Foundations in Free-Motion Quilting

Foundations in Free-Motion Quilting with Teri Lucas

Join us for a beginning machine quilting class to get the most out of your domestic home machine. Quilt making is a combination of skills coming together to create and make something beautiful and practical. This class covers the practical means to achieve beautiful work; from accurate piecing to options in free-motion quilting. Teri shows us the little tricks that make all the difference in piecing and quilting. We'll make a small quilt and then move onto practice pieces.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 20 students. Registration closes on February 29, 2024. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Class Materials

Your class registration fee includes a materials kit with a value of $120 shipped to your door. Residents outside the USA will pay the difference in shipping.

The kit includes:
Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting by Teri Lucas
Batt Scooters
60 weight thread for piecing and in the bobbin
size 70/10 Microtex Needles
One pre-marked quilt sandwich for practice

Students will also want to provide:
1. Sewing machine
In good working condition with patchwork foot for piecing and open foot for free-motion quilting (like BERNINA #24 foot)

2. Cutting/Measuring
24’’ x 36’’ self-healing cutting mat
45 mm Rotary Cutter
6’’ x 24’’ Ruler
12’’ square ruler
*Rulers should be of the same brand for consistency in cutting

3. Thread
50 weight 2 ply cotton – size 80/12 Microtex Needle
50 weight 3 ply cotton – size 90/14 Top Stitch needle
40 weight cotton and polyester size 90/14 Top Stitch needle
28 weight cotton - size 100/16 Top Stitch needle
* I recommend thread from Superior Threads, Aurifil, Glide, Wonderfil

4. Fabric
Quilt 1
(8) 2 ½’’ dark squares
(8) 2 ½’’ light squares
one fat quarter medium color for inner border and backing
one fat quarter for outer border and binding
One 16’’ square low loft cotton or mid loft poly/cotton batting

Quilt 2, 3, 4 (one in kit)
SewLine Marking Pencil
Two fat quarters for each quilt in a solid or mottled, silk, silk/cotton blend
One fat quarter batting

Please select a variety of color that you love.

5. Other Useful Notions
Seam Ripper
Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool
Quilters Select Free-Fuse or 505 Spray

Age Range


Skill Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for four weekly 2.5-hour live online sessions on Thursdays at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT on the schedule below. The first session is on March 7.

* Skips March 28

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Foundations in Free-Motion Quilting
Teri Lucas

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

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Teri Lucas

Teri Lucas

Teri Lucas is a quilter, teacher, blogger and author residing in Central Texas. Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing in July 2020,covers thread weight, thread and needle pairing, beginner color relationships, and what Teri calls the "theory of color relativity.

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