Not only does quilter Marjorie Busby have awesome tips on her embroidery techniques, but she also has some great advice on healthy eating habits thanks to her background in clinical nutrition.
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If you've been following our blog these past couple of years, then you have seen a ton of beautiful designs and detailed tutorials from Belinda Karls-Nace who is multi-talented as a quilter, needlework designer, and blogger. You could also add other talents to the pile ... pattern designer, photographer, crafter, which all allow her creativity to flourish at every possible angle. Belinda truly is the ultimate creative who has many accomplishments throughout her career thus far, so it's incredible that she still has plenty more that she wants to achieve.
From a life of nursing to a life of sewing seams, quilter and artist Kris Khan moved from Atlanta to Omaha over a year ago, and she hit the studio lottery of sorts in the historical Hot Shops Art Center building near the downtown area. Her loft studio is surprisingly huge, and one can easily imagine her creative mojo overflowing on a daily basis thanks to her newfound environment.
Quilter Carla Hamilton came in for a tour of AccuQuilt recently and she inspired us with her incredible tenacity and positive outlook on life even in the face of a disability that halted her ability to quilt. Carla, 68, has been visually impaired for the past seven years and had completely given up on quilting because she couldn't see well enough to cut fabric without risking injury to herself. However, approximately two and a half years ago, Carla’s friend Mary introduced her to the GO! and Carla immediately went to purchase one for herself. She’s been on a quilting roll ever since, making an impressive 27 personalized quilts for her family members last Christmas. She had no idea a fabric cutting system even existed for quilters, and now she’s in a full blown love affair with her GO!
It’s not common that one goes from being a musician and composer to a renowned quilter, but that is indeed Ricky Tims’ story. Luckily, Ricky’s students won’t miss out on his musical talent, as he often incorporates music into the quilting events he does every year. People attending his events not only receive great quilting tips, but they get an entertainment experience that they will always remember. Music was the love of his life until the 1990s when he met his new love, quilting, which Ricky picked up just as easily as he did music.
Quilting doesn’t usually make the list of things that teenagers enjoy doing, but that’s not the case with 15-year-old quilter Diana Jasany of Mooresville, NC. For her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Diana is raising community awareness about the foster care system. Diana is making twin sized quilts for teens who are aging out of foster care, something she’s passionate about since she herself was adopted from Russia at 14 months old. Diana plans to make one quilt for each of the years she has lived in the U.S. by 2017 (totaling 16 quilts). Eventually, she wants to make baby quilts to send back to her Russian orphanage.