Myrna Ficken

Myrna Ficken

Myrna Ficken is a busy, outgoing artist with a passion for quilting and creating! She is an exceptionally talented, award-winning quilter and a well-known educator in the longarm quilting industry.
Myrna has traveled and taught at quilt shows and other quilting events all over the United States as well as at various international events. She has won many awards with her work over the years and was nominated for Teacher Of The Year in 2007. Her work has been published in books and magazines in the quilting trade. Myrna also has several longarm quilting DVDs available. She brings a fresh outlook to her classes and techniques and she encourages students to be progressive and innovative.
Myrna is a generous and gracious educator who sincerely enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. Her enthusiasm for the art and her dynamic personality are contagious and bring a positive sense of energy to all of her classes and gives her students confidence. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We look forward to sharing these classes with you:

Fear No Borders or Sashings
2hrs Longarm demo

Free-motion designs you can use on everyday customer quilts. Complete leaves, flowers, and geometric shapes without turning your quilt for the side borders. You will also learn how to mark with a couple of simple rulers to make easy, interesting, and beautiful borders. You will look at borders and sashings in a new way.


Fill er up backgrounds
4hrs Longarm demo

filler background

Background fillers combined with longarm applique. You will see and learn many designs you need to create your own masterpiece along with fun extra suggestions you might want to add to your piece. Topped with many fun filler designs to learn. You will have a kit to take home and create your own masterpiece.

Filler up designs 

Longarm Embellishing
2hrs Longarm demo

Want to learn how to couch with your longarm without a couching foot? Want to learn how to tie and bury your threads and why? Want to try longarm applique? Want to learn how to apply your binding while your quilt is still loaded on your machine? Want to learn how Myrna stabilizes a quilt for custom work and why? Want to try things that make you a bit afraid? Well now, come on in and give it a try. Let's get our feet wet and add money makers to you portfolio.
How Do I Quilt This, Need Ideas
2hrs Longarm demo
Has this ever crossed your mind? What am I going to do on this quilt? Bring your tops that have you stumped and at a loss. I'll share my ideas for quilting them. You will be amazed once you see it through different eyes and get your creativity rolling. You've seen quilts hanging at shows and said, "I would have never thought of that or what a great way to do this". But you just can't see it when you are standing in front of the quilt you have to do NOW. Bring those tops; I have so many ideas to energize your imagination.
Around your blocks
3hrs Hands on Drawing/design
A fabulous class for block designs. Be it a sampler quilt or just different ideas for the same block. You’ll see samplers in a whole new light! Learn how to analyze, stabilize, and handle every block with confidence. Myrna will teach you at least three designs to draw on the paper blocks that are in your handouts. Bring extra paper to draw on.

Edge 2 Edge and Beautiful
4hrs Longarm demo

Suitable for: Beg/CB/Int

Many E2E designs are fast and beautiful. Learn how to transition in and out of an area. Myrna will teach you about scale and how to choose a design for a style of quilt. And yes, you can use more that one design on a quilt. Get in front of your machine and make it sing.Edge2edge
A-Z No Question Unanswered
2hrs Lecture
A to Z, Myrna will share years of Longarm experience with you. Whatever you want to discuss, from thread choices, choosing designs, tensions, to custom verses E2E, modern quilts. What designs are best on a quilt.
Rulers rule
2hrs Longarm demo
Rulers need not be a scary thing. Myrna will teach you how to hold them and move your hand when stitching with them. So many wonderful designs can be created with a simple ruler. This class will only be the beginning to upgrade your quilting style. Bring a few of these rulers that you own and lets play.