Canadian quiltmaker, teacher, and author Mary Elizabeth Kinch drops by the studio to share her love for antique quilts and how she recreates them full-size with tiny pieces and reproduction fabrics. Mary Elizabeth, founder of the SPA (Small Piece Aficionado) Society, demonstrates how to tame those tiny pieces from template stage to finished block, incorporating lots of fabric and hand-piecing tips along the way. Then Alex travels to Washington County, Oregon, for a chat with textile artist Terry Grant, in which we get a glimpse at Terry's latest art quilts . . . featuring "upcycled" men’s shirts!
Mary Elizabeth teaches how to REALLY look at your fabric and maximize its print - it is all in the details!
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Mary Elizabeth takes the scary out of small. It is all in the accuracy.
TQS visits the studio of Terry Grant in the greater Portland area.