Fabric Magic® is a sew-in interfacing that shrinks up to 30% to add texture and dimension to projects. It is quick and easy to use - just stitch it in place and then apply steam to shrink it. Results are permanent and will last through laundering. We can imagine using this to make so many textures - bark, flower centers, leaves, animal skin, stone, earth, etc. etc. etc. - or to add unique interest and depth to a project just like Sarah Ann Smith does in Show 2508.
Carolinas by Terry Sargent Peart won the Best Use of Color award at Road to California 2020. Each block was inspired by sketches she made while vacationing with her husband. She simplified the sketches and made blocks representing the sun, sea, and sky which resulted in a very colorful quilt.
Photos by Anna Bates
TQS was honored to spend time with Japanese quilting icon Shizuko Kuroha. She is internationally known for her work with vintage fabrics, particularly indigo. Her work has been widely exhibited in many parts of the world, including the prestigious International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Shizuko sat down with Ricky and talked about her beginnings as a quilter, how and why she selects her fabrics, and where she finds her fabrics. She then demonstrates her unique hand quilting method.
And, to top it off, we are treated to a look at her quilts from a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival.
There's lots of great stuff here, grab a cup of coffee and settle in.
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In 2014, Flora Joy's quilt Frame of Mind won Viewer's Choice in Houston. It was a three-dimensional quilt that switched from Mother Teresa, to Oprah, to Jackie Kennedy, depending on how you looked at the quilt.
Well now she's done it again with another three-dimensional quilt, Pop-Up Stories, which won the Judging Floor Staff Favorite award at Road to California 2020. This time blocks are unsnapped to reveal different "stories". Flora used a number of different textiles to complete the quilt, including everything from fishing line to Peltex®, and upholstery fabric to faux velveteen. It's quite a story in itself.
Photos by Anna Bates
Walking around downtown San Jose, we came across this colorfully painted building. We think it's wonderful. Would you do this to your business?
Since we originally posted about this building, we've found out more about it.
Artist: Kristin Farr
Location: The Learning Center at 490 W San Carlos, San Jose, CA.
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