We return to the home of Betsy and Richard Ehrenberg in Santa Fe to welcome self-described "late bloomer" –AKA fiber artist, teacher, and author—Karen Eckmeier, who demonstrates how she uses overlapping and topstitched fabric strips to create her delightful "accidental landscape" quilts. In addition, Karen shares ideas for adapting her versatile technique for use on garments, and Lilo and Elena model some of Karen's wearable creations. (You'll need to watch to discover why you'll always find a "lucky lizard" stitched into Karen's show quilts.) The episode concludes with a tour of the Ehrenberg home, Casa de Vidrio (House of Glass), which houses the couple's amazing collection of contemporary art glass.
TQS visits the glass house of Betsy and Richard Ehrenberg. Karen Eckmeier of The Quilted Lizard shares her story and remarkable quilts.
Karen shows how easy it is to create fabulous accidental landscapes.
Show and tell continues with Karen's custom decorative clothing. Then Karen demonstrates raw-edge appliqué and collage with her whimsical Happy Villages design.
TQS gets a private tour of the spectacular glass house home of Betsy and Richard Ehrenberg.
Karen talks about how she likes to hike and living in her own "glass house" in Connecticut.