QA TV DAY Two & Announcing the Houston Trade!

Day Two of QA TV has gone very smoothly…probably because first thing this morning, Jane LaFazio led us in a little yoga session on the set!

Yoga in public places!
From left to right: Jane LaFazio, me (yes, in curlers), Laura Wasilowski, and Frieda Anderson

Laura Wasilowski was back this season to tape two very colorful segments, and she gave a great tip for fusing fabric to batting that I never knew. Were you aware scrim is typically found on one side of low loft batting? She showed how to feel for it with your fingers. If you find scrim on your batting, make sure to fuse your fabric to the other, non-scrim side so that after ironing, the fused fabric will be smooth. No wonder sometimes after I fuse, the fabric appears lumpy…I have been fusing it to the scrim side.

We built a quilt fort on the set with all of Frieda Anderson’s striking quilts. Posing in front are Jane LaFazio and Jeannie Delpit of Bernina. (Frieda is to the right, getting miked.)

Jane taped three segments, including one with her brand new stencils, which feature botanical imagery inspired by her journal work.

Pages from Jane’s journal that inspired her stencils (above).

Small textile pieces from Jane’s segment showing how text can be used creatively in quilting. I love all of this texture!


International Quilt Festival/Houston

I read through all of the responses on my blog a week ago, asking what you would be interested in trading at the upcoming quilt show, and the overwhelming responses included ATCs and mug rugs! So please spread the word to all that are coming to the show, and let’s have the largest stitched art trading station we have ever had in Houston history!
Wondering what on earth a mug rug is? Here are some terrific tutorials on how to make them:

7 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing the great photos. I love seeing the behind the scenes views. Jane’s yoga in public places has been so fun to watch! Anne Munoz, one of the ladies in our quilt guild, started teaching yoga for quilters at the state Quiltfest meeting last year and it was a big success! She will be doing it again this year.

  2. Oh and will you have a way to mail ATC’s & mug rugs to trade? Hmm guess that wouldn’t work out very good. Guess I’ll have to wait until I actually get a chance to come!

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