challenge placed on “Beyond the Basics”.



You can find Paula at: 


You can find Sewing Machines Plus at:


For those wanting more information on the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, you can click the menu tabs underneath the header image of this blog EVENTS > FREE-MOTION QUILTING > 2015 FREE MOTION QUILTING CHALLENGE to visit the main page for this event which will always contain current links to all the monthly challenges:


The January FMQ Challenge is also still open to enter and there are five options to enter.  You can do one or all, for more entries to win prizes.  But you can also do this challenge for personal skill building, anytime and share your photos in a flickr group created to share any FMQ project you wish to share.

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