Dollmaker, mixed-media artist, and TQS classroom teacher Lauren Vlcek enjoys combining her various talents to create one-of-a-kind mixed-media pieces. In this info-packed show, Lauren demonstrates how she uses her deconstructed crazy-quilt technique to make a small wall shrine, sharing tons of tips for fabric selection, pressing, decorative machine stitching, and embellishment along the way. She also shows how to insert a reverse-appliqué "window frame" in a pieced block background, and a variety of ways to employ the results. But that's not all: Ricky also shares tips for working with guild exchange blocks, and offers a few potential block suggestions (available on the TQS website).
Ricky demonstrates how to use quilt blocks from various makers.
Lauren Vleck, both a quiltmaker and doll maker, shares her journey and passion for doll and quiltmaking.
Lauren demonstrates her unique technique for deconstructing a crazy patch.
Lauren then teaches a reverse appliqué framing technique.
Lauren talks about how she decorates her house, the unique features of her sewing studio, and her current inspirations.