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Show 1609 - Transforming Quilts from Real Life

Featuring: Lea McComas

Posts On: April 27, 2015


Fiber Artist, Teacher and Author Lea McComas shows how she transforms her love of travel, faces and historical images into works of art. Her photo images are transformed via cropping, manipulating value and color, and even using gray scale. From designing, constructing, and on through intricate stitch work, Lea changes plain fabrics into realistic and vivid images. She also shares some of the antique textiles she picked up in her travels. Plus, bonus! Alex offers a clever method for facing a quilt while adding a built-in sleeve. This is a great technique for smaller quilts, when a common binding is too much.

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From Chapter One

Alex teaches how to face a quilt with a built in sleeve.

Watch Rosalie Dace in Show 711: Quilting- Where Imagination and Reality Meet.

Watch Libby Lehman in Show 513: TQS Quilting Legend Libby Lehman.

Watch Jean Wells in Show 1301: New Directions in Quilting - Embracing the Possibilities.

From Chapter Two

Lea McComas shares both her history and award-winning world view quilts.

To order Lea’s books, click here.

From Chapter Three

Lea teaches how to digitally manipulate photography for picture perfect quilts.

From Chapter Four

With intricate stitch work, Lea shows how thread work transforms ordinary quilts into extraordinary quilts.

#1 susanchinouth 2020-03-02 18:20
Oh My Gosh. Thank you for filming Lea McComas. This was one of the most educational and inspiring video's I have ever seen for quilting. I feel like it will change my life. I too love to take pics of people and faces with thoughts always of painting them someday and as a quilter this is the next stage to come. I am so excited. Lea has broken down the steps to be so obtainable! I also appreciated so much The part on using facings for art quilts. Hey I am ready now t o do my 1st art quilt! I know all the steps from start to finishing! Thanks a buschel!
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