Making quilts for wordsmith Meg Cox is about meaning, importance, and carrying on a tradition. This former Wall Street Journalist accepts the challenge to join Alex and Ricky in making a quilt based on their favorite musical. Each person's work was veiled in secrecy and you will be as surprised as they were by the results. They will share the message, tips, and techniques used to meet the challenge. Lo and behold, one of the three needs a bit of help when it comes to spelling. We won’t spill the beans, you will have to watch to find out the answer.
Alex and Ricky greet Meg. They discuss the meaning and importance of carrying on traditions and rituals. They discuss her latest book: The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Every Day.
They also discuss her work with the Quilt Alliance and look at her quilts.
Ricky display his challenge quilt. He shares his caveman style technique for sewing curves and demonstrates quilting words into a piece.
Alex discusses her challenge quilt. She talks about fabric and color selection, a "sliver" technique with softly moving lines, wonky log cabins, and quilting lines. She also has a great tip for fixing an unexpected cut in the almost completed quilt.
Now it's Meg's turn to show you her challenge quilt. She chose her musical based on her love of writing. She wanted it to be graphic and filled with strong words. Meg shows you how she created the quilt and includes a tip for including handwritten messages that become the back of the quilt.