PLENTY OF MOJO FOR EVERYONE!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Just log onto www.toginet.com for a brand-new,
Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!
3 pm -5 pm EST 2 pm – 4 pm CST 1 pm – 3 pm MST 12 pm – 2 pm PST
Call into the live show with your questions or comments for my guests
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MY CO-HOST at PICKLE ROAD STUDIOS
quilt, knitwear, fabric & scrapbooking designer;
author, and good buddy…
LINDA LUM DEBONO!
Linda first gained notoriety as a designer of bright and funky quilts. Along the way, she has shown her diverse talents by authoring books knitting and scrapbooking and by exploring other color ranges as well. The phenomenal use of color and texture in her work is what makes her designs so special.
After graduating with a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and working in the pharmaceutical industry for a few years, she and her husband moved to New Jersey for his job. Linda then taught herself how to sew and soon after, she designed her first pattern, Believe. She showed her patterns at her first Quilt Market when she was 6 months pregnant and it has been one awesome ride.
Since debuting her patterns to the world, she has designed fabric for Henry Glass in NYC. She has authored several books for Martingale/That Patchwork Place and Leisure Arts. Her work is seen in the wonderful pages of American Patchwork and Quilting, and Quilts and More. She’s got some fab new patterns just now hitting the shops (see below), and a new book with Martingale coming out in July 2012.
Among other things, we’ll be talking with Linda and two of my guests, SARAH BISEL and KAREN CLIFTON, about their mutual participation in a terrific new collaborative book:
Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers
Check out some of Linda’s amazing creations and ideas!
And don’t miss Linda’s books and patterns! Here’s just a few:
CLICK HERE for Linda’s website!
CLICK HERE to read Linda’s informative blog!
CLICK HERE for Linda’s page on Facebook!
CLICK HERE to join Linda + friends on their Facebook group, Inspired Workroom!
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Hand Quilter Extraordinaire, Designer, Author, Teacher
About CAROLYN . . .
Carolyn studied textiles at Bath (in England) and has a City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting. She teaches widely and has been featured in various British magazines including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Carolyn’s quilts have appeared on television, in both the UK and the US, and has contributed to books published by That Patchwork Place and New Holland. She’s had a quilt hung for the Clothworks display at Quilt Market in the US and recently designed projects for Makower fabrics.
Carolyn says, “My most recent endeavour has been to write the book, Quilting-on-the-Go, based on one of my most popular classes. I live in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England with my husband Craig and our son, who is not short of quilts on a chill winter’s night!”
Carolyn’s cozy works definitely warm and inspire!
Carolyn will be telling us all about her new book!
CLICK HERE for Carolyn’s website, for news, class info and ideas aplenty!
CLICK HERE to keep up with Carolyn’s blog!
Crazy-quilter, designer, embellisher, author
About ALLIE . . .
She says, “I was a quilter for years, making bed and wall quilts, using the techniques of traditional piecing, Broderie Perse, stained glass, and landscape collage…then I discovered crazy quilting and have been hard at that, with its attendant forays into beading and embroidering, for ten years now. The latest addition to my fiber world is an embellisher (machine felter).”
Allie’s crazy quilts are intricate and stunning:
Allie’s featured on this month’s QUILT OUT LOUD!
We’ll be chatting about THAT…
and Allie’s gorgeous book for C&T Publishing:
CLICK HERE for Allie’s blog: tutorials, finished products, and COLOR+TEXTURE!
CLICK HERE for Allie’s author page at C&T Publishing!
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Quilt Designer, Author
Sarah Bisel was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently resides in sunny Arizona with her four beautiful children and the most wonderful man in the world. Sarah enjoys her hectic lifestyle. After a long day of doing dishes, laundry, housecleaning, giving hugs, wiping hands, and helping with homework, she finds joy spending time in her fabulous sewing room. She wants to share her love of quilting with others and hopes as new quilters are born, more little pieces of her heart will be spread to friends, family, and neighbors.
“I am a full time momma dedicated to loving my kids and my main squeeze,” Sarah says. “I spend my 20 minutes of free time each day by quilting, dabbling in photography, creating, reading, and dreaming.”
“There are so many people out there,” she explains, “who want to learn how to make a quilt, but have no idea where to start. Many of my friends and family have expressed a desire to spend a day with me learning this fun art. I want to spread the quilt love to more than just family and friends. I want beginner quilters to feel safe, at ease, and comfortable quilting. When beginning quilters are armed with the knowledge I gained after years of quilting, they are much more likely to feel successful. Seasoned quilters need inspiration too. I hope as they read my book they can look at quilting a new way, find a pattern they love, and be able to make a quilt quickly and love the results.”
Take a gander at some of Sarah’s creations:
Sarah’s authored this popular book for Martingale & Company:
And now–along with my co-host Linda Lum DeBono–you’ll find Sarah’s designs in the new Martingale collection:
CLICK HERE for Sarah’s awesome blog!
CLICK HERE to join Sarah’s Facebook page!
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Designer, Professional Organizer, Writer, Advisor
Inspired by simple shapes and bright colors, Karen uses new and up-cycled wool, beads, and her imagination to create one-of-a-kind presents that are fun and functional. Karen believes that making handcrafted gifts is a great way to have fun, play with and combine different materials, and spend time connecting with your inner artist.
Karen brings her design sense to her career as a Professional Organizer:
“As an experienced Professional Organizer I’m dedicated to working with people in UnStuffing their lives. I bring logic and a systematic approach to each situation and use compassion, humor and non-judgmental questions to help each client move out from under the clutter in their lives.
“I believe that people’s excess stuff gets in the way of them living the life they really want.
“By helping people get clear on how they want to be spending their time and assisting them in eliminating their clutter, we create space for them to enjoy the people and activities that are truly important to them.
“I work one-on-one, side-by-side with clients helping sort, prioritize and organize their stuff.
“It isn’t about matchy matchy baskets and boxes, not about how the space looks, but how it functions.
“Creating simple systems for the mechanics of daily living opens up space for clients to live the lives of connection they really want. Giving them time and space to do the things they love with the people they care about.”
Look at the calming spaces Karen displays on her website!
(Unstuff me, Karen!! I’m a hopeless hoarder!!)
Here’s Karen’s beautiful contribution to Sew the Perfect Gift:
CLICK HERE for Karen’s website!
And, when your Mojo listening’s done…
Get your small-quilt thinking caps on (look, mine is fur-lined!!) and make a resolution with me to enter the NEW Alliance for American Quilts contest (the prizes are amazing – and your small quilt isn’t due until JUNE!!!)
The 2012 theme is “Home Is Where the Quilt Is,” celebrating the form and the meaning of Home. All techniques and materials are encouraged. Entries must be 3 layers–top, filling and backing and must conform to our contest guidelines–click here to download the “Home” entry form (3 pages).
THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO QUILTERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE (yes, you too, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Poland — anywhere and everywhere there are quilters!)
CLICK HERE to read more about this awesome opportunity to let your craftwork shine! DO IT DO IT DO IT WITH ME, cupcake!!! And thanks! xoxom
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