Alex and Ricky welcome back Jamie Wallen who shares the touching story of how the quilting community came to his aid during the 2016 Houston Quilt Festival after the entire contents of his trailer with 70 quilts, products, and class materials were stolen the night before the show opening.
With eyes forward, Jamie is excited to share his method of flushing out ideas on paper to avoid problems later during the quilting phase. Along with tips for planning and building a border design, Jamie shares ways to make your machine stitches pop and removes the fear of a complex medallion by dividing it into manageable pieces. It’s all just another day in the office for this talented artist.
Alex and Ricky sit down with jamie and learn about the devastating theft that occurred the night before the Houston Quilt Festival where he lost everything. Learn how quilters across the country came to his rescue. They also take a look at some of Jamie's wonderful quilts.
Jamie is a big proponent of drawing out a design on paper before ever stitching on your fabric. He shares the huge variety of designs that can be created with just one basic shape (diamond, oval, hexagon, medallion). He also shows you how to break a medallion design into manageable units.
Once you have the design created on paper, it's time to stitch it on your fabric. Jamie shares tools to aid in precision, marking, and the proper way to hold the ruler while stitching on your longarm.