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Show 1013 - Journaling Through (and On) Quilts

Featuring: Susan Shie

Posts On: June 18, 2012 (Free from November 24, 2020 through December 31, 2020)


We close out Series 1000 with artist and teacher Susan Shie ("Shie as in pie"). Although legally blind, Susan is well-known for creating highly personal works based on her drawings and writings, and which—in addition to her own thoughts and experiences—document world events, so that each quilt becomes a visual time capsule. Susan guides Alex and Ricky in a hands on lesson, using examples of her quilts to further demonstrate how her iconic pieces evolve, and then offers terrific suggestions and tips for writing on a quilt surface. As an added bonus, Ricky shows his method for making an updated version of the traditional Rail Fence pattern.

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Links to the Artists:

Susan Shie (Turtle Moon Studios)

Ricky Tims

From Chapter One:

Ricky has a fun spin on the traditinal rail fence block and shows you how to do it. (Click Here for Pattern)

From Chapter Two:

Susan Shie shares her unique approach to quilting and story telling through her artistry in and on quilts. In addition, she puts Alex and Ricky to "work" with serious playtime.

From Chapter Three:

Susan shares her incredible quilts and stories behind them.

From Chapter Four:

Susan shows how she creates her pieces and shares how easy it is to use the Silkpaint AirPen.

After Set:

Susan talks about her Kitchen Tarot Card project, her husband's leather work business, and how she displays her work in her home. We end the show with Susan presenting Alex and Ricky with some art that she made just for them.

Products and Artists Mentioned:

Get the Ricky Tims Rail Fence Plus Pattern Here

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