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.
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.
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.
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.
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.