In this episode of Fresh Quilting, quilter Latifah Saafir shows how to create new shapes and block designs with half-rectangle triangles. Then, Heather Grant and Elizabeth Dackson discuss planning and executing a guild demonstration day. Finally, Victoria Findlay Wolfe shares innovative ideas for using a die-cutter to create new quilt designs.
Fresh Quilting segments: Season 1, Episode 10
Latifah Saafir is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail. A co-founder of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild, Latifah currently teaches workshops to guilds around the country, and is working on a line of patterns and products. She is excited to be designing her first line of fabrics to be released with Me + You, the new modern fabric brand with Hoffman Fabrics. She’s been featured in over a dozen books and magazines and loves being an ambassador of Janome sewing.
A quilter in her early 20s, Heather Grant stopped quilting until 2005, when she was inspired by the modern quilting movement and made her first modern quilt. Heather is founder of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild and the Director of Marketing and Programming for the Modern Quilt Guild. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, son, and too many pets.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New-York-City-based award-winning quilter; fabric, Aurifil thread, and SIZZIX designer; and author of 15 Minutes of Play and Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern. She is a board member of the International Quilt Association and the Quilt Alliance member of the Advisory board of the International Quilt Study Center. She runs several community drives with BumbleBeansBASICS. Her series of 12 Double Wedding Ring quilts, including QuiltCon 2013 Best in Show, Double Edged Love, are currently on view at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and will be traveling to Australia, France and several other venues through 2017.