I hope you will enjoy this interview with Joe, which is the most delightfully fun interview I have done to date. We began at his studio and ended up at his house. The pictures below correspond with the quilts we talk about at his studio.
If you ever have a chance to hear Joe speak (and sing), don’t miss the chance to do so. He also does some great workshops. Joe is a great advocate of hand-quilting, which is how he began, and has done a DVD about hand-quiltling and building your own quilt frame.
Joe Cunningham with his beautiful quilt from the “Joe the Quilter” collection.
Joe’s “My Own Fault” quilt, one of a series of quilts about San Francisco. This quilt has the infamous blue indigo fabric that had to be washed almost 50 times before it stopped bleeding badly. The little white sticks embellishing the quilt are done using bias tape.
Joe’s Eucalyptus quilt on the left, and the red and blue Amish wool quilt. Just beautiful, aren’t they?!
Joe and me in Joe’s back yard, taken by my son Robin, who accompanied me on the trip to interview Joe. Robin had a great time meeting Joe and being able to talk music “trash” with him. What a fabulous day it was!
Joe’s website can be found at Joe The Quilter. I noticed when visitng his website that he doesn’t have his CD’s or DVD available for purchase, but if you’re interested, contact Joe via his website.