Why We Do We Make Quilts?

One of the best things about learning free motion quilting is using the skill to complete personal projects that provide comfort for loved ones. "Amanda's Comfort Quilt" is special. The fidget quilt I made for my mother, Amanda, provided sensory activities that reduced her anxiety during her declining years with Dementia. Free motion quilting started when I encountered quilting stencil designs. More experienced quilters me told it was too difficult and don't even try.

I was determined to learn free motion quilting so I could, finish more quilts, quilt stencil designs and save money. Paying a longarm quilter hundreds of dollars for each quilt was not in my budget. I am so glad I did not allow the fear others have with learning free motion quilting stop me from learning. It has allowed me to complete quilts for teen orphans in Uganda, newborns in Israel, Christmas gifts for seniors without families living in nursing homes, babies in intensive care units and so much more.

Get The Help You Need

As your Coach, I will help you set goals, use your natural talents, develop new skills and take action. Together we can create a learning and practice plan to help you achieve your goals one-by-one.

It's your session. You decide the machine quilting topics and tools we discuss. Let's work together to get you to the next level.

How to prepare for your 30-minute session - 1) Select a topic, goal or project 2) Brainstorm 5 to 10 questions to ask

Your Quilting Goals

  • Ruler quilting
  • Quilt-as-desired
  • Free motion quilting tools 
  • Free motion quilting machine quilting setup
  • Machine Piecing techniques and machine setup
  • Selecting  needles and thread for piecing and quilting 
  • A quilting plan that makes the most of limited time.
  • Practice techniques  for learning and finishes projects 
  • Tips for selecting & buying a sewing machine


Do you want a custom heirloom quilt for your family and home?

Let's talk about how we can make a quilt of cherished memories that will last from one generation to another.

Book your consultation below. Consultations are Mondays or Thursdays.

"Soar"  An Original Design by Geraldine Wilkins

Published Designer & Quilt Show Teacher

Geraldine lectures and teaches at international quilt shows, like Quilt Con, and at quilt shops, regional retreats, and guilds. As a former Westalee Design Accredited Teacher and Juki America Educator she criss-crossed the United States teaching at guilds and large quilt shows. Her quilts have exhibited in local and regional quilt shows, national touring events and shows with Hoffman Fabrics, American Quilt Society Quilt Week at Paducah, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, curated exhibits at the Virginia Quilt Museum and juried Sacred Threads 2019 exhibit.

Book Your 30-Minutes

Use the calendar below to book your personal quilt coaching session.
1) Select a Month, 2) Select a "Personal Quilt Coaching" Day & Time 3) Click Register

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Please note, Stitching Lane Society Machine Quilting Mastery Courses are digital courses and therefore once purchased are NOT refundable or exchangeable. Video coaching session are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled under certain conditions. READ Terms & Conditions.