We met today to tape my episode of The Quilt Show at the fabulous studio of Jane Dunnewald.
What a great place to create! Jane does surface design, using inks, dyes, paints and even digital photography to create her own fabric designs that go into her art quilts.
This is a shot of Ricky Tims and Jane as they were begining the taping of one of her segments.
I got to see how things were run and what to expect, and what goes on behind the scenes from my vantage point in the corner of the room way behind all the action.
In preparation for MY segment, we brought the quilts we needed in their well traveled duffle bags ----set them on the deck, only to be adopted by Jane’s cat, Tortellini!
Soft cushy place to land?
I’m ALL on it!
We all enjoyed lunch together, sitting on the picnic table out on Jane’s lawn – a great way to visit and get to know the volunteers who gave of their time, and to finally meet my producer, Shelley, face to face…..face to face being the operative word as we've been exchanging emails over the past couple of months….she laughed when I told her yesterday after her "Are you ready?" email that I was ready with nails polished, eyebrows contained and mustache removed….and she insisted on THIS picture for fun showing off an app she has on her phone:
Hahahahah! Too funny!
Watching Ricky & Alex do the promo clips that are shown before or after each episode!
And then the whirlwind of setting everything up for my segment began….quilts were hung on walls and on quilt stands….and I have a feeling they were not expecting such LARGE quilts..I was ALMOST apologetic, but hey – this is what I do!
I have MORE photos to show tomorrow – we are just back home, changed our clothes and are heading out for dinner ---be looking for more on MY taping tomorrow!
I am also "finally" headed back home tomorrow.....it's been a long trip, but SO rewarding in so many ways!