Karen McTavish

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McTavish Quilting Studio

Karen McTavish ~ Award Winning Longarm Quilter,

Author, Instructor, Speaker, Judge and APQS Dealer


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Mastering the Art of McTavishing Expanded & Revised cover.

Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition Expanded & Revised

by Karen C. McTavish ~ Available to order!

The new Expanded & Revised version of Karen's best-seller, Mastering the Art of McTavishing, contains everything the first book included plus lots more! See new quilts, new instruction on adding this stitch to Modern Quilts & Appliqué, new longarm & sit-down machine instruction, a much easier way to understand Basic McTavishing, plus TWO DVDs - the original 90 minute video and an entirely new 60 minute video.

The book is softcover, full color, 128 pages, 41 contributing quilters, plus includes TWO DVDs.

Autographed copy!


For Canadian and overseas orders, you can order direct from my publishers, On-Word Bound Books.

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Hi, I'm Karen McTavish. I began machine quilting in 1997. I love this art form and have developed my own signature techniques such as McTavishing, Scrollwork, Shadow and Color Trapunto, and of course Wholecloth/Whitework and Victorian Feathers. I teach all of these techniques and more in my workshops and classes. I teach on Domestic and Longarm sewing machines, and also offer classes which do not need machines, just table space. My goal continues to be excellence in workmanship, and teaching students how to improve their own quilting.

Notice: Private classes are available and I am quilting for hire!
After a decade of teaching on the road, I am trying to find a bit of balance by reducing the number of shows I attend, teaching private classes in my studio, and quilting for hire. (I am happy with the prospect of spending more time with my family.) Please call me at 218-391-8218 or email me at kmctavish@designerquilts.com with inquiries about booking a private class or quilting for hire.

For more information: Visit my contact page, my about page or my workshops page. To see short video demonstrations of McTavishing and Victorian Feathers visit my links page and scroll down. If you want to see photo examples of my work please browse my gallery. If you are interested in my books or other products please visit my products page.

Notice: Mastering the Art of McTavishing - Original Edition is out of print. I do not have any copies to sell. Please look for it on amazon.com to find a copy on the secondary market. However, Mastering the Art of McTavishing - 2nd Edition is available now. See above.

I am a representative for APQS ~ Sales, Service, Training & Technical Issue Troubleshooting.

APQS logo For those interested in a machine, you can come to Hayward and pick out the machine of your dreams and get FREE training in all areas of the longarm quilting world from Karen McTavish - as a bonus of coming to the studio. Get started on your longarm journey with Karen McTavish as your instructor; dedicated to helping you establish your business, your craft and your passion!

If you are interested in starting your own Longarm business or in using a longarm machine for your own personal use, please call and set up an appointment for a demonstration and a chance to Test Drive the APQS Longarm Quilting Machines.

We offer full technical support and service for the twin ports area (Duluth, MN / Superior, WI) as well as northern Wisconsin. Certified APQS tech.

*Financing available. For more information about APQS machines look at their website: www.APQS.com

Thanks for visiting. Looking forward to working with you. ~ Karen C. McTavish

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