Wednesday, July 29, 2015

John Flynn Quilt Frame

Our local quilt guild, The Rain Country Quilters, used to bring nationally known quilt instructors to our little town once a year.  They opened up the classes to everyone, quilt guild members and non-quilt guild members alike.  The Rain Country Quilters hosted many wonderful quilters, Kim Dihl, Carol Doak, Elenore Burns and John Flynn to name a few.  I attended a quilt class with instructor John Flynn.  I am still working on the 'Storm At Sea' quilt we did in the class.  It is a UFO I must finish. 

It was at this class that I learned about the quilt frame John Flynn had recently developed.  One of the class members had purchased one and hadn't had a chance to use it because she wasn't quite sure how to put it together.  She brought hers in and John gave us all a little instruction.  

For the past several years, I have been thinking about purchasing a John Flynn Quilt frame.  This winter, at the Road To California quilt show,  I bit the bullet and bought the frame.  I walked by the box for 6 months before I could muster up the courage to take it out and put it together.  There is a DVD and alsobpaper instructions for setting up the frame.  I chose to go to the website to get my instructions.  The instructions on the website are easy to follow and you can stop and replay them over and over. (John Flynn Website-CLICK HERE)
I've accomplished step 1 of the process, the frame is put together and the quilt is on the frame.  Now to figure out what to quilt.  

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  1. I think I have seen this online or in a magazine before and wondered how well they would work? I will be interested to read about your thoughts. Good luck with the project.

  2. I like the fact that there is no basting. I just need to get it into my machine and start quilting.

  3. I have never seen a frame like this before. Can't wait to see how your quilting goes and hear what you have to say about trying it out. Thanks so much for sharing, Kathi!

  4. I have heard many good things about this quilt frame. Have fun with it!

  5. Would love to see how it turns out! Good luck :)