The holidays are in the air as quilt artist, author, and fabric and quilt designer Amanda Murphy connects with Alex and Ricky in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Amanda demonstrates how to make a fast-and-fun tree skirt, complete with inverted-miters, points, and continuous binding. She also shares a quick-and-colorful Christmas quilt, with trees in three sizes, snowflake appliqués, and pompom trim. We finish with a tour of the day's location, The Old Exchange and Provost (built in 1767) which has played host to patriots, presidents . . . and pirates!
Fashion Lines by Gloria Hansen was exhibited as part of the Digital Imagery exhibition sponsored by C&T Publishing at IQF Houston 2013.
Artist's Statement: This piece is based on torn images from fashion magazines that I collaged together and then photographed. The photographs were digitally combined, manipulated, and then printed onto silk fabric. I used some acrylic paint and fabric pastel to add shading and then machine quilted the piece.
I miniaturized Mimi Dietrich's Hugs & Kisses pattern for a 36" square quilt found in Fon's & Porter's magazine. The center is button Hole stitched and the border is needle turn applique. The quilt is the square you see photographed in the center of a sheet of white paper with green border.
Lyric Kinard taught in a beautiful setting at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in South Carolina. Justin and Capt'n John had a few minutes to run around the plantation taking pictures and in the room where Lyric taught.
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Looks like someone is on Santa's nice list this year. Libby is up and about using her walker.
In physical therapy Libby's progress in standing and walking is being slowed down by pain in her feet and ankles. Dr. Allum has recommended having Libby see a specialist to determine if botox injections in her ankles (certainly not for cosmetic reasons) might help improve flexibility. Lester has gotten an appointment for Libby a week from Thursday to see if this recommendation is appropriate. In the meantime, Libby is working hard at standing with the help of parallel bars and her therapist Pia and assistant Bola. They are excellent instructors, supporters, and cheerleaders, and Libby is giving it her all!
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Joining Alex and Ricky on the set in historic Charleston, SC is Amanda Murphy, fabric, pattern, and quilt designer. Amanda demonstrates how to make a fast-and-fun tree skirt, complete with inverted-miters, points, and continuous binding. She also shares a quick-and-colorful Christmas quilt, with trees in three sizes, snowflake appliqués, and pompom trim.
22x32 inches this Avocet a wading shore bird, was inspired by a recent visit to our Wildlife Refuge where they were in abundance among the old lily's. Got a little prompt to do some shore birds and chose my favorite. To see more about this Avocet and the two different background color auditions visit at http://windyglenquilting.blogspot.com
Take a good look at Judith's quilt, Avian Architecture - Myself as a Bowerbird and enjoy the various techniques she used to create the quilt, including fusing, applique, and machine quilting. She was inspired by the Australian bowerbird's bower, read her story below.
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