It's Day 4 of Pat Sloan's Focus on the Center - 8 New Looks for Medallion Quiltspublished by Leisure Arts Blog Prance!
Today's two fabulously talented quilters and bloggers are:
I hope you already knew that there were two uber-talented quilters and bloggers yesterday:
You've got until Midnight on Monday, May 7 to leave a comment on their blogs, or on Pat's, or on Leisure Arts to win a copy of Pat's new book.
And if you still haven't left a comment here -- leave the comment here.
If you've been reading along, you know that Pat asked everybody a couple of questions about quilts on beds, favorite movies and television shows, cookie jars and secret chocolate stashes. In return, we could ask Pat something.
This is what I asked Pat -- If you could spend the day sewing /stitching / creating with anybody in the quilting business, who would it be and what is it you'd most like to ask them about - as in, pick their brain about? Basically, what is it that they do that you would like to know more about.
As you can probably guess, Pat chose three very interesting people for three very interesting reasons.
First, Pat chose Karen Stone.
Pat said... I would love to go shopping with her for fabric and then watch her as she builds a complicated color palette to work with. I really enjoy what she does with fabric and I have taken some workshops, but I'd like to be there from start to finish to work with her on a project. (Pat's Interview with Karen Stone.)
Pat also wants to hang out with Julie Silber of The Quilt Complex, the quilt collector extraordinaire. (Seriously, don't we all?)
Pat wants Julie to tell her about the fun and funky antique quilts she's collected over the years, and she wants to learn what to look for in a quilt that makes it a coveted antique. (Pat's Interview with Julie Silber.)
Finally, Pat wants to learn to be a "stripper" with Eleanor Burns.
Okay, maybe not the stripping part. It's Eleanor's amazing business sense that interests Pat. Because Eleanor has built a hugely successful business that has evolved and changed with the industry, Pat would like to chat with her about the mechanics of a quilt business. (Pat's Interview with Eleanor Burns.)
So what about you? Whose quilting brain would you like to pick ~ other than moi, of course? What would you hope to find there?
I'll tell you my answer next week... I have to think about it.
There are a couple of names that come to mind.