Next Steps in Machine Quilting - by Natalia Bonner

Yesterday my advance copy of my upcoming book; Next Steps in Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & Walking-Foot Designs arrived. I am so excited about this book. Ever since writing Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting I've known that I wanted to write another book on machine quilting. However, the timing just didn't feel right.

A year or so ago I finally felt like things were right and I began the process of writing this book. I will never forget the day that my contract was signed. This is my fourth book, you'd think I'd be used to this fun stuff by now, but I'm not. I signed the contract, then went in my bedroom and cried like a baby. I was overcome with emotion. Not stress, or negative emotion, emotion of gratitude, emotion of thankfulness. I am so thankful to each and everyone of you that have purchased my books, that have come to my classes, read my blog, just supported me. Thank you! Really, if it wasn't for the support of such an amazing quilting community I could have never done any of this.

Yesterday, after I received my advance copy, I have to tell you, all of those emotions came flooding back. I think I almost scared the lady at the ups store because I couldn't hold back these emotions.

I have had in mind that this book was going to take everything that I taught you in Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and take it to the next level. I had so many things in mind, and thanks the the staff at C&T Publishing, this book has turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined. 

Here is a little peek at one of the quilts that I made and quilted for Next Steps in Machine Quilting, much to my delight it's the cover quilt. :)

You can pre-order signed copies of Next Steps in Machine Quilting on my website, with an expected ship date of December 10, 2015. Just in time for Christmas.


  1. Very exciting. Congratulations. I'm sure your new book is going to be wonderful.


  2. Congrats! The book looks great!

  3. Fantastic! I can't wait to get a look at your latest book...and to add it to the 3 others already on my shelf!

  4. Congratulations! I love your blog and am so glad to receive it. It inspires me to try some new ideas even though I'm definitely not at your level. Quilt on!

  5. How wonderful! Looking forward to obtaining a copy! It moves right up to the tippety top of my wish list (are you listening, Santa?) XO

  6. Just adding the book to my Christmas wish list. Love your other books! Congrats

  7. I loved your first book and look forward to the next one. Congratulations!!


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