How to Use Clothing in Your Quilts with Luke Haynes | How to Draft Cables
(Show 1102) Self-taught quilt artist Luke Haynes describes himself as an "architect who makes quilts"—the perfect blend of his background in architecture and fine arts. Luke, who hits the thrift shops to build his fabric stash, shows samples of his work, demonstrates his method for preparing his salvaged-clothing finds for quilting. He leverages pants and shirts to cut 6' wide strips he then sets aside (along with the buttons). He pays no attention to the grain of the fabric and thinks in terms of pounds of fabric for his large scale quilts, not yardage. Yes, 30 to 60 pounds of fabric for one of his large quilts. Luke shares the design and auditioning processes he uses to build his unique designs, and fields questions from the audience. Luke, Alex and Ricky also review the benefits of the Alliance for American Quilts (Quilt Alliance) and the vast collection of quilts and their stories. If that's not enough, Alex shows how to draft and customize a cable motif for hand or machine quilting, and we leave the studio for a field piece on the urban contemporary quilt scene in the lively city of Portland, OR.
Fabric Preparation, Drafting Blocks, Quilting Design, Unusual Materials, Art Quilts