QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Joy Tallman

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Joy Tallman to Challenge 1 of our Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition!

Joy Tallman 300x179 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Joy TallmanJoy was recently voted President of her local quilters’ guild. Congratulations, Joy! Her entry-round submission is titled “Tuscany Bird”.

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Tuscany Bird

“This is the first time I have done an Amish Star Block. No worries, it looks very straight-forward, so ‘easy breezy’. My piece is moving along on time.”

IMG00513 20120602 0726 300x225 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Joy TallmanJoy tells us an interesting story about her Challenge 1 process so far: “This past weekend was the date of my son’s wedding. UGH! I am a planner when I design a quilt, not only do I audition fabric for the project, but also do a drawing with graph paper. So there I am on Sunday morning at 6:30, the day of the wedding, in the coffee shop of the hotel with my project spread out over the table. As people wondered in to get breakfast, they would glance over at me and check out what I was up to. Several people stopped and inquired. I proudly told them of my place in the competition. I had one older gentleman in particular,stop and chat. We talked ‘shop’ – he was a woodworker. I think art brings people together. We both talked about our creative process, it was too fun.”

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5 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Joy Tallman

  1. Kerry says:

    Love the calmness your colour choice convey.
    Good Luck!

  2. Julie says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished project, good luck!

  3. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Joy ,congratulations…. I love your applique design in your Tuscany Bird. Good luck in the upcoming Challenge…look forward to all of our quilts on June 19.

  4. Judy says:

    Congrats on your progress. Cant wait to see all the new projects for this round. Good Luck to everyone!

  5. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Isn’t it just how life works–all good things happen at the same time!! Hope your son’s wedding went well and that you have time to finish your entry. Can’t wait to see what we all came up with on Tuesday!!!

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