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International Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year


Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator Machine Quilting Classes and appearances







Sharing machine quilting knowledge for the last 16 years.
Sally has trained or demonstrated on: A-1 | APQS | BabyLock | Bernina | Brother | Elna Gammill | HQ | Innova | Janome | Nolting | Pfaff | Prodigy | TinLizzie


Sally Terry's Well Known and Top Selling Books Published by AQS:
Pathways To Better Quilting Book
Hooked On Feathers Book Pathways
From Quilt Top To Quilted Book

Pathways from Quilt Top to Quilted Book by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilting and ClassesPathways To Better Quilting Book by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator    Hooked on Feathers Book by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilting and Classes





Machine Quilting CLASS & WORKSHOP OFFERINGS or CREATE YOUR OWN
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Guild, Private, Quilt Shop Classes and Machine Quilting Workshops


Call 863-5quilt5 (863-578-4585) EST to inquire


All Levels • True Beginner • Competent Beginner
• Intermediate • Business • Program




Sally's techniques cross over and directly apply from Domestic to Long Arm Quilting Machines. One class can apply to both Domestic to Long Arm Techniques.

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  • Classes & Workshops are customized to each group level of skill. 
  • Private lessons are available in Jacksonville, FL or at your location.

For Sally's Bio and Career Information click here
Sewing since the age of 3...



Pricing varies according to your scheduling: 
Half-day Group Classes start at 375.00
Full-day Group Classes start at 475.00 with some 2 day classes
Individual Studio Classes start at 275.00/day with Multiple Day and Multiple Attendee Discount


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Full contract is available to review. 
Call me 8AM-7PM EST at 863-5quilt5 (863-578-4585) and let me know where to send the contract link.

Class Types can be from inspiring slide and video presentations, detailed lecture/demos, informative lecture, essential drawing and drafting, and creative hands-on for Domestic to Long Arm Quilting Machines.




Popular Machine Quilting Right Now Classes:

Beginning Free MotionFeather FUN-damentals
Running Specialy Threads
Free Motion (Modern) Fills


All of Sally's Classes use Wiggle Room
Machine Quilting Patterns and Designs Wiggle Room by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator Image

"Wiggle Room" does not mean beginner basic techniques and skills, it means that the mistakes one makes while learning are cleverly and uniquely built into the specific level of patterns, designs and techniques so you can learn the skill quickly with great results immediately, and the bobbles and wobbles disappear.


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ALL LEVELS OF QUILTERS we recommend the following classes:

RUNNING SPECIALTY THREADS for Domestic & Long Arm Machines



Running Threads Guide for Machine Quilters by Sally Terry Machine Quilting Patterns and Designs Wiggle Room by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator
2 Hour Lecture/Demo
2 Hour Lecture
1 Hour Group Presentation/Main Speaker Topic
4 Hour Hands-On with 4-10 (standup or sitdown) same machine brand with trainer present


From Domestic to Long Arm Machine Quilting, this class gives you the knowledge and confidence to run all different threads that you may have been afraid to use because you could never get the tension right. Those pesky threads!!! 

We will look at different manufacturers, fiber content, the importance of running speeds and what the manufacturers don't tell you. Plus, we will create the best threadpath through the thread guides, find the correct running speeds, discuss bobbins and bobbin tension, pick the right needle and needle size, plus look closely at batting and fabric tension for that perfect stitch. Watch close-up photos of 15 different thread types. 

Get THE 3 CLUES the thread leaves behind when it breaks and the exact adjustments for them. After this class you will have a clear understanding of how to adjust your machine for smooth performance...no more pesky threads!





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PATHWAYS TO BETTER QUILTING

Machine Quilting by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator
2 Hour Lecture/Demo
2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
4 Hour Hands-On 
1 Hour Group Presentation/Main Speaker Topic
Do you have quilt tops that you have wanted to quilt but have no clue what quilting pattern to choose? As the tops accumulate with abandon you constantly ask yourself, what quilting designs would work and where should they be positioned? 

Many of us have quilt tops that have been anxiously waiting to become quilting for a very long time and this class is just what you need to find a quick way of choosing the designs. So bring your unquilted tops for pattern layout suggestions right in class.


See how easy it is to pick patterns that are compatible with the quilt top as we choose block, border, sashings and background fills. Plus learn why you like or dislike patterns as you combine them for a pleasing overall look, saving you hours of frustration. 


Then get Sally's famous checklist of questions which when answered will give you the formula for batting loft, thread choice, binding style, backing fabric, thread path distance, and much more, all in minutes. 


The best part of the class is when everyone brings their quilt tops so we can brainstorm for great pattern ideas. This is always an exciting class with ideas flying everywhere.


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FROM QUILT TOP TO QUILTED - TAMING THE QUILT

Diagonal Feather Machine Quilting by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator


2 Hour Lecture
2 Hour Lecture/Demo
4 Hour Hands-On
1 Hour Group Presentation/Main Speaker Topic
* This class is for all machine types mounted on a frame.

