Welcome to episode 029 of the Me Being Crafty podcast, where we explore creativity in your life.
In this episode I talk to Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces about sewing curves, filming a Quilting Arts DVD, and taking time off.
I may have found Angela’s website when she did the Super Mario Quilt Along a few years ago. I love the design and remember all of the questions people had with trying to figure out the stabilizer to use. It’s true that there are a lot of tutorials available now with using stabilizer to create pixel quilt blocks, but at that time there were not.
Angela’s book, A Quilter’s Mixology, was released in July 2014 and it is fantastic. The quilts featured in the book look complicated, but they are not. The DVD she filmed was recently released by Interweave, it’s titled Sewing Techniques for Accurate Curved Piecing, and is an hour long instructional DVD. Listen to the podcast to hear what Angela has to say about filming in a room with just the camera guys. And when you watch the DVD, you can play a fun game with the word lovely.
She also talked about taking time off this year. Other than a vacation she has planned, Angela mentioned she will be attending Sewtopia Chicago and that is such a great way to recharge yourself and take time for yourself. You might go home tired, but it is so fun to spend time with people who love the same things you love and they are creative in the same way that you are creative. It’s fantastic to be around your community in person. I am hopeful to be able to do that this year at some point.
Listen to episode 029 and let me know a sewing technique that you were afraid of but tried anyway.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you were creative today. Me, I’m working on finishing some beadwork.