I am back from Houston and the International Quilt Festival. I am still processing what that trip meant for me–it truly was sensory overload. When my synapses calm down, I might try and write about it.
But for now, I am going to do what I promised the wonderful quilters who visited me while I demo-ed at the Craftsy Open Studios. I’m going to share here what I shared there.
On last Thursday–could it be just a week ago?–I demo’d in the Paint Studio where you see Pokey Bolton in this photo.
I don’t actually paint on my quilts, but I do use my rotary cutter in the same way a painter uses a brush. The demo was called Painting with a Rotary Cutter. I thought the name was rather clever. I actually tricked some visitors into thinking that I might really dip my cutter into paint.
During the prep work for this demo, I got really excited. Not only can we paint with our rotary cutters, we can also take solid fabrics and make prints! Here I am waving my arms around about how exciting this all is.
And last but not least, the Charlie Brown Zig Zag.
I’ll be sharing my methods and ideas for making solids into prints over the next week or so right here at Tales of a Stitcher. I hope you will join me.
You breathe so much energy into everything you touch!
Thank you Sandy. This is very nice of you to say. I don’t know why buy cutting and stitching just makes me so excited, and then I want to rush out and tell eveyone. Crazy.
It was fun to see you in Houston! Everytime I passed by the booth you seemed to have a large crowd enjoying the lesson! I have been on sensory overload as well; we spent a full week there, and I still haven’t unpacked!
Like Sandy said… Great energy!
Thank you Barb. Great energy or Crazy energy? I am not sure I can tell the difference–or are they the same?
Thank you so much for your wonderful open studios!! We were in the second session where you recapped both demos, and really enjoyed it!! (I was one of the girls holding up the quilts for you!). Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!!! It was really inspiring!!
Thank you Maggie! It was great to meet you. Doing Open Studios was a lot of fun for me. Crazy, but fun.
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I had a great time at your class in Houston! When possible, do a tutorial about the way you bind your quilts. It is really nice not to have the bidding showing! Regards fromBrazil!
Renata- Here is a link to the post I wrote about facing a quilt. I hope you find it helpful. It was very good to meet you in Houston!
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Wow. Just found your site, and, boy, I’m I glad I did. I can’t wait to follow your painting with the cutter. This is just amazing, and, I’m in love. I want to learn how you did the curves. The cutting, sewing, and, everything about them. Guess you could say, I have a love affair with curves. So excited.
I love curves too! I’ve been working on the tutorial which I hope to have done early in January. I’m going to do one more type of stripe and then we will move on to curves.
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I am facinated by your work! Beautiful and fun…..thank you for sharing with all of us.
Thank you Ellie. I always love to hear that.