Do you ever feel like you need to start over once you begin stitching? Ever wonder ”what am I thinking?” I have to remember not to do that next time.


We will trouble shoot situations from centering back art on a frame, to stitch-in-the-ditch, loading on point, and learn to coordinate patterns for consistent thread density to keep the quilt flat. Also use design tricks to gather up extra fabric when a block or border has not been properly pieced. See how different threads choices and different batting lofts really affect your results.


Get a valuable step-by-step plan for pattern placement from common blocks to strippies, medallions, samplers, charm quilts and modern quilts. Sally shows you how to pick patterns for those awkward shapes and random block placement quilt tops like Turning 20. You will also receive helpful tips on how to handle surface embellishments, piping, flanges, pleats, buttons, and ribbons.


When you get home you will be able to easily tame your quilt top from traditional to contemporary and know what not to do that next time.”


Get an easy to follow checklist to plan you quilt top design—from borders, sashings, setting blocks, corner blocks, setting triangles, sashing blocks, and inner and outer borders and sashings to medallions, appliquéd areas, trapunto, surface embellishment and more.




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FOR TRUE BEGINNERS we recommend:


Classes are for BOTH DOMESTIC AND LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINES unless noted.





GOT MY NEW MACHINE ALL SET UP... NOW WHAT DO I PRACTICE?



Free Motion Rose Machine Quilting by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator
2 Hour Lecture
4 Hour Group Presentation/Main Speaker Topic

Have you ever closed your eyes and envisioned your ditch work divine, your feathers fabulous, your patterns perfect and then you opened your eyes? Deep breath, you are not perfect now, but you will be perfect! Get all the skills that make quilting truly fun while learning. In fact Sally gives you all the FUN-damentals so they are ready when ever you need them. 


This class is designed to give you confidence in yourself and mastery of the 5 basic shapes of The Language of Quilting™ which cuts your learning curve in half. We'll perfect your knots, choose the right thread and needle, discuss batting and backing choices. Sally will help you get comfortable with free motion and staying consistent. 


You will be able to smooth out your lines, choose the right patterns so your "bobbles and wobbles" disappear stitching patterns that look perfected as you are learning. 

Plus discover a few simple layout tricks for borders, blocks, sashings and fills, so the quilt is square when you finish eliminating the need to block your quilt once it is completed.



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MACHINE QUILTING YOUR FIRST FEATHER BLOCK, BORDER & SASHING


Free Motion Feather Block Machine Quilting by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator
2 Hour Lecture/Demo
2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
4 Hour Hands-On
If you haven't conquered feathers like you would like and don't even know where to start to get beautiful consistent feathers, take heart. This class will help you become consistent with your feathers.

Find which of the 4 feather styles work for you best. Also experience each feathering technique and how to reduce marking and drafting. In addition get the steps to free motion machine quilting without marking, creating your feather design as you go. Plus you will be able to turn corners with ease which is so challenging for all levels of machine quilters. 

From simple to elegant this class gives you the foundation for quilting the graceful feather you have always thought you could achieve. This class is packed with ways to fill your quilts with beautiful feathers as you learn. Plus these feathers are real compliment catchers!




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HOOKED ON FEATHERS - THE EASIEST NO MARK NON-BACKTRACKING FEATHER BEGINNER FRIENDLY


2 Hour Lecture/Demo
2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
4 Hour Hands-On
    There is no doubt that feathers define the quilt top and feathering defines the quilter.

    We will learn to make the feather on straight spines, undulating spines, and using a feather stencil.

    After this class you will be able to look at an area and know that the feathers will fit the area, coordinate with the quilt top and other patterns used. Plus have the confidence in your new practiced skill with Sally's effortless and clever technique. (This is Sally's No. 1 Class)



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    THE LANGUAGE OF QUILTING™ 

    Get the 5 only things you would ever need for perfecting fills, feathers, meanders, pantos, stencils and Free Motion Machine Quilting Designs



     Pathways To Better Quilting Book by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator
    2 Hour Lecture/Demo
    2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
    4 Hour Hands-On
    Class attendees do not have to purchase book for class.

    Receive the foundation for machine quilting and choosing patterns that truly compliment the quilt in seconds. You do not have to copy Sally to have great results. Your shapes will have their own distinct character like your signature and you can use that to your advantage. 

    If you are a true beginner, have you ever wanted to stitch a beautiful pattern on a quilt top and felt that it was too complicated? Did you think it was beyond your capability to stitch it well? We have all been there. 

    Our studios are full of hundreds of beautiful printed patterns, panto and stencils plus ideas for free-motion designs and we are afraid to use them. Often times we sacrifice it all and take the easy way out, neglecting the quilt’s real need for the right patterns in the right places.


