Dara Tomasson

I am a wife, a mom of five kids, an educator, an eternal optimist, a community builder, and a free motion quilting activist. I teach free motion and quilting classes.

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Summary of Learn to Quilt Charity Quilt Along

Back in May I really wanted to feel awesome about my efforts in contributing more love and magic around Christmas and when mid November sneaks up on me, I literally run out of time with all of the other responsibilities that I have so my Charity Quilt Along and Learn...

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Week 7 Learn to Quilt Charity Quilt Along

Squaring up a Quilt. Preparing and applying a binding along with a quilt label. Now that the quilt is all quilted up, the next step is to square up the quilt. This means that the quilt needs to measure the same on all the sides. Lay the quilt flat and measure across...

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Charity Quilt Inspiration

Why spend time, money and effort in creating quilts to give away? Great question right?  I am super curious to hear your experiences in giving quilts away. Please share- like I always say: sharing is caring. Here are a variety of quilting causes that are very...

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Week 6 Free Motion Quilting

I am a free motion quilting liberator. I am self taught because I wanted to be able finish my quilt projects 100% by me. Through much trial and error along with much dedication I am a professional long arm quilter!  Knowing that I could travel across the fabric when...

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Week 5 Learn to Quilt Charity Quilt Along

Part 1- Basting a Quilt for Quilting This week we are basting and there is no turkey involved!  There are several methods to the process of basting a quilt. I will explain them in writing and if you go to my YouTube channel, my video describes it really well. Method...

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Not only is Dara’s quilting creative and beautiful, but the finished quilting matches the theme. I can count on Dara to complete my quilts in a timely manner – usually within a week. Taking a slow-motion course by her is informative and enjoyable as her instructions are clear and she sets a pace that works well for everyone. It’s evident that she loves quilting and loves her customers and students. Bev McCrostie

Dara is one of those people who change your life in so many ways. She is kind, funny, honest, thoughtful,energetic and very creative. She came to my store all dressed up for a Halloween sale and she stayed ….as a friend and as a creative genius. She has touched the lives of so many women here and took us all on grand adventures in her classes and wth her amazing, crazy talent. She is my forever friend. Jackie Swainson Nuts for Bolts etc