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.
Author and Quiltmaker Karla Alexander loves to make amazing quilts that look harder than they are. You know her Stack and Shuffle series of books with Martingale. Her technique is super fun to do and you create these spectacular quilts. Today Karla is going to tell me about her latest book Stack, Shuffle, and Slide … she has some tips for fabric picking and sewing for easier quilting!
I knew I was going to love Melanie Testa when I walked up to her booth at the show and she was elbow deep dying fabric.. yes.. IN her booth! I've read Melanie's blog for awhile and admired her art. Lucky us, she now has her art on fabric with Windham! Melanie is going to talk with me about her creative process and how she came up with her fabric line “Meadowlark”.
Heather Valentine is passionate about sewing education and that shows in her designing, writing and her business site 'The Sewing Loft'. Heather shares tutorials and tips that are a fantastic reference... but she also has built an amazing community online of people helping people and sharing what they love. Heather is going to give us some great tips today for using scraps, getting things done and a lot more!
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