    Now you have The Language Of Quilting™, 5 basic shapes that make up every printed pattern, stencil, and free-motion design. This class is your “ah ha” moment, when it all becomes evident you really do have the talent and the ability; this class just helps to find it within your self. You will learn this valuable step-by-step method of quilting patterns you will be happy with, even as a beginner. 

    Then discover why every class you take from this day forward will be more meaningful and successful. This is not about style, but receiving the true the building blocks of machine quilting. And, this class will help you go with your strengths, because you don’t have to copy me to get wonderful results. Now isn’t that refreshing? Try your hand at stitching the 5 Shapes that all quilting designs have in common. Then watch as we combine them into dozens of great border, block and fill patterns you can begin using right away. Plus, learn the 4 secrets to executing those shapes so you don’t have to rip out. So grab some chocolate and let's get quilting.



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    MID ARM MAGIC, SHORT ARM MAGIC


    2 Hour Lecture/Demo
    2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
    4 Hour Hands-On
      We all want to get our projects completed so we can buy more fabric, play with more tools, rulers and templates and use new techniques to make our quilts sing.

      Yet, pushing volumes of fabric, batting and backing through a small throated domestic machine can become hard work and a strain on neck, shoulders and fingers. 

      And, if you have a small throated machine you will be walking back and forth a great deal plus tend to use smaller patterns that are time consuming.

      After this class you will learn how your hand-eye coordination works and which way you move your machine or fabric that takes the pressure off your body and really can reduce eye strain as well.

      Plus you will have a way to enlarge your patterns and stretch your comfort zone of design. Get fill, meander, border and sashing patterns that get your projects done quicker without "quilting to cardboard" :)



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      INSTANT FILLS & MEANDERS FOR BEGINNERS

      QUICK, EASY, NO MARK



      2 Hour Lecture/Demo
      2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
      4 Hour Hands-On
        Today's quilts have nearly every area quilted. Resulting in hours and hours of machine quilting.

        Let's have several quick easy "GO TO" patterns that look great small, medium and large. And have an all over meander that is specifically designed for small throated machines, domestic, short arm and mid arm.

        After this class you will be able to fill different areas around patterns, around stencil and printed patterns, in setting blocks, and in setting triangles. We'll even fill around border designs that may be too narrow for the area, we will fill around them too.


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        For COMPETENT BEGINNERS to ADVANCED we recommend the following for BOTH Traditional to Long Arm Quilting Machines unless noted.


        FREE MOTION FREEDOM FILLS & MEANDERS Class

        THE ULTIMATE FREE MOTION TECHNIQUE



        Free Motion Machine Quilting Fill Pattern by Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator
        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
        4 Hour Hands-On

        Get exciting free motion fill and meander patterns and forget about stitching perfection because, it is all about the secret of “wiggle room”. Sally shows you how to put wiggle room into your background fill and meander designs for effortless stitching. This valuable overlooked technique allows you to make quick adjustments to fill all those awkward areas and execute the patterns with ease. 

        Get tips for easy travel from block to block, plus, several double back methods to reduce time consuming starts and stops. Since echo and outline skills are important and can be the most challenging; see how to get beautiful results without perfectly spaced thread paths or marking. This technique works well with appliqué, embroidery and other surface embellishments. Plus, watch how to cross over stitching lines without the quilt police ever noticing. An easy trapunto method will also be demonstrated.

        You will receive dozens of background and meander design ideas-- wiggle room included.Learn the right threads to use, machine speeds and stitch length to accomplish fine, close stipple work without the headache. It may be time to add fresh new designs that are effortless to stitch because all the mistakes and wiggle room are built in for you with blue ribbon results.





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        SHADOW RHYTHMS Class

        WHEN YOU CANNOT SEE YOUR MARKS & WANT A CUSTOM LOOK FAST -- GET IT DONE BY 3:15 THIS AFTERNOON :)






        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Lecture
        4 Hour Hands-On
        If you are feather challenged and want the beauty of feathers or want new fresh patterns that are as exquisite as feathers, yet, so much easier to stitch, then use this new free-motion friendly “no-mark or low-mark” technique. 

        From simple for beginners to embellished for advanced quilters, you won’t have to struggle with drafting, marking, and designing layouts anymore. If you want a bit more control we can easily apply the leafing technique to patterns, stencils and templates you already have in your studio. 

        So if you want a great new style to your quilt tops with blocks, borders, fills and meanders that go with traditional florals to woodsy themes, look to this quick effortless way of machine quilting that will quickly become an obsession.



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        TERRY TWIST & A SPLASH OF INSPIRATION Class

        5 TOTALLY DIFFERENT LOOKS for the FASTEST Way Around the Quilt Top 



        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
        4 Hour Hands-On

        If you are the type of machine quilter that strives for perfection yet cannot take the time to create flawless designs and still wants picture perfect results, then look to the wonderful pattern flexibility of the Terry Twist. 

        Even if we practiced, practiced, practiced we are not computers, so we can use this smart asymmetrical continuous-line technique to deliver just the right blocks, borders, sashings designs and more from half inch to large overall designs effortlessly. 

