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Show 909 - Techniques, Tips...and Turning "Trash" into "Treasure"

Featuring: Gyleen Fitzgerald

Posts On: October 24, 2011


The work of quilt artist and author Gyleen Fitzgerald may be rooted in tradition, but she never fails to add her own contemporary spin. In this episode, Gyleen shares her method for stitching the "Grandmother's Flower Garden" block by machine using the "butterfly seam," shows how the same technique can be used for sewing a typical Y-seam, and demonstrates how to make a colorful "Trash to Treasure" Pineapple block using her pineapple ruler and lots of fabric scraps. Then, Brett Maddox (Executive Director of Red Crags Estate) introduces the "permanent residents" (AKA ghosts) of our location: the picturesque, circa-1912 Onaledge B&B, in Manitou Springs, CO. (PS - The place REALLY was haunted!)

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Gyleen Fitzgerald (Colourful Stitches)

From Chapter One:

TQS tours and tapes today's show from Onaledge Bed and Breakfast in Manitou Springs, Co.

From Chapter Two:

Gyleen Fitzgerald tells both her personal and quilt history and shares her quilts.

From Chapter Three:

Gyleen teaches her unique butterfly seam technique to machine piece a Grandma's Flower Garden.

From Chapter Four:

Gyleen teaches her fun technique to turn your trash scraps into a delightful pineapple quilt.

After Set:

Gyleen shares the origins of her name, how she is a dog breeder of Boxers, and insight on her book Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings.

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