Quilting Rotational Designs with the Walking Foot

The walking foot is typically used for quilting in t/he ditch and for simple linear designs like grids and echo quilting.  While those techniques and designs are staples for the walking foot, that big funny looking foot can do much more.  Lines and gentle curves can be combined in a myriad of ways and if you’re looking for a challenge, come explore the design potential of rotational designs with the walking foot.  Students will learn marking and quilting techniques to quilt these fabulous, complex designs as well as a “quilt as you go” process to make these designs even more accessible for large quilts.  Students will quilt linear rotations, shape based rotations as well as intriguing geometric linear curved designs.  Students will come away with quilted sample designs along with the technical information and confidence to quilt these designs at home.

7 Hour Class (includes one hour for lunch) – DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CLASS
June 17, 2021 – 8:00am
Room: 4
Fee: $120 (kit included)

Student Capacity: 20

Supply List:

  • Bernina sewing machines will be provided for students by Quilters HQ.
  • Pillow or chair pad to help you be at the right height for quilting. Chairs at workshop venues can be very low. (Recommended)
  • Quilting gloves (optional)
  • 6″ x 24″ acrylic ruler
  • Pins
  • *Fabric safe marker (s) – Please make sure your marking tool contrasts with the fabric in your quilt sandwiches. Seeing the markings is important for this class.
  • Practice quilt sandwiches should be whole cloth and solid fabrics.
    • (4) 18″ x 18″ prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
    • Please use solid fabrics for your quilt sandwiches.
    • Please spray baste (recommended) or thread baste your sandwiches. We will be doing intensive marking and pin basted sandwiches will not work.
  • Fabric for Quilt As You Go (using same fabrics as sandwiches)
    • One 2″ x 18″ strip of quilting cotton
    • One 4″ x 18″ strip of quilting cotton
    • One 1″ x 20″ strip of batting (the same batting used in your practice sandwiches)
  • Notebook or sketchbook and pencil
  • Four 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of cardstock
  • Scissors for cutting paper
  • Snips

If you have any questions about preparation, materials or equipment for the class, don’t hesitate to contact me at jacquietps@gmail.com.


Class Registration $120
Available Tickets: 4
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Jacquie Gering


Jacquie Gering

Jacquie is a passionate modern quilt artist, maker and teacher. She is known for her innovative designs, striking message quilts and unique style as well as for being a pioneer of creativity, innovation and expertise in walking foot quilting. Jacquie co-authored Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts and her book, Walk: Master Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot is a comprehensive guide to all things walking foot quilting. She is a leader in and advocate for the modern quilting movement. The International Association of Creative Arts Professionals named her Quilt Teacher of the Year for 2014. Walk 2.0: More Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot is her newest book. She lives in Kansas City with her husband Steve and her dog Sideways, and shares her quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio.