Alex and Ricky talk to Barbara Black, who has worked in the educational office at the Houston Quilt Festival for 20 years. She began quilting in 1985 and decided she needed to up her game when she discovered TQS BOM designs by Sue Garman. She obviously achieved her goal when her quilt, Red & White by The Numbers, was selected as the 40th Anniversary quilt for Quilts Inc. Overnight, she and her quilt became famous.
Barbara shares her thoughts on three things you do wrong in quilting...cut, piece, and press. She has tips to address these three problems.
Then, Barbara gives you more tips to achieve beautiful binding. She teaches you how to calculate the amount of fabric you need, how to prep the quilt, and how to add a sleeve during the binding process.
Up next is Bill Volckening and his elegant antique quilts. Bill has over 500 quilts in his collection that cover the years 1750-2008. He then shares elegant quilts that debunk the myth that quilts in America were only made from scraps as utilitarian.
We wrap the show with Barbara talking about her Sunday sewing group, the Sew and Sews, who gather to work on TQS BOMs. She also talks about her home studio.
Alex and Ricky sit down with Barbara Black and learn about her work with the Houston International Quilt Festival, how she decided to become a better quilter, and her very famous quilt.
Barbara said that quilter’s only do three things wrong (Cut, Piece, Press). She has tips to address these three problems.
Barbara gives you tips for creating a beautiful binding, including calculating the amount of fabric needed, prepping the quilt, and adding the hanging sleeve during the binding attachment process.
Alex and Ricky talk to collector Bill Volckening about his collection of elegant quilts. He shares a few from his collection dating from 1760.
Barbara talks about starting a sewing group called the Sunday Sew and Sews in 2016. This group gathered to work on and test the TQS BOM and still do it today. She also discuss the home studio that she designed.