06 April 2008


I haven't posted much art lately and with good reason - Elin and I have been preparing to shoot a dvd for C&T Publishing based on material from our book, Art Quilt Workbook. We've been working on samples and step-outs, and gathering materials and supplies, and writing the script for ages. The shoot was this weekend at my house.

Got Moxey?

We worked with our awesome director, Jane Moxey, on Thursday and Friday rehearsing and getting ready, and then first thing Saturday morning the crew showed up at my house. We asked a good friend, Karen, to be our trusty personal assistant and we couldn't have chosen better. It was a pretty intense 16+ hours. The crew, Sean, Pat, Steve and Chris, was amazing. It was cool to watch them set up all of the equipment in my studio.

Chris connecting cords

Chris, Pat and Moxey shooting my stash with Karen looking on

Karen helping Elin set up a scene

We couldn't have done it without Karen. She kept us organized and centered. She even earned a cool nickname from the crew, Slate, because one of her many jobs was slating each scene with its number and take. We're so grateful to her!

Steve, Moxey, Sean and Chris check out a shot

Karen and Pat help me lay out a demo

Elin all super serious right before a take

And not so serious. Smashing!

Nearly done... It was a long day when we finished at almost 2 AM.

The dvd, Jane Dávila & Elin Waterston Teach You Art Quilting Basics, part of C&T's At Home With The Experts series, will be out this summer.


Elin said...

Sheesh. Could I be more of a ham sandwich?

No. I think not.

Natalya said...

Congratulations!!! I cannot wait to see it!

Lisa Walton said...

I have also recently done a DVD and know exactly how much fun and also how exhausting it is. I couldn't imagine finishing at 2am - I would have been collapsed in a corner. Well done and look forward to seeing it.
Lisa in Sydney

Vivien said...

So cool! Can't wait to see it!

judy coates perez said...

fantastic! you are going to be a pro at this filming stuff.

Susan Schrott said...

congratulations...you are on a roll.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Jane, this looks like so much fun, but I know it was a lot of work too. Looking forward to your DVD!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

How exciting! I loved the book and will look forward to the DVD.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I can barely wait, I hope you post when it comes out, and where we can get it. Congradulations

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an exhausting and exhilarating experience. Can't wait to see it!

Plain Jane said...

congratulations! You and Elin deserve the recognition and (I'm sure soon to be) adulation. Wow. long shoot! You were VERY smart to have a friend serve as personal assistant! Very wise.