        Because it is free-motion friendly your bobbles and wobbles disappear, the eye will never catch them, as you use this one simple shape to create endless designs. You can stitch charming patterns by adding your favorite “go to” shapes including feathers, leaves, flowers and more or simple textures for quick work of large areas. 

        Step-by-step we will cover pattern placement in all areas of the quilt top making it quick, easy and fun to complete and we all love that.

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        IT'S OKAY TO CROSS PATTERNS OVER THE LINE Class


        Machine Quilting Class Stencil Pattern Workshop by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
        4 Hour Hands-On


        Give perfection and yourself a break. From competent beginner to intermediate, discover a few simple moves to make your marked stencils and patterns fill areas while you simply stitch along. 


        Use patterns and stencils you already have without getting disappointed with how they actually fit blocks or borders… this class will show you the way. And if you have trouble just staying on the line and become unhappy with your efforts and want to give up, this class is for you. Especially if you are uncomfortable working from the front of your machine this class will give you a better way. Remember when you unstitch, only to stitch in the same bobble and wobble the second time?


        This class will take you through a pattern layout journey across the quilt top as we quilt unique and innovative layouts from 5 different stencils/patterns. The goal is to create patterns that line up quickly and easily on the seam or outer perimeter of the blocks, sashings and border seams. It's all about the creativity and this class really takes it to a new dimension as we take designs apart and reassemble them in ways that you may have never thought of before. From one pattern we will make sashing, block, border, border corner turn and background fills.

        This class always is a favorite, so bring your favorite stencils and patterns and let's create dozens of design for your quilting projects.




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        DESIGN ON A SPINE Class

        GET DOZENS OF BEAUTIFUL QUICK PATTERNS TO FREE MOTION QUILT USING YOUR OWN STENCILS & TEMPLATES FOR A CUSTOM LOOK


        Machine Quilting Class Stencil Pattern Workshop Sample by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
        4 Hour Hands-On

        Every Quilter deserves free-motion friendly fun with great looking results. Yet how do we get these wonderful patterns with techniques that may work for someone else and not for you? 

        Take heart my quilting friend, this carefully designed approach takes the basic design from a template or stencil spine and adds simple elements in very clever and unique ways for borders and blocks that are fun and forgiving. We’ll jazz up feathers, carry around fancy corners and liven up leaves. Use special placement and layout tricks that are easy to understand and simple to stitch making your patterns the star of the quilt.



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        MODERN QUILTS, MODERN COLORS & HOW TO QUILT THEM QUICKLY



        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
        4 Hour Hands-On

        Modern Quilts have their own personality. Working with them requires fresh eyes. You will learn to minimize everything and easily apply Sally's Rule of 3's. 

        We'll apply the Rule of 3's to Color, Patterns and Layout. That way we can stay with the minimal look. And not agonize over the stitching design, which basically is treated like a blank canvas.

        Get control of your color, patterns and layout for stunning results once you understand the Modern Quilt.


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        WALKING BORDERS, SASHINGS & MEANDERS Class

        LEARN HOW TO STITCH ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SPINE AND GET YOUR QUILTS DONE FASTER!!!


        Machine Quilting Class Free Motion Feather Pattern Workshop Sample by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture/Demo
        2 Hour Drawing & Pattern Design
        4 Hour Hands-On

        Great class and part of the FUN-damentals that every machine quilter wants to know and use.

        This class solves the 3 big challenges with borders, sashings and edge-to-edge patterns, solved. Your first challenge is re-sizing to fit – no re-sizing. The second challenge is drafting gracefully turning corners and that last row – no drafting. Third challenge is transferring, tracing, and pre-marking – no marking.


        Walking Borders” stitch quickly with no fuss for faster solutions with a totally custom look. Get great coordinating borders to go with your edge-to-edge design without marking. And you’ll love the fact that you can adapt as you go, even make up the design after you have loaded the quilt top on your machine. Automatically get the proper stitch density for flat quilts and borders. Watch as we design and stitch undulating and scallop borders. 




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        For PROFESSIONAL MACHINE QUILTERS & QUILT SHOPS we recommend the following:



        6 STEP SYSTEM TO BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL MACHINE QUILTING BUSINESS Class



        Professional How To Start Your Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A
        You love what you do. And we are doers, not planners. How you treat the first 3 years of your business is important and you will learn how to approach each one differently and what to do in each phase to increase your bottom line. We will find out where to go to get customers, rekindle old customers, and build a fence around your customers and create raving loyal business sustaining fans. We will discuss your competition, and how to market to inexpensively your customers loyal and discuss pricing at length.






        Individual Online Class Available here >>>




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        10 MORTAL SINS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE Class

        CREATING LOYAL MACHINE QUILTING CUSTOMERS THAT WILL NEVER THINK OF GOING ANYWHERE ELSE



        Professional Customer Service Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A
        Take care of your customers. Stay away from the Top 10 Mistakes that can really slow down your profitability. 

