Kathy McNeil is a fearless quilter (would you cut up your wedding dress?), and as a longtime critical care nurse, she is very aware of the health benefits of quilting. She uses a variety of techniques to create the effects she desires. Need a color that you don’t have? Kathy shows how to heat set crayons to create any fabric color you need. She achieves different looks depending on whether she sets them while wet or dry. She then shows how to build a landscape or pictorial quilt by creating collage units. This allows her to move around the elements before finalizing the design. Her choice and use of fabrics will change the way you look at them. Her unique style extends to elements of her home as well. Then, Ann Harwell creates precision cut and pieced masterworks, inspired by nature and images from the Hubble telescope. She shares her technique for piecing with pins directly in the seam.
Kathy McNeil talks about how her years of working in the critical care unit inspired her to produce such lovely, "award" winning quilts.
You will love how Kathy applies her Neocolor II fabric paint crayon to her fabrics and comes up with the "exact" colors that she uses for her beautiful landscape quilts. This is a must see!
Kathy shows how to choose that perfect fabric for your pictorial quilts, as well as creating your fabric into units before you actually lay all the pieces out to appliqué.
Ann Harwell combines her love of astronomy with her love of quilts. Ann was featured in the April 1999 issue of National Geographic magazine with her Hale-Bopp fractured symmetry quilt. Ann will have you loving all the stars and space when you are finished watching this show, so stay tuned!
Kathy talks about the interior garden she has built in her house and the murals she painted that cover her bedroom walls.