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Quilt Design and Free Motion Quilting with Jenny Bowker | Tips for Wool Quilts with Anna Bates

(Show 1804) Jenny Bowker creates incredible pieced landscape quilts, with exotic images from the Middle East and Malaysia, where she lived with her diplomat husband. She connected with the traditional Tentmakers of Cairo (who have been crafting their elaborate appliqué fabric pieces since 2000 BC), and depicts them as the gentle people she came to know. Jenny shares her quilting style, which often extends the quilt’s interior design out into the borders. Jenny walks us through the process of dissecting a tiling design (whether simple or complex), and demonstrates her technique with a challenging design featuring two overlapping vases to make a vellum pattern. She also discusses why all quilters should enter their work into quilt shows. 

Anna Bates shares her love of quitling with wool; she has been know as a wool addict. Anna talks about her love for Oregon where she can go from her house and walk to not one, but six, quilt shops in the area while she searches for wool. Anna demonstrates how to prepare your wool with pellon and how to make beautiful flowers out of wool.

Visit: Visit with Anna Bates, who writes the Wooly Mammoth blog, in Sisters, Oregon.
Blocks Featured: Shimmer, Tile Pattern

Quilt Pattern, Machine Appliqué, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting Design, Wool, Art Quilts
Series 1800

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