Friday, October 6, 2017

Longarm Quilting Workbook by Teresa Silva

Blog Hop  - DAY 5

Hi Everyone!

I’m Teresa Silva and Quilting is My Bliss.  Really it is my bliss but also my business. I’ve been a longarm quilter for almost 7 years now and I totally love what I do; so much I decided to write a book and share some of my thoughts with you.  My new book is called Longarm Quilting Workbook, printed by F+W Media.  It’s geared for the beginner longarm, midarm, or domestic quilter all the way up to advanced quilters.  It’s a hardcover, spiral bound book so it makes it so easy to open it up and practice designs on paper or actually quilting them out. It includes information to help you make a decision in buying a longarm, learning new motifs, to creating beautiful whole cloth quilts.  Plus a bonus chapter of “Eye Candy” quilts.  

If you have been following along with me at all, you probably know I’m a huge Quilters Dream fan so it’s my honor to be allowed to post on their blog today.  It’s my number one go to batting choice.  My favorites are Quilters Dream Poly Select, Dream Blend 70/30 and Dream Wool.  I used their batting in all my quilts in this book. Here are a couple whole cloth quilts I did for my book.  I used a layer of Dream Blend 70/30 and Dream Wool for these.
This first quilt – Medallion Stars – Lap Quilt has such beautiful texture.  It is actually my most favorite quilt out of the book. I’m so glad to finally have it home with me.

This second quilt is Scalloped Center table runner.  It’s a small project and works great to practice some of your newly learned motifs.  There is a grid running behind the design to give the illusion of a zig zag running through it.

As you can see it makes the quilting really pop! I have lots of inspiration for you in Chapter 3 – Doodling & Drawing.  Please take the time to check it out and most of all I hope you find something that makes your heart happy and inspires you to create something awesome for yourself!

Please continue to follow along our blog hop and make sure and come back to my blog on October 17, 2017 and leave me a comment before Friday, 10/20/17 at 4:00 p.m. pacific time when I will choose two winners!  I have some fantastic prizes I will be giving away thanks to some very generous donations.

Make sure to check out Kristen McVane (Stashquilts on Instagram) on Monday, October 9 when she will be posting about my new book.  She doesn’t have a blog but she posts a lot of fun stuff and she has new patterns available and one is featured in my book called “Friendship”.  Check it out!

Monday, October 2, 2017
Teresa Silva – Quilting is My Bliss –

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Nancy Jewell – Free Spirit Fabric -

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Leslie Meltzer – 50 sq ft studios -

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Carrie Nelson – Moda Fabrics -

Friday, October 6, 2017
Jane Kinzie – Quilter’s Dream Batting -

Monday, October 9, 2017
Kristen McVane – Instagram: Stashquilts  (Please leave her a comment and come back tomorrow to our blog hop.)  She will be giving away a Longarm Quilting Workbook.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Carl Hentsch – 3 Dog Design -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Helen Ernst Longarm Quilting -

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts -

Friday, October 13, 2017
Karen Miller – Redbird Quilt Co. -

Monday, October 16, 2017
Linda and Carl Sullivan – Colourwerx -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Teresa Silva – Quilting is My Bliss -

You can purchase the Longarm Quilting Workbooks at the following sites:  (For an autographed copy)

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a fantastic day.

Teresa Silva


  1. I also love the dream batting. When I was at the Sister Outdoor Quilt Show in July I bought some Dream Green Batting. I used it to finish an antique quilt. It just seem appropriate. I was given the quilt that someone was going to throw away. Using recycled water bottle batting (Dream Green) felt good. Now I can enjoy this quilt know I saved it along with a few plastic water bottles.

    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed the Dream Green batting - it sounds like you had the perfect quilt for it! <3

  2. I love the texture design in the quilting. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  3. Love the look of your quilting!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. My best batting choice is your green....has lovely drape and cost is very reasonable.

  5. Love this stitching!Love Quilter’s Dream Batting too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The quilting looks incredible!

  7. I have not tried the quilters dream batting yet but after hearing Teresa talk about it in person and in the book it is my next purchase!!

  8. Your quilting is beautiful! I will have to give this batting a try.

  9. I will definitely give quilters dream batting a try! I want my quilting to look just like this!!

  10. The book looks wonderful. I have tried Quilters Dream and it is a nice batting.


  11. I trust your recommendations! Your quilting is so beautiful, so I'll have to try some of this batting!

    Carole S.

  12. Quilter's Dream is my absolute go-to batting for all my quilts, but most importantly, I would never use anything but Quilter's Dream Angel batting for all my baby quilts I make. Best peace (piece??) of mind for this nana!!

  13. Tyty for your in site on quilting..

  14. Love Teresa's book. Love Quilter's Dream too as she has used it on many of my quilts.

  15. I can see I will need to buy a copy of this book for sure.

  16. Guess I am going to have to find Quilter's Dream AND Teresa's book! Beautiful quilting!!

  17. Would love to have Quilter's Dream available in my area. Will definitely get a copy of this book.

  18. I must get this book. Teresa is a great quilter. I would love to know everything she knows.

  19. I'm excited about this workbook!! I just barely saw your final post today and have been going back through all of the reviews! How did I miss this! Must have this book!

  20. Wow, absolutely fantastic blog. I am very glad to have such useful information.