Hello! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted as I’ve been nose to the grindstone, and now I have such exciting news! As some of you may know, I volunteer and work with The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and their wonderful cast and crew. I help behind the scenes while they are in Denver taping and also design the TQS show technique blocks to go along with each show so their members can follow along and practice a technique they’ve seen.
For the last couple of years, I’ve been working on developing a method of quilting (and a book series) that allows you to not only quilt as you go, but also design the quilt that you are working 0n based on a theme or an idea. TQS has been incredibly supportive of this concept and has asked me to design their summer sampler for 2017. Needless to say, I’m honored and thrilled. This quilt, Zoo Nouveau, is what I came up with. It features quilt-as-you-go and around 20 different both art and traditional quilting techniques. As a member of TQS, you can follow right along with us this summer as we work this quilt-along. We will provide patterns and highlights through short videos to break this project down into manageable chunks of fun. The project will start with the materials list posted in May and run through September, 2017.
If you’re not already a member of TQS and are interested in seeing what it is all about, hop on over to http://www.thequiltshow.com and check them out. I personally have learned such a huge amount about quilting in a few short years just by watching the show and seeing all the talented quilt artists they feature. I am so thankful to be a part of a team that is all about educating and inspiring budding quilters and artists.
Here is the latest Cross Craft Sunday video that shows how to embroider a shisha mirror onto a quilt and then also talks a bit more about this exciting project. If you are wanting to add a few more tools to your quilters’ toolbox, please consider joining TQS and following along with us. We are here to help you enjoy the precious creative time you’ve carved out for yourself and to walk with you on your own “Quilt As Inspired” journey. Enjoy! xoxo