Mark journeys to Neptune, New Jersey for his door knock with dollmaker, Mary Lou Klawetter whose friends will be arriving soon for a party. She gives Mark a tour of her house and studio which is filled with her whimsical work. Her introduction to dollmaking started through books and patterns and eventually she used her own ideas. Faces are made from either paper clay or fabric and are hand painted or embroidered. Her modus operandi is Head – Heart – Hands; the idea forms in her head, her heart adds the feeling and the work comes through her hands. Her work is always evolving, taking her imagination as far as it will go. Jodie and Mark review books featuring jelly rolls and show a sampling of quilts from the books. The party is in full swing by now, so it’s time to join the fun.
Dream Lit Dolls – dreamlitdolls.com
Jelly Babies: Adorable Quilts from 2½” Strips – from the staff at That Patchwork Place
Rolling Along: Easy Quilts from 2½” Strips – by Nancy Martin, That Patchwork Place
Strip and Knit with Style: Create Fabric Yarn – by Mark Hordysznski, C & T Publishing
Friendship Strips and Scraps by Edyta Sitar, Landauer Publishing
Accent on Angles: Easy Strip-Set Quilts – by Susan Purney Mark, That Patchwork Place
Scrap-Basket Sensations – More Great Quilts from 2½” Strips – by Kim Brackett, That Patchwork Place Strip Smart Quilts-16 Designs from One Easy Technique – by Kathy Brown, That Patchwork Place
Wooden peg looms by Craft Sanity – craftsanity.com – available at etsy.com
Then watch part 3 of this series on making bias quilt strips with Eleanor Burns.