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July 27, 2020
On this episode, we're talking about cleaning your work space. A clean work space gets you organized so you can maximize your time sewing – and you can accomplish it with just a few minutes a day! We also have an exciting quilt-along announcement and an interview with the amazing Kristina Brinkerhoff of Center Street Quilts. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 20, 2020
On today’s show, we’re talking about a fun solution that will let you enjoy the nice summer weather while also getting some sewing done! We’ll also be chatting about how to make a handwork sewing kit, simple ways to corral the mess on your work space, and a fun project a member of our staff is working on. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 13, 2020
This show’s theme is about displaying your quilts outside! We chat about how to display your quilts safely outdoors, so you (and everyone who passes your home) can enjoy them as we all spend more time outside. We also dive into the history of English paper piecing and discuss the pros and cons of various marking tools. A member of our staff shares a fun project that she’s working on right now – and we’ll give some quick tips for anyone who wants to have their fave quilt store featured in Quilt Sampler magazine! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 6, 2020
On today's show, we're sharing our best tips for making a stylish bed – everything from fabric and designs to consider when making a bed quilt, how to make your bed pretty, and tips for measuring your bed to make the perfect size quilt. We’re also sharing some favorite products for handwork – we know summer is a popular time for handwork, and these tool suggestions will really up your game! One of our staff members shares a fun project that she’s working on right now. And we end the show with a few inspiring stories of quilters making a difference in their communities. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
April 27, 2020
On today's show, we're sharing tips for using your stash! Using your stash can sometimes be intimidating or overwhelming, but now's a great time to get your fabrics organized and start putting them to use in your current projects! We share some reader tips aimed at having more fun in your sewing room. Then we announce the 10 featured shops in the newest issue of Quilt Sampler -- we love using this time to celebrate some local quilt shops and give them much-deserved recognition. This is our last episode of Season 10. We'll be back in July! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
April 20, 2020
On today's show, we're sharing tips to prevent back and neck pain while sewing. Now is a more important time than ever to care for your body, so especially if you've been doing a lot more sewing recently, these tips will help keep you feeling good and limber. We also share the story of a staff member's most cherished quilt, the history of sampler quilts, and an upcoming virtual quilt retreat we're hosting! To end the show, we chat with Karen Styles, a well-known Australian fabric and pattern designer. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
April 13, 2020
Today’s show is a fun one – we’re sharing how to commit a random act of quiltiness during these times. Now only will it bring joy to those around you, but it’ll also bring immense happiness to yourself, too. We’re giving a few ideas for how to get some basics organized and clean in your sewing space – especially if you’re spending more time quilting these days. We share a few stories of quilters making a difference in their communities, as well as how you can get involved in our own One Million Pillowcase Challenge. We end the episode with our staff and some readers sharing how quilting is helping them through this time.  For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
April 6, 2020
On today's show, we're sharing 5 money-saving sewing tips. Quilting can be an expensive hobby, especially with the current economy. These tips may help you make do, so you can keep sewing while still being frugal. We're also sharing tips for fussy-cutting, a popular technique to add to your quilts. Make your next quilt backing "WOW" with some ideas for piecing your backing and prepping it correctly before quilting. We also chat with Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting -- she shares tips for fusible applique and working with electronic cutters, as well as info about her cute fabrics and patterns. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
March 30, 2020
On today's show, we're talking about tips for straight-line quilting and stitch-in-the-ditch! It's a great time to finish some quilts and you can get really amazing results with these two simple techniques. We're also sharing how to help health care professionals by sewing masks. And then we also do a wrap-up of trends we saw at Quilt Con last month. We end the episode with a Q&A with Meg Dunton of Monograms for Makers. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
March 23, 2020
This episode is going to be a little different than usual – no interviews, no chats with our staff about tips and tricks. Today, we want to focus solely on the coronavirus and what we can all do to help each other and keep ourselves safe. It’s crazy times right now – there are constant updates on the news, new precautions to take, new closures around the city, and many of us are having to change our whole lives and routines to deal with the changes. There's so much fear and uncertainty around the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. And we’re all trying to deal with it in different ways. On today’s show, we’ll be sharing how to help your local quilt shop and small business owners during this time, how to de-stress and gain back control using sewing, and if you’re one of the lucky parents or grandparents who are watching kids during this extended spring break, we have tips for squeezing in more time to sew when your whole family is under quarantine. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
March 16, 2020
Our staff is sharing the best sewing advice they've ever received! It's so fun to hear the advice that really changed all of our sewing lives for the better. Then, we chat about tips for sewing triangles and for binding your quilts, and share behind-the-scenes of some photoshoots in the famous Better Homes and Gardens Test Gardens. We end the episode with a Q&A with the mother-daughter design team Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
March 9, 2020
On today's show, we're talking scrappy quilts! Whether you have a large scrap pile you're working through or want to start collecting scraps to make your first scrappy quilt, these tips will help your quilt look its best. Then we chat with Brenda Groelz from Handi Quilter about collecting and finishing antique quilt tops. We also share the history of charm quilts, one of our staff member's most cherished quilts, and a product we're loving. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
March 2, 2020
On today's show, we're chatting about displaying quilts -- we're sharing some creative ideas for showcasing your work for all to enjoy (including tricks of the trade from our art director)! We're also sharing 5 questions to ask yourself when you're organizing your workspace, tips for making binding and labeling less painful, and stories of quilters making a difference in their communities! We end the episode with an interview with Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes, who shares how she got her start quilting, why she chose the name Flamingo Toes for her blog, how she approached building her dream sewing space, and landing on her signature modern vintage vibe. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
February 24, 2020
On today's show, we're talking about fabric storage. No matter what size your stash is, having the right organization system and the right storage tools can make the world of difference when you're choosing fabrics for a project. We hope the tips we share today help you get your fabric under control. We're also sharing a storage product we're loving right now, a behind-the-scenes look at what's happening in the office, and tips for using and storing acrylic rulers and templates. We end the episode with an interview with Annette Plog of Petite Quilts, who shares tips for starting a block swap group, what she looks for when buying an antique quilt, and her book True Blue Quilts. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
February 17, 2020
On today's episode, we're sharing 5 things that may be zapping your creative energy -- it's an eye-opening episode! If you're having trouble starting a new project or feel stalled on the creative process, these common culprits could be causing the problem. Then, we're sharing stories of quilters making a difference in the communities, tips for getting the right border size on your projects, and the history of crazy quilts. We also chat with Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt about on-the-go sewing and tips for choosing fabrics. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
February 10, 2020
On today's episode, we're sharing tips for working with plush fabrics -- plush makes the coziest quilts, but it can be a challenge to work with, so we hope our tips help! Then, we're going back to basics to learn tricks for making triangle-squares. Our April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting just came out and it's getting a lot of buzz because it contains our next quilt-along quilt. We'll be sharing some important details for everyone looking to join in! And since it's the week of Valentine's Day, we're sharing a cute poem to sewing machines. We also chat with Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner about fat quarters, fabric storage, and more! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here.
