Monday, 10 October 2011

Zentangle Inspired Quilting ... on DVD

 Last week I was here ...
 Yes ... at the Wiggles Hot Potato Studios in Sydney
 With this lovely lady
Clare Mooney - Editor of Quilters Companion.  (The one on the right is me ... hmmm I do look different with short hair, makeup etc etc!)
 In this room
 Using this wonderful brand spanking new top of the range Janome Horizon Memory  Craft 12000 - only being released this year. Nice.
 Showing you all a little bit of how I do things in a Zentangle way on a sewing machine with thread and fabric.  Those small stitched tangles on this quilt were done on my domestic sewing machine - they are the size of a traditional tangle tile - 3.5 x 3.5inches.
 There will be a project for you to do as well ... this is the "alternate" colourway.
 This is one of the blocks ... look familiar to you?
And then these lovely guys took lots of film of my very own quilts that I got together to take with me.  I needed four at least - only finished that stripy one on Monday last week!

So there you have it ... in January 2012 you will be able to buy a DVD showing how to do a little bit of Zentangle drawing, and a whole heap of my Zentangle inspired Quilting.  I'll keep you posted of the release date.   Initially the release will be with Issue 53 of Quilters Companion and the DVD will accompany that issue with the project that is in it.    I will also have a number of copies for sale.

It has been a very busy month or so getting ready for this DVD shoot.  I was nervous and it might show on film, I missed a few things that I wanted to say but they all were very nice and told me that I did well - only had to do one re-take!  It was a lot of fun to work with all these people and I learnt a whole lot of new interesting stuff!    So I am going to be a little quiet on the blog front for awhile as I catch up on some customer quilting that I need to get done asap.    Happy tangling ... Jane x   PS... I know I don't have to remind you that all of these images are my copyright - so please do not repost or copy them - I worked hard to design my quilts and pattern work.  thanx.


  1. Thank you for sharing. And when the dvd is ready I would love to have a copy. I do some quilting, by hand, so I might not be able to use the dvd as guide, but the inspiration I would get from it would be fenomenal. Ellen

  2. Jane, I LOVE your haircut!! You look 10 years younger!

  3. Thank you Tricia ... 10 years younger hey! does that mean I now look 35, or I did look 55 before and now look my age (45). Funny!

    And thankyou Ellen ... I certainly will let everyone know when the DVD is out. I will have a limited number for sale in my online shop.

  4. Congratulations on your DVD. What a fantastic experience for you. It is amazing how far you have come with your Zentangling. I was in your first class you taught last year in Adelaide.I love your new blog page, and your hair cut looks great.......

  5. Congrats on the show and the DVD! You are such a wonderful artist and a great inspiration to me! I already want your DVD, so save one copy--we'll figure out payment and shipping to the US as the time gets closer! Your quilting is beautiful.