Free Motion Sewing: Basics and Beyond

Instructor: Sue Rasmussen


Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 and 15, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Arts Center

Members of Gualala Arts and PPQG: $100; Members of Gualala Arts or PPQG: $110; Non-members: $120

Signup by August 15, 2016; after that, check availability.
Download: Materials List-Sue Rasmussen

Free Motion Sewing Workshop Machine Quilting BInstructor Sue Rasmussen uses a fun, relaxed and simple approach to enable quilting students to learn a variety of machine quilting designs and tricks for freeform, unmarked feathers. Suitable for beginners or experienced machine quilters, the workshop will introduce new techniques and inspirations that will aid participants in forthcoming quilting adventures and expand artistic horizons.

A diversified quilt instructor since 1988, Rasmussen loves to inspire her class participants to stretch beyond traditional confinements through quick methods of paper foundation piecing, machine pieced landscapes/pictorial quilts, and beautiful, intricate machine quilting. She has produced an extensive and varied body of work, including hundreds of quilts, art quilts and quilted clothing, which can be found on her website at

Teaching professionally for over 27 years, Sue gets her students to think unconventionally about their work, with the creativity and knowledge that she shares in each and every classroom. Sue admits that her love for teaching comes from the interaction with each student, sharing her extensive knowledge of quilting, and delighting in seeing her students’ faces light up in class. “There is nothing more gratifying than seeing quilts from my students that employ one of my techniques or ideas, showing that they have continued to grow as quilters because of something they learned in my class!”

Free Motion Sewing Workshop Machine Quilting D

About the instructor

Sue RasmussenSue has competed nationally and internationally, having quilts accepted at Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, Paducah, Houston, Pacific International Quilt Festival, World Quilt and Textile Show and Road to California. Sue’s quilts have won many awards; from Viewers Choice at PIQF to the prestigious Judges’ Award in Tokyo, Japan. Sue has been a guest on Ricky Tims’ “The Quilt Show”, “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson” and “The Carol Duvall Show”, and had quilts and articles published in numerous magazines. Sue has degrees in Textile Sciences and Agricultural Economics from University of California, Davis.