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

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

 

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Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group Fabric Pre-cut Swaps
"Must be nice! Great relatives"
May 7
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group Fabric Pre-cut Swaps
"Sorry I’m going to be late been busy I can’t seem to get time into my stash something seems to interfere. "
May 7
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group Fabric Pre-cut Swaps
"Don’t feel bad I have to dig in my mess that I haven’t organized my room to be able to get to my floral bucket. Unless I used them already. "
Apr 28
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group Fabric Pre-cut Swaps
"Thanks! She ran right to me getting out of the foster car.  I’ve already got her trained to sit n she knows when it’s walk time. She sits to put her leash on n I’m training her to walk good on a leash. Son took her last night…"
Apr 28
Chef Lisa commented on Chris Michelle's photo
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Under the Sea Quilted

"This turned out great! Love the touch of brown in the background pattern. "
Apr 28
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group Fabric Pre-cut Swaps
"I almost forgot to get my strips cut up. I’ll work on it this week Kathy. Have a wonderful trip! I’ve been busy in my yard. Today I really got the sun so will see how tomorrow is. We adopted a new puppy “Stitch” 3 mo old…"
Apr 27
Chef Lisa joined Kathy Gurgone's group
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Fabric Pre-cut Swaps

This group is designed to swap fabric that is pre-cut to a predetermined size for different types of projects.The idea behind this group is to use your existing fabric stash to get rid of some of you extras pieces from other projects, while obtaining new colors and patterns to help you complete new projects.This is how it works:Start with 12 ziplock bags.  In each bag you will insert the number of pieces of fabric designated for that particular swap.Send in 11 of the bags with a self-addressed,…See More
Apr 27
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Block Swap (Completed) in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Those are the cutest! Mine is still jumbled in my organization"
Apr 17
cindy greenwell left a comment for Chef Lisa
"OMG Lisa, we must be on the same trip. I to am starting a postage stamp quilt, only because I know not many will attempt it and I've never made one.  I have seen many ideas from antiques but of course I'll  have to do it my way.…"
Apr 14
Kathy Gurgone commented on Chef Lisa's group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"Judy B sent me a note to let me know that her package was sent back to her by the post office.  She is re-shipping it to me tomorrow, so I should have it by Thursday or Friday.  I want to give everyone a chance to participate in this first…"
Apr 1
Kathy Gurgone commented on Chef Lisa's group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"To save on confusion, and to perhaps encourage others to participate, I have moved the fabric swaps from this group and started a new group "Fabric Pre-cut Swaps"  Please let me know if you have any questions. If you previously signed…"
Mar 28
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"Only 4 of us still!  Where are all our swappers? "
Mar 21
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"Just wondering cause I have a ton of cotton florals as I was going to do a watercolor quilt. Another wish list! Lol"
Mar 11
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"After the wedding I’ll be able to get to my florals. Are we doing batiks? "
Mar 10
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"Put me on the list I’m wanting some floral strips. "
Mar 7
Chef Lisa replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion May 2019 - 2 1/2" WOF Strips - Flowers (Open) in the group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"Judy Kathy will message you her address. You send them to Kathy Gurgeon "
Mar 7

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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 34 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 2:47pm on April 14, 2019, cindy greenwell said…

OMG Lisa, we must be on the same trip. I to am starting a postage stamp quilt, only because I know not many will attempt it and I've never made one.  I have seen many ideas from antiques but of course I'll  have to do it my way. LOL. How big are you planning yours?   

At 2:08pm on March 25, 2018, Mary Moore said…

Thanks for the dog sweater idea, I know I can steal one of Paul's and he will never notice.

At 3:08pm on February 7, 2018, Chris Michelle said…

Hey Chef. I can't commit to a swap right now. I have several large quilts in process and I need to get them off my to do list. Thanks for thinking of me.

At 4:13pm on July 11, 2017, Linda Koller said…

Can't attach questionnaires here, have to be to your personal email because of personal content. But if you can't commit then it's better to wait till next year. I don't want someone to trade names and then have someone not receive a package in December. But please take part in the conversations, etc.

At 4:00pm on June 18, 2017, Kathy Gurgone said…

Lisa,  I appologize for not responding sooner.  I am new to this website and I just saw you comment on my wall today.  I am originally from Micanopy, FL and now live in Loganville, GA just east of Atlanta.  I had sent you a note about all of the similarities between you and my husband and the places you have both lived.  He was born in Chicago, moved to Wisconsin in his early twenties, then to Tucson, AZ, and now in GA.

And to make it even more surreal, my husband had back surgery first in Dec 2015 and had fusion surgery on his back Aug 2016.  

His folks now live in Cape Coral.  One of these days when we come down to visit them, you and I will have to meet up for a cup of coffee or something.    

Hope things are getting better with your family, I know it is rough when your parents get ill.   I have lost both of my parents.

At 8:30pm on June 2, 2017, Barbara Hughes said…

Hi Lisa, Thanks for your help. I didn't realize I needed to send P the P and ask her to send it to me again. A I have it now and am very happy. Thanks again!

At 9:49am on June 1, 2017, Barbara Hughes said…

Hi Lisa, My problem is that I deleted the email they sent for the block. I had to get my email at the library cuz of internet change at home the print out came out black and white. I deleted it after I printed it not knowing the print out would be black and white. I've collected everything else in color. And because it is in several shades of red I'd like to have the pattern in color. When they send the emails Debbie's name is included in the address. I thought I had put her address in my address folder, but I only have the Piecing the past address that Elizabeth said she gets her blocks from. I can't find it there. Thanks for any help you can give me. 

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.....
 
 
 

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