Quiltfolk Virtual Show-and-Tell
Each month, Jenni Smith will feature talented makers from around the world, offering sneak peeks into their quilting projects. Episodes will be free to access on Quiltfolk.com so that you can watch them, and share them, as often as you’d like.
We hope to grow the scope of this program, reaching more people from around the globe who may be missing the show-and-tells they might typically find at their local guild meeting. If you enjoy this first episode, we would love for you to share the video with friends, provide feedback in the comment section, and subscribe to the Quiltfolk YouTube channel.
Show-and-Tell host Jenni Smith is an author, teacher, quilter, and dressmaking pattern designer with a busy studio in Yorkshire. She is also a longtime friend of Quiltfolk. Her dream is to inspire everyone to make Just One Quilt in their lifetime, and she encourages this through online workshops, engaging short films, and lectures. Jenni recently released her first book Quilting with Liberty Fabrics: 15 Quilts Celebrating 145 Years in Fabric.
Featured Quilters in Episode 5:
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, USA?
(Featured in Quiltfolk, Issue 11!)
Vendulka Battais (UK) and her husband Oliver worked together to create Our Ladies, winner of the 2021 Best in Show Award at the UK Festival of Quilts. He drew his design on the back of the fabric, and she quilted the beautiful, intricate piece from the back.
Augusto Garcia (Spain) hadn’t touched a sewing machine until he was instructed to stay home during the pandemic; now, he designs and sells quilt patterns. He discusses how his Tiempo Quilt helped set him free and regain control of his time.
And Gloria Molina (USA), featured in Issue 11: Southern California, shares her folklorica quilts in all colors — and shapes! Her quilts have been some of the most popular on Quiltfolk’s social media feed.
Featured Quilters in Episode 4:
São Paulo, Brazil
Quiltfolk Founder Michael McCormick (Oregon, USA) discusses the important role quilting has played in his career and provides an update on his desire to make his very first quilt.
Carolina Oneto (Brazil) presents her Kandinsky-inspired quilt and declares her passion for quilting with various shapes and colors.
Hillary Goodwin (California, USA), an ER doctor, shares how making her 2020 Vision quilt has allowed her to reflect on the hardships she experienced and witnessed in 2020.
Featured Quilters in Episode 3:
Elli Beaven (@wholeclothstudio)
Clara Nartey (@claranartey)
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Marian Edwards (@maz_eclectic)
Tanjil, Victoria, Australia
In our third show-and-tell, we get a visual glimpse into the creative journeys of three passionate women.
Elli Beaven (Greece), her husband, and their three children packed up their London home and set off to sail around the world; she shares that quilting provides her comfort, a reminder of home. Clara Nartey (United States), recently featured in Issue 17: Connecticut, reconnected to her life’s purpose through her art quilts; her mantra is to “make time, create your best work, and share with the world.” And Marian Edwards (Australia) spent 13 years hand piecing a Dear Jane quilt; once the quilt was complete, Marian shared that it was truly all about her personal journey and the memories made during the creative process.
Featured Quilters in Episode 2:
Irina Malyukova (@nordiccrafter)
Margaret Fleisher (@margaretfleisher)
Wyncote, Pennsylvania (USA)
Scott Culley (@scottculleydesign)
Jess Wheelahan (@birdie_beetle)
In our second episode, Irina discusses the joy and hope that stems from pops of color on dark backgrounds; Margaret shares how a 100-day project led her to match fabrics with book covers galore; Scott presents his paper-pieced portrait of a Mexican luchador; and Jess discusses her 2020 COVID-19 quilt that is made from household fabrics. These global projects are a feast for the eyes!
Featured Quilters in Episode 1:
- Mique Offermans (@miqueoffermans)
- Shashari Kiburi (@ulaludie)
- Sarah Hibbert (@cornerstonequilts)
- Ric Stark (www.hawaiianquilter.com)
In our inaugural episode, Jenni invites Mique Offermans from the Netherlands, Shashari Kiburi from California, Sarah Hibbert from the UK, and Ric Stark from Hawaii (who you likely remember from Quiltfolk, Issue 03) to share the inspiration behind some of their quilting projects.
Episode 3 – Coming Soon!
Would you, or someone you know, like to be featured in an upcoming episode of Quiltfolk‘s Virtual Show-and-Tell?
If so, please send Jenni an email at email@example.com. Be sure to include your location as well as photos of the quilt(s) you’d like to share. We look forward to hearing from you!