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Show 1013 - Journaling Through (and On) Quilts

Featuring: Susan Shie

Posts On: June 18, 2012

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We close out the 1000 series 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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Susan Shie

From Chapter One:

Ricky has a fun spin the traditinal rail fence block and shows you how to do it.

From Chapter Two:

Susan Shie shares her unique appraoch 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.
Click here to check out Susan´s quilt camp.

From Chapter Four:

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

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Patty Hawkins

Click here to order fun stuff from Susan's store. 

Aurafil thread

Schmetz needles

Fairfield Nature-Fil Batting



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Chapters:

  1. Ricky demos the Sumter Rose quilt block.
  2. Meet Mary Kerr and see her quilts.
  3. Mary shares tips for evaluating orphan blocks and how to use them.
  4. Learn how to use an orphan block to create a charming pillow.
  5. After Set: Mary comes from a family of artists. We see her collection of hand thrown jugs that feature faces.


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