Chef Lisa
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  • Cape Coral, FL
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Chef Lisa's Discussions

BLOCK ROBIN!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chef Lisa Sep 6, 2014. 8 Replies

The Designer Batik Swap has decided to start up a BLOCK ROBINwhere each person makes a 16" block and passes on to the next person, the idea is to use elements from the original block. As each person creates a block they will work from each block to…Continue

Tin Lizzie Machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chef Lisa May 3, 2014. 10 Replies

Anyone have a Tin Lizzie that can share their experience with me?Is anyone having issues with theirs?I need to know if it is a wise investment for myself as I quilt my own quilts and need the throat space to make it easier for myself to quilt.Continue

Join a Strip Swap!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracy Dyer Jan 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Come in and join in on a Strip Swap:a 100% quilt store quality batik 2 1/2" strip x width of bolt 45". Send in 12 of the same and get 12 back different. 1 yard will give you 14 strips. Please make sure your strips are straight. Unfold the fabric let…Continue

Join a Strip Swap!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chef Lisa Jan 30, 2013. 22 Replies

I am interested in starting a 2 1/2" wide strip x 44"-45" long (width on bolt) batik swap, but only want quilt store batiks, please. If interested reply.It is interesting to go into a quilt store to look at the jelly rolls as I am amazed by the…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Chef Lisa replied to Vicki Bujnak's discussion 2017 Teacup Block Swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Vicki let me know when you get my tea cup blocks. Thanks"
11 hours ago
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I might do that but I really do like the basket. I'm going to play around with some designs n ideas."
16 hours ago
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I thought about that too! I might even do a twist on it like a Zentangle. Drawing is faster or I may even use artist pencils. I love a challenge!"
16 hours ago
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I'm thinking of redesigning the whole basket but it will be the same concept. Grandmas basket. All depends on my ride along!"
16 hours ago
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"My sewing box not sure if I'll do this it will be a lot of stitching."
yesterday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I found it in an old 70s keepsake transfer collection book I have had. Can not believe I still had it! lol I have been going through stuff n getting rid of old fabrics - donating."
yesterday
Chef Lisa posted a status
"Ok new phone n where do I find the APP. I've searched on AppStore n here."
yesterday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I found the perfect pattern for stitching in my red work. A sewing basket!"
yesterday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"You have over a month Jean n I'm going to be on the road for two weeks out of town n I'm doing hand embroidering."
yesterday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I was thinking the same thing jean"
yesterday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Is it OK for me to do my blocks in Red Work? My girlfriend wants to learn some needlework embroidery n since I will be with her for two weeks I thought this would be a perfect time to teach her and do my blocks. Please don't be feel you will…"
Tuesday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I love Sunbonnet! That is cute."
Tuesday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Awe thanks! I love hand work so I might just do that on my trip. 4 days of riding in a mobile home n thread needle n 6.5 blocks that's doable for my small handwork pouch."
Tuesday
Chef Lisa replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SEW MUCH FUN 6" block swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I would like to join Mary."
Monday
Chef Lisa replied to Vicki Bujnak's discussion 2017 Teacup Block Swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"My blocks are in the mail to you Vicki they should be there Thursday."
Monday
Chef Lisa replied to Vicki Bujnak's discussion 2017 Teacup Block Swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"After I looked at the picture I posted it sure doesn't look green but it is. Similar to Carla's green! Well I'll have the iPhone 7 next week n it takes awesome pictures."
Monday

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a quilter of 30 years an Art quilt of 20 years but in between I was a professional Chef. I made my first quilt in the early 80's living in the Burbs of Chicago for my niece (she still has it). After moving to WIS. I learned how to hand piece, and applique from a friend (thank you Susan Parton). I taught myself how to free-motion machine quilt with a spring needle. I also joined my first quilt guild in the early 90's. There are so many wonderful quilters out there.

I became an Art Quilter after moving to Tempe AZ for the "Main Street Mavericks" in Mesa, AZ. That is where I found my real niche of Art Quilting. I was a very active quilter till I went to culinary school and became a Professional Chef for the Ritz Carleton in Scottsdale AZ.
Then my quilting was on hold till moving to Florida after a second neck surgery that gave me the time to do my quilts again.

I am recently recovering of spinal surgery.

I am a big lover of hand work but the design and execution of the whole project is exciting. I love the creative flow, my favorites are still basket blocks and the pineapple.

Since my neck issues from the last 4 years I was very active with SAQA (Studio Arts Quilt Association) plus a representative for several years. In the past 8 years I have taken classes to open up that field of finding a new niche for me!

