Interior with Peasant Woman Sewing
Chalk and Paper
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
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Good Morning, Quilters!
I’m back from my Quilt Adventure–a trip to Wisconsin to meet Nancy Zieman and record two episodes of Sewing with Nancy!
And what an adventure it was!
My daughter, Faye joined me for the trip.
We arrived in Beaver Dam at Nancy’s office and home of Nancy’s Notions Catalog warehouse and retail store– where we were graciously greeted by Nancy and her wonderful staff.
We spent the day writing a script and preparing a few extra samples.
Nancy had an advanced copy of my book, Machine Quilting 1-2-3— (Available March 21!)
and I did MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING!
The next day, we traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to the Wisconsin Public Televison studios where we met Big Bird!
And then went straight to work preparing the studio set.
It was fascinating to see “behind the scenes” of a TV studio!
Soon it was Lights! Camera! Action!
I was a little nervous–but Nancy is a pro–she’s recorded nearly 800 episodes of Sewing with Nancy since 1982 -making it one of the longest running TV shows!
You can watch full episodes of Sewing with Nancy online HERE.
And be sure to check out her blog, HERE
Nancy has a wonderful way of making her guest feel welcome and calm.
After several hours of demonstrating both doodles and quilting…
the control room declared: “That’s a wrap!”
Machine Quilting 1-2-3 on Sewing with Nancy will air on September 11, 2017–
And Faye and I will always remember our time with Nancy Zieman, her husband, Rich and her staff, Donna, Emily, Vicki, and all…as one of our most exciting quilt adventures ever!
Thank you, Nancy!
Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
However, there are two notable exceptions….
There is no tutorial for Stippling and Meandering…I’ve written about Why So Many of Us Can’t Stipple or Meander HERE
And we don’t have a tutorial for quilted feathers…I LOVE feathers, but I have tried to stick with original tutorials.
However, I have heard YOUR requests…so this year I will add a few Feather Tutorials.
START WITH DOODLING
Like all motifs, good Feathers start with doodling. So pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s doodle!
Start with The Sweep doodle tutorial HERE.
Keep your pen moving with Adding to The Sweep doodle tutorial.
THE PRECURSOR TO FULL FEATHERS
Once you are comfortable with The Sweep we are ready to move on… learning the rounded part of feathers-The Curl.
THE SWEEP AND CURL
As you sweep from the center line to the right line, curl around.
Practice for several minutes.
That may be enough for one doodling session.
Repeat this over several days.
Then add an echo line on the inside of the Sweep with Curl.
Take your time and don’t be discouraged if this takes many, many days.
ADD THE LEFT SWEEP AND CURL
Once you are comfortable with the right Sweep and Curl, repeat the process on the left side.
Next, connect the Sweep and Curls along the centerline.
Wouldn’t that be a nice Valentine’s Day motif?
THIRTY DAY DOODLE CHALLENGE
Are you up for a challenge? Doodle every day this month for 15 minutes–Your machine quilting will be greatly improved by March 1st–I GUARANTEE IT!!!
More quilting, doodling, photography, and a some exciting NEWS…
It’s going to be a FABULOUS FEBRUARY!
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