I am fortuante to be able to teach new longarm owners at The Longarm Network in Virginia. I also quilt at least 40 charity quilts each year from my local quilt club. I use my quilting designs on thise quilts to teach my students that you can be a good longarm quilter from the first quilt by following a path to proficiency. I show them many ways to quilt simply and easily while still creating nice designs and developing their skills.
This tutorial shows one way to quilt snowball or kaleidoscope-type blocks. It's fast and easy, a great way to build some longarm skills and it creates a great pattern on the back of the quilt. Get the tutorial here.