Alex and Ricky welcome back fiber artist, author, and teacher Judith Baker Montano for her third TQS appearance, this time on location at The Old Exchange and Provost in beautiful downtown Charleston, SC. This time around, Judith discusses her Canadian upbringing, and the influences of both the Hutterites and Canada's native peoples on her early work. She then shares her techniques for distorting traditional stitches to create organic shapes and interesting layers, and how she employs cheesecloth, scrim, and other unique materials in her pieces, incorporating painterly techniques along the way. Finally, in a segment taped in Sisters, OR, we meet UK quilter, Karin Hellaby, who offers a brief history of Pineapple quilts and shows her "Sew Simple" technique for creating a Pineapple block.
Judith Baker Montano joins TQS on location at The Old Exchange in Charleston, SC and shares her journey and work.
From photo to fabric, Judith teaches how to create realistic imagery.
Judith teaches how to break loose from traditional embroidery stitches.
Karin Hellaby offers a brief history of Pineapple quilts and shows her "Sew Simple" technique for creating a Pineapple block.
Judith talks about her and Ricky's relationship as neighbors, her expansive family, and her experiences on the road teaching.