In the spring of 2002, my first book, HEARTS AND FLOWERS: HAND APPLIQUE FROM START TO FINISH, was published. I received a phone call from a producer representing SIMPLY QUILTS WITH ALEX ANDERSON, during the following fall. Would I consider appearing on SIMPLY QUILTS? Am I able to come to Burbank the following January for taping? Can you imagine my answer?
At this same time our younger son was a student at the University of Arizona in Tucson, studying acting and all that goes with it, including film making.
The summer following my taping, when our son was home for the summer, we talked about my making a DVD that would be a visual companion to the book. And since I often hear from my beginning students, “Can you come home with me?” we decided to call it “Yes! I Can Come Home With You; the Heart of Appliqué.” Even though we made the DVD in our own living room “studio” we were quite proud of our project – especially since tutorial DVDs were not common.
Fast forward eleven years. Now the “thing” is YouTube! So, we have decided to break the DVD apart and make these “chapters” available on my YouTube channel. I will be rolling out each tutorial over the next month or so. I hope you enjoy them, find them useful and tell your friends. I’m so very proud of the DVD. Mainly, I think, because we created it before it was the thing!
Here you go!