Lisa Calle was once described with admiration as a woman who “could make quilting a competitive sport.” Her specialty is longarm quilting, and soon after mastering it she was winning top awards for her work. Lisa studied Textile Management and Marketing in school, then left a corporate job to raise a family and work at a quilt store. When designing, she carefully plans her longarm quilting patterns, starting with the center of the quilt and using tracing paper to sketch and audition designs. She works in one area at a time, and develops fillers that enhance and support the main areas. She is a great fan of echo quilting and radial symmetry. She also quilts feathers into every project. Later in the show, Artist Youngmin Lee shares her love of Bojagi, traditional Korean patchwork. These square pieces were originally used to wrap, store and carry items, including quilts and clothing.
Lisa shares how she started longarm quilting and shares some of her work.
Lisa shows us the steps from start to finish as she prepares the designs on her quilt blocks. She then takes them to her longarm to quilt and demonstrates her rulers.
See the finished quilt and learn what the numbers are for on her rulers.
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Lisa, the “feather girl,” loves to do feather designs on all her quilts and shows how to draw a feather and vine stitch to quilt.
Lisa talks about her company, Stone House Quilting, and how she came up with that name.
She also discusses her simple approach on how to divide and quilt.
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Youngmin Lee tells us how she became a Bojagi artist and how living in Korea and then moving to California has inspired her.
Youngmin Lee explains how to make a wrap to store and carry gifts to her native land of Korea.
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Click here to watch Yougmin's “Bojagi” video on YouTube.