Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lights. . . Camera . . . Action!

From time to time, I've been asked if I've done any videos outlining the ScrapTherapy process. Well, thanks to the wonderful folks at Taunton Workshops, now I can say, 'Yes!'

Scrap Quilting, The ScrapThearpy Way walks you through the entire process that I use to cut, store, and use my scrap fabrics. I take one of the projects, Everything Nice, from ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps! and turn it into a table topper. And you can make one too, right along with me, at your own pace in your own sewing studio.

With each section of the video, we'll walk through the entire process of making the quilt from start to finish. Once you purchase the video, you own it forever. And you don't have to use your computer space to store it! The video is broken into segments so if you want to review any of the steps, you don't have to go hunting through the whole thing to find the tips that you need!

Go take a look! Click here for a sample or to buy the video.

Back in September, I spent a week 'in the studio' at The Taunton Press headquarters in Newtown, Connecticut with some real experts in the video production world.

A lot of effort is made to make what you see seamless (pun intended!). But what happens behind the scenes is so very interesting, too.

The studio is set to perfection with lots of attention paid to color, lights, and background.

It's a small room, a lot like my sewing room at home . . . except for the big camera! The room wasn't completely sound proof. From time to time a motorcycle or the noise from a big truck passing on a main road nearby would stop production--usually on the rare occasion that yours truly didn't flub her lines!

Bright lights! And there's Bruce way in the back, the camera expert extraordinaire! He's the silent partner in the project. You never see him in the video, but he's there behind the camera in every single shot.

I'm really excited about connecting with you through these workshops. And there's more to come, so stay tuned!

Speaking of 'big news' . . . Looking at my calendar, I see that it's January 9th already. That means that there have already been EIGHT winners in the Schmetz Needles Prize-A-Day Sweepstakes! Are you one of the Elite 8? Do you want to be one of the Fantastically Terrific Thirty-One?!? Well, you'd better get over to the Schmetz Needles website, click on the contest information in the center of the page and submit your entry. Better still, jump over to the Schmetz Needles Facebook page and click 'like!' And you could be one of the Fantastically Terrific Thirty-one. And yes, you guessed it, there are TWO (not one, but TWO!!) autographed ScrapTherapy books in the mix of daily prizes!! Who wants to win?!?

Happy Stitching!


  1. Love the previews! Good Job Joan. Now I not only have a FB Friend who has published several books but she is now live on my computer and I can hear your voice!