Happy Monday to you all! Our heating is currently broken and its bit cold in the house. Fingers crossed the repairman coming in an hour can fix it quickly. (Send warm thoughts!)
In the meantime, I wanted to share a link to my video interview with Britain-Based quiltmaker Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten. She is one of my Ruby Ruler™ Ambassadors and I love seeing how she is using the Ruby Ruler™ to check color values on her curvy-pieced quilt designs. She manages to create very interesting tunnel and tubular effects using curved piecing and color value.
Recently, I told you a bit about Aurifil Thread’s series for 2020, their free Designer of the Month series. This year, they are celebrating the new Color Builder thread collections. Each month a new block is posted by a different designer, inspired by one of these Color Builder boxes. I am kicking off the year with a block I designed for January, called called Milano. It’s inspired by the color builder collection “Milan Grey” and the city of Milan.READ MORE
I have had this idea swimming around in my brain for a while now, and I finally got a chance to do it! Many of you may have heard of my friend Kitty Wilkin, of Night Quilter. She is the master of piecing teeny, tiny Foundation Paper Pieced blocks.READ MORE
Happy Monday to everyone! Today I’m excited to introduce the newest Ruby Ruler™ Ambassador, Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten! Ruby Ambassadors are designers I admire, from all over the world, and help me spread the word about my Ruby Ruler™, Ruby Minder™ quilting and embroidery tools. They demonstrate how they use them in their own work and tell us a little about their design process.
I have long admired Jenny’s beautiful work, discovering her when the Modern Quilt Guild awarded her quilts at Quiltcon 2019. Since then, I’ve watched Jenny create and teach curved piecing like the expert she is, and am so happy to have her share a bit about her process and using the Ruby Ruler™ in this interview, enjoy! (Read and learn more about past Ruby Ambassadors.)READ MORE
Nichole Vogelsinger, of Wild Boho, sat down for an interview with me. She was our September Ruby Ambassador and played around with using my newest Ruby project, the Ruby Minder™, a value lens viewer just as the Ruby Ruler™, but also holds up to 12 embroidery threads.
The talented Marisa Cummings, who many of us know and love as Creative Thursday, has a special online club called The Thursday Club, as part of her bigger online membership group. What is it? The Thursday Club is a fun, creative session hosted by Marisa herself and a guest artists, presented as a live stream and as a replay if you can’t make the live stream.READ MORE
Join us in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group for a special FB Live interview with Timna Tarr, this month’s featured Ruby Ruler™ Ambassador, on Monday, 7/29 at 11:00 PDT. I love Timna’s thinking-out-of-the-box, no nonsense approach to quilting. It is sure to be an enlightening interview!
If you are not a member of the Wise Craft Quilts FB Group, be sure to join before Monday morning so you can tune in (only members of the group can see the interview). Its free, fun, and full of inspiration!
Have a question you’d like me to ask Timna? Leave a comment on this post or in the Facebook Group and I will collect them all before the interview.