Sunday, April 27, 2014

I Went. I Saw. I Learned.

My wife made me go to 
because her quilt was juried in as a semi-finalist.

I went with an open mind.

These are my take-aways:

Many of the quilting designs could easily translate onto wood
(thinks angles, lines, leaves, shapes, layers, etc.)

(Hint- add a rubberized coating on the magnets)

Frixion Pens to draw on wood
(markings remove with heat)

Products like Pounce and stencils
for embellishing wood turnings

An amazing array of display options
(some of which could be adapted
for hanging Christmas ornaments)

Fiber Reactive Dyes that also work on wood

The concept of thread painting
as an embellishment technique

(amazing prescription magnifiers)

(white and dark options)

Using the concept of paper piecing 
to design and execute intricate patterns in wood

(also check out scrapbooking storage ideas)

The number of similarities 
between segmented woodturning
and pieced designs in quilts

* * *

Bottom line?

If you have a chance to go to a quilt show, 
go with an open mind.

You'll be surprised at the things you'll see and learn.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Amen, brother! (I'm here from Julie's blog.)