TQS takes you on a trip to the majestic California Redwoods region to meet quilt artist Pat Durbin. Pat’s love of flora and fauna, combined with husband Gary’s photos, provide the perfect inspiration for her quilt work. Driven by the desire to streamline the mosaic quilt process, Pat shares her technique which includes adding detail and depth through the use of quilting and threadwork. Another way of approaching a project is to paint a design, using an enlarged stencil tracing of a photograph, before adding the details with quilting and free-motion thread work. Bailey the Schnauzer goes from photo to realism right before your eyes.
The show concludes with a tour by Ben Brown of the Clarke Historical Museum. Along with an extensive collection of baskets by Native American tribes in the Humboldt area, he shares the handmade 1865 quilt presented to President Ulysses S. Grant in honor of his time stationed at Fort Humboldt during the 1850’s. Sit back and enjoy this California slice of heaven.
Alex and Ricky chat with Pat about how she came to quilting and take a look at some of her quilts.
Pat shows Alex how she goes about making a mosaic quilt.
Pat shows Ricky how she takes a photograph and traces it onto fabric, before using paint and threadwork to complete Bailey the Schnauzer.