Guest: Tasha Noel
Topics: designing fabric
She says: "Sometimes it might be a theme idea in my head, so I start sketching with that theme in mind. Or it's also been the other way where I like these sketches, what can I create off of this? Definitely either way, but I generally start on paper to get that story for me going with my fabric. And then I take that and scan those images into the computer, and color all those things in. I work with Photoshop."
Guest: Linda Thielfoldt of The Quilted Goose
Topics: quilting inspiration
She says: "If it [a quilt] doesn't feed your soul creatively, then cut it loose...It really made me take a hard look at how I’m spending my time, and how is it feeding my creative soul. Sometimes we hold onto things because we've invested so much time into it. and we think, 'Oh, I've spent all those hours...,' and we don't allow ourselves to just cut it loose."
Guest: Gwen Marston
Topics: fabric selection
She says: "I've always worked with solids--from the very beginning I did. My second and third quilts were solids. I like fabric just like anyone else, so I buy prints, too, but I've always worked with solids. And I think when I discovered Amish quilts, then I was completely sold on them...That's one of the great things about solids, that it does [show off my hand quilting]. The other thing about working in solids is that, to me they've always seemed a little bit more painterly than prints."