Come Join Free Motion Quilting Academy!

Do you want to finish your own quilts and love the result?
Are you ready to feel confident tackling all kinds of quilting motifs?
Do you want to know how to make a plan for custom quilting and have the skills to execute it?
Are you committed to putting in the work behind your machine to practice in order to see progress?

If you answered YES to these questions, my friend, then it’s time for you to learn how to be a fully fledged and fabulously capable Quilting Rockstar!

What’s Included?

Free Motion Quilting Academy is an online course designed to guide you from a beginner quilter (yes, even a baby beginner) to a confident intermediate quilter. Inside this class, you’ll learn how to set up your home sewing machine for free motion quilting, how to make a quilting plan (deciding what to quilt where), and learn how to stitch dozens of free motion quilting motifs. In addition, I’ve created an exclusive Facebook group where I do live Q&A sessions and where you can share your questions and successes with me and your fellow students— plus, you have access to the videos and Facebook group forever!

That’s right— for the price of a trip to the fabric shop or sending one quilt out the longarmer— I can teach you how to finish your own quilts with skill and confidence!

Free Motion Quilting Academy with HollyAnne Knight of String & Story

How does it work?

How exactly does one go about learning all of this free motion quilting in just 8 weeks? It’s a lot easier than you think!

Step 1: Doodle. We will do a lot of drawing (I promise you can do this even if you “can’t draw”!). Just like we all spent years in school on handwriting practice to learn how to write, so drawing builds up muscle memory to help your quilting

Step 2: Practice. I recommend spending about 2 hours total per week practicing your free motion quilting, broken into 20 or 30 minute sessions.

Step 3: Encouragement & Community. I and your fellow Rockstars-in-Training are in this with you! We will have weekly live Q&A sessions in a private Facebook group, share wins and challenges, and, at the end of the 8 weeks, celebrate your progress and portfolio completion with the Rockstar Graduation & Pinning (Graduation is held via Facebook Live, and you’ll receive a commemorative pin in the mail)

Here’s what some graduated Quilting Rockstars have to say about their experience in Free Motion Quilting Academy:


Denise G's whole cloth quilt from Free Motion Quilting Academy with HollyAnne Knight of String & Story
[Free Motion Quilting Academy] was a fabulous experience! HollyAnne truly instills confidence in her students to try new motifs, building on previously learned skills. I could see my free motion quilting skills grow every week. I highly recommend it. For the cost of sending a quilt to a longarmer, I now feel confident to quilt all my quilts myself. HollyAnne has an infectious energetic personality and has built a safe supportive community of quilters.The support of fellow cohort students is a big plus.
— Denise G.
I went from beginner to intermediate. Before I stated I could not make a curved line at all! Now I love making curvy motifs! The support and encouragement to from HollyAnne and other rockstars is so
helpful! Worth every penny!
— Francie Jo S.
Francie Jo S's whole cloth quilt from Free Motion Quilting Academy with HollyAnne Knight of String & Story
Debi P's whole cloth quilt from Free Motion Quilting Academy with HollyAnne Knight of String & Story
I’m still amazed at the quilting I was confident in doing after such a short time. HollyAnne Knight’s video are easy to follow along and I found her soft spoken deliverance of the material relaxing. I believe this is what eased my nervousness allowing me to build my quilting FM skills and new motifs.
— Debi P.

Registration for the Fall 2019 Cohort closes on September 18th— sign up today!