        Get great effective tips and strategies to use right away to keep your customers loyal and keep your customers coming back for more services and products. Whether you are alone in your studio or part of destination shop or simply have an online store, this class eliminates so many problems that you may not even be aware of which could make a big impact on your customers. 


        Learn how to inexpensively reach out to your customers, find new ones and raise your businesses image. When you raise your level of quilting authority it become easy to justify your prices for greater profits. And get ways to effectively market yourself.



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        MARKETING TO WOMEN Class

        WHAT MAKES "DOLLARS" & WHAT MAKES "CENTS"



        Professional Marketing to Women Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A

        What is it that makes women become passionate fabric-aholics? What makes us (women) want to put together a quilt top or a recipe? On the other hand what makes us not want to take apart a clock to enjoy its’ inner workings? We are just wired differently! No secret there! 


        Therefore it becomes critically important to understand what women specifically look for in a company and what they go to the ends of the earth to avoid. Find out what how to specifically focus your marketing without wasting money. Find out why and how we shop, what makes “dollars” and what makes “cents” to our quilting business. Learn thought and shopping patterns and decision making patterns. Why at least six communications are important, as well as their friend’s suggestions. Get specific approaches to boost your business. 


        Get answers to “should I raise my prices, lower my prices?”, or keep them the same? Receive 40 viable niche quilting markets you can enter. Solve marketing challenges; get ideas and scripts for printed matter and websites. Plus, want solid practical approaches marketing to women you can confidently fall back on--this class is for you. No theory here, just usable, quilting business related solutions without the requirement of a budget with a fascinating in-depth knowledge.



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        PRICING "BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE" Class

        PRICING STRATEGIES THAT WORK



        Professional Pricing Strategies Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A

        Don't risk putting yourself out of business by lowering your prices to compete with your competition. We'll work on pricing strategies for those of you attending the class with specific ideas that you can put into place immediately without spending money. We will justify your pricing, bundle your services and maybe add a service or take one away to maximize your profitably and still give you a life. Bring your pricing lists, brochures and other literature so we can really talk specifics.



        "This is another must have class, every professional machine quilter should take it," class student at MQS.


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        CREATING AND IMPROVING YOUR WEBSITE PRESENCE Class

        "YA KNOW YOU GOTTA BE THERE" HERE'S HOW CHEAPLY AND EFFECTIVELY



        Professional Website Presence Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A

        Did you know that 67% of all fabric is purchased on line and that over 70% of all purchases are researched on line. And women are adopting the new technology and welcoming it. 


        As a business owner you will learn to go where your customers are with the new technology. Learn what to include on your site to increase response and conversion, how to guide your customers through your site, and how to find the resources you need. What works, what is free. I have built 6 sites and can help you get the right features and what you can leave out. We will discuss Paypal and merchant accounts so you can take credit cards. Bring your most burning questions.


        Get steps to keep you on the right track when launching your site. Learn the necessary features to include and why placement of everything from the depth of your headline banner to text size and color, placement of pictures, and navigation tabs are so important. Find out exactly where to go for all the free services, plus domain name registration, website providers and page templates, even how to launch your own calendar page for quilt orders. From mini-sites that take a few hours to in-depth sites that focus on your needs from marketing services and products to attracting new customers, this class will help you achieve your goal. Extensive study guide and resources.


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        USING YOUR SOCIAL MAGNET TO MARKET AND ATTRACT CUSTOMERS Class

        FACEBOOK, PINTEREST, LINKEDIN, TWITTER INSTAGRAM & BLOGS TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS Class


        Professional Website Social Media Presence Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A
        4-6 Hour Hands-On Work Shop Easily Create Your Own Promotional Video (Contact Sally for Quote)

        While so many of your machine quilting customers hangout on line you need to reach them where they are online. 


        Discover what social sites they like to visit and what time of the day they are looking at your posts. Whether you are a solopreneuer or a large quilt shop, if you know where they hangout on line then you can reach them without getting your message so far down the page they cannot find you. And you don't need to buy expensive online advertising for them to do what you want them to do, like visit your site, sign up for a new product or service or call you to get on your machine quilting schedule. This can be very confusing especially since things are changing so fast. Let Sally's expertise help you go where your customers are and cut through the confusion. You may not even need a site or a blog to have a presence on the social sites. Learn how to increase your business and keep your good name out their so they think of you first and stay loyal.


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        SO THERE'S ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL MACHINE QUILTER IN TOWN Class

        DEALING WITH YOUR COMPETITION



        Professional Dealing with your Competition Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry
        2 Hour Lecture
        3 Hour Lecture with Q&A

        The good news is, if you have competition, you have a market. 


