Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA provides the setting for our visit with art quilter (and popular healthy-lifestyle blogger) Debby Schnabel. Debby, who lives in a 650 sq. ft. cabin in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, enjoys exploring new themes by working in a series, and then embellishing her pieces with hand embroidery. You’ll love her tips on fabric selection and threads, her fusible-free techniques for applying circles (a favorite motif), and discovering how she incorporates a variety of embroidery stitches into her work. Then come along for a field visit with Denver-area quilter Laurie Hill Gibb who decided, upon celebrating a landmark birthday, to take a year-long quilting journey across the US . . . by herself!
From Alden Lane Nursery, Debby shares her history, quilts and blog story.
Debby teaches her organic design process, including a fusible free appliqué technique.
Tips and tricks abound as Debby continues teaching her handwork magic.
TQS hits the road, literally, with Laurie Hill Gibb as she crisscrosses the country visiting all things quilts!
Debby and Ricky share their love of dogs and talk about how Debby grew up raising show dogs.