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Show 2009 - Sweet Treats with Vintage Appeal

Featuring: Meg Hawkey / Sally Frey

Posts On: April 23, 2017


​As a child, Meg Hawkey loved to draw and make quilts for her dolls, but it was her husband who encouraged and pushed her to launch Crabapple Hill Studio. Meg's easy quilting tutorials show you how to achieve a vintage look using crayons and hand embroidery stitches that will give your work an added dimension. She says it is all about rediscovering the joys of sitting and stitching something beautiful. You will welcome the easy quilting techniques whether you are beginning quilting or looking for new quilting techniques to add to your current project. Plus Meg says, "Everyone will have the chance to rediscover the joys of sitting and stitching something beautiful."

Sally Frey loves to redesign modern quilts based on antique quilt patterns and designs. Her quilts become a blending of old and new that you are going to be excited to try. Is it Antique Quilts or is it Modern Quilting? Take a look and you decide.

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Links to Artists:

Meg Hawkey

Sally Frey

From Chapter One:

We learn about Meg's quilting and drawing background. We also learn how her husband supports her and encouraged her to start her business, Crabapple Hill Studio.

From Chapter Two:

Meg demonstrates tinting and shading with crayons. She begins with the design transfer, which is done with a very fine Pigma Micron pen in (.01) brown (which shows up less than black). She then shares her technique for adding that soft vintage watercolor look to your embroidery using Crayola crayons.

From Chapter Three:

Meg shows how to heat set the crayon work using sheets of white paper towels with a hot dry iron. Then it’s on to the fun of adding stitches to the work. Meg shares the backstitch, lazy daisy, chain, and cast on stitch using a spring tension hoop.

From Chapter Four:

Sally Frey creates contemporary quilts using traditional designs/patterns with contemporary fabrics. Traditional quilts are a jumping off point for a new quilt. She shares examples of the original quilt and her new contemporary version.

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#9 sarah21 2017-05-03 12:53
I loved todays show especially seeing all the beautiful quilts and embroidery packages. Also I learnt a new embroidery stitch and can't wait to try it in one of my projects! Many thanks Sarah21
#8 alex 2017-04-30 09:21
Hi Macha - In order to bring the quality programming TQS offers to quilters we need both subscription and sponsor $$. We wish it weren't so, but it is. You can fast forward
#7 Macha1617 2017-04-30 07:01
I love your show but since I pay a subscription charge why do I have to watch commercials?
#6 pbiteman 2017-04-29 14:36
Thank you so much for having Meg and Sally on your show. I especially love having Meg's unique process on video so I can watch it again. I have had the privilege of attending classes from both of these artists, and they continue to inspire me.
#5 Alex Anderson 2017-04-23 20:15
It is right here at the Quilt Show - for $49.00 a year you have FULL access to all our show (over 250) and a new show rolls out every other week. A SUPER value for your continued learning.
#4 Lori Delino 2017-04-23 18:21
What station carrie this?
#3 Lori Delino 2017-04-23 18:20
What time was this on today? Do you happen to know what station carries it?
#2 littlestitches 2017-04-23 18:05
I loved the show with Meg.. I am a hand quilter and embroidery and applique.. I love the tips.. Thank you so much for the hand show,,
#1 Sewdreamy 2017-04-23 15:24
What a fun show! My brother lives in Humboldt County...Arcata /Eureka area, and I go there every few years. I'll have to drag them to find the Stitch shop next time. :D
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