RaNae Merrill – Free-Motion Mastery in a Month/RaNae Merrill Quilt Design
RaNae’s superpower is teaching free-motion quilting to beginners!
Like so many quilters, she got really frustrated trying to learn FMQ. Her “Aha!” moment came when she realized that, as a lifelong pianist and piano teacher, she already knew how to teach her hands to do complex movements. Using that experience as a springboard, she created Free-Motion Mastery in a Month, a simple step-by-step system for anyone to easily learn FMQ.
Before jumping into free-motion quilting, RaNae wrote three books about using spirals in quilt design: Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts, Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts, and Sideways Spiral Quilts. These fascinating designs are all created with straight lines using foundation piecing and are much easier to sew than they look!