303: Angela Walters

Angela Walters - Modern Quilting for Modern Quilts

Angela Walters learned how to quilt from her husband’s grandfather 10 years ago and has been in love with quilting ever since. She teaches and quilts professionally for some of the top names in the modern quilting world. Her work has been published Extensively. Angela lives with her family in Kansas City, Missouri.


Week 1

Angela Walters is at the forefront of the modern quilting movement. She brings her modern touch to longarm quilting. What makes a “modern quilt” modern? In this segment Angela shares her views, shows examples and reminds us that the modern movement is ever evolving. Her book Free Motion Quilting with Angela Waters – Choose and Use Quilting Designs for Modern Quilts is a useful tool for getting started. At the longarm machine Angela shows how to keep the eye moving in all that negative space that is common in modern quilts.

  • Free Motion Quilting with Angela Waters: Choose and Use Quilting Designs for Modern Quilts by Angela Waters – C & T Publishing – available at StashBooks.com
  • In the Studio with Angela Walters: Machine Quilting Design Concepts Add Movement, Contrast, Depth & More – C & T Publishing – available December 2012


Week 2

Angela Walters learned to quilt the traditional way and that may have helped her bridge the gap when she moved into the world of modern quilting. Her husband’s grandpa influenced her love of quilting and she likes to pass that passion on to other quilters. Angela shows examples from her book to illustrate what elements that make up a modern quilt: solid fabrics, large designs, lots of negative space to name a few. Eighty percent of quilting is knowing where to go next and Angela shows us how at the longarm machine.

Short Takes on Longarm Quilting with Vicki Hoth
Vickie shows how doodling with markers and paper is a great way to work on a quilting design. It helps the quilter know where she’s going next. The Best Ever Rule? Practice, practice, practice!


Week 3

Stitching irregularly shaped pieced blocks can be tricky as the quilting design must increase or decrease in size to fit the irregular space. Angela Walters shows us how. No feather designs here! More geometric shapes are the norm in modern quilting. These designs add texture to the quilt and flow across the quilt. The quilting does not distract from the piecing but enhances the designs. Watch this episode to learn how to bring your quilting into the modern era.