        We will target the strategies to get and hold on to your customers as we focus on your area’s competition. This class focus on your competition, which is probably not going away. Learn to overcome the competition’s pricing schedules, the services they offer vs. your services. Get great promotional ideas so you don’t have to sacrifice your profits. Learn how to keep an eye on your customers and build a fence around them. Find simple strategies to get back the ones lost, and discover ways to replace those that strayed. Get back your competitive edge using the capabilities of your own business, using resources that you already have without spending a lot of money. During the Q&A time you can share your concerns during an engaging synergistic strategy session. Valuable extensive study guide, scripts, strategies and more



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        VIDEO MARKETING FOR YOUR BUSINESS Class

        ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS, BEAT THE COMPETITION FOR THE SERIOUS MARKETER & SHOP OWNER WITHOUT ANYTHING TO BUY



        Professional Video Marketing Machine Quilting Business Class by Sally Terry

        NOTHING NEW TO BUY, JUST WORKING WITH WHAT IS FREE ON THE INTERNET OR WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE


        3 Hour Workshop

        4 Hour Workshop 
        4-6 Hour Hands-On Work Shop Easily Create Your Own Promotional Video (Contact Sally for Quote)

        This is a totally visual medium, with new videos popping up all the time, Whoever gets to your customer first wins. Get a jump on your competition. Think about it if you have a great little video welcoming a new customer into your studio or quilt shop, they are already identifying with you immediately and that is what you want. 


        It is all about know, like and trust. Like looking someone in the eyes. Making a connection. Letting them know you care and starting to build a relationship with them. People will do business with those they know, like and trust. That little video will go a long way to help them feel they know you.


        Nothing new to buy. Using just what you already have we'll find simple, quick easy ways to use your phone or camera to attract and keep customers coming back.



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                                                         REVIEWS                                                 
           Business Classes - taken from written teacher evaluation forms    

        6 Step System To Building Your Machine Quilting Business Class

        “Wow! The class went by so fast, absolutely engaging. She is so personable too!”

        “Thanks again for the wonderful class on “6 Step System To Build Your Quilting Business”. I have come away with some great ideas…”

        “Thank you! Really look forward to going over the DVD. Appreciate your suggestion on how to handle family & friends who want freebies.”


        “6 Steps was helpful. Sally is certainly a showman but then part of the point is learning how to market yourself. Don’t regret taking it.”


        “Great handout w/ a lot of space in the margins to take notes, covered a lot of info & had examples of the “6-Steps”.”



        10 Mortal Sins of Customer Service


        "I wish I had taken this class earlier, 2 hours is not enough."


        "Hi Sally. Just going over your 10 Mortal Sins and wondering just how you knew what I am doing?? Maxine H., Anchorage, AL


        "We would like you to know that we really appreciate you and your teaching. We want all the Sally Wisdom we can get, in order to grow our business even more:-} Thanks again, not only for your generosity, your teaching skills, but also all you do for the longarm machine quilting world." Lin & Clark Roseville, CA


        Social Marketing


        "I was intimidated at first, but felt more comfortable as people shared. I enjoyed the video process. I needed to push through the comfort zone."


         Machine Quilting Classes - taken from written teacher evaluation forms , emails &  thank you notes  

        "I've taken several classes from you and thoroughly enjoy your sense of humor, business savvy and understanding the plight of a beginning quilter.”


        Free Motion Freedom with "wiggle room"


        “Sally is such a character. She made everyone feel welcome (and entertained!) Loved the Hooked on Feathers and even though I have been longarming for 7 years, I picked up several good pointers from the Free Motion class.”


        “Excellent. Such enthusiasm and encouragement.”


        From Quilt Top To Quilted


        “Felt like we barely scratched the surface. This lady is a wealth of information. Plan to take more classes from her.”


        Hooked On Feathers & More Hooked On Feathers


        “The teacher and materials were excellent.”

