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First up are two interviews I did while I was on the east coast late this summer. The first is with the owner of Old City Quilts, Judy Nicoll from Burlington, New Jersey. Judy talks about how and why she opened her incredible shop, and the first annual outdoor quilt show on the East Coast! There is actually a date for the next one, which is in conjunction with the Burlington Day celebration, the third weekend in May, 2008 — so mark your calendars. I’m sure Judy is planning all kinds of cool quilty things for the next outdoor quilt show event.
Second is a very special interview with Alice Waldeck, a long-time quilter and mental health nurse. She will talk about using quilts to preserve your mental health and stress related issues.
Enjoy the pictures below, of Judy’s fabulous quilt shop and the quilts that Alice uses in her lecture, “Life is a Patchwork Quilt”.
Judy and Rob, recently married — aren’t they cute?!
Take a sneak peek into Olde City Quilts. I LOVE this store!
This is one of my favorite things in Judy’s store. Ice cold sodas and tasty refreshments for the weary shopper who forgot to eat because shopping is more important, or to tame our sweet savage beasts while our fabric is being cut. What a smart cookie, Judy!
Can you believe that this is Judy’s first quilt? She made this entirely by hand and talks about it in the interview.
Alice adds the explanation of her quilts below the pictures. I would personally love to hear Alice give this lecture, which she does on the East Coast. If you would like to have Alice come and present at your guild, or to find out where Alice will be speaking next, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Jewels of the Sea,” was inspired by my daughter, Molly, and allowed me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. This piece was a combination of machine applique ,hand embellishments, and hand quilting. Layers of netting helped create the illusion of depth. The silver fish at the top of the quilt had to be glued on as there was no way my machine would sew through the silver fabric. Sequins added a little more sparkle.
“Growth Potential,” was a quilt I designed specifically to discuss qualities needed for positive change. The spiral serves to suggest movement and growth which are illustrated visually with the increasing number of leaves, their larger size, leaves, fruits, and finally a bird. Words listed on the spiral are some qualities needed for personal growth. This piece was machine appliqued and quilted.
“Drunkard’s Path,” by Helen Jemison, is the setting which allows me to discuss addictive behaviors. Piecing and quilting were done by hand, and embellishments were then added.
“Nature Nurtures,” is used to promote the healing qualities of being with nature. It is nature printed using the last leaves of summer, and machine pieced and quilted.
This watercolor quilt titled, “Lost Garden Gloves,” was set out three times before the final setting was determined. This was largely due to the family cat, Gus, who dive bombs loose fabric on the floor! This quilt was machine pieced and quilted.
“Space Funk” was one of those projects I just had to do! It was done with raw edge applique and machine quilting. The best way to view this quilt is in semi darkness with a low light source. It allows the silver beads, Austrian crystals, and antique buttons to glow as if in a night sky.
Last but not least, a picture with listener Jeanette Ivie, who came to my lecture for the outdoor quilt show.
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