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.
Crossing a big goal off my to do list for 2020 right here at the start-
Today I’ve launched a brand new weekly video series on my Youtube channel. Q(uilting) and Answer is short, weekly videos that answer quilting questions I get asked. You’ve asked at my lectures and workshops, and I’ve been keeping a running list.
Portal Quilt featuring the Stellar Collection from Ruby Star Society
A few months ago I got to design a quilt using a brand new collection from Ruby Star Society, and it was introduced at Quilt Market in Houston back in October, so its time to introduce it to you all!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
I am so excited to share that I have a quilt pattern in the 2020 Quilter’s Planner Magazine! This magazine is a companion to the Quilter’s Planner. If you’ve never seen or heard of the Quilter’s Planner, you are missing out on a very inspiring way to keep track of your days, creative projects, etc in a beautifully inspiring carry-along planner.READ MORE
I talk alot about the idea of “quilt sparkle” in my workshops and classes. An idea that is illustrated so well when playing with color value. Color, layout, and the “sparkle” are all things that I feel very intuitively in my work, and its taken me a long time to create a verbal or written explanation as to exactly what I mean, or how I achieve it.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.
I’ve just added two new workshops to my 2019 schedule!READ MORE