Monday, April 11, 2011

More Great News!

You won't want to miss this little gem. I'm live on YouTube, discussing and demo-ing Lapel Stick. I mentioned this product in a previous post, now you can see and hear!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

More Movie Stars!

Last weekend saw Daphne and I up at Nine Patch Media taping for a new DVD that will be a companion for our upcoming book Give and Take Fabric Applique from AQS.
The DVD walks the viewer through our technique showing the steps to ctreate positive/negative designs for their quilts. We're very excited about the possibilities for the technique and the DVD is one way to learn from us......

More new will be coming soon! In the mean time here are some fun pictures to show how the DVD is made....

 The quilts are up and the set is ready.

Sharon Pederson and Elizabeth Philips are discussing some technical aspect!

Daphne is preparing for a scene.

Chris, the camera man and sound engineer is check the computer screen.

Daphne and I are doing voice overs for the Quilt Gallery.
They even have  a "clapper"....remember those? "Scene 1, Take 1" etc, etc. But I forgot to get a picture, darn!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Spy a Garden

Last week I visited the Seymour Quilt Guild in North Vancouver and taught a design class entitled "I Spy a Garden". In this class students work with hexagaons and traingles to create landscape style designs.
they begin with a sketch and then use the hexagon shapes to build a garden or landscape, incorporating ideas about value, colour, and perspective.
I think they did extremely well and had fun judging by the amount of chatter fabric trading that went on.

We were entertained by a 'tap, tap tap' throughout the day and found a friendly woodpecker building its nest on the outside of our meeting space. Everyone needs a home!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

PD Day for Artists

I spent today at a Professional Development workshop for artists, what a treat! The facilitator was Martha Cole from Saskatchewan who has been working as an artist for over 40 years. What a wealth of knowledge and experience she has....
Martha's topic was "Creating  Body of Work" and although I have been a quilter for a very long time my travels into the realm of art have only happened in the last 5-6 years. And its only been recently that I have felt that some of my work is leading into a "body". We worked with only our own pieces and really didnt lookat one anothers work except during coffee breaks. We had many exercises to work through, lots of thinking and writing, but all within a very postive environment. I loved it!
The setting was also perfect....Gloria Daly has just finished her custom built studio space and we were the first class to use it. After a blessing of bread and salt and a toast of champagne we worked all day in a very lovely mood!
I have lots of thinking and writing still to do but have great vibes of energy. Here are some pictures of the new space. Visit Gloria at