I’ve been doing some pre-planning before I tape The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson in August. Part of my homework is reading their blog and watching shows. My friend Ami Simms did a wonderful show for them in 2010 (and you can watch it for free) about the Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative that she has spearheaded, and, consequently, I have a much better idea about what to expect when I do my own show. It’s taped in front of a live audience, and that means it should be a LOT of fun!
On their blog today, I learned about Carol Ann Waugh, a quilt artist from Denver who works with couched threads on some of her pieces. She also uses a technique she calls “stitch and slash”, which sounds a bit like my Mock Mola applique technique.
You MUST check out her quilts! They are bright and fun and fantastic, and they use all those stitches your sewing machine came with that you never use! I particularly liked her video demo of what she calls “Rattail Binding for a Quilt”.
It’s a good day, when I can learn about a new quilt artist!