Carol Morrissey’s love of nature has had an enormous impact on her quilting. It propelled her from making traditional quilts to creating realistic images of flora and fauna. Carol shows you how to add details to objects (in this case, a bee) using paint and inks. The end result looks almost like a watercolor. She also demonstrates how to make a fast, fun, fused postcard you can actually mail. Her tips include how to remove fused pattern pieces, as well as fabric-saving techniques. Later, Cyndi Souder takes you through her process of creating personalized celebration quilts, using both traditional and original designs. She shows how to enhance personalized pieces with free-motion written messages.
Alex and Ricky talk to Carol about her influences and inspiration.
Carol demonstrates how to make a fused, fabric postcard. She shares tips on fusing and demonstrates a variety of edge finishes.
Carol's patterns can be found on her website.
Carol shows Ricky how to paint a realistic bee using water-based inks and includes a tip for controlling the final effect. She also shares tips for keeping track of her paints.
TQS visits Cyndi Souder in Washington D.C and discuss how she came about creating her "celebration" quilts.
Alex and Ricky talk to Carol about her various collections.