Friday, March 29, 2013

Sewing With Nancy Interviews Dr. Michele David

Are you familiar with the colorful story quilts by Haitian quilter Dr. Michele David? Treat your eyes and be inspired by this Sewing with Nancy interview, first aired in December 2012.  What do you think of these quilts?  Do share your thoughts!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hear an Interview about the African-American Quilt Guild of Baltimore, Maryland

If you have a moment, have a listen to this 6 minute podcast interview with Sistah Quilter Barbara Pietila. The podcast is on the Black Art Depot Today website. And, I have to say, it's WONDERFUL to hear Barbara's warm, inviting voice as she speaks about the African American Quilters of Baltimore, AAQB.

Quick personal story. When I moved to Virginia, I met a couple of local quilters. Barbara was among the first. What fun to visit her home and studio. We sat and talked in her back yard garden, where she was growing COTTON and sipped iced tea. I grew up in Los Angeles and had not ever seen real, raw cotton before Barbara placed a fully boll in my hand. Enjoy the podcast!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Valerie Goodwin - Art Quilt Maps - new book!

Congratulation and a huge shout-out to award-winning Florida quilter Valerie Goodwin on the publication of Art Quilt Maps: Capture a Sense of Place with Fiber Collage - A Visual Guide. This 96 page book gives step-by-step instructions on how to create your own fiber collage map of your own real or imaged place!  Can't wait to get my copy!  Enjoy!