February 3, 2020
It's so exciting to own an antique quilt (whether you've inherited one or bought one in a store), but you need to treat them a little differently than you would a new quilt! On this episode, we're sharing how to repair, care for, wash, store, and display your antique quilts! We also share tips for working with a longarm quilter, a quilting book series we're loving, and tips for applique. Then we chat with Renee Nanneman -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
January 27, 2020
We're sharing how handwork can help you slow down and unplug in this rushed society -- handwork is not only fun, but has a variety of health benefits that we'll share with you today. We also share what product we're loving now, ideas for organizing the junk drawer in your sewing room (we all have them!), and how to help the people and animals affected by the Australian wildfires. Then we chat with Monique Jacobs about her fabric lines with Maywood Studio, her stash-busting video series, and how she got started in the quilting industry -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
January 20, 2020
We're sharing four common organizing personalities that quilters fall into -- if you're having trouble getting organized, we'll walk you through how these personalities can help you finally get a space you're proud of and can be creative in. We're also sharing a staff member's most cherished quilt and have some audiobook suggestions for when you're sewing. Then we chat with Jera Brandvig about quilt-as-you-go, her love of antique quilts, and her newest fabric line with Lecien Fabrics -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
January 13, 2020
January is all about getting organized, so on today's show we have a few suggestions for organizing your quilting life. We share ideas for organizing your scraps -- and where to donate them if you're ready to part ways with your scrap bin. We give tips for sewing more efficiently (a great topic if you have a stack of UFOs to finish). We also share our listeners best storage tips and the history of solid fabrics in antique quilts. Then we chat with Philippa Naylor -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
January 6, 2020
We can't believe it's 2020, but we’re so excited to see what this new year and new decade bring to the quilting world! On this episode, we're sharing some concrete ways to conquer your UFOs or unfinished objects. We know that finishing quilts is a resolution for many quilters, and we want to help! We also talk about ways to keep accountable on your UFO journey and why handwork is making us happy. We also chat with Katja Marek -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
December 30, 2019
It's almost a new decade. As we approach 2020, our staff has been reminiscing on the past year, but making big plans, both in our professional and personal lives, but also our sewing lives. On this episode, we're sharing ideas for starting your new year of sewing off right. We chat about a fun store Featherweight lovers will go ga-ga over, give tips for the stitch-and-flip method, and talk about our next quiltalong, which starts in early January. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring, who shares how she got her start in quilting and her latest book Quilting with Kids. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
December 23, 2019
Merry Christmas! We know that this is a busy week for many of our listeners. You may be wrapping last-minute presents, baking cookies, or preparing for entertaining family and friends. This week's podcast is a quick one, but hopefully something you can enjoy while sipping a mug of hot chocolate or driving to a holiday party. Our staff is sharing some festive traditions. We hope you share some of your own holiday traditions with family and friends -- it's so meaningful to pass down traditions and showcase your handmade décor and gifts. We wish everyone a merry holiday season.
December 16, 2019
On this episode, we're sharing some tips for getting accurate 1/4" seams. Yes, we know that seems pretty basic, but we know a lot of people struggle with their blocks turning out the right sizes, so we wanted to share some tips to help! We'll also take you behind-the-scenes at the trends with saw at Quilt Market -- you'll start seeing these trends appear in fabric and in patterns soon! And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Jess Zeigler of Threaded Quilting Studio, who shares some fun details of her Q&A interviews she did on our podcast. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
December 9, 2019
Today's show is a great one for the holidays -- it's really focused on infusing deeper meaning into our quilts, our hobby, and our collections. We start with a conversation about the importance of quilt labels -- we discuss how to add them, what to include on the label, and some tips for writing and printing on fabric. We share heartwarming stories of quilters making a difference in their communities, including an exciting update to our One Million Pillowcase Challenge. One of our editors shares the story behind her most cherished quilt -- it's the quilt that started her on her quilting journey. We chat about the history of paper needle books and what to look for as a collector. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery, who shares how her late grandmother still influences her quilts and patterns. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
December 2, 2019
It's already December and we're making a list and checking it twice! Has your sewing space turned into Santa's workshop? If you're like us, we love making handmade gifts for everyone on our list, but sometimes it's hard to find the right project they'll love -- and that you can make quickly! We have some gift suggestions that may be just what you're looking for! We share ideas for organizing using basic office supplies -- perfect for any last-minute sewing items you're stashing away before company comes. We'll also be giving fast finish ideas for any holiday quilts or UFOs you're trying to complete before the end of the year. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Holly Lesué of Maker Valley, who talks about the evolution of her business and her love of scrappy quilts. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
November 25, 2019
To celebrate Thanksgiving on this podcast, our staff is talking about what we're thankful for -- including the quilting communities we're all connected to and appreciate! If you're planning on making your Christmas list or Black Friday shopping, we're also sharing a few products that we’re loving right now including fork pins, which we've actually received a lot of questions about from our readers! And we're also sharing some tips for zippers, which may come in handy if you eat a little too much on Thanksgiving. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Latifah Saafir, who talks about her new Quilt Cadets program, which is a line of products and patterns for kids who sew. If you have children or grandkids in your life, you'll definitely want to check this out! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
November 18, 2019
We'll share how to use everything from a curtain rod to a wine rack in your sewing space. We also share a little behind-the-scenes from our staff's day at Missouri Star, and a few heartwarming stories of quilters making a difference in their communities -- we hope they inspire you to give back to others during the holiday season. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Rachel Thomeczek of Wren Collective, who shares how she got her start as a quilter, tips for hand quilting, and how her background in photographer and nursing relates to her quilting life! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
November 11, 2019
We're sharing our best tips for machine quilting -- everything from prepping your quilt top before quilting to picking a design to working with a longarm quilting. We also share popular reader tips about hanging and displaying your quilts. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Brett Lewis of Natural Born Quilter, who shares how he got his start in the industry, some fussy-cutting tips, and we get the scoop on his first ever fabric line that's hitting stores in April 2020! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
November 4, 2019
We’ve all been there – you’re working on a project and after making a few blocks, you get bored. Or you pull out a UFO that’s a few years old and can’t get yourself to work on it, because you just don’t love it anymore. But don’t throw in the towel just yet! We have some tips for what to do when you lose interest in a project! We also dive into how to keep tackling your projects during the busy holiday season, what product we're loving now, and why a vintage quilt may be your next treasure. And on this episode's Getting Sewcial, we chat with Meghan of Then Came June, who talks about her start in the quilting industry and the popularity of her Meadowland quilt. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
October 28, 2019
Happy Halloween! On today's episode, we're sharing some spooky quilting stories -- some of these are so frightful, you may need to hide under your coziest quilt while listening. We'll also share tips for what to do when your fabric bleeds, how to work with fabric panels, and some tips for hand quilting. And on this week's Getting Sewcial, we chat with Andrea of 3rd Story Workshop -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
October 21, 2019
Quilt shows can be overwhelming -- but we're sharing tips to make the most of it while also having time to rest and feel inspired! We'll also share some heartfelt stories of quilters making a difference in their community and some ideas for getting organized before you attend a quilt retreat. And on this week's Getting Sewcial, we chat with Sarah Bond, a talented modern quilter, who shares about the rich history of quilting in her family and how that has influenced the designs she's making today. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
October 14, 2019
We know quilters love to visit their local quilt shops, so we're giving a few suggestions on how much of a fabric to buy when you don't have a specific plan for it. We'll also talk about how one of our editors stores her fabric, our upcoming trip to Quilt Market in Houston, and a few tips for pinning your projects. And on this episode's Getting Sewcial, we chat with Nicole of Modern Handcraft, who shares some details about her new winter pattern and gives some tips for straight line quilting. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
October 7, 2019
