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Show 1702 - Rebel with a Cause

Featuring: Jamie Fingal / Gina Perkes

Posts On: July 20, 2015


Jamie Fingal earned her reputation as a Rebel Quilter because she doesn’t like to follow the rules. She does like to have fun, though, and imbues her whimsical quilts with positive messages. Jamie often uses heavy-duty zippers in her work. She doesn’t bind her quilts. She uses wool felt for the batting and the backing. She also gives herself one day every week to just play in her studio and have fun, and create. Jamie carries a sketchbook with her everywhere and uses her drawings as inspiration for her quilts. She walks Alex through the process of making a small prayer flag art quilt, then shows Ricky how to build a quilt background using overlapping pre-fused hexagons. After Jamie’s visit, Gina Perkes offers tips for creating bobbin appliqué on a domestic sewing machine.


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Links to the Artists:

Click here to go to Jamie Fingal's website.

Click here to go to Gina Perkes' website.

From Chapter One:

Jamie Fingal talks about being a "rebellious quilter." She also talks about her "Dress up!" quilt and how she designed it.

Click here to learn more about the "Dress Up!" quilt.

Click here to see Jamie's fabrics.

Jamie’s shares with the audience how she makes her prayer flags.

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From Chapter Two:

Jamie shows Alex how she applies water colors to transform her fabrics. She then uses Mistyfuse to complete her prayer flags.

Click here to order "Prayer Flags."

Click here to order Mistyfuse.

From Chapter Three:

Jamie discusses her technique of machine quilting in which she uses only black threads.

Click here to order any of Jamie’s DVDs.

From Chapter Four:

TQS cameras visit Gina Perkes in Payson, Arizona and learn about her “Nostalgia” quilt.

Gina shows the TQS audience how to do bobbin work on her BERNINA.

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