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Show 1908 - Postcards and Photorealism

Featuring: Carol Morrissey / Cyndi Souder

Posts On: October 9, 2016


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.

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Links to Artists:

Carol Morrissey

Cyndi Souder

From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky talk to Carol about her influences and inspiration.

From Chapter Two:

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.




Applique Pressing Sheet

From Chapter Three:

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.

Tsukineko Ink

Tsukineko Applicators

Liquitex Water-Based Paints


Wonder Under

From Chapter Four:

TQS visits Cyndi Souder in Washington D.C and discuss how she came about creating her "celebration" quilts.

Click here for Cyndi's book.

After Set:

Alex and Ricky talk to Carol about her various collections.


#6 beckymn 2016-11-12 14:35
I love Cyndi's idea of stitching writing on quilts - I've done this before and it's so easy. A tutor once said that she always quilts her name in the quilting somewhere because she wants her quilts to be identifiable as hers and labels can be removed. I've taken this a step further with some recent quilts - I have stitched the information that goes on the label as the quilting on the borders.
#5 luvmycatsu2 2016-10-12 14:14
I can always watch your show on my Kindle fire. But not this time. Disappointing. So glad Tim is doing ok. I am so sorry you had to go through that very scary ordeal.
#4 fairbanks 2016-10-12 08:53
Love watching your shows. But lately the icon that allows me to watch on the apple this missing from your video can you help? Would much prefer watching on the big ten so I can stitch while watching.
#3 POLLYSPOCKETS 2016-10-11 00:24
Oh, I collect flower frogs too, metal ones...I will be on the look out though!!
#2 POLLYSPOCKETS 2016-10-11 00:22
Carol has Wall Pockets!!! How exciting to see I collect those also...enjoyed the show! Thank you Quilt Show.
#1 Pam20 2016-10-09 15:37
Great show!

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