There are a lot of different battings on the market -- we share more about the characteristics of battings and the questions to ask yourself before choosing one for your project. We also examine when a UFO actually becomes a UFO, share the history of Log Cabin block quilts, and give ideas for storing your sharp tools like scissors and seam rippers. Then, we chat with Lindsey Neill of Pen + Paper Patterns, who shares her own experience with taking a break from sewing and how to set boundaries when you feel burned out. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
September 30, 2019
We're always looking for ways to save money while quilting. From changing your shopping habits to piecing batting scraps, we're sharing a variety of ideas for making the most of your budget while sewing. We'll give tips for storing your WIPs (or works in progress), so you can get organized before the new year. We chat about starting a meaningful birthday or calendar quilt. And we interview HollyAnne Knight of String & Story, who shares tips for free-motion quilting, staying healthy while sewing, and living in a stash culture. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
September 23, 2019
Hear 8 bad quilting habits that we all relate to -- and how to overcome them! We share what we're loving now, behind-the-scenes stories from a few photo shoots, and give tips for working with fusible interfacing. We chat about our One Million Pillowcase Challenge and how you can help us reach out goal, plus a heartfelt story of a memory quilt bringing comfort to a family suffering loss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
September 23, 2019
Hear 8 bad quilting habits that we all relate to -- and how to overcome them! We share what we're loving now, behind-the-scenes stories from a few photo shoots, and give tips for working with fusible interfacing. We chat about our One Million Pillowcase Challenge and how you can help us reach out goal, plus a heartfelt story of a memory quilt bringing comfort to a family suffering loss.For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
September 16, 2019
Learn the tools and techniques that will help you successfully sew with batiks. We also share ideas for organizing your digital patterns, must-know tips for using a rotary cutter, and creative ideas for labeling your quilt. We also explore tips for growing your social media accounts with expert Kim Niedzwiecki of Go-Go Kim.  Let's dive in. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
September 9, 2019
Pressing well makes a big difference in your finished quilt's appearance. And when you're making a quilt, we can promise that you'll be doing A LOT of it! We'll share the secrets to pressing like a pro! We chat with Tara Curtis, a pattern designer and the inventor of Wefty Needle. We'll also give sewing storage hacks from your kitchen, tell the history of pincushions, and share stories of quilters making a difference in their communities. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
September 2, 2019
Learn to de-clutter your sewing room, so you can have a more productive and less stressful time sewing. We have practical tips to make the process as painless as possible. We give ideas of what to do with unfinished quilt tops or blocks that have been gifted to you, announce a new quilt along, share what we're loving right now, and do a fun Q&A with designer, fabric weaver, and Instagram personality Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
August 26, 2019
Mini quilts are so fun to make! They're a great way to test out a fabric combination or new-to-you technique. Or they can just give you the satisfaction of starting and finishing a quilt quickly! We're talking about the best tools, tips, and tricks for sewing mini quilts. We'll also give tips for using acrylic rulers, share stories of quilters making a difference in their communities, and interview designer Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter about his fabric lines and design process. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
August 19, 2019
We're breaking down the basics of needles and threads, so you can choose the best combinations for your projects. We gives tips for using wool batting and keeping your workspace clean, share heartwarming stories of quilters making a difference in their communities, and play a fun game with the staff from WOOD magazine (can they guess what common quilting terms mean?). For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
August 12, 2019
Whether you’ve been growing your fabric collection for years or are just starting to build a stash, we find that some quilters are actually afraid to dig into their fabrics for their projects. So, we're sharing tips for getting started on using your stash.  We'll also share some tools the editors are loving, the history of signature quilts, give a behind-the-scenes look at a dream sewing space, and a fun Q&A with Australian quilter Helen Godden, who shares her best machine-quilting tips. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
August 5, 2019
Have you ever been on a quilt retreat? It can be an inspiring and fun event for all those who attend -- and a way to make new quilting friends while you make a lot of progress on your projects. We're sharing advice on how to plan or attend a successful quilt retreat. And Vanessa Vargas Wilson of Crafty Gemini talks about the luxury quilt retreats she operates (sign us up!). We'll also chat how to stay accountable for your UFO projects, answer reader questions, and talk about sewing machine needles. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 29, 2019
T-shirt quilts are incredibly popular and a great way to create a quilted keepsake. We're sharing 10 tips for making T-shirt quilts -- from planning to piecing to quilting! Then we tell two stories of people making a difference in their community through sewing. And we interview Rachael Dorr, the quilter behind Quilting a Memory, a charity dedicated to providing free quilting services to the families of lost or fallen U.S. service men and women. To end, we give listener tips for setting up your design wall. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 22, 2019
We're going to be talking about an issue that plagues many quilters -- how to make more time to sew even when you're busy. Summer usually has our schedules packed, so Lindsay and Elizabeth give 5 ideas for squeezing more time in your sewing room! Then we tackle a listener question -- how to avoid bulk when many seams come together in your blocks. The staff shares what trends and designers they're loving right now. And we interview Emily Dennis, a quilt designer and author, who chats quilt alongs, photography tips, and keeping sewing simplified. To end, Elizabeth shares organization supplies you can find in the beauty aisle. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 15, 2019
We're sharing tips for storing and washing your quilts -- whether your quilts need a quick refresh or a deep clean, Lindsay and Alison share important information to consider. We interview Chawne Kimber, a mathematician and quilter known for expressing her political activism in her quilts. Then, Joanna shares top tips for labeling your quilt, no matter how easy or complicated you'd like your label to be. Jody gives resources to educate yourself on antique quilts before you shop, how much you should spend, and where to buy vintage finds. To end, Lindsay shares our listeners' best tips for choosing and storing thread. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 8, 2019
We're sharing tips for a great on-the-go project -- English paper piecing. Jody and Doris, avid EPPers, share their favorite supplies and how-tos for this fun piecing technique. In the Ask Us Anything segment, we answer listener questions about using plush fabric as backing and what to do when your blocks don't turn out the same size. Then, Alison shares an inspiring story of a former prisoner who's making a name for himself by sewing garments. To end the show, we interview Giuseppe Ribaudo, who shares the story behind his new fabric line -- this mysterious story is one you don't want to miss! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
July 1, 2019
Welcome to Season 10 of the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast! As we enter our 10th season, we're going to take a little time to reflect before we dive into a sneak peek at all the fun things we have coming! Then, we interview longarm quilter Jess Zeigler of Threaded Quilting Studio, who offers great tricks for anyone quilting their own quilts. We give tips for deciding what to do with the projects that you aren’t certain are worth your time to finish, share ideas for what to do when you have just 5 minutes to do a speed clean or 60 minutes to do a deep dive into organizing your space, and share machine quilting tips from our readers! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here.
June 24, 2019
Erin Sampson is the Creative Director for Aurifil USA, she is on the far right. The Aurifil team does amazing things and I've worked with them every since they started to make thread for the quilting industry.  Erin shares what goes on at their website, sustainability, and  more!  ------------ Jennifer Keltner is the Chief Visionary officer at Martingale Publisher. I've know Jennifer almost since I started in the industry. We've been close friends and it's so exciting to see her create incredible books for quilters.   We also shares about their event you can go to and the super great book club.  ---------------- Linda Pacini is the Director of Training, Education, and Events for Baby lock. I can not say enough about how knowledgeable she is. Her vision for education us on our machine wide and she knows the machines. Her team of trainers will get you sewing in no time! Plus she makes darn good quilts, like the one behind her! ---------------- When I first started my business, Benartex gave me fabric to use for a magazine project. Since then we have stayed great friends and I'm thrilled to have my fabric with them! David Lochner is the President Benartex and a really fun guy, so I had to share this photo of him instead of one in a suit!  Benartex has a wonderful library of free patterns and their fabric club has been active for years! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
June 17, 2019
