I have done machine quilting for a long time, and since I have a wonderful sit down long arm now, going back to my sewing machine seemed odd. The motions on the sewing machine, however, are the same as the sit down. And it is always helpful to get hints and tips from as many teachers as you can, and students sitting next to you. Cindy was extremely generous with her threads and templates and she showed us a lot of different ways to design and draw feathers, and gave us lots of tips about thread, needles, heirloom soaking products, and batting.
She readily shares on Pinterest, so if you want to see some of her work, and some of her students' work, check it out.
|Picture from Cindy's web page
I hope you have the opportunity to take classes from National teachers too!