Apologies for the duplication. If you were viewing this on an iPhone or iPad, two of the photos were upside down. Hopefully, they’ve been corrected.
On Monday, September 12th, I departed Calgary on a very early flight to Toronto on my way to Solon, Ohio, to tape 3 segments for Quilting Arts TV Series 1900. The flights were uneventful, and I arrived at KS Productions Studio around 1:00 p.m. to set up. Taping date was Tuesday, September 13th.
Preparing to land in Toronto. Gorgeous day already that early in the morning, considering that I left Calgary in the rain and 2 degrees Celsius!
It was so nice to be back at the Studio – new location for me in Solon – and see Katherine, Kathy, Kristine, Lynn and Jeanne from Bernina. I also met Mary Weidman, Ann Loveless who very graciously gifted me one of her books and Heidi Lund. It is so nice to be in a room with all these very talented ladies and look at the amazing work that was on display! Thank you ladies for letting me ooohh and ahhhh over your artwork and for sharing tips and techniques.
At the end of a very long day, we all met for dinner at a Lebanese restaurant called Taza. We were even able to sit outside and enjoy the late afternoon. We had a great meal. I have to say that the glass if wine I had with dinner combined with the lack of sleep … well, let’s just say that I slept well after that! :)
From left to right: Mary Weidman, Heidi Lund, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Ana Buzzalino, Kristine Lundblad and Ann Loveless.
Tuesday was another sunny and warm day. Susan picked me up at the hotel and drove me to the studio. I had an 8:00 a.m. make-up date with the lovely and very talented Karen, who once again did an amazing job with make up.
Here’s Susan doing openings and closings before taping with the guest artists.
This photo is of the TV that sits in the area where we all set up and prepare for our time in front of the cameras; it’s great because you can see and hear what’s going on and how everyone else is doing.
Below are a few shots of the taping studio. One of the corners in the studio and a view of the cameras from the table where we sit to work.
Here’s a shot of Susan and I – ladies in pink – getting ready to tape the Segment on Feathers in tight spaces. It will be Episode 1901-1.
I also taped a segment on Editing Photos on PowerPoint – Episode 1904-2 – and on Metal Leaf on Fabric – Episode 1909-2. See my previous post for details.
Here’s Ellen Lindner ready to demo her Double reverse applique, which I thought was extremely interesting. I will have to give this technique a try.
All in all, a very successful, very short trip. It was good to be back.
To everyone involved, plus the production crew, the camera crew, etc. a huge thank you for making it look so effortless and making us look so good. It’s always a pleasure to see you and work with you. Hope to come visit again soon.
Until next time … keep quilting!