When Allie Aller began quilting in high school, she started with the basics, moved on to broderie perse, followed by landscapes, and then found her true passion with crazy quilting. With a large collection of doilies, feedsacks, petticoats and other antique textiles, she shares with you a unique way to give them new life, turning them into quilt blocks. Allie then combines machine stitches with embroidery, paint and beads, making it all look like hand stitching. Our second artist, Barbara H. Cline, a Mennonite, considers her work to be traditional, but with flair. She tackles difficult blocks and finds ways to simplify them. She demonstrates her technique for taking apart a block using templates, then reassembling the block in a much easier way. As the author of four quilting books, she definitely knows what she’s doing!
Allie Aller takes us on her journey from sewing in high school to her passion for "Crazy Quilts."
Do you know what vintage linens, doilies, feed sacks, aida cloth, wool and #3 pearl cotton can create? Watch Alllie as she uses all these items to transform them into beautiful quilts.
Allie shares her tricks for using machine stitches, hand stitches, paints, and beads to create a beautiful embellished quilt top.
Barbara H. Cline shows us how easy it is to make and use templates. Find out why you need to "watch your V."
Allie talks about her and husband's different gardening styles and how that ethic is applied to her work in the studio.