        “Instructor covered technique very well, enjoyed her personality!”
        “The teacher and materials were excellent.”
        “instructor covered technique very well, enjoyed her personality!”
         “Sally made the class a lot of fun!”
        “Thoroughly enjoyed the class, very informative”
        “The workshop itself was wonderful”“As always – a fun informative class!”
        “Great, I learned so much"
        “Great class, very personable.”
        “Sally did great job”
        “Good info and upbeat teacher”
        “Handout book is great. No taking out feathers or marking.”
        “Very easy technique, excellent demo”
        “Teacher was fun & easy to understand”
        “Very informative & personal. Loved it.” 
        “good technique, interesting
        “a little hard to grasp the concept at first but when it kicked in it was amazing.”
        “easy to follow, great handout, sense of humor”
         “Great class. I am amazed that I can do what she shows us. Practical uses, easy transfer of technique for various kinds of quilts, borders, sashing, blocks, etc. Thanks!”
        “Hi; I took “Hooked on Feathers” at Innovations with you recently. I have been drawing these. Today was the first time I tried a sample and even bad feathers are incredibly pretty. I am hooked! I adored your class.”
        “I would like to say thank you for your inspiration. I had the wonderful opportunity of taking two classes from you at MQS in Kansas. It was my first MQS show and you were an inspiration.Thank you for your Hooked on Feathers technique.Great classes!”
        “Sally is fun, energetic, enthusiastic, and very informative. Great hand-outs!”
        “Excellent presentation. Captured and interacted with audience.”
        “Great sense of humor, very informative.”
        “Sally made the class a lot of fun!”
        “Thoroughly enjoyed the class, very informative”
        “The workshop itself was wonderful”
        “As always – a fun informative class!”
        “Great, I learned so much”
        “Great class, very personable.”
        “Good info and upbeat teacher”
        “Sally did great job”
        “Handout book is great. No taking out feathers or marking.”
        “Very easy technique, excellent demo”
        “Teacher was fun & easy to understand” 
        “Very informative & personal. Loved it.”
        “a little hard to grasp the concept at first but when it kicked in it was amazing.”
        “easy to follow, great handout, sense of humor” 
        “Great class. I am amazed that I can do what she shows us. Practical uses, easy transfer of technique for various kinds of quilts, borders, sashing, blocks, etc. Thanks!”
        “Hi; I took “Hooked on Feathers” at Innovations with you recently. I have been drawing these. Today was the first time I tried a sample and even bad feathers are incredibly pretty. I am hooked! I adored your class.”
        “I would like to say thank you for your inspiration. I had the wonderful opportunity of taking two classes from you at MQS in Kansas. It was my first MQS show and you were an inspiration."
        “Sally is fun, energetic, enthusiastic, and very informative. Great hand-outs!”
        “This is the 2nd class I took from Ms. Terry. I learned even more in the 2nd class then I did in the 1st. She has inspired me to go for it. Thanks for having her.”
        “Loved Sally – great personality & teacher. She truly loves what she doesJ”
        “Organized disorder. Sally always makes class fun while teaching bunches! Time goes too fast in her classes!”
        “Great book supplied”
        “Excellent handout – Sally is tops!”
        “Sally is a wonderful teacher. She is very funny and very encouraging!”
        “I love her Class!!”
        “excellent presentation – the camera helped!!”
        “Very good class”
        “This works! Thanks so much.”
        “Very interesting technique – good ideas.”

        Instant Fills & Meanders


        “Thanks for the great tips & ideas!”

        “Wonderful class!!”
        “This was so much fun.”
        “I am a hand quilter but was impressed by the machine work – if only I could get a machine like that – I’d machine quilt.”
        “Lots of info given. Loved the handouts!”
        “This is my 3rd class from Sally & it won’t be my last! She gives ideas that are exactly what you have been looking for.”
        “Thank you for telling me it doesn’t have to be perfect.”
        “Great information, great handouts, exercises. Very willing to take questions & inspire.”
        “Loved it! Lots of great ideas – very high energy teacher – lots of discussion – great format.”

        The Language of Quilting


        “Sally made me feel that this was within my reach. Lovely, very personable instructor.”

        “The class was great.”
        “Fun & Excellent – Great ideas. What more could & quilter want from a class.”
        “Very good – will be back”
        “Sally Terry is very encouraging.”
        “Helpful”
        “Very informative & enjoyable”
        “Sally gave us more info for the beginners on longarm quilting than anyone ever before, and in a short period of time. Way to go Sally!!”
        “I only have a regular sewing machine and was not happy at first but I ended up loving the class and getting a lot out of it!”
        “did not know this was for machine quilting. However the info will be useful.”
        “This class must be on the first day! It would have been so much more useful and saved me from falling behind in other classes where I tried to figure out a design, where to take it etc.. I believe it would greatly benefit new quilters and beginners to be early on…”

        Mid Arm Magic - Short Arm Magic for Sitdown & Standup


        “I have let my machine sit for over 6 months. I learned more the first hour than I could imagine. I’m crankin up the machine Monday morning!”

        “This was a Christmas present. I learned a lot but I have a Gammill, Thanks.”
        “Class should be all day.”
        “Wonderful tips & information”
        “Loved it!”
        “Absolutely awesome teacher & class!! Sally gave some wonderful tips!! Took lots of notes.”
        “Great teacher”
        “Good class”

        Pathways To Better Quilting


        “I really like critiquing of quilt tops.”

        “Best class! Wish this one had been first. This was so helpful for choosing quilting designs for the quilt tops.”
        “Fun class! Always learn something!”
        “Great information”

        Terry Twist & A Splash of Inspiration


        “Nice job. Great information. You handled the teaching really well. Can’t wait until I can get home and practice.”

        “Sally Terry did a great job of freeing me from my fear of having to be perfect in my quilting. I am ready to go home & be free to create.”
        “Very enjoyable to have hands on!”
        “Great class”
        “Great teacher”
        “Fun class – new ideas, great handouts.”
        “method makes sence”
        “Very enthusiastic” “exceptionally good handout” “Great class! So much good info & clear instruction – also lots of encouragement!”
        “Lots of ideas built on basics”
        “Good information – stayed on subject.”
        “had much info”
        “Wonderful. Great ideas.”
        “great ideas & the teacher was wonderful!”
        “As ususal had a great time in class. Sally was great. Lots of good ideas. Fun.”

