Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quilting Arts TV!

It is so hard keeping a secret like this, but now that I am back from taping three segments for series 800 of Quilting Arts TV, the word is out...  I'm a guest presenter on next season's show!  It was a great experience to be a part of this wonderful and informative program.  I am still pinching myself to make sure it is all true.

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.
On Set with Helen Gregory

Diane Doran and "Return of the Grackle"
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.

Dinner with Carol Taylor and Judith Trager
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.

More on the show later in the week...


My Sweet Prairie said...

Oh aren't you lucky!! : )
Good for you! ! I saw the call for applications. Awesome!
~Monika in Saskatoon

Karen said...

What a great experience! You're full of those lately!... love that grackle..

The Pink Ganeshji said...

Oh, my gosh, Vivika! How exciting! What an acknowledgement of your wonderful artwork...and neat experience, too! Congratulations!

Connie Rose said...

Congrats, Vivika. Way to go!

Victoria said...

Congratulations, Vivika! Sounds like you had a wonderful experience, and I look forward to hearing more about it in your next post!

Judy Alexander said...

Looks like this was fun. Congrats!!

Diane D. said...

Vivika, thanks for sharing the pictures. So glad I got to meet you!

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