Jeannie Jenkins is an award winning quiltmaker, designer, longarmer, teacher and author. Her book Contemporary Paper Pieced quilts is full of not only very unique designs, but loads of wonderful tips for making them. ------------ If you have been to a show, you’ve meet Pat Yamin! She is the designer behind ‘Come quilt with Me’. She is an author and a teacher. Pat has been immersed in quilting since the last 70s and has such great stories! Check your shelves, you might own her ‘Brooklyn Revolver’ cutting mat! --------------- I’m delighted to chat with Frank Bennett the CEO of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. The museum has so many great things going on from museum exhibits, challenges, and programs you can attend. -------------- My friends Kimberly and Keven Jolly are the owners of the Fat Quarter Shop. You know Kimberly from her wonderful videos, publishing company called ‘Sew Emma’, sew alongs, yearly charity project, and most recently cross stitch with all that floss we own! I love working with her and her team. I want you to know about the cool projects you can get involved with! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
June 10, 2019
I’ve been a huge fan of Heidi Staples work for years at her website Fabricmutt and at her Instagram. Heidi joined me awhile back and I knew when I saw her new book Patchwork USA and new fabric with Riley Blake we needed an update! -------- My good friend Jacquelynne Steves is back to chat embroidery, sew alongs, tools and more! She is a amazing designer and her Block of the Month projects in her club are wildly popular. We talk about pulling fabric for a block of the month from your stash, which is really easier than you think. --------- Author and Designer Linda Hahn is know form making New York Beauty blocks easy to do. She has a great skill buidling book out called New York Beauty Quilts Electrified. Such fun and creative ways to use the block. And I can’t wait to hear about her new fabric line! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
May 28, 2019
Anne Wiens has never seen a scrap she didn’t like. She is the author of The Thrifty Quilter which is a system for precutting your scraps. She is an Island Batik Ambassador, you’ll have seen her quilts at the Moda bakeshop, and maybe even taken a workshop with he --------- Karen Gibbs has, as she puts it, done just about every job there is in quilting. From longarming for customers, writing a book and designing fabric. We are going to dive into her speciality today, batiks as she designs for Banyan Batiks. ---------- Sheryl Johnson is the owner of Temecula Quilt Company, a shop in Temecula CA. She is also an avid quilt maker sharing her process and stories on her blog, Facebook, and Instagram. With her recent book Quirky Little Quilts you can create wonderful little reproduction quilts to decorate your home. Her shop was also in the Fall 2009 in Quilt Sampler magazine, so look at your back issues! ----------- Roseann and I love to deep dived into a topic. Today it's tips on making that 'special' quilt. Roseann just did one for her new granddaughter. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
May 21, 2019
I saw MJ Kinman’s gem quilts and was very intrigued. How did she come up with those and how does she design them? --------- I love Riane Menardi Morrison's style, very focused on shapes and color. She specializes in big modern shapes and her work is entirely hand quilted with high contrast stitching. If you belong to the Modern Quilt guild you will recognize her name as she does the emails, webinars, etc -------- Teresa Duryea Wong is an author, story teller, and a quilt maker. She has been a writer for many industries and now her focus is on quilting. Her books are filled with gorgeous photos and interesting quilting information. Focused on topics like her ‘American Cotton: Farm to Quilt’ and her information books on Japanese quilts. ------------ Cassandra Beaver of The Not So Dramatic Life has a rich background in making. She create quilts with a lot structure both in the design and the quilting of the. She has won awards for her quilts and she also teaches you how to create a unique piece all your own. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
May 6, 2019
Jen Shaffer is the talented designer behind PBJ Patterns by Jen. You might have seen her Monthly color challenge, or created her delightful designs. -------- You will recognize Denise Russell’s gorgeous quilt designs, many shown by your favorite fabric companies. I really love her use of color and pattern, She is also a regular contributor to the magazine. --------- When I saw the remake of an 1876 quilt I had to find out a bit more. It was a project launched by friends Anne Dawson and Karen Alexander. Anne was able to join me to tell me how they came to be so passionate about reproducing this amazing quilt. ----------- I love seeing what Krista Moser comes up with next. To me her her quilts create illusions with the design and fabric selection. And she loves unusual shapes. Today we’ll get a few tips on make quilts the Krista way! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 29, 2019
The first time I chatted with Alyce she was living in Japan and we talked in the early morning hours for her because her small children would still be asleep! That is dedication from a quilt maker. Alyce is an amazing designer and has so many wonderful tutorials to help you. Today we are also going to talk bout EQ for YOU! She is an Electric Quilt Ambassador but knows you don't have to be a designer benefit from EQ.  ================ Jess Zeigler of threaded quilting is a designer, longarm quilter and regular contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting’s family of magazines.  She has a unique approach to selecting pantograph designs and a brilliant pattern for a No Y Seam Feathered star.  ================ Joyce Gieszler  is contributor to American patchwork & quilt magazine, you’ll find her ‘Go For a Spin’ in the Feb 2019 issue. She is a scrap quilter who love small patchwork, I can’t wait to get a few tips! ================ Kathy Ross is an artist that has been bitten by the love of thread. Her thread painted works look so real you’ll need to look twice to be sure it’s not a photo!  She brings her watercolor background into the mix and it’s magical. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 15, 2019
It is so fun to contact someone for the show and find out they took a workshop from me years ago! Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design made my day when she told me that! She has a wonderful design sense and I love the stories behind them. --------- Sharon Wasteney has her way with fabric. She does amazing over dyed lines which she uses in her projects. And her quilts often tell a story. She is designed the shop quilt when her favorite store was featured in the quilt shop issue. ------- Julia Wentzell is half of the Briar Hill Designs team as she works with her Sister-in-law Caverly. They create gorgeous fabric for RJR and wonderful patterns to use it in! --------- So excited to have my good friend designer Amy Smart back! Amy has been busy as a fabric designer, writer, Baby lock ambassador, and sometimes world traveler. She recently encountered Manx quilting. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 8, 2019
This is the time of year where the weather’s getting nicer and everyone starts planning their summer vacations! Whether you’re planning a big getaway with the whole family or just want to fit in some smaller day trips with your girlfriends, we have some suggestions for how to fit sewing into your travels!  From museums and quilt shows to explore in your area to must-have travel essentials, quilting buddies Lindsay, Elizabeth, and Alison shares their best tips for making quilting part of your summer travels. They even talk dream quilting vacations, what projects are perfect for a road trip, and how to get the best photography of your quilts on the road! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 1, 2019
Ann Shaw is an amazing quiltmaker. Her quilts are filled with lively images full of color! If you have always wanted to understand how to develop a design and use lots of fabrics you’ll love to hear Ann’s tips --------- Karen Tripp IS the DIY addict. She has started many businesses and we are lucky she is obsessed with English Paper Piecing because she has created a whole universe of fun for EPP lovers!  With projects, sew alongs and tutorials at her website.  ------------ Kristy Daum of St. Louis Folk Victorian creates amazing modern quilts. She is also on the Olfa Creator team this year. I love her business name it's not what you think! ----------- Jayne Willis of Twiggy & Opal is wonderful designer that learned to quilt so her daughter would stop asking her .. little did she know where that would take her! You’ll find her work in the American Patchwork & Quilting family of magazine. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
March 18, 2019
Marci Debetaz is Marci Girl Designs and she hosts these wonderful Finish-A-Long! Who doesn’t need encouragement to finish? She also started sewing with Barbie clothing just like me, I knew I'd love her! ------ Like many of you, I was first drawn to Carole Lyles Shaw’s work by her color! She is a modern quilt maker, teacher, and author of Patriotic Modern Quilts. She great tips today about being bold with color! -------- Shannon Fraser has a style you recognize right away. Her use of improv is wonderful and I love how she shares tips and her projects with gorgeous photos. I want to make each one!  -------- Kelli Fannin creates super fun quilts. When I saw her ‘One Giant Stitch’ I knew it was time to have her back on the show show to talk about her sampler style and her new Harry Potter sew along! And she'll tell us how dreams do come true!  ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
March 11, 2019
I might have found Kelly Parker Smith from Hello World via her witty engraved items .. Coffee Coffee Coffee anyone? But once I found out she has turned her graphics into fabric I knew we had to chat. Now you get to meet this lovely creative spirit behind Hello World! -------- Joanne Hillestad of Fat Quarter Gypsy creates fun and unique projects from quilts to that pop up thread catchers most of you own. I love her whimsical style of making! And she actually has a camper just like her darling logo.  -------- I found Kim Jamieson-Hirst on youtube with her book reviews. She has such a fantastic channel and teaching style. If you want to learn something Kim has most likely done a video for you! She is owner of Chatterbox Quilts and host of The Quiler’s way, an online membership site.  ----------- Michelle May of ‘The Raspberry Rabbit’ creates darling things I want to make. Recently I was stalking her… I mean following her, and saw her daily embroidery project and had to hear more!. The photo of that follows. is her year long hexie project. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
March 4, 2019
