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Applique Flower Borders with Sue Nickels | Quilt Exhibit with Roderick Kiracofe

(Show 1808) Sue Nickels is a longtime quilter, who often finds inspiration from quilts of the 1800s. Her daughter, Ashley Nickels, is new to quilting, and found her niche after attending QuiltCon and viewing the modern quilts. Together they cover the spectrum of quilting eras In addition, Sue and her sister, Pat Holly, run the annual Holly Girls Quilt Retreat, so it’s all in the family! Sue demonstrates how she designs and lays out an old-fashioned appliqué flower border, often starting with an inspiring focal fabric. She uses simple tools, working from a rough sketch and then refining it. She also demos how she makes a complex little bird, and then later embellishes its eye. Ashley loves grid work, and has found inspiration in the front gates she sees in her San Francisco neighborhood. After photographing them and designing the quilt tops, she uses a sketch program to audition a quilting design on top of the photo.  We also visit Roderick Kiracofe who invites us to see some of the unique quilts in his collection.

Visit: Visit with Roderick Kiracofe, from Oakland, California, his unique quilt collection and his influence on quilting in America.

Borders, Embellishments, Patchwork, Quilt Pattern, Computer Based Quilting Design, Traditional
Series 1800

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