A recent blog guest( I'm fond of the way they call all the customers at Joann's "guests", so I'm going to appropriate that) asked if I was going to teach the technique I use for making the twinkle quilts here on my blog. Well, not exactly, but yes...sort of.
I did explain it in the article I wrote for the Dec/Jan issue of Quilting Arts. Sometimes though it's hard to work from written instructions. Well, guess what, lovely guests, I'm going to tape a Quilting Arts Workshop on DVD that will explain this process in detail. I'm heading off to scenic Cleveland in less than two weeks to tape the DVD and a segment on PBS's Quilting Arts TV. I'm pretty well immersed in prep work like going shopping for non black,white or, red clothing to wear on the set. Those colors are a verbotten. I'm also getting my haircut tomorrow and, because vanity has apparently overtaken me, am considering coloring my hair. See. I'm tackling all the important stuff.
All kidding aside I am working on all the step-outs needed to demo the technique, writing an outline to make sure I'm covering everything in the time allotted, and even some new applications for this process.
I've never been on TV before, so this is pretty exciting. I'm planning on assigning myself the job of roving reporter, so I'm inviting you, dear guests, along on this little adventure. Over the next few days I'll be posting a few sneak peeks of what I'll be teaching and maybe even a shot or two of my lovely new wardrobe. My computer will be accompanying me up North and I hope to post from there as well.
In the meantime I'm uploading this image of a Twinkle pillow that I made as a custom order. It's not exactly for the show, but I can't bring myself to post without a picture.
The temperature here in Austin is 75 degrees. Should I prepare myself for Cleveland in February?