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Show 810 - Folk Art in Fabric: Inspirations and Techniques

Featuring: Sue Spargo

Posts On: May 9, 2011


Contemporary folk artist, designer, and teacher Sue Spargo was born and raised in South Africa, and attributes the evolution of her signature layered and embellished "primitive"-style work to her childhood memories and her exposure to the energy and color of traditional African designs. Join us as she shares her wonderful folk-art quilts, and demonstrates her technique for adding dimension to a wool "base" leaf with layers of velvet, silk, and cotton. As if that's not inspiring enough, Sue then offers seven creative ways to introduce even more texture with embossing, embroidery, beads, and other embellishments. We wrap up the show with an on-site visit to the Monument, CO, home of Barbara and Bob Normoyle. Barbara, a prolific quilter, has a fantastic eye for decorating, and uses quilts throughout to enhance the decor. You won't want to miss this jam-packed episode!

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Links to the Artists:

Sue Spargo

Barbara Normoyle

From Chapter One:

Sue Spargo shares her quilts and personal history.

From Chapter Two:

Sue teaches how she gets the “Sue Spargo” look with unusual combinations of textiles and unusual shapes.

From Chapter Three:

Sue teaches unusual embellishment treatments.

From Chapter Four:

TQS visits quilter Barbara Normoyle and her husband Bob's custom quilter dream home.

After Set:

Sue talks about how her whole family, her sister, mother, even brother-in-law, are involved in the Sue Spargo quilting business.

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