Sharon visits with Linda Taylor in the Gammill booth and takes a longarm machine for a test drive.
You can learn longarm quilting from Linda in her TQS Classroom. Lessons include: tools and supplies, loading the quilt, securing the layers, stitch in the ditch, stabilizing the center, feathered wreath, and a number of other projects.
This time Sharon visits with Rob Appell and they talk about his endangered species project. Also look for Rob in the next episode of The Quilt Show where you'll get to see the man behind the mask. Episode 812 – Protect our Planet…with Quilts (Rob Appell) will post on June 6. Don't miss it!
Sharon talks with 18-year old pattern designer, Doug Leko, of Antler Quilt Design. Doug started quilting in 1998. In 2006 his mother opened a quilt shop and he began to learn everything he could about quilting. He offered to test patterns for pattern designers that came into the shop and it gave him the chance to practice his quilting. Doug says, "I'll be forever appreciative of the opportunities they entrusted me with."
To see Doug's patterns, go to Antler Quilt Design by clicking here.
Sharon visits with Benartex designer, Shelley Detton. They talk about her new fabric line, Garden Club, which is a wonderful mix of colors and graphics for kids of any age. They also discuss a charity close to Shelley's heart, One-Heart Bulgaria. Shelley has a project for you make to help orphans in Bulgaria see that they are loved. To learn about this project and visit Shelley's site, click here.
Sharon has a chat with Megan Scott of C&T Publishing who gives you a peek at the latest books coming out from C&T. There are applique books, quilts for modern quilters, quilt cubes, quilt post cards and so much more. You'll want to get them all!
Sharon interviews Alex Veronelli from Aurifil thread. Alex shows Sharon his cotton thread card with 252 colors and 4 different weights of thread. He also talks about his latest collection of thread made for folk art applique, (Sue Spargo fans you might want to listen) and last, but not least, he mentions Sharon's line of thread for Sashiko.
Wrapping up her interviews with Jim West, Sharon talks to him about Quiltdeal.com, a flea-market type site just for quilters, and Quiltposium.com, a free, online magazine for quilters. There's great info in this report today. Keep an eye out Sunday for Sharon's interview with Alex Veronelli of Auriful. This is the Alex mentioned in today's Quilt Market Report; you won't want to miss it!
Sharon visits the Bernina booth at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City where she learns about Quilt Motion for Bernina from Debra Rutledge and two new entry level sewing machines from Jennifer Gigas. Bernina always has something new whether you are just beginning to quilt or want to take that next step.
And stay tuned, Sharon has more reports to come from all over market including a visit with Jim West who talks about his latest quilting adventures with Sew Many Places.
In her report from Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Sharon visits with Elissa and Heather Willms of the Hopscotch Quilt Shop in Alberta, Canada. Elissa is one of the youngest proprietors of a quilt shop in North America. Just wait until you hear how old she was when she opened her shop.