Lately I have fallen in love with the Baltimore Album quilts. That Art Quilt 'Mojo' is streaming into my blood stream once again.
How many quilts have you made?
Lost my count many unfinished projects. I lost many precious quilts during Hurricane Charlie.Many big ones are very worn working on more to replace. I do have alot of wall quilts still
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love the craft just working with fabric and reconstructing it to something that is gorgeous! I strive to keep the hand work visibal as we need to hold onto our craft and share it with others.
How long have you been a quilter?
30 years plus teaching , 20 yrs as an Art quilter and demonstrator.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Always strive for daily play to keep the mind playful! I love the art of - hand needle turn applique
Why do you quilt?
Just need to keep my mind and hands busy! For the tension relief and the art form & love to work with my hands! Being disabled it is the only thing I can do at a slow pace on and off.
Do you have a website?
http://In the works!

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HELP SCRAP DONATIONS!

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 2:00pm 32 Comments

I am looking for SCRAP Donations!

I am looking for scraps that I have to cut up into 1 1/2" squares for a postage stamp quilt as a 60th wedding quilt for my parents July 2014! I already have about 200 squares started but I will need at least 6000 - 1.5" squares of light, medium and dark squares prints and solids. If I have extra I plan to do the…

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At 1:09am on March 14, 2017, Julie Beard said…

Hi Lisa,

Sorry it's been a while responding to your comments and thank you for your kind encouraging word to my comments. Dorothy is an good pen pal and we enjoy sharing our projects with one another over the last few years. 

I've just posted a picture of my current project to the newbies group and the pickle I find myself in!  I will send you another email when I have more time this week. I hope this email finds you happily making progress with your current project. Julie Beard.

At 7:09pm on December 16, 2015, Ginny Andersen said…

So thankful to hear the procedure went well for your mother. Praying she recovers well enough to enjoy the Holiday with you. 

At 1:27pm on August 5, 2015, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
sorry that time not there for translucent winged dragonfly. i have fabric and a multi colored gauze for wings of dragonfly wall quilt i am planning. on the broderi perse tho, one of my favorite forms of applique, i thought it was french in origin ...nope! thought to be from india per wikipedia ...

Broderie perse (French for "Persian embroidery") is a style of appliqué embroidery which uses printed elements to create a scene on the background fabric. It was most popular in Europe in the 17th century, and probably travelled from India, as there are some earlier findings there. The technique could be considered an early form of puzzle piecing.

Broderie perse can be done with any printed fabric on any ground, but it originally was worked with Chintz type fabrics. Chintz typically has clearly defined, separated motifs, which were cut out and invisibly applied onto the ground fabric. The typical intention was to create a scene from the motifs, but the decoration could also be random. The resulting fabric was often made into bedspreads.....
At 9:42pm on July 22, 2015, Riana Noyes said…

Just had to complement you on your lovely seagull row by row from Sarisota!...(not a member of batik group), l'll bet the others in Fla. group would love a peak:)

At 2:19pm on January 11, 2015, Mary-Anne Buist said…

This one is all new to me so hopefully I'll get the hang of it.  I did the mug rug rug swap for one year and it just ended so thought I'd try something different.  

At 5:58am on September 19, 2014, Ethelda Hillsman said…
Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, it looks just like me. Lolol
At 7:46pm on July 21, 2014, Amy Grzasko Mann said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Lisa!

At 10:16pm on June 8, 2014, Sue Wiggins Jones said…
Ok!
At 6:47pm on March 4, 2014, Beverley Anderson Linsley said…

Your quilting projects sound beautiful.  I can't wait to start a new quilt.  Right now I am working on a quilt project that is not working out.  I believe it has a lot do do with my math skills when it comes to quilting.  I have no problem following a pattern or designing a baby quilt.  This one has a very large center that has been paper pieced, now I can't figure out what to do next - large borders, blocks etc. and how large of blocks that will fit around this paper pieced center?   I am at my wits end and I have to have it completely finished and quilted to mail by the middle of July. Any help would be appreciated from yourself and fellow quilters.  I can send dimensions of the paper piece center if anyone wants to take a crack at it.  ha..ha.. Bev Linsley

At 11:11am on January 20, 2014, Pam George said…

I would like to join in the 10 inch layer cake swap, but can't fine out where to sign up for. I found the batik and cotton swps, but not the layer cake one.

Sorry to be such a pain, I'll do my best tp learn the site

Thank you

 
 
 

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