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Show 907 - Get UnRuly: Playing with Words

Featuring: Tonya Ricucci

Posts On: September 26, 2011


Prepare for some fun, as that UnRuly Quilter, Tonya Ricucci, shows you how to get your message across with "word play" on your quilts. Tonya - an author and popular blogger - shares a sampling of her whimsical quilts, and demonstrates her fun-and-freeing techniques and tips for piecing improvisational letters, words, and phrases. Alex "gets a word in" too, demonstrating how to make easy fabric letters with the aid of an index card. Then we head off to the Rocky Mountain town of Estes Park, CO, to check in with textile artist Patty Hawkins, who treats us to a look at her beautiful quilts, inspired by the ever-changing Colorado landscape and crafted from her own luscious fabrics.

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Links to the Artists:

Tonya Ricucci

Patty Hawkins

From Chapter One:

Unruly quilter Tonya Ricucci shares her quilt story and quilts with TQS.
Gwen Marston
Click Here to order Word Play Quilts.
Anna Williams
Nancy Crow

From Chapter Two:

Tonya teaches her easy and fun improvisational word play piecing technique.

From Chapter Three:

Alex teaches her Mom´s easy lettering techniques which are perfect for appliquè.
Dye Candy Fabrics
Creative Grids
Olfa Art Knife

From Chapter Four:

Patty Hawkins opens her world to us in Estes Park, Co.

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  1. Alex demonstrates an applique method.
  2. Pam Holland joins Alex and Ricky.
  3. A tip for sharpening your pencils.
  4. Pam teaches Ricky how to make the "Elies" block and talks about drapplique (drawing and appliqué).
  5. Gizmo Girl shares some new notions.
  6. Ricky shows pages from Pam's The 1776 Quilt book and takes questions from the audience.
  7. After Set.

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