One of the best things about working with Baby lock is meeting the other ambassadors that work in with the machines. Mallory Donohue make a lot of things, specializing in clothing. I first ‘found her’ by her wonderful videos on how to use the Sashiko machine. She and her mom Zede run SewHere.com. Which is about teaching sewing for everyone via their website, videos, FaceBook lives, and podcasts. We chat about making clothing that fits as we quilters have amazing fabric we can use for things other than quilts! ---- Who do I turn to for questions on the quilting design program Electric Quilt? My good friend Nancy Mahoney! She has been using the program for years, is and EQ Ambassador, and knows the ins and outs. I wanted to tell you about some of the features you might not know about with Nancy as our guide! --------- I was so excited to see Jenny Wilding Cardon’s book Visible Mending. The idea of artfully mending items is on the upswing and her book has so many fantastic ways to do this. Things we quilters will love! I first saw visible mending in about 1973 when one of the girls a few grades older than me was doing this to her favorite jeans. The one I remember most was a pocket, with zipper, on the inside thigh of her jeans. She kept her lunch money there.. it was the 70s.. the jeans had elephant bells and she was very on trend! Jenny also works for Martingale as an editor in charge of their online blog, facebook and Instagram account. She is incredible, you are going to love her! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
March 2, 2019
Shannon Fabrics creates amazing textured fabric that are so fun to snuggle under. My friend Teresa Coates is an artist and the Event & Education co-ordinator for Shannon. You remember seeing her videos for Fat Quarter shop. Can’t wait to learn more about this fabric, I have a great kit to sew up! ----- Bill Locke is a fabulous designer and teacher. I know many of you follow his work. I had the chance to have a long chat with him and found out that he made one of my patterns earlier on, It was so exciting to see his! I also love that Bill is a one stop shop for your projects needs. Plus he is going to tell me about his Appli-simple technique! ------- When I saw the book ‘Modern Memory Quilts A HANDBOOK for capturing Meaningful moments’ I knew I had to learn more. The author is Suzanne Paquette of Atelier Six design. Here book is full of amazing suggestions to create meaningful quilts. To bring the story into your quilts. And you know how I love a story. --------- My friend Sue told me I needed to look at the Woolie Mammoth blog and video, when I did I found Anna Bates and her quilt travel videos! Anna is so delightful and she is having a blast sharing her quilting life. I thought we all need to get in on the fun. And she made my Let’s Go Sew quilt, I have to love her! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
February 28, 2019
I’ve love Janet Wecker Frisch of Joy Studio’s work. She creates with an underlying theme of sewing in many of her pieces. I also adore her Halloween things! She shares lots of inspiring photos taken in her amazing studio. And she is now learning to quilt. ----- I have been following Nicole Volgelsinger of Wild Boho for awhile. Her newest book is Boho embroidery, full amazing ideas for new motifs and how to use them with applique. I love the whole concept! ------ I recently heard about a wonderful organization called Help Heal Veterans. They help our Veterans by using craft therapy. For 45 year their mission has been to provide therapeutic craft kits to every veteran who wants them. I asked the current CEO Joe McClain to join me for the 2nd half of my show to tell us about this organization how how we can help. Joe is retired USN and has held many leadership positions. Including currently on the board of the Association of Creative Industries. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
February 4, 2019
I meet Mary Koval at her booth of antique quilts at one of the shows. I’ve always loved stopping in to see what type of quilts she has found. Mary also has a shop and retreat center in Beford PA. Her fabric lines are based on Antiques, can’t wait to hear about the newest! ----- I meet Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy when we were both doing demos for a long arm company. She was traveling, running her business and raising her triplets. Angela taught me a lot about longarming and working a business your own way. She now has a beautiful shop and you can visit her! ------ I love finding fresh new creative designs by quilt makers. Kristina Brinkerhoff of Center Street Quilts is creating amazing and fun design after design! She has a cool way of using checkerboards in her quilt that is next on my list to do. ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Pat's Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltWithPatSloan/ Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
January 25, 2019
A few times a year the amazing team of American Patchwork & quilting editors take over the podcast to share tips and insights. Like you and me, they are all quilters! Reader Tips:Editor Lindsay shares reader-submitted tips about storage solutions for your sewing space -- everything from storing batting to a creative use for a wine rack! Quilting Changes Everything:Lindsay shares a story originally published in the San Angelo Standard-Times, about a woman grieving for a dying friend and husband and how donating quilts to charity has helped her cope. Try This At Home:Editor Joanna challenges our listeners to abandon quilt guilt! She shares ideas of projects perfect for orphan blocks, where to donate unwanted quilts and scraps, and where to find support to finally finish your UFOs. Editor Interview:Alison Gamm, designer for Quilts & More, shares how she got into quilting, how she explores new colors and fabrics, and the technique she's tackling in 2019! Trending:Alison talks about the trend of Mindful Sewing to kick off the new year, including getting organized, joining a quilt along, and quilting because you love it -- and not for the Instagram likes! Products We Love:Designer Elizabeth shares her top product picks this month, which include small (and low-cost) products that will make your quilting life easier! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
January 19, 2019
Kerry Foster of Penny Dog Patchwork is a self professed serial crafter, I like that! She has been working in the crafting industry sharing her things and when she learned to quilt has done the same. Her newest book is Paint by Number Quilts. This is her signature applique method of creating amazing animal quilts. --- I love Barbara ‘B’ Cain’s fresh style of quilt pattern, She is an author and pattern designer. I am super fond of her airplane & blimp!! Also the bee, I see a pattern of flight here! I really love her use of color too. ------- One of my favorite things about working in the quilting industry is making new friends through. I had meet Christopher. But it was when we were both at a Baby lock ambassador event that we really had to change to chat. We’ve been friends ever since. He is a fabric designer for Riley Blake and creates amazing projects with his lines. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
January 10, 2019
I first meet Barbara Persing over our love of Aurifil thread. I have always loved her quilts. Barbara is not only a designer but an amazing longarm quilter as well. ========== Debbie MacInnis and her daughter Maggie MacInnis run Piecing the Past. A place for where traditional quilt patterns and gorgeous applique awaits all of you! Debbie has great applique tips and I’m excited to learn more about her Simpliqué applique and her newest sew along! ---------- Look on your book and fabric shelves and I image you’ll find books and fabric from the amazing Nancy Halvorsen of Art to Heart. I’ve enjoyed both her fabric and designs over the years. It’s thrilling to chat with Nancy about her work today. ---------- Roseann and I are chatting UFOs!!!  We have some great tips and true confessions ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
January 4, 2019
Kimberly Moos is the person behind Cottoncuts company. She has created a fun multi-faceted business with a very neat charity portion, subscriptions boxes, and she’ll tell us about a brand new feature too! And she has a cook Chopstick trick for us today. ---- I’ve seen Angela Smiths lovely wooden pieces her company Purl & Loop creates and I was intrigued. We all have thread, we are quilters after all. And many of us love to do use what we have in some unique ways. Her jewelry and other pieces creative templates and very exciting to see in person. We’ll learn all about what we can do with them today. ------- I’m sure I could chat with my friend Bonnie Sullivan of All through the Night all day, but we are going to catch up on her newest projects. And I ask her how her designs have changed, or not, over the years. You will love making her creations in cotton, wool, or a combination of both. Some of her newest projects are really clever, you’ll hear about them all today! ------ Each month I'll have segment to chat about what I"m doing, answer questions you have, talk about new find or events! This month I kick off with how I started the new year:My Word of the Year- Photo a Day- A True confession - Listen to find out what it is!- 2 Free Sew Alongs1- BOM - 'Out of this World' 2- Block a Week Easy 'A Flower Bouquet' ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
December 14, 2018
I saw Mona Phelps quilts at the Moda Bakeshop. She creates very doable projects and has great tutorials. When I contacted her it was fun to learn she has only been quilting two years. ------ Many quilters are involved with the Quilts of Valor. By volunteering and making quilts to be given. The organization was started in 2003 by founder Catherine Roberts after her son Nat was deployed in Iraq. Since 2003 they have given 200,000 quilts. Their website has a wonderful history section where you can learn how the organization progressed from her initial idea to what it is today. I have Sue Reich the Board President with me today. ------ Jenni Smith is one of the few designers I had a chance to meet in person first! She was at the Aurifil Booth at one of the trade shows. We chatted and have been friends every since. Jenni is multi talented as she does clothing and quilting. She have a block in our Splendid Sampler 2 book and has been doing wonderful videos of the blocks. Plus she works with Liberty of London fabric, I want you to know all about that too! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
December 8, 2018
