Friday, November 23, 2007

Quilting/Fusing/Stacking Lessons
I received this very nice email excerpted here:
I think I just want to be in your body for a day or so to see how your brain works. of the biggest areas of growth (to be) for me has been an insatiable appreciation of color- particularly with fabric. There is not enough time in the day for me to try to express myself thru art forms.
The biggest problem for me is that I am not confident in actually trying many of them. I am particularly interested in art quilts.
So I decided to see if I could help. Unfortunately my body is already so stuffed with Thanksgiving Dinner that there is barely enough room for me alone. And does my brain work? Good question.
But the rest of her request I think I can handle. I knew I had a lesson already in my files so I have put it together with captions as a slide show. Some of you who were in my classes over the past year will see familiar pictures. This lesson can be seen here.
For a brief moment yesterday I considered making a quilt step-by-step on the blog for today, but then I lay down until that passed.
O, I just stumbled upon my bombastic self here...


  1. Ohhh- thanks for the lesson - I always wondered how/if you removed the fabric behind larger pieces.

  2. Melody, Thanks so much for the great lesson. And even more, thanks for your generosity in sharing these things with us!

  3. Anonymous4:18 PM

    That tutorial is just wonderful. I actually spat tee on the floor at "For a brief moment yesterday.......but then I lay down until that passed."
    Too funny, but I quite understand.
    Thanks for being so very kind and sharing.

  4. Anonymous4:19 PM

    That 'tee' was not an English tea. Just so you

  5. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Thank you for a great lesson Melody. Life for you now sounds like just what you need, relax and enjoy it. I really enjoy your blog and love your work. :)
    Enjoy your RETIREMENT!... LOL..

  6. That's a great tutorial - thank you very much! I have been admiring your stacked quilts for ages and just had an a-ha moment when I realized that you cut away the underlying fabric where your motifs overlap. I just assumed your quilts were very thick - duh!

  7. Very cool lesson. I'm going to send all my friends to go see it. Looks like you still enjoy teaching.

    BTW, I found that PBS site months ago. Duh. I should have told you, but I thought you must know already. Wish there was video for your portion.

  8. first, let me say i love your work. i love art quilts and a good video lesson....thank you.

  9. Dear new friend,
    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Needless to say but my check is in the mail to Annie for some wonderful fabrics. One of my good friends who teaches at Birmingham Southern and who is also a quilter could only say "oh my goodness" when she saw the tutorial.

  10. Thanks for the sharing. I was looking for a way to do this kind of quilts and you gave me the answer. Great!!

  11. Melody, The lesson is such a treasure. I wish I could have come to a workshop in person, but this is wonderful - and generous. Thanks you. Connie

  12. Thank you for the worksop on line. I live in such a remote area that taking a class or workshop is out of the question. Please do more. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.


  13. I peruse your old posts when I have the time. It is so much fun and so interesting. The stacked tutorial was great.


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