Welcome to Episode 41 of Sit & Sew Radio, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous podcast. This week we have Natalia Bonner back on the show talking about her latest book, “Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers.”
Natalia was one of the first guests on this podcast and since that first appearance I have sent her several of my tops to be quilted. She is very talented and almost always includes fabulous feathers on everything I send her.
Real quick before we get into the meat of the interview, we’ve got some new goodies over at shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com. We have a boatload of new pre-cuts from Anna Maria Horner, Carolyn Friedlander, Amy Butler and Maywood Studio. Plus, Dimensions Block of the Month books are now available for purchase and we’ve got a bunch of new patterns to inspire you including the super popular Lisa the Unicorn by Elizabeth Hartman, the creator of Fancy Forest. So click here to check out all the new goodies and get inspired for your next project.
Natalia Bonner, Professional Quilter, Author
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Natalia Bonner. Whenever I have a quilt that I don’t feel I can do justice on the longarm, I send it to her, including the quilt I hope will be on the cover of my first book. Her 4-in-1 ruler is my most used template when I am doing ruler work on the longarm.
Natalia’s talents have been recognized by others as well. She won Best Machine Quilting at QuiltCon in 2017, and she has written five books including, “Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers” that we are talking about in today’s episode.
As you will hear in the interview, feathers are the quilting design I have yet to master. I have attempted them, but the results were pretty disastrous … the quilt is still in time out.
But I think I am ready to try again with Natalia’s Book. She includes 68 modern feather designs in it, each with step-by-step instructions, with easy to understand photos, on how to recreate the feathers on your own quilt. It is a must have for anyone who wants to tackle this classic quilting stitch.
You can listen to Natalia’s previous appearances on the podcast in Episode 28, the QuiltCon 2017 edition, and Episode 4. You can learn more about her and purchase her book on her website piecenquilt.com.