Heather Long is a Moda bake shop contributor and wonderful designer at Coffee and Quilts. I knew I’d love her when I saw her website name! Heather designs doable projects that are fun and creative. ------ I’ve always love Sujata Shah’s quilts and style. The are exciting, friendly to try, and gorgeous all at once. I can still remember meeting her and her husband at the trade show, it was delightful to meet in person! Sujata has done some incredibly exciting trips for quilters to India. Can’t wait to hear about those and get a few travel tips from her -------- Kim Shafer of Little Quilt Company is a prolific author, fabric and quilt designer who is creating so many wonderful fabrics and projects we love. She is also a long time contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting’s family of magazines. ---------- I love catching up with the super Talented Becky Goldsmith. I first meet Becky at a trade show in Charlottesville, as I was just starting my business and I was then and still am, a huge fan of Becky’s work. She has a new book based on a fantastic quilt. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
November 29, 2018
Emily Thompson of Life Sew Savory write about sewing, crafts, recipes, and more! I love her tutorials and she hosts a facebook live sewing show each week. I know you are going to come away with a quite a few useful tips today ------ Michael Caputo is an author, avid maker of all things, and a quilt designer. I love his modern quilts, they are amazing with great designs and unexpected use of colors. We are going to get some great tips today on quilting. ------ Linda Hungerford is an author, teacher, and quiltmaker behind the website Flourishing Palms. Her sunny quilt vibe caught my attention after I saw her sweet Hexagon Pillow in the book ‘Modern Patchwork Home’. She has so many people to quilt with her inperson workshops and online tutorials. --------- I had several friends tell me to visit Heather Black’s Instagram feed for gorgeous modern quilts, they were right! She has a fabulous balance to her modern pieces that I love. Heather enters her quilts in shows, she teaches. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
November 22, 2018
This whole show is done from the Trade Show in Houston TX. I set up interview and then we try to find a somewhat quiet spot near my guests booth so I don't have to have them go to far. I was so glad to catch up with the super creative Barb Cherniwchan of Coach House Designs! She talks us through how she thinks about working with panels. And she has a great new FREE feature at her website to change out colors in designs before you decide what you like! It's called FabSwitch, you will have such fun with it! -------- Sometimes it takes a few years until I finally meet a designer I admire, Sue Daley and I had a fabulous chat! She is so talented and had a great array of patterns, fabric and tools. --------- When I got the first issue of QuiltFolk I knew this was going to be a journal for me. Full of stories and amazing photos of quilt makers. It does not have patterns, but it does have amazing inspiration. Michael McCormick is created this magazine with the goal of telling the stories of quilt makers. He had some time at the show to chat and you'll love hearing the behind the scenes! ---------- Happy 25th Anniversary to American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine! I remember that first issue, the excitement! At the end of the show today I give you an overview of the trade show, including what's behind me! ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
November 17, 2018
For my 400th show I want to celebrate doing new things. My friend and author Donna Desoto pushes many of us to do something ‘new’ with her challenges. She started with her collaboration book Inspired by the Beatles, she also did the National Parks, and now Inspired by Elvis. I took that challenge, Donna and I will talk about her project & book! ---------- I want to celebrate learning new things with my friend Mary Abreu today. You’ll remember she was my monthly guest one year and we all learned so much from her. She is an author, an amazing seamstress, a teacher and so creative. If you are in the Atlanta area, stop into Intown Quilters to say hello where she is one of the shop managers! ----------- Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage has been a frequent guest on the show, if I had a permanent co-host my buddy Roseann would be it!  We have known each other forever and I love chatting quilting with her. We do a little 'back in the day' comparison to how quilting has changed and not changed much in the time we've both been making quilts. Then Roseann will help me celebrate my 400th show by asking me some trick questions..haha! Well maybe not trick but she'll interview me! ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
November 10, 2018
If you love to read you will love my guest, not only is she a quilt maker but she writes novels about them too! Carol Dean Jones books are the mystery series called a ‘Cozy’, easy to read and they come with a pattern, so fun! ------- Sometimes I find my guests in unique ways. I was on vacation chatting with some other guests in a wine bar on a ship. My new friend was telling us they love to travel to wineries and had I been to Parsonage Winery in Carmel Valley, CA where the labels were quilts? Of course I had to find out about this and today, I have quilt maker Mary Ellen Parsons here! --------- Sarah Elizabeth Sharp is a talented quilt maker and author at the website ‘NoHatsInTheHouse’. I love reading about her process and thoughts as she shares her projects at her website. Today we’ll dive into some paper piecing design, her new book is fabulous! --------- I love hearing that teachers use quilting in the classroom. Sarah Morris is an 8th grade math teacher in Tennessee and she has a barn quilts project her class is doing that is so good, I had to have her share with us! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
October 27, 2018
Kim Soper of Leland Ave Studio creates modern quilts and builds connections. She passionate about connecting quilters to each other. Via her interviews in her Creativity series and her online projects. ------- Karen Lee Carter lives an artful life full of trims and beads, buttons and yarns, all displayed on amazing quilts. She is a teacher and a self proclaimed ‘embellisher’. ------ Dawn Cook Ronningen is a author, collector, historian and quilt maker. She specializes in vintage and antiques quilts. A woman after my own heart! ------- Carole Carter is the quiltmaker behind From My Carolina Home website. She hosts lots of fun events, which is how I came to know her! If you love scraps and all things quilting, you are in the right place. She is a lot of fun! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
October 19, 2018
I’m super excited for you to meet Toni Smith of Quiltoni. She is a designer with a passion for comic, computer games, and pixelated quilts. Her original patterns and finished quilts are so fun and very doable. She also runs a super fun tv channel on twitch and we are going to learn ALL about that! ---------- I’ve been a huge fan of Teddy Pruett’s quilts. She create vibrant quilts full of stories. As a writer, she weaves her stories in and around the images on her quilts. She also spent a lot of years as a quilt appraiser and there her knowledge of quilts and the stories they held grew deep. You’ll love her ‘no rules’ approach to making. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
October 14, 2018
Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris are the mother, daughter design team at Quilt Company. If you love applique like I do, then I know you have seen their darling patterns. Have you wondered how they come up with all the amazing project ideas? In this show we gain some insight into how they design and a lot more. ------- Many of you know about the Wonderful Quilt show in Houston Texas held in late October or early November called Quilt Festival. Quilts Inc also hosts 2 trade show each year and over my 23 years in the industry I’ve meet quite a few of the staff. I wanted to focus on Learning so I invited the super talented Marcia Barker, the Director of Education, to give me a few highlights of what is at Quilt Festival for you to learn from. ------- I’m excited to chat again with Karen Miller of Red Bird Quilt Company. It’s been awhile and Karen has been out teaching and creating some amazing programs I want you to know about. One is about thread education as we both love and do projects with Aurifil. So today you’ll learn more about thread weights and what they are for. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
October 4, 2018
Products We Love: Designer Elizabeth shares her top product picks this month, including gift ideas for all the quilters in your life. Trending: Designer Alison talks about the "slowing down" trend she's seeing on Instagram, which includes English Paper Piecing, hand-quilting and hand-piecing, and sewing curves. Editor Interview with Lindsay Mayland, multimedia editor: She shares her favorite tools, how she got starting quilting after college, and what fun things she has planned for American Patchwork & Quilting social media for 2019! Special LIVE segment: Editor Lindsay and Promotions Manager Beth come to you live from our Sew-In for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. In 10 hours of sewing, our group made 1,392 pillowcases for local charities. Try This At Home: Editor Joanna challenges our listeners to get out of their creative rut in a fun way! She shares tips for stretching your creativity and jumpstarting their inspiration. Reader Tips: Editor Lisa shares reader-submitted tips about repurposing sewing scraps for holiday gift wrapping and decor. She also gives tips for personalizing gifts this season. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
September 29, 2018
Shelly Morgan designs doable projects for everyone. She writes at Coral and Company with patterns, sew alongs and videos on the different projects. From darling pillows to baby quilts, Shelly has lots of projects you will love! She also has some great tips and you’ll love the one about using minky for your quilts. --------- Patty Dudek of Elm Street Quilts runs a lot of fun projects. I’ve chatted with Patty several times over the years as she runs her events like her One Month Goal and her yearly Quilt Along. She has fantastic doable tips for us on how to break down a project into steps so you meet your goal to finish it. ----------- I bet you have bought a pattern or booklet by LavenderLime. You might have even visited them when they owned a shop in Chattanooga, TN which was a Quilt Sampler Magazine Top Ten shop in 2009. When they decided their pattern business was the main business Kathy Skomp set up online and we’ve been enjoying her designs using Moda Fabrics ever since! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
