Thursday, September 26, 2013

QATV and a DVD too!

As some of you know by now, last week I had the pleasure of taping a few more QATV segments. Always fun!
My trays - ready for action!

Now that I've done it a few times it's not nearly as stressful as before. Pokey does an excellent job of making it seem like you've stopped by to see her and she'd love to chat about your project or technique for a few minutes. Both of the projects I demoed are easy, fast, and fun, so I'm looking forward to sharing them once the links are up. One major bonus of taping is getting to hang out with other artists like Candy Glendening and Susan Brubaker Knapp. Somehow no pictures, but so wonderful to see them and also meet Michelle May and Laurie Ceesay.

I also am sooooo excited about the DVD that I taped. I've had the idea for it percolating away almost since I taped my last workshop and the taping has been scheduled for a long time. Vivika spilled the beans on her blog this morning, so I'll share a little bit too. My new Quilting Arts workshop focuses on creating artful fabric using simple digital techniques (as opposed to creating compositions like in my first workshop).

A few weeks ago you could have found me sitting on the floor muttering to myself amidst all of this:
Some of these are hand dyed and or printed/discharged etc., some are digitally produced
Yes, preparing to film a DVD involves talking out loud to oneself for extended periods, and also timing it. My family has seen this behavior before so they were not too concerned.

Here are some of my fabrics ready to take into the studio.

And a stack of some fabric printed from my designs:

What is hard to convey with still pictures is that this is a *fun* and easy technique. I can't wait until the workshop is released (sometime in 2014), and will be sure to keep you updated!

One parting shot with two of the many fine people who make taping the workshops possible, Vivika Hansen DeNegre and Helen Gregory.
Thank you ladies!
All the staff at KS Inc.Productions is amazing, and many thanks also to Jeanne Cook-Delpit, Bernina expert extraordinaire. It does take a village!