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Show 2204: Leni L. Wiener / Jake Simmons - The Human Form from Portrait to Art Piece

Featuring: Leni L. Wiener / Jake Simmons

Posts On: February 11, 2018

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Leni Levenson Wiener has been photographing un-suspecting people on park benches for many years, often using her husband as a decoy. A people watcher by nature, she enjoys creating a little story and found that the background and bench itself were not actually necessary when trying to convey a message. Leni shares how to she builds these unique mounted floating art works.
 
Building the human face using a wide variety of fabric can be quite difficult. Leni shares tips for using unexpected fabrics when it comes to skin tones. When she pushes the options to more unusual fabrics, the face shifts from portrait to art piece.
 

When it comes to quilting, we don’t often do our bodies justice. Hours of being hunched over a sewing machine can take its toll. Jake Simmons, a practicing Chiropractor, shares tips for preventing pain while quilting.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Leni L. Wiener

Jake Simmons

From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky welcome back Leni to learn about her new “Park Bench” series based on her photos of seated people in casual settings.

From Chapter Two:

Leni eliminates the background on her pieces, because of this, they need more structure. She walks Ricky through the process of adding stability to ensure that each piece will not fold or bend.

From Chapter Three:

Finding a wide variety of skin tones became a frustration for Leni, which led to her seeking out other unexpected fabrics that just might work. She shows a variety of fabrics and why they work or don't work for skin tones.
 

From Chapter Four:

TQS caught up with Jake Simmons at the Sisters Quilt Show. Jake, a practicing Chiropractor, shares tips for preventing pain while quilting.
 

Products and Artists Mentioned:

Heavy fusible interfacing (for collars/cuffs)
Photoshop
Art Quilters Value Scale by Leni L. Wiener
Pictoral Art Quilt Guidebook by Leni L. Wiener (C&T)


Comments   

#10 Charly 2018-02-19 11:55
Hello, I often notice that the dual feed is not engage on the D feet of the Bernina machine. You need to hook the dual feed to the foot in order for it to be used as a walking foot
#9 KarenGiese 2018-02-18 18:23
Not able to view anything but the trailer.
#8 BDumler2 2018-02-14 23:14
Just curious, did she have to get photo releases of the people that she took pictures of?
#7 nordwo 2018-02-13 23:52
What a stunning quilt technique! And how creative of you to include chiropractice techniques. Very useful and helpful. Thanks for a great show.
#6 mkdquilts 2018-02-13 11:11
You must be logged in as a Star Member to see the show. If you are not logged in, you will only see the trailer. If you are still having an issue seeing the show, please let us know.
#5 shirleytemple 2018-02-13 02:57
Yes, where is show 2204. I only get the trailer!
#4 Jaenen 2018-02-12 11:04
Excellent show! One of my favourite ones. Talented artist and great information. Special Thank you to Dr. Simmons. Valuable information and he is an excellent speaker. Kudos to set people too. I enjoyed the presentation.
#3 Cuauhtemoc 2018-02-11 19:44
Is it just me or has the 2204 show NOT posted?
#2 Carol0507 2018-02-11 11:34
Thanks for the chiropractic info. Good show except for the pronunciation of Oregon.
#1 Sandra04 2018-02-11 10:29
Very helpful chiropractic information.

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