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Guest: Linzee Kull McCray
Topics: teaching quilting
She says: "There's a very active quilting community in Holland. When I was getting the class ready, Jillian said, 'I'm not sure about having people bring sewing machines. A lot of people don't have cars here.' And as it turned out, a number of people brought their sewing machines on their bicycles. But students who didn't bring a sewing machine, were all hand-piecing. And there's a very big culture of hand-piecing."
Guest: Truly Alvarenga
Topics: dying fabric
She says: "I did ice tie dying, which I've never done before. It was so cool. The fabrics ended up looking like watercolors. You put your fabric on a rack, and you scrunch it up in different places, put the ice on top of it, and then sprinkle the dye on top of the ice in certain places. It seems like it would be very difficult but it’s the most simple thing. And you just let it sit for hours until the ice melts."
Guest: Kelly Young
Topics: scrappy quilts
She says: "I absolutely love scraps. I feel the best part about a scrap quilt is that when it’s all finished, it’s really greater than the sum of its parts. Another wonderful thing about them is that they are a treasure hunt and a walk down memory lane."
Guest: Rebecca Bryan
She says: "I know color can be a big challenge for a lot of people. One thing I've shared on my blog recently was creating my own personal color wheel. I've got this exercise where I take you through creating your own personal color wheel that is unique to your likes and dislikes. For example, I really don't like a pure green. I usually tend toward a blue-green. Part of the exercise is identifying your color comfort zone."