I flew to Cleveland on Sunday, and was at the studio bright and early so I could have my makeup professionally applied before the taping. Here's a photo with QA Managing Editor Helen Gregory, right before we taped my first segment featuring Topstix construction and the Contemporary Table Runner pattern I published in the Autumn issue of Quilt Scene magazine. Helen was great fun, and kept us all on our toes as we prepared our models before taping.
Two other artists also taped on monday: Diane Rusin Doran's award winning quilt, Return of the Grackle, is pictured here. This masterpiece absolutely glows with color, and the machine quilting is so dense and intricate, it is a real inspiration. Diane also taped three segments on the show, and you'll love seeing how she uses digital imagery to create her pieces. Judith Trager, from Boulder, was also a treat to meet. She not only taped segments for the show, but also a workshop video that highlights her amazing techniques.
Lastly, the three of us met up with my quilting hero, Carol Taylor, who was in Cleveland for a week of workshops. It's great how serendipity brought us all together for a wonderful day of quilting and the opportunity to make new friendships and connections.
|On Set with Helen Gregory|
|Diane Doran and "Return of the Grackle"|
|Dinner with Carol Taylor and Judith Trager|
More on the show later in the week...