I meet Deborah Busby at Wooden Spool Designs when I was working in a quilt show booth in California, she gave me the most amazing wool strawberry pincushion. I have been a fan of her work ever since! Deborah's style is relaxed, she loves the seasons and she also has some fun with her designs, I want to make the socks on the clothes line so bad!
Amy L. Sinibaldi of NanaCompany creates projects with an immense attention to the details. Her photography is stunning and I love all that her projects are things we can all do. I've been reading her blog for a very long time, it feels like home. Maybe because of the name 'Nana' which is what I called my grandmother. I'm delighted to have her visit with me and share what is new!
Elaine Schmidt is always coming up with clever creations. And what I love about Elaine is that she doesn't just come up with a few, she writes whole books filled with ideas! From using fabric precuts to ribbons she has loads of ideas for you. Today we are going to talk using our fabric for things other than quilts and how to embrace ribbons.. those delightful things I buy and don't know how to use!
I always love catching up with Austrialian designer Sarah Fielke! Sarah's quilts are lively, fresh and doable. And she loves handwork. Sarah has some new things out that I know you are going to love, like a new book with her good friend Amy Lobsiger and a new fabric line with Windham!
Sandi Blackwell is a designer that had a problem and came up with a solution! If love to set quilts on point but are not sure how, Sandi created a method you might love! I'm excited to learn about Sandi's quilt background today and hear about her method for setting blocks on point.
Quilt Designer Kim Lapacek loves to inspire and encourage us to quilt to follow our dreams. Her fabric choices are amazing, she put together fabrics many of us wouldn't think to use and her quilts just sing. In 2010 she started 'Project Quilting' and you'll learn all about that today!
Author, quilt maker and show host Susan Brubaker Knapp and I are going to talk about creativity. What sparks it, how to make it work. Susan is also going to share what she has been doing with free style embroidery, I'm really interested in this!
Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about!
Latifah Saafir has been sharing her work for years as the Quilt Engineer and I have followed along to see the fantastic quilts she makes. She has in her bio that “I learned how to sew when I was six and took it up ‘seriously’ at twelve” this is my kind of quilter! Latifah has new projects coming out and I asked her to come talk about creativity, using bias tape and easy curved piecing
Terri Degenkolb is the amazing and creative person behind the quilts and fabrics of Whimsicals Quilts. I first meet Terri at a trade show when she and I were had booths near each other. We even started our design businesses about the same time! I am delighted to have Terri tell us about her creative process from how she pulls fabrics to how she designs the lines of fabric for Red Rooster.
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