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Gyleen is absolutely passionate about quilting! Color enlivens all her work, and she is perhaps best known for her sense of color along with her technical design ability. She lectures on color and various techniques to make the complex so simple. All lectures are supported by a trunk show of quilts.

Path to Modern: From Traditional through contemporary to modern, letís explore designs with rectangles and squares that are the building components for modern quilts. Featuring quilts from the Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles series.

Itís a Polygon Affair: Step outside the "square" to evaluate the mechanics of Pyramid, Diamond, Kite and Hexagon quilts. It starts with the simplicity and elegance of the one patch and continues with a play of combined mix and match. The look can be contemporary or modern with just the right twist. Features quilts from the Polygon Affair Series I & II.

Make Mine with Scraps: Focus on traditional utility quilts. Use up, cut up or recycle what you have on hand to make stunning quilts. Learn to harmonize exchange and friendship blocks or clear your clutter with strips and squares.

The Art of Color Blending: Explore what the mind sees but the eyes cannot. Gain insight on how to read each fabric’s color to successfully use 50 plus fabrics within one quilt. Even a two color quilt can have over 20 fabrics!

The Creative Art of Finishing: Stop the madness! Don’t get bogged down with unfinished projects instead consider them new possibilities. Vintage or newly abandon discover creative ways to reconfigure or upcycle orphan projects to suit today’s life style. Let’s talk about how to finish.

The Dream: A Magical Journey in Colourful Stitches: Ever ponder life as a professional quilt designer, educator, author or pattern writer? What is it that drives your passion? How does it begin? Are you living your dream? Come journey with me into the business world of quiltmaking.

I did my first podcast. Annie Smith of Simple Arts interviewed me for her podcast blog. She was on my coast doing lecture and workshop programs and through Marty we arranged to meet at my house. It was a wonderful day and I made lunch. Yes, I can cook when I want to, thank you very much! You can subscribe to Annie’s Podcast directly through her site or if you use iTunes, you can subscribe and download to your IPod. She has some really neat quilting information and other fantastic interviews, plan to visit her soon. To listen to my interview number 173 the link is http://simplearts.com/blogs/?p=1485, check it out.

I did a live broadcast interview on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Show with Pat Sloan. You can download the podcast as well. The link is http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/radio/index.html .

Gyleen Fitzgerald talks about Independent and Self-publishing.The International Professional Quilterís Associationís PQ Cafť chats with Gyleen about her thoughts on quilting as a business and how she manages all the facets of her life. www.professionalquilter.com/store.php?cat=7