The sound of my own voice.

Next week marks the beginning of an online workshop I’m teaching at MQResource.  It’s for machine quilters and is called “Feather Boot Camp” — if you want more info, you can go read about over at MQR.  I’m in the throes of class registrations and finalizing the materials for class, which include screen captures of me drawing on the computer.  And talking.

Man, I’m getting rilly rilly tired of hearing my own voice as I record, then listen, and realize I’ve made a mistake and have to re-record.  Ad nauseum.

Emphasis on the nausea.

As something of a sneak preview of how the drawing part of the lessons go, I put together a short clip this morning.

Mind you, this is unscripted, and I did NOT re-record the narration, I just went with it the way it was.  Which is why my voice trails off at the end…apparently I knocked the microphone out of the way.  Oops.

My “whiteboard” is a program called Art Rage. The screen capture is done with Camtasia. Art Rage is cheap (free or only $25 for the upgrade). Camtasia is not cheap. But it’s cool.

So, here it is.  If you aren’t a quilter, this won’t mean much to you, but…if you are a quilter, maybe you’ll enjoy it.


  1. Carie Shields says:

    Suzanne, I actually think you have a nice voice. You did a great job expaining the feathering process.

  2. Beth says:

    Hey, you may have a career in radio! But I’ll tell you from experience that you have a much cooler job as a quilt store owner.

    I thought it was righteous!


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