Cyndi McChesney is going to take what you've always thought about a pre-printed quilt panel and turn it on its ear. As the 2015 NQA Certified Teacher of the Year, she is often asked, “what can a quilter do with a pre-printed panel?” Cyndi says that it comes down to a bit of basic math and some imagination. From creative cutting to the addition of other quilt elements, Cyndi shows you how to take a panel from dull to divine!
Then we meet fabric and product designer Stacy Iest Hsu, whose adorable fabric panels featuring a doll and animal friends encourage story telling and creative play in children. Stacy shares creative ideas for personalizing the individual doll or animal for the little person in your life.
Ricky and Alex chat with Cyndi about her 2015 NQA Certified Teacher of the Year award, the fact that she is Ricky's administrative assistant, and how she became interested in working with panels.
Cyndi shows Ricky how she squares up a panel and uses math to make the panel work.
Cyndi and Alex look at different options for panel use including table runners and placemats.
Stacy Iest Hsu talks to Alex about her previous jobs with Gymboree, Target, and GapKids and how she now works with Moda to create panels featuring dolls and animals that tell a story.
Cyndi shows per prowess with a flute, bass flute, and a piccolo.