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One of the joys of the internet is making friends around the world! I’ve even “seen” Lisa’s studio and hubby thanks to the wonder of Skype! Today I’d like you to meet Lisa Walton from Sydney, Australia. Her passion for dyeing fabric and art quilts has turned into a wonderful business, Dyed and Gone to Heaven, and career as international teacher (tutor in Australian), author, and artist. She fell in love with beads and then with surface design, and you can see all of these skills in her work. Lisa has reviewed my DVD workshop on her blog, Fibre Inspirations. Yep, this video again:
My video workshop.
To order a DVD, visit my Store page here, or to order either the DVD or a digital download, visit Quilting Arts’ Interweave Store, here. And, of course, you can enter the various giveaways thanks to the generous quilt artists who are helping me give away copies!
Lisa is the author of a new book that features her hand-dyed fabrics (which by the way you can order, and postage and travel-time from Australia to the US are not too bad!), but you can easily make these fun and fast quilts–and gorgeous too–using batiks and other commercial fabrics:
Beautiful Building Block Quilts by Lisa Walton. Order from her, here.
I frequently think I need to loosen up, and Lisa’s book has me hankering to try one of the Building Block Quilts. I’m also seriously in love with some of Lisa’s stencilled quilts, a technique she teaches! She sells ArtistCellar stencils, too. I think I may see a small splurge in my future!
Many of you may recognize Bushfire, which Lisa made with Nic Bridges, as it was on the cover of the AQS books catalog one season!
Bushfire by Lisa Walton and Nic Bridges
Then there is this beauty–don’t you want to just go dye fabric and then PLAY?
Crystallisation by Lisa Walton
One of these days I hope I get to Australia, then I can visit Lisa and Peter at home, and they can tell me all the fabulous places to eat–Lisa’s FaceBook photos of her meals around the world are enticing!
Thank you so much, Lisa, for taking time from a VERY busy season to watch and review my workshop!
Please visit Lisa’s blog to learn how to leave a comment and a chance to win a download version of my video workshop, Art Quilt Designs From Photo to Threadwork!
And before I close this post, I have to share Fields of Gold, a quilt made with a gift from Lisa of her fabric. The yard ranged from rust to gold to green….it is Lisa’s fabric that TOTALLY made this quilt work!
Fields of Gold by Sarah Smith, made with fabric by Lisa Walton. This quilt went missing when a private exhibit curator lost it in autumn 2011.