TQS grabbed Vanessa Christenson off the floor at QuiltCon 2015 for a quick chat about what she is doing and what's in her future. Click here to visit Vanessa's Blog.
Not Fade Away Conference tickets are now on sale.
July 17-18 in Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia
Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age is a two-day conference presented by the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. This biennnial educational event is for all who care about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of quilts and their makers. Come meet filmmakers, artists, curators, historians, educators and fellow quilt afficionados. Enjoy a power-packed weekend of learning, socializing and sharing at the Not Fade Away Conference in conjunction with the Sacred Threads Exhibition in our shared venue, Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.
Sherri Lynn Wood has invented and mastered a new patchwork technique – Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve. In this blog at Okan Arts, she talks about how she came about inventing her technique. If you'd like to learn how to do it yourself, Sherri has a book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters - a Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously.
(Score for Bias Strip Petals by Sherri Lynn Wood at QuiltCon2015.)
Katy Jones, aka Quilt Monkey, is a British quilter and blogger who first started quilting in 2008 with the gentle encouragement of a friend. Her first quilt was somewhat of a disaster, since she made it up as she went along and hoped for the best. Since then Katy has improved her technique and co-founded the digital quilting eMagazine Fat Quarterly. She regularly teaches patchwork and quilting workshops, which is where TQS caught up with her, at QuiltCon.
Do you know about Go Tell It at the Quilt Show? One quilt, one person, one video camera, three minutes = another quilt story saved! This project captures the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather. Betsy Vinegrad was interviewed during QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Do you love Project Runway? You just might enjoy The Great British Sewing Bee, where amateur sewers take on challenges as they compete to be named Britain's best home sewer. The judges are May Martin from the Women's Institute and Savile Row's Patrick Grant. The first series was won by 81-year-old Ann Rowley. The show just finished up its third season.
Items from Episode 4 - Men's shirts, evening bags and evening dresses. These were created by Lauren Guthrie - more information can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03myqj2.