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How to Have a More Meaningful Life!
February 5, 2014
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Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!
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MEET TODAY’S GUESTS
Author, Teacher, Quilt & Fabric Designer
Kathy is an accomplished quilter, fabric designer and sought after teacher in the quilt industry. Kathy has self-published over 125 patterns and 7 booklets as well as having a book published with Martingale and two books published with The House of White Birches. She has been a featured contributor in numerous magazines including The Quilter, Create and Decorate, Quick and Easy Quilting, McCalls Quick Quilts and Fabric Trends. Two of her quilts have been featured on the covers of The Quilter and Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home. Her patterns are geared toward both the experienced and beginning quilter in mind, and are designs that may look intricate but are very simple to construct, as evidenced by her most popular pattern Take 5 and new book Take 5 – Quilts From Just 5 Fabrics. Kathy’s quilts are designed to be made in a day or a weekend whereby the quilter can get instant gratification! When Kathy is not busy designing a new fabric line or new quilt patterns, you can find her teaching and lecturing for quilt guilds and quilt shops across the United States.
Kathy is married to Michael, her best friend of 33 years, and they live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Maddie and Mia – their two German Shepherds, Ella Fitzgerald – their Welsh Corgi, and Abbie – their rescued Catahoula Leopard dog as well as six very independent cats. They are the very proud parents of a daughter, Erin, who is an emergency room/ trauma nurse in Houston, TX. When Kathy is not at her sewing machine, you can find her watching old movies with Michael or enjoying their lovely backyard oasis and tending to their mini zoo!
On today’s Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski, I get a chance to talk with my longtime friend, Kathy Brown, about designing her fabric lines with Red Rooster Fabric, and her new book, Strip-Smart Quilts II: Make 16 Triangle Quilts with One Easy Technique.
In this follow-up to her popular Strip-Smart Quilts, Kathy Brown provides an astonishing collection of 16 quilt patterns–all based on the same cut from a single ruler. Smart indeed!
- Create mesmerizing designs with speed and accuracy using the Creative Grids 90° Double-Strip Ruler (or another right-angle triangle ruler)
- Make intricate-looking projects easily using fat quarters, precut strips, or yardage
- Find visually appealing quilts for all skill levels, from beginner to experienced
Here is a sampling of just some of the quilt projects from Kathy Brown’s book:
Kathy has other sensational books. Here is just a handful . . .
To buy any of Kathy Brown’s books, CLICK HERE
Visit Kathy Brown’s website by CLICKING HERE
Visit Kathy Brown’s blog by CLICKING HERE
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Artist, Author, Professor, Lecturer, Teacher
Helen Hiebert is a Vail, Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light to create transcendent experiences that alter viewers’ perceptions of time, space and form. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, and Paper Illuminated, and she is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends. Visit her online at http://www.helenhiebertstudio.com.
Top 10 Tidbits about Helen Hiebert:
1. I was born in Tennessee, grew up in Texas, and went to the University of the South
2. I lived in NYC for 11 years; in Portland, Oregon for 14 years and now I live near Vail, Colorado
3. I’ve written five books
4. In 2008, I produced the film, Water Paper Time and in 2012 I created a how-to film calledThe Papermaker’s Studio Guide
5. I’ve stood atop the Brooklyn Bridge
6. I lived in Germany for two years
7. Yes, that was me in the New York Times vows section in 1996 and 2003!
8. I’ve traveled to Ecuador, Japan, Korea, Tasmania and throughout Europe
9. I bicycled across the United States in 1991 and
10. I’ve made an appearance on Sesame Street.
Explore the world of paper crafts with Helen’s inspiring new book, Playing with Paper; Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art! This guide begins with a section that covers everything about paper, including cool tools, folding and cutting basics, and fasteners and glues. The next section is filled with 20 fun-filled projects, including:
- One-sheet books
- Hot air balloons
You’ll also find an extensive gallery of artists whose work relates to and expands upon each project. Take a page from this creative guide and start Playing with Paper!
On today’s Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski Helen talks with me about … cutting, scoring, folding and weaving paper. She gives us tips for projects to play with including, artistic ideas for weaving, flying, illuminating, and inflating with paper.
Here is a sampling of just some of Helen’s art:
A few of Helen’s other books . . .
To buy Helen Hiebert’s books, CLICK HERE
Watch Helen on Sesame Street!
Visit Helen Hiebert’s website by CLICKING HERE
Visit Helen Hiebert’s blog by CLICKING HERE
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Beading Designer, Author, Crafter
Amy grew up in rural Minnesota and began a life of crafting with a box of leftover fabric scraps, wallpaper samples, ribbon, buttons, and unwanted notions. She entered her teens with a passion for drawing, her college years with a passion for sewing, and her early thirties with a passion for beading. Today, she loves to experiment with all media–learning to paint, solder jewelry, and more. She loves to brainstorm ideas for more creative projects and books.
Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire, and other craft materials with Amy’s new book, Bead Bugs! Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage the crafter to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. Bead bugs and critters can be used in various ways—as ornaments, put on display, made into jewelry, made into mobiles, displayed in a terrarium, or framed in shadow boxes.
On today’s Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski, I get a chance to talk with Amy Kopperude about her new book, Bead Bugs: Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects.
Here are just a few projects from Amy Kopperude’s book, BEAD BUGS:
Stick Insect Hat Pin
Honey Bee Tea Infuser
Picnic Ant Magnets
Fly Tie Tack
Scorpion Sand Garden
Take a look at Amy’s half-way point in her 365 Spider Project:
Visit Amy Kopperude’s AMAZING Etsy store by CLICKING HERE
And when your MOJO listening’s done. . .
If you’ve never used Auriful Thread. . .
. . . then you haven’t really sewn!
Why not start off with my BASICS ?