Jodie gives us a quick tour of her north Georgia “Butterfly Roof” house where she’s camping out in the midst of renovation. She’s able to carve out a tranquil spot in the midst of chaos on her front porch. Jodie decided the outdoor chairs needed a pillow to dress them up and she shows us how quick and easy it is to quilt the fused butterfly pillow based on the theme of her butterfly style roof. Following manufacturer’s directions, she traces her design on Steam-a-Seam 2, cuts it out and adheres it to her pillow top fabric. No stitching down as the pillow will be exposed to the elements and will last just a season or two. She quickly finishes up the pillow and puts it right to use. Jodie then shows us the Winter issue of Easy Quilts with her Chopped Squares quilt with full instructions.
Mark talks with members of the Courthouse Quilters Guild of Frenchtown, New Jersey, at their Quilts in the Mill show. They discuss the functions and advantages of being part of a guild.
Mark surprises author Cheryl Lynch with the galleys of her new book with That Patchwork Place titled “Quilting Fiesta”. She explains how a trip to Mexico opened her eyes to the beauty of Mexican tiles which she interpreted into applique quilt blocks for her book. The book will be available January 2011. They take a look at several quilts from the book. Cheryl’s best advice to an aspiring author, “Don’t get discouraged.”