Moda School houseMay 22, 2013
OMG!May 23, 2013
Hello all, ME here again.
Thank goodness for the rain last night. I’m not one of those who loves the hot weather, and I was getting worried about the drought state of my gardens. I’m attempting to grow some grass seed in a few bare spots in the lawn. All of those issues were helped immensely by the rain. So, thank you! to Mother Nature.
I’m teaching a series of lessons on some of the traditional blocks/techniques that I think of as the basis for all sorts of quilting designs. Recently I taught some curved piecing via a small drunkard’s path project. I wanted to find a good tutorial for sewing the curves, that would match the method I taught, so I could add it to the class handout as a back-up reference for my students. I found a pretty good one at the Fons and Porter site, in among their free videos. I was surprised at the number and variety of free videos on demand that they have available. For those of you who are fans of the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting show that sometimes is in the line-up on Channel 17, those videos, and their past series of oldies but goodies, are available at this site. There is a series called “Quilt with the Stars” that highlights some of the big names. I know that Lynn Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles, Edyta Sitar, and Nancy Halvorsen are rock stars in the quilting world. They are 3 of the stars who have been featured. Some of Jenny Doan’s videos, corresponding to the patterns in the magazine she is producing along with this organization, can be found there.
In other words, Lots of Good Stuff––for FREE! Go have a look, and perhaps set a timer so you don’t lose track of time going from one video to the next. Click here for the fun viewing!