Alex and Ricky welcome Ann to the show. We look at her newest quilts that pare down traditional Amish quilts using her ‘new gesture’ process.
Amish quilts use a lot of tonal colors. Ann shares what happens to one color when another is placed next to it. She then shares tips (and examples) for using high contrast vs. low contrast fabrics and changing proportions.
Using the Courthouse Steps block, Ann pushes the gesture so that it is at its most minimal. It is method for being inspired by traditional blocks that then become a remixed version based on lines.
Effervescent quilt blogger, Anna Bates, hit the road with her husband after retirement to go camping and visit quilt stores along the way. She talks about meeting quilters on the road, living in an RV for extended periods of time, and what inspires her. Alex and Ricky look at her quilts.
Anna also shares tips for doing handwork while traveling on the road and a few easy embroidery stitches working with wool.