September 23, 2018
Author and designer Linzee McCray was on the show earlier this year to chat about feedsacks. She wrote the book True Blue Feedsacks which is an awesome book filled with so many great stories and photos. Linzee is continuing her quest for more knowledge about feedsacks and I am excited to hear more about what she is doing. ------- Being part of the Babylock family, I am so lucky to meet an incredible array of designers in all areas of sewing. From home dec to fashion, Babylock ambassadors are everywhere. I’ve become friends with Fashion designer Truly Alvarenga who creates one of a kind fashion in her studio in Nashville. When the ambassadors get together once a year we all are ‘makers’. Nobody knows anyone’s background we just now we love to create and we love Babylock machines. We have a common language and we learn so much from each other. Truly sews home dec besides her fashion, and you will love meeting her! ------------- Kelly Young is an author, instructor and quilt maker writing at My Quilt Infatuation. She uses her scraps in a fun unique way to create improvisational pieces that she then cuts into other shapes for really interesting quilts that use up all those small pieces you keep. -------- Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts is a multi talented quilt maker who is all about color! From her website to her patterns and projects, you will first see her great use of color. Rebecca is one of the designers for our Splendid Sampler 2 project and we are going to dive a bit in color and about goals. She had a huge family move to another country and then back again over 18 months and learned a lot about goal setting that can help all of us. She was also the covergirl from American Patchwork & Quilting, August 2016 issue with Star Bright, Star White. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
September 14, 2018
I spotted Jude Spero’s beautiful project using my fabric on the front of the Table Runner Round up book, I had to see her other work. Jude is the designer at Little Louise Designs. ------- I’m delighted to have Amy Johnson back on my show! She is a master at ruler work for Freemotion quilting, a shop owner, and a designer… including being one of the Splendid Sampler 2 team designers! We are going to chat about learning freemotion, Amy has some exciting things going on. ------- I’m a huge fan of Amber Johnson’s quilting, at GigisThimble. She creates designs that are fun and doable. She also has done some great sew alongs and share fun projects. A saw her series of posts about her road trip. That got me to thinking about how many quilters love a good quilting adventure. We are going to talk about that a lot more! She also has great advice on keeping projects moving and have 5 fat Quarters? she has a quilt for you! ---------- Berene Campell is a talented designer who writes at Happy Sew Lucky. She creates quilts and projects with meaning. Quilts and projects to help others. Having been part of many community projects, Berene has advice and tips on what makes them successful. PLUS you have to check out her tattoo quilt shown above, it's amazing! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
September 8, 2018
If you have been following my Button club projects, you see in year 3 that Tammy Tutterow’s delightful alphabet pattern is one of the features! Tammy is a fantastic designer who focuses on small applique projects she calls ‘bit size’ projects. Ones that can be started and finished in a limited amount of time. She give us an insight into her work and a few tips too! ------ To say I’m a HUGE fan girl of Amanda Niederhauser’s quilts is an understatement, I might be the life long fan club president at this point. She is not just create with her quilting, but with her writing, her photos and her collaboration work. Amanda is a mom of both people and cats, so for those of you who are cat moms’ you need to follow her Instagram to see all the gorgeous kitty assistant photos. It’s been awhile since I checked in with Amanda so I’m thrilled to catch up and hear about her newest projects! ------- Russell Conte of Sewp box is leading a fully creative life. I meet Russell at the Babylock Sewing Machine Ambassador event. We had a chance for a chat before our group went to the Opera and I loved getting to know him. Besides being a shop owner for 20 years, he created a massive teaching culture for the shop and now teaches full time as part of the faculty in the Fashion Department at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Russell has a passion for teaching and we are going to talk about this and how you can teach others. He has great tips. Also I love his motto is “"Needle, thread, machines, leather, material...and a voice from my Sewp Box for passion and creativity". You are going to love Russell.. oh my the way.. he makes shoes too.. seriously.. leather shoes... ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
August 18, 2018
Editor Interview with Lisa Schumacher, editor of Quilt Sampler magazine: She gives tips for nominating your quilt shop for Quilt Sampler magazine, talks about her love of machine quilting, and shares the sewing tool she could never live without! Reader Tips: Lisa shares reader-submitted tips about using magnets in your sewing space, as well as great on-the-go sewing ideas. Trending: Designer Alison talks about trends she's seeing on Instagram, including home decor items like the Jelly-Roll Rug by RJ Designs. Products We Love: Designer Elizabeth shares her top product picks this month, including rulers, quilting tools, labels, and more! Quilting Changes Everything: Editor Lindsay shares a story about a World War 2 veteran who celebrated his 95th birthday by donating his 500th quilt to the charity Bundles of Joy. Try This At Home: Editor Joanna challenges our listeners to make use of what you have! She shares tips for cleaning and maintaining your supplies so they last longer, and great ways to sort and use scraps in your sewing. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
August 13, 2018
Annette Williams is the talented designer behind ‘The Good Life’ design company. She creates darling embroidery, patchwork and English paper pieced designs. It’s going to be fun to learn more today about her! -------------------- You already know Tonya Alexander from her awesome projects in American Patchwork & Quilting’s family of magazines. She is a scrappy genius, designing projects that are fun to do with your scraps. We are going to talk string quilts and how to effectively use low volume, or light fabrics, to your advantage. ------------ If you are online you have seen one of Laura Piland’s quilts, and like most of us you stop dead in your tracks to look at it again.. and again. Laura writes at Slice of Pi Quilts and I excited to meet her and learn about her quilt making! -------------------- I love seeing someone bring a focus to a topic we all love, machine quilting. Catherine Redford’s book is called Modern Machine quilting. She is an award winning quilter and teacher as well. We’ll learn how to look at a quilt with a lot of open space and use skill that are very familiar to enhance a modern quilt. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
August 6, 2018
Carolyn Forster is an author and I like to think of her as the ultimate teacher. Her book are so full of information and techniques. If you are lucky enough to be able to take a workshop with her, you must! Her newest book is The Handmade Quilt, a skill building sampler. I’m all about samplers and skill building, looking forward to a few tips today, I see curves! ---------- Jo Avery is the very talented designer at myBearpaw. Which is a fabric, yarn and haberdashery store in central Edinburgh Scotland. I’ve followed Jo’s work for years, we invited her to our Splendid Sampler 2 design team and I finally was able to schedule a time we could talk! ---------- I meet Gail Pan years ago at the tradeshow when my friend was helping me at the show. She followed Gail’s work and took me over to introduce us, we’ve been friends every since! She is an incredible embroidery designer, fabric designer, and author. She is also created a block for our Splendid Sampler 1 book! We are talking stitching and fabric today, because Gail is the expert! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
July 23, 2018
I love antique quilts and reading about the people who made them. It’s a joy to open Lynn Miller’s website Vintage and Antique to read the stories she has written about quilt makers from the past. Lynn often writes a series of articles so it’s very fun to dive deep into the background behind either the maker or sometimes the collectors. ========== I’ve been lucky to get to know Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt (she was our July 18 Splendid Sampler Designer) and today we are going to dive deep into tips & tricks she has for machine quilting. Her new book is fabulous, you must get it! Also we are going to talk about learning to quilt as all five (yes 5!) of Lori’s adjust daughters are learning right now. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
July 16, 2018
I take the show on the road and tell you about my travels! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
July 9, 2018
In my online quilt community at Facebook there are so many amazing quilts being made everyone during my sew alongs. Many of you will even share a personal story to go with my story about the sew along blocks. Jen de Jong made my Grandma’s Kitchen and she didn’t just do one, she did many and then she involved her whole family during the process. I loved the joy she brought to her family and to my community. I’m thrilled to chat with Jen about making her memory quilts from my project. ------------- I have have followed Melanie Call’s at her website A Bit of Scrap Stuff for awhile now. I love how she combines fabrics and how she takes parts of sew alongs for super fun variations. It’s great to see how quilting can be changed up! ------- HollyAnne Knight of String and Story is a quilt teacher with her training videos and articles and also started a charity called Quilts for Cure to raise awareness about childhood cancers. I asked her if she would talk about her charity organization as so many quilters do charity work. ------------------- I tell you the back story to The Splendid Sampler 2 sew along! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
July 2, 2018
