Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quiltmaker Shuffle! A new dance just for quilters!

In my May post recapping Spring International Quilt Market in Portland, I mentioned a dance that was taught and videotaped called the Quiltmaker Shuffle. Saturday morning at 8 a.m. before the show opened, a group of designers, myself included, got together at the Quiltmaker booth to learn a dance created by Gudrun Erla just for quilters.

Here we are learning the moves...

The dance includes moves to visualize the quiltmaking process - shop, cut, sew, press, quilt, sew and show and tell. For some reason, I had a hard time with the shopping move in the dance at first, even though I have absolutely no problem shopping in real life.

The video is now live on YouTube - take a look!

There is also a short video lesson,where Gudrun Erla teaches the moves, so that you can learn it too - the teaching part is at the end of the video below. Wouldn't this be great for guild meetings and retreats?

To read more about the genesis of this little dance and the whole shuffle story, go to Quiltmaker Magazine's blog 

That's all for now!

Happy dancing!


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