Things have been quiet at this blog lately and may be for a bit longer. I am working on another book. It is so exciting and it is a very different topic than Quilt Fiesta. In this book I will be sharing techniques that I have developed and refined over the last 10 years. Needless to say, I don't have much free time to do anything other than write and create. But, I was reading a very interesting blog yesterday. Lisa Call is a quilt artist who has exhibited at the most prestigious quilt shows, including Quilt National. I have admired her for years. Her quilts are very contemporary. She is a prolific quilter AND works full time. She brings her professional technical background to the creative part of her life. The blog I was reading was about how she steams her heavily quilted pieces to flatten them before binding.
Tomorrow I am sending 2 of my quilts out to Colorado for the Denver National Quilt Festival. One of my quilts, Filigree Fantasy has never been seen out in public before. But I have been extremely worried, because I machine quilted it like crazy and the edges were wonky. Take a look!
And I was thrilled to see how flat it was. Thanks Lisa for the giving me the courage.