Quilter Jane Hardy Miller stitched together her first French Braid quilt many years ago. Over the ensuing decades she has refined and elevated the pattern into a complex design with 12 colors and a sophisticated palette. The results are stunning! Jane shares her secrets for selecting fabrics, which are often surprising, and using contrasting colors, accents, and different values. She demonstrates her COB technique – working out from the Center Of the Braid. She takes us on tours of both of her studios and talks about the highs and lows of each one. We continue the studio tours in Nebraska, where quilter Peg Pennell shares her space. Her quilts are unique because of their shapes, but they also feature heavy quilting, beading and embellishment. You will learn a lot from Peg!
Jane Hardy Miller, or “Rusty”, shares her quilt journey and incredible French braid quilts.
Jane teaches her secrets for selecting fabrics to ensure dynamic results.
Jane continues teaching how to construct a French braid quilt – including her COB (Center Out Braid) technique.
TQS catches up with Peg Pennell at home who, along with sharing her studio, teaches some terrific embellishment techniques.
Jane talks about her two different studios, one in Miami and one in Texas.