Join Alex and Ricky on the set with Quilt artist Mickey Lawler for Episode 1305: "The Sky's the Limit" with Hand-Painted Fabric.  Mickey began painting sky fabrics in the mid-80s when she couldn't find the pieces she wanted for her original quilted landscapes. Before long, her company Skydyes was born...and the rest is history!

Mickey visits the TQS set to chat about her newest work, engages Ricky in a fun, hands-on fabric-painting exercise (complete with tips), demos how she builds a landscape design by combining painted fabric with touches of piecing or appliqué, and shares her practical method for designing a quilting plan that enhances the finished quilt top.

As an added bonus, we track down the legendary and "Liberated" Gwen Marston on the road in Sisters, OR, where she shares her method for creating "skinny finishes" and Amish-style bindings.

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