The Quilt Show welcomes Alethea Ballard, a middle school teacher for 16 years, but one who doesn’t like to play by the rules when it comes to her art. Alethea shares her collage techniques for large scale prints to help tell a story in her work. She also has a great technique for finishing and hanging her completed pieces.
Then Tami Pfeil comes back to TQS to talk about floor canvases, and shares examples of fast, easy, and striking designs, while also providing some sewing tips.
Alex and Ricky are introduced to and learn about the life of Alethea Ballard and take a look at her quilts as she talks a bit about her process and the story of each quilt.
Alethea says to "work to your strengths." She can’t sew a perfect ¼” seam but loves the freedom a longarm gives her to draw with a needle. She shows a technique for finishing using black batting as the backing.
Tami Pfeil comes back to The Quilt Show to talk about floor canvases, and shares examples of fast, easy and striking designs. Tami also provides some sewing tips, which she says are just as easy as making a traditional quilt.
Alethea has always wanted to challenge herself by learning an instrument. She’s been studying and playing the accordion for three years and performs a Waltz for Alex and Ricky.