Monday, July 4, 2016

A Star is Born!

A Star is Born, not really, but what fun it was to work on the set of the 
PBS show "Love of Quilting"

I was contacted by Fons and Porter sand asked to fly out to Iowa to teach on the PBS TV show, Love of Quilting. It was an honor to be able to do this and it wasn’t even on my bucket list! So, why not? Sounded like fun until you walked into the studio and felt completely overwhelmed. What made me think I could do this?? So you had to fake it till you made it for sure!!

First you started out in hair and make-up…What? Wow, that was pretty fun. Afterwards  you had a meeting with the producer and you set out your set -ups. What are set ups, you ask? They are all the items you pre made to show on the show that will give the viewer the visual to help them see the process of making your block/quilt/ project, etc.. All that was done a few weeks before I left and hand carried in a them foam-board folder I made to keep the pieces flat and pristine. No wrinkles allowed!!

After the meeting and you and she agreed on what steps to show and what visuals to use you then meet with the entire film crew…. About 10 of them. Who knew shooting a show was so time consuming and used so many talented people?  It was a real learning experience and ended up being extremely fun. Once I got into it I seemed to go pretty smoothly. Patrick Lose was wonderful to work with. He had lots of patience and great communication and he made me feel really at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed my time.

So look for the 2800 series this month on your local PBS station I will be teaching the String Me Along quilt and the Shattered Dresden. Both will appear in the Love of Quilting magazines  July/August for Shattered Dresden and Sept/Oct for String Me Along.  So exciting!!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Magazine Sighting! Love of Quilting!!!

Guess who has a little feature in this month's Love of Quilting Magazine! :)

This month’s July/August issue with my Shattered Dresden quilt in it.

This quilt is a fresh update to the classic Dresden plate block. It looks challenging, but actually it’s an easy and fun alternative block.

And an added bonus, this quilt will be be featured on the Love of Quilting show series 2800 with Patrick Lose and yours truly!

The beautiful quilting was done by my favorite quilter and designer Joanne Case of undercover quilter-- Joanne Case

The magazine is in stores now!
More late on my public TV debut on Love of Quitling 
set to air in July/August on your local channels.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Introducing "Enchanted"

I'm so excited to share something that I have been working so hard on, and now I can give you a sneak peak....

I got to introduce "Enchanted" first at Market!

AND in the Riley Blake Catalog!!!

And it's officially on the Riley Blake site as well, you can see all the cotton prints by clicking on the link --->  HERE

Coming soon!  Tell your local shops you want it, they can pre-order it now.
Available January 2017

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cute Lulabelle Lunch bag!

How cute is this Lulabelle sighting?
A friend of mine made me a happy surprise!

Oh, what's that?  You want one too?
Good news! You can make one too!
Grab your favorite Lulabelle fabrics and head on over to 
the Pink Penguin for her brilliant and FREE tutorial!

and when you are done, link up with the hashtags
#LulabelleRB #sashgal #Iloverileyblake 
So we can all see the cuteness!