        Walking Borders, Sashings & Meanders


        "It was easy to comprehend. Sally is easy to understand. Great teacher!”

        “Very good handouts – Instructor very prepared and enjoyable!”
        “She does an excellent job of encouraging you to do your own thing.”
        “Loved it!”
        “Fun & informative.”
        “Good to be able to have ‘Hands On’”
        “After 4 days of non-stop quilt stuff, my creative juices have just exploded all over the longarm! Thanks.”
        “Very good & interesting”
        “Fun and very helpful”
        “Excellent handout – best I received.”

        Caffeinated Threads with the Jitters


        "I signed up because it was Sally. Love ya girl friend-- Thanks for all you do. Bunches of Hugs." 


        Chandelier Feathers


        “Good feather class! Taught how to build on feathers and not be afraid using different types of feathers! GREAT!!!"

        "Wow! Can't wait to go home and let the feathers fly—or swing or swirl! Thank you Sally!" 


        Sally Terry's Books

        “Hi Sally! I bought your book last winter and have used your Hooked on Feathers method on 2 full size quilts. I quilt on my Bernina 430 home sewing machine. I’m sending you a picture of me and one of my Hooked on Feathers quilts. I donated it to a local benefit quilt show/auction. It won judges Grand prize (90 quilts entered). As you can see, there is nothing particularly spectacular about the top. I believe it was the quilting that gave it the edge. Thanks for your book.” Denise


        Hooked on Feathers looks like a way for me to finally be able to do feathers! Thank you so much for publishing this book and also for the Terry Twist CD and designs."


        “Received your Hooked on Feathers book for Mother’s Day (I have it on my “wish list”) and just completed a baby quilt, a donation to our guild’s fall show. Thought it would be a good trial quilt to practice. It came out so beautifully that I’m not sure I want to give it away. Your technique was easy even for a relative beginner.”


        “I love your book Hooked on Feathers – I’ve bought several copies. I enjoyed mine so much and wanted to share it with a few “feather cripple” friends.”


        “I love the book.” Hooked on Feathers 


        “I am going to recommend your book to all my quilting friends. (I am using a home sewing machine and this method will make my quilts look more professional.)”


        “Thanks Sally. I am so crazy about Hooked on Feathers. I have only had my machine about 6 months. Lately I have been doing HOF on pre-printed holiday panels to practice and they look wonderful. Our president of the guild just bought a machine and was having some problems so she came over. I set up a sample for her and showed her how to do Hooked on Feathers. She stopped on the way home and bought the book and was very very excited. Her very first feather set looked fabulous!”


        “These feather are so much nicer looking than traditional feathers plus I have freedom to do ANYTHING I want to do with them! When I return from England I have a twin sized quilt that I plan to do since I now have my confidence in my ability to make wonderful Hooked on Feathers. Can’t wait for the compliments.”


        Hooked on Feathers looks like a way for me to finally be able to do feathers! Thank you so much for publishing this book and also for the Terry Twist CD and designs."


        “A good friend of mine, got a copy of your book (Pathways to Better Quilting) for me when she attended IMQA last month. I just had to drop you a note to tell you how much I like it. Your book is excellent."


        "I am a new longarm quilter, and I truly appreciate the encouraging and manner you have of presenting information about quilting. Your book (Pathways to Better Quilting) makes quality quilting seem very achievable, even for a beginner.”


        “I just wanted to tell you that I incorporated your 5 shapes into my intermediate machine quilting class and it worked wonderfully! It seems to be the answer to get people to make the move from stippling to other designs. I highly recommend your book (Pathways to Better Quilting).”


        “…I was so pleased when I opened your book (Pathways to Better Quilting) and saw that YES there are specific symbols we can learn that can be used over and is very easy for the brain to use and interpret. Anyway, thanks for the great book From Quilt Top To Quilted, too. I’m excited to put it all into action.”


        "WOW, WOW, WOW, read this book From Quilt Top To Quilted on the way back from MQS in the car. It is exactly what I needed and all the information you put in that is GREAT!"


        "I bought a copy of your new book From Quilt Top To Quilted and keep it by on my bedside table and read it every night. Raved about it to my quilting friend and loaned it to her. Well I couldn't sleep and be without it so in 3 days called her and said she would have to get her own book, I wanted mine back. Thank you for writing such a terrific book!"




        To inquire about Sally teaching or speaking at your next event, please contact Sally at
        sally@sallyterry.com or (863)-5QUILT5.


        Sally's machine quilting knowledge has been shared at 100's of events, guilds
        and quilt shops
         for the last 17 years.
        Sally Terry Professional Machine Quilter and Educator