Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Table and Frame Assembly

We've been getting to know Tomek who lives in Poland. He's been researching quilting frames for his wife. Tomek speaks a bit of English and is fluent in Polish and French. Thankfully Emily is reading French at University, so Emily and Tomek have been discussing features to look for in quilting frames and sewing machines (in French!). Using Skype Emily was able to demonstrate the New English Quilter in living colour while we were at the Houston Quilt Festival. Very cool!

Tomek wanted to know how our purpose built table came together so we made a little YouTube clip from some of the footage of our next DVD. A picture is worth a thousand words in any language! This clip shows the 8 foot table assembly followed by the 8 foot New English Quilter frame. Although we have a variety of New English Quilter and Art Quilter frame sizes, the assembly is the same. The You Tube clip was filmed and produced by Nick Loven and Chris Roberts of Crow's Eye Productions. The music is an original guitar piece written and performed by my husband Stephen, called 'Shenandoah'.

Speaking of guitar, the above photos were taken at the Houston Quilt Festival exhibition. This quilt titled Groovy Guitar Reboot was created by Robbi Joy Eklow from Third Lake, Illinois. This piece is a remake of an older quilt inspired by the mother of the guitarist of Robbie's favourite band. I just loved the quilting!

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