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Show 2408: Heidi Kaisand / Linzee Kull McCray

Featuring: Heidi Kaisand / Linzee Kull McCray

Posts On: April 7, 2019


Alex and Ricky greet Heidi Kaisand, a former editor of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, in her Hen and Chicks Studio. It is a studio because they carry and teach all types of media arts. They learn about Heidi's quilting background and take a look at her quilts.

Heidi loves working with wool. She uses the die cutter system to cut out elements faster and more efficiently. Heidi shares a fun and contemporary wool circles on flannel-covered canvas project. She also shares a work in progress that is a king size Suzani (South Asian) inspired wool embroidery design she saw in a Sundance catalog.

There's more to come from Heidi when she demonstrates that simple embroidery stitches can be done simply as directed, or varied in their look when combined with other stitches. She shows you the basics to making a stem stitch, buttonhole, lazy daisy and couching, followed by examples of variations in design.

Also joining Alex and Ricky in this show is Linzee Kull McCray. Writer and photographer for craft, art and textile publications, Linzee shares the fascinating history of feed sacks. What once was just an ordinary way to store and ship grain, flour, and other staples became a phenomenon once frugal women began taking apart the bags to use as fabric for foundation piecing. Feed sack companies caught on to this idea and began designing prints on the feed sacks, as well as patterns for embroidery, children’s soft toys, etc. Linzee shares examples of some of the fabrics, advertisements, and wonderful items made using feed sack fabrics.

Lovers of vintage fabrics will be delighted with the Moda collections of fabrics based on original designs. Linzee’s book covers the wide span of this fabric (18,000 prints were made) and how it became a household norm for many in the Iowa and other farming regions. She then shares a fun string piece quilt and talks about how to keep the chaos of prints from becoming overwhelming.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Heidi Kaisand

Linzee Kull McCray

From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky greet Heidi Kaisand, a former editor of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, in her Hen and Chicks Studio.

From Chapter Two:

Heidi shares a fun and contemporary wool circles on flannel covered canvas project.

From Chapter Three:

Heidi shows you the basics to making a stem stitch, buttonhole, lazy daisy and couching, followed by examples of variations resulting in new and fun design options.

From Chapter Four:

Linzee Kull McCray, writer and photographer for Craft, Art and Textile Publications, shares the fascinating history of feed sacks.

Products and Artists Mentioned:

Moda Feed Sacks Red Rover Fabric Bundles
Roxanne Glue-Baste-It
Clover Forked Pins

#6 KReative 2019-07-25 22:38
Would love to know the name of the quilt on the wall during most of the show??
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#4 clcsew42 2019-04-25 10:46
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#3 littlestitches 2019-04-20 14:24
I loved this show.. Thank you for the Wool/Embroidery show.. very informative and interesting. I just started doing embroidery with it.
I love the Feed sack show also.. we need to go back to cotton and get rid of the plastic.
#2 EditorAnne 2019-04-13 04:59
Linzee's book appears to be out of print. I can't even find a used copy. :(
#1 vintagelady 2019-04-10 14:48
Would have liked more time with Linzee Kull McCray and her feedsacks. There is so much more in the history,making the feedsacks, the designers, marketing of them. The contests - one for the best dressed chicken in feedsacks.
I make quilts with them.
Recently I was reorganizing my collection and came across some feedsack pinwheel blocks, put them together and made a quilt with feedsack for backing.
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