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As far as software, make sure you have the newest version of MovieMaker but also investigate whether Panasonic has free editing software for your camera.
One thing that will help quite a bit: Slow down your pans to very, very slow. If you watch professionally produced documentaries their pans just creep along. Also, if you want to do pans like that, you almost always need a tripod unless you have the coordination of a ballet dancer.
The alternative if you want to show a bunch of quilts would be to shoot each one individually and cut the clips together. You don’t need to move the camera very much, especially if you’re just starting out.