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Show 2709: Tara Faughnan / Diana McClun

Featuring: Tara Faughnan / Diana McClun

Posts On: October 18, 2020

Trailer


Tara Faughnan joins Alex to discuss her ideas about color theory and value in quilts. They talk about how some colors “sing”, others don’t, and how value can change the energy level of a quilt. She also supplies information about her “Color Collective”. Then, Tara demonstrates her style of free-form hand quilting that she does without a hoop. She considers hand quilting an embellishment. She also shows Alex her stitching chart that she created to keep track of which type of needle works the best with different types of thread.

We end the show with a visit to Diana McClun’s house and studio. Diana is a quilting pioneer and author along with Laura Nownes of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, now in its 3rd edition.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Tara Faughnan

Diana McClun (C&T Bio)

From Chapter One:

Tara Faughnan joins Alex to talk about her early beginnings as a quilter and designer. She discovered quilting through Quilter’s Newsletter and wanted to be one of those “quilting heroes”.

From Chapter Two:

Tara talks a bit more working with Riley Blake on the Jane Austen quilt project and then dives right into a discussion about her take on color theory. They discuss how some colors “sing”, others don’t, and how value can change the energy level of a quilt. Tara also supplies information about her “Color Collective” BOM.

From Chapter Three:

Tara demonstrates her style of free-form hand quilting that she does without a hoop. She also shows Alex her stitching chart that she created to keep track of which type of needle works the best with different types of thread.

From Chapter Four:

A visit to Diana McClun’s house and studio wraps up the show.

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Comments   
#9 Lois A. Bailey 2020-12-04 21:18
Excellent show and so informative. You are are true artist. gramabirdie
#8 SherylSacerdoti 2020-11-05 20:56
:sad: Also could not get the show--only the trailer. Hiss boo!
#7 kelelap63 2020-11-03 11:37
Really enjoyed the show and it held so many ties for me! I started quilting with Alex's book in 1996 that I bought at a Joann fabric when we were living in Mishawaka, IN! I was able to meet Alex several years later at the Marin Needle Arts Show. I also had the pleasure of taking two classes last year with Tara in Ft. Lauderdale, FL - her color method has been such a huge help in my quilting journey! I also lived 21 years in Pacific Grove, CA and was able to attend Empty Spools in 2013 as a 50th bd present from my family - they arranged for me to stay the whole week there even though I only lived a few blocks away in order to get the full experience :-) Thanks for a great show!
#6 T.Herin 2020-11-01 21:07
I tried to watch the Tara Faughan this evening, November 1 and can only open the trailer. I’m very disappointed. Tamie Herin
#5 Lou Partington 2020-10-30 00:08
Thank you so much, I received the fabrics and other good things that I was trying to order. Thanks again for helping me, Hopefully I will get the fabric for your next lesson. It is on back order. Your shows have been a big help for me. I am trying to focus on quilting and knitting, instead of grief.
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Your in my prayers
Louise Partington
#4 soniasimone 2020-10-23 20:52
Tara Faughnan is one of my favorite designers, I'm delighted you have featured her!
#3 LesMorris 2020-10-20 12:18
Wonderful Show Alex! Your guests and YOU have expanded my envelope (AGAIN). Faith, Focus and Finish! Love it. Again, thank you thank you!
#2 Sewnsew22 2020-10-18 18:23
What a great episode. Tara’s segment was serendipitous for me because I’m currently exploring the impact of color in my quilts and all types of hand quilting. And, to see another lefty quilting just made me smile (under my mask). :-)
#1 Nancyqm 2020-10-18 18:04
Absolutely SUPERB ..the production, camera work, pieces shown & your Guests, Tara & Diana! Just WOW! Alex I learn from you each time I tune in to these shows. Thanks to you & Ricky T. for your caring about sharing this art of quilting. I say I, too, am a quiltmaker, with humbleness. (a word?)
Just WOW!!
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