Pat Sloan: Free patterns from my guests Heather Jones and a quick and cute project from the American Patchwork Archives!
The love of the story behind a quilt maker is something Linzee McCray and I share. As a freelance writer, she regularly writes articles for American Patchwork & Quiltings' family of magazines and also writes for other companies like Moda, and the Etsy blog. Linzee's book 'Art Quilts of the MidWest' are stories from quiltmakers about how their surroundings have influenced them. You might be surprised!
I am forever fascinated by quilts that are more realistic. Taking a photo and recreating it in cloth with fabric choices is a really fun process. Sue Rasmussen's work is diverse and amazing. I asked her to join me to talk about making quilts from photos. That is just one of the many things Sue does! So she will giv us the insider tips on this technique.. yeah!
I have had the great pleasure of meeting my friend Heather Jones years when I interviewed her. Over the years Heather has inspired me with her writing, with her quilts and with enthusiasm for making. Heather and I are going to talk about her first book called 'Quilt Local' that has 40 projects inspired by every day. And we'll chat about color and quilting your own quilts!
Free patterns from my guests Jennifer Heynen, Erin Harris, and Cheryl Arkison, links are at the end!
Author, fabric designer and amazingly creative, Jennifer Heynen designs fun things for her company Jennifer Jangles. Her newest book is Stitch Kitchen, 44 Happy Sewing projects for home and accessories. Plus she promised me her best pincushion making tip!
Erin Harris is the author of a wonderful book called Quilt Essential. She and I are going to talk about the essentials of quilt making, the beauty of working with kits, and she will share a few tips of picking colors and fabric.
Cheryl Arkison joins me to chat about her latest book 'You inspire Me to Quilt'. That title alone caught my attention, because how many of us have made a quilt inspired by the idea someone gave you? We love to give a quilt people want! We are also going to talk about using low volume fabrics.. and what does that mean? Add in a bit on making time for our own creativity. You are going to be inspired and want to sew like crazy after this show!
I first came across Shannon Gingrich Shirley's quilts when I was at the Hampton Roads quilt show and her amazing quilt called Miss Vicki was hanging in a place of honor. Besides the quilt being so incredible, the story really caught my attention. This show is held next to the Embassy suites, and Miss Vicki worked there making breakfast for the zillions of quilters over the years. I'm delighted to have you meet Shannon as she does amazing work with children's art and other things as well, which are in her books!
Susan Marth of SuznQuilts is an author and fabric designer. She has some very clever ways to do quilt as you go and adorable patterns using mini Dresdens! We are going to talk about how to be successful at both of those with her insider tips!
Mary Abreu is the designer behind confessions of a craft addict. She is an author, and super creative with a needle and thread. Mary teaches a wide range of classes near her metro Atlanta home, from serger techniques to apparel and bag making, to decoding sewing patterns! I can't wait to hear about her awesome approach to sewing with kids, and she has a super fantastic hobby in costume design, doesn't she look fabulous in that photo?
if you are interested in DragonCon that Mary and I talk about, learn more at their website, sounds like an amazing event! www.dragoncon.org/
Rhonda Pierce, is the stitch savvy Marketing Director at Schmetz Needles. I am super excited to have a detailed talk about needles today. It's one of those mystery area so many quilters do not know enough about. And the needle in your machine is SO important!
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