Sheryl Johnson, Karen Gibbs, Anne Wiens, and Roseann Meehan Kermes chat with host Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast.

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Guest: Sheryl Johnson

She says: "My home is pretty minimalist. We just remodeled and everything in my house is white, fresh, and farmhouse looking. Then my quilts are just really able to pop off the walls and really be the stars, because everything is just so neutral. I just love the colors I'm creating in my new fabric lines that are just a little bit brighter, like what a reproduction quilt would be before it's faded."


Guest: Karen Gibbs

She says: "How are batiks different than cotton? They blend beautifully. You can choose four to five colors that are in the background that can blend together. It's like a watercolor painting (a batik is) versus an acrylic painting where you're layering a color. In batiks, you have to think how these colors going to blend together, because it's a liquid process."


Guest: Anne Wiens

She says: "Generally when we talk about a scrappy quilt, you've purchased a selection of precuts or fat quarters and they're all from the same line. The colors all coordinate, the patterns all coordinate, and you get a lovely quilt that has a lot of variety in it. Where with a scrap quilt, you're digging into those leftover pieces from other projects -- and maybe it matches, maybe it doesn't."


Guest: Roseann Meehan Kermes

She says: "One thing that really helps is to suggest they go to the paint store and pick up the color chips for what the baby's room was going to be painted, and a couple of coordinating pieces and use that as a spring board for choosing fabric."