Author and talented quilt designer Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting joins me again today! I wanted to catch up with her, talk about her finished Splendid Sampler 1 and get a few details about keeping organized as she makes a lot of projects, I need some tips! ------ I love catching up with designer Jacquelynne Steves! She has fun projects, a gorgeous newsletter and a cool sew along. Today I asked her to talk fabric selecting with me, one of those topics near and dear to a quilters heart. ---------- I’m so excited to have Vicki McCarty of Calico Patch Designs shop in Morehead KY back on the show today. And we convinced her fun husband Tom to join us! Vicki & Tom own and run the shop and so many fun things have gone on since we last talked, like being selected for the 2018 Fall Quilt Sampler magazine! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
June 25, 2018
It’s great to have the talented Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Springs back! You know Wendy’s amazing quilts, her great stitching and lately her daughter Gwen has been doing embroidery! We are talking the two world of Wendy… free motion quilting and hand embroidery with her daughter. --------- I’ve long followed Melanie Ham’s youtube channel. She does super fun and engaging projects. Quilts, crochet and a bit more! I wanted you to meet her and someday I’m REALLY going to get back to crochet as she has such cute projects! -------------- Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs is a talented fabric designer and manufacturer of the most adorable accessories ever. If you have seen a binding baby, then you’ll know how clever Shari it. I asked Shari to share some behind the scenes of the life of a designer with me with during the second half of the show today. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
June 18, 2018
Carolina Asmussem is a talented designer and quilters. She creates very unique one of a kind quilts. She also teaches machine quilting on your home machine, so you can learn how to do amazing things! Carolina quilted the Aurifil 2017 Designer of the Month quilt for the company and I can't wait to chat with her about that ----------- Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop joins me to share about an amazing international project she is doing with songwriter Meaghan Smith called Our Song. This is such a cool project! I honored that Andrea asked me to share what community means to me. ------------ I’m thrilled to have author, designer, instructor, and quilt expert Donna Lynn Thomas back. We are going to chat about tiny piecing techniques and sampler quilts. If there is time, we'll chat about what a quilting cruise is like. We have both taught on them, and many people want to know what they are all about! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
June 11, 2018
The editors take over Pat's podcast this week to share tips for summer sewing and on-the-go projects, talk trends from International Quilt Market, and share the local quilt shops on our road trip list this summer! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
June 4, 2018
Christine Weld of the Quarter Inch is an active Moda Bake shop designer who love sharing her designs. I’m thrilled to have her give us a few insider tips on how she designs with Precuts. Plus a little chat on the benfits of making charity quilts --------------------- Penni Domikis is the designer behind Cabin in the Woods Quilters. She is a pattern and template company but really a whole lot more. Penni specializes in teaching and finding great ways for you to expand your technical skills and use up scraps! -------------------- Meghan Buchanan of Then Came June might have a fairly young business, but it’s mighty! Her designs have a great graphic appeal and she tosses in really darling projects like her ghost pattern. She loves speedy sewing projects and has some tips for those of that are impatient when we sew… like me! ------------------ My buddy, Sizzix Designer and Author, Roseann Kermes is back! We are chatting about buying books. We both have a love of quilting books and we have a million reasons why you need them.  If you saw our shelves, you'd realize we are experts at book buying! -------------- ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
May 21, 2018
Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts creates exciting quilts in modern improvisational style. But she didn’t start that way. Marla began with traditional quilts and I’m excited to hear about her journey to a different style of making. ================ I first saw Lindsey Neill’s Pen and Paper quilts when there were a lot of adorable snail blocks showing up in my instagram feed. Lindsey creates whimsical modern and minimalist quilts. Let’s hear how she comes up with her creations and what might be around the corner for us ================ Cindy Needham tag line on her about page is ‘Quilting Changed My Life’, I feel the same way. She is an avid quilter that, like me, quit her day job to create a business. She travels to teach and has a class on Craftsy. I’m very interested in her work on linen, how cool is that? ================ Richy Lainson has a fabulous sense of color. He combines things and everyone goes, why didn't i think of that!  He has a new role designing projects for the BasicGrey company to showcase their fabric and he is on our Splendid Sampler design team! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
May 14, 2018
I love the projects from Susan Knapp of the Quilt Branch, they are fun and doable. You may know her from signature project ‘Six Halves Make a Whole, where each project starts from 6 half-yard cuts of fabric’. We are going to get some great tips about embracing unique shapes and getting used to a specialty rulers. ------------- I love how Shannon Brinkley uses scraps to applique. Use applies this approach to very fresh designs and has a whole book of projects with it. Shannon shares tips making scrappy applique work and will tell us about her first fabric line with Andover called Mosaic.. which seems like a fitting name! Shannon has some fantastic tips for doing the pointy edges with satin stitch on her projects, well worth listening! ------------- Teacher, author and amazing quilt maker, Krista Hennebury joins me again so we can talk about taking quilting on the road! She has attended big and small shows across the world, plus taught.. it's fun to hear about her travels. And Krista is one of the designers of our Splendid Sampler II project! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 30, 2018
I’m so intrigued by Ashley Nickels quilts, they have this unique painting on them and then she adds a wonderful layer of quilting. When I see pieces like this my curiosity has me typing an invite to the maker to come on the show and tell me about their work. And I'm super excited that she is also a writer and has a love of the story. =========== Karen Overton is a long time maker writing about her work at The Quilt Rambler. She loves to teach and has a great tips for us today about how to think about our quilting while we are doing the patchwork.  ============= Linzee McCray is back to talk feedsacks. Her newest book is full of so much history. I asked Linzee if she could do an deep dive into feedsacks and then tell me how her first fabric line 'Feed Sacks: True Blue' for Moda came about! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 16, 2018
I’m always attracted to beautiful embroidery work. When I saw Kathy Shaw’s books and her work I had to learn more! If you were curious about crazy quilts and stitches, you’ll love this chat! ------------ Heidi Parkes tagline is ‘Artist - Quilts - Mending ‘ and I am intrigued by that. Quilts and Mending on the same line? Heidi will change your mind on what that means. ---------------- Leslie Jenison and I have been friends a long time, it might have started when we both did a ‘use this Nancy Drew Fabric’ challenge! She is an award winner quilter, fabric designer, and extremely amazing quiltmaker. Leslie and I chatted about how to stay healthy so we can quilt a very long time. ------------------ Lissa Alexander's newest book is all about scraps and it's fantastic! She is also the director of Marketing for Moda Fabrics, which means she is the organizer of getting all the amazing things about Moda out for us to learn. I've worked with Lissa since the first year I went into business. I'm also lucky enough to have gotten a bit of time to have her tell us about the new Color Cuts that Moda is doing! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 9, 2018
Erin Dollar of Cotton Flax is a surface pattern designer who does her own print making and has her designs on Robert Kaufman fabrics for us to enjoy. I love hearing how people bring their art to fabric for quilters. Erin’s super talented and you are going to enjoy meeting her. ------------ Karen Neary is a designer, author, and has had her quilts exhibited in shows across the world. She loves to take complicated patchwork and simplify them. ------------- I’m a huge fan of Wendi Gratz designs. They are fun, happy, and make me smile! She also has great tips for us on applique. ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
April 2, 2018
I may have first seen Krista Moser’s work when I spotted her Hollow Star pattern, which is super clever. That lead me to her tutorials which are so complete you’ll feel like you are in class with her! I’m really excited to learn more about using 60-degree angles, these are Krista’s specialty ---- I’ve admired Janelle McKay’s bags for a long time and I’m excited to chat bag making with her today… and did you know she is also a quilter? We learn how to take our quilting fabrics to the next level in her amazing bag patterns. ----- Jen Daly is a regular contributor to American Patchwork’s family of magazine and the Moda Bakeshop. You might have even made one of her fun and clever projects. Jen’s designs look fantastic in both traditional and fun fabrics, so I want to learn how she does it! ---- Jennifer Nevitt of MommySew is a fearless quilter taking on curves, tiny pieces and color combos that make you want to rush out to sew up her projects. Her quilt in the Dec 2017 issue of American Patchwork & quilting caught my eye, so it was time to chat! ================ Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 60% off a subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting. Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/deal and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout. ================ BONUS for our podcast subscribers! Get 50% off a digital quilt pattern of your choice in our online shop. Visit apqshop.com, and use coupon code PODCAST at checkout.
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