I’ve Been Published! – Quilting Arts #67 Feb/Mar 2014

dyeing picI’m proud to be part of the latest issue of Quilting Arts!  If you have been following my blog you know I love love LOVE vintage textiles.  Some I can’t bear to alter, but I find myself getting drawn in to others that I can’t resist even though they have seen lots of love (read:stains).  I spent lots of time this summer “dyeing” them with paint!  And now I need to replenish my stash… oh woe is me! 🙂QA67_cover_WEBI hope you get a copy of the latest issue and check it out!

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See Me On Quilting Arts Season 13!


That’s right! In just a couple more weeks, season 13 of Quilting Arts TV will be hitting the PBS airwaves and you can catch me in 4 more episodes! Including an all new Dimensional Sewing Segment, since that’s what lots of people have been asking me about! I hope you will tune in!

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Quilting Arts TV and Me!

The new set for season 13 Once again, I was was asked to be part of the next season of Quilting Arts TV!  I had some great projects that I worked on in secret between all of my work travel for the comic book industry.
Cheryl and Catherine RedfordThis time, my friend Catherine Redford was also taping and she and I were able to travel together and do our tapings on the same day!
Projects on trays in the green roomWe got there and set up each segment onto trays, and then it was the LONG wait until it was our turn to tape.
Cheryl and Pokey on setI did four segments for the new season.    I was really excited to show something really new and I hope I lived up to the challenge!  I also did another dimensional sewing segment, which I hope you will all enjoy too!
More pics from the set


We met bunches of people who were taping also, including Julia Wood, Michelle May, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Max Hamrick.  Exciting secret projects!Just like that, it was all over, and we packed up to go home.  But there’s more exciting stuff around the corner!  I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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My Trip to Tape for Quilting Arts TV!

I went to tape for the new season of Quilting Arts TV last week on Good Friday.  It was a GREAT Friday, if you ask me! I taped four segments.  This was one of many projects that I have been secretly prepping for, as everything had to be made in triplicate.
I started off very early on Thursday, but it’s not the trip for the Mustang, which is still covered for the winter.

blogp2It’s 6 hours from Chicago to Cleveland, so I made a stop for provisions and carried on.  It went by so fast, I was pretty excited to get there.

Beachwood Studios is where the magic happened.

What a great staff they are, they made you feel comfortable and were super nice!

blogp7Here’s all my projects laid out.

A peek into the studio.  My friend, Lynn Krawczyk was taping that day!

blogp8In the green room, I got to try out the Bernina I would be using on set with the amazing Jeanne Cook Delpit.  She’s a fabulous teacher, and she showed me the ins and outs of that fab machine!

blogp5Here I am bright and early the day of taping.  Yes, that is a huge blemish that appeared on the end of my nose.  Typical, right?

blogp10What does it look like on the other side of the camera?  Here it is!

blogp11The project camera on the jib to get closeups of the work.

blogp9In the green room, the project is screened as it tapes and between takes it is stopped, and we always have funny looks on our faces.

blogp12Some of my weekly quilts making an appearance.
After the taping I got to meet the amazing Marlene Glickman, who I went to dinner with after our segments taped.
I can’t wait until they air, which will be some time in the fall.  I’m so grateful to have been asked to appear and hope you all enjoy when it comes out!

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Open Studios in Houston!

I’ll be demoing how to put lights into quilts at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this week!  It’s all part of Open Studios, sponsored this year by Craftsy!

Come by and see how I put lights into quilts and see the coolest new technology and conductive threads I’m using!  You won’t want to miss it!  Come by and say you saw this on my blog and I’ll give you something special!!

UPDATE:  I wanted to tell you this earlier, but wanted to clear it with them first, but I’ll be demoing Superior Threads’ newest line of conductive thread and LED products!  Check it out!

Thursday November 1
10 am to Noon

Sunday November 4
Noon to 2pm

Open Studios is near the entrance to the Food Court just off the vendor show floor   It’s going to be a great time.

Here’s the full schedule of artists, and 4 artists will be demoing at each time. 
Thursday, November 1 
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Lynn Roddy Brown, Piecing Triangle Units
Nancy Goldsworthy, Couching Chunky & Challenging Threads
Cheryl Sleboda, Light Up Your Quilts!
Barb Forrister, 3D Flowers

12:00-2:00 p.m.
Joyce Hughes, Thread Painting
Jamie Fingal, Rebel Quilting
Leslie Jenison, Monoprinting on Fabric
Marlene Glickman, Surface Design with Sticks, Clamps, and Stamps

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sarah Ann Smith, Thread Painting
Teri Lucas, Fusible Appliqué Cards
Sara Hochhauser, Dye It, Sew It, Wear It
Michele Muska, Making Felted Fabric

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Martha DeLeonardis, Twister Designs
Cyndi Souder, Curved Piecing with Tiny Seams and Persuasive Pressing
Christen Brown, Ribbon Work and Hand Embroidery
Ana Buzzalino, Stitched & Painted Landscapes

Friday, November 2
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Christine Adams, Stitched & Collaged Fabric Books
Cathy Franks, Couching with Yarns to Create Leaves and Flower Shapes
Mary Anne Griffin, Painting Fabric
Judi Hurwitt, Gelatin Monoprinting

Noon-2:00 p.m.
Ana Buzzalino, Stitched & Painted Landscapes
Joyce Hughes, Raw-Edge Appliqué
Barb Forrister, 3D Flowers
Helen Gibb, Silk Ribbon Embellishments

2:00-4:00 p.m.

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