Alex opens this stimulating show with tips for quilting on Dupioni silk. This gorgeous fabric requires additional TLC, but the results can be stunning! Contemporary Fiber Artist Barbara Shapel then joins the show, to share her quilting odyssey. She too uses silk, spending as much time on piecing as she does on threadwork. Barbara works with themes of motherhood, nature and words, and her work reflects all of these elements. She will share how she approaches her work, and will offer tips to improve your quilting and threadwork. She demonstrates a dense, free-motion stitch she calls “Herky Jerky,” which blends thread colors. While she discusses keeping your quilt stable and keeping your shoulders healthy, Ricky will show how Barbara creates an invisible sleeve, which she uses on her numerous two-sided quilts. To round out the show, Barbara discusses how her family’s stamp collection is like a miniature art gallery!
Alex teaches about working with Dupioni Silk along with lessons from Libby
Contemporary artist Barbara Shapel discusses her odyssey and shares her spectacular two sided her quilts
To watch Barbara’s field piece go here
Barbara teaches numerous “secrets” behind her two sided quilts
Barbara continues teaching including her free motion quilting called Herky Jerky and invisible sleeves
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