Texas quiltmaker, embroiderer, businesswoman, and teacher Rosie de Leon-McCrady began collecting Redwork while on road trips with her mother-in-law, an avid quilter and appraiser. In this episode, Rosie discusses the history of Redwork, and shares examples of pieces that she has both collected and designed. Next, she covers the tools you'll need, demonstrates the three basic Redwork stitches, and reveals how to update your work by introducing "the unexpected" in color and fabric. We also tour the famous San Antonio River Walk and the historic Drury Plaza Hotel, the latter with its stunning Art Deco architecture and stained glass details. Tons of inspiration here!
From Chapter One:
Rosie de Leon-McCrady shares the history and back story of Redwork, along with evaluating Alex's private Redwork collection. Rosie then teaches several Redwork stitches, along with sharing the tools needed to achieve successful Redwork.
Rosie shares how her passion with Redwork developed along with her personal quilts.
Rosie takes the tradition of Redwork and kicks it up a notch.
TQS tours the grand city of San Antonio, TX - filled with inspiration.