I'm sitting down with International Quilt Museum curator Carolyn Ducey tomorrow (Sunday, January 16) at 3:00 ET to discuss the work and life of feminist quilter, writer, teacher, and fiber artist Jean Ray Laury. It's free on YouTube! The show is a series hosted by the American Quilt Study Group and sponsored by Quiltfolk. We're opening the conversation with Barefoot and Pregnant, a quilt made by Jean Ray Laury in 1987. I hope you'll join us LIVE! Or at least catch it later on YouTube.
It's Day 9 of the Back to School Blog Hop with Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio! I know you've already learned a lot in the past 8 days, so let's keep rolling! Do you ever wonder why your stitch-and-flip corners don't "fill out" the corner of the block like they should? In this tutorial, I'll show you two key tips to get those flipped corners bang on (we're lookin' at you, snowballs and flying geese!). 1 - Account for the width of your marking tool. The mark you make with your marking tool takes up space on the fabric. When you're marking, adjust the position of your ruler to allow for the width of your marking tool,...Read More
Here's quick video PACKED with tips about how to bury your threads after machine quilting, as well as a review of what tools I use and why. Happy Quiting! ~Tara
I had SO much fun joining Lynn and Pam on Friday for their once-a-month Virtual Stitch-In! These ladies are full of talent, kindness, good humor, and integrity. I'm happy to count them among my friends. Doesn't hurt that they make super fun quilt patterns, either. Grab yourself some hand sewing and a cat (or 3), and have a sit down to watch and get to know us.... They share great tips and tricks in their regular quilting talk show, and it's always chill at The Stitch. On the Calendar! September 3rd > I'm speaking with the Allatoona Quilters' Guild! They meet at the Roberts School in Acworth, GA at 10:00 am. September 6th > I'll be hanging out...Read More