American Patchwork and Quilting Radio Podcasts

Sunday 9th of December 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 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
Wednesday 28th of November 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.
Wednesday 21st of November 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.
Friday 16th of November 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.
Friday 9th of November 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.
Friday 26th of October 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.
Thursday 18th of October 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.
Saturday 13th of October 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.
Wednesday 3rd of October 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.
Friday 28th of September 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.
Saturday 22nd of September 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.
Thursday 13th of September 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.
Friday 7th of September 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.
Friday 17th of August 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.
Monday 13th of August 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.
Monday 6th of August 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.
Monday 23rd of July 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.
Monday 16th of July 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.
Monday 9th of July 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.
Monday 2nd of July 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.
Monday 25th of June 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.
Monday 18th of June 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.
Monday 11th of June 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.
Monday 4th of June 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.
Monday 21st of May 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.
Monday 14th of May 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.
Monday 30th of April 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.
Monday 16th of April 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.
Monday 9th of April 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.
Monday 2nd of April 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.
Monday 19th of March 2018
================ 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.
Monday 12th of March 2018
You will recognize Shelley Cavanna’s quilts from her signature patterns she designs for her company Cora Quilts. She also has a new fabric line with Benartex. We’ll get a tips from Shelley on how she creates her beautiful color combinations. ---------- Moda fabric designer Stacy Iest Hsu creates darling fabrics that also have stuffed dolls panels. I might be guilty of hoarding these fabrics because the prints are so usable in quilts! Some have themed images.. like dogs & cats, little girls in red capes and buck-a-roo boys, they fantastic! Today Stacy is going to share about her latest kitty & puppy pouches & some tips for stuffing items.  I included 2 videos she did that will really help you! -------------- Many of you know Wendy Butler Berns from her online classes that teach you how to create landscape quilts and more. Wendy has been teaching quilting for many years, but she is also an award winning quiltmaker and has a rich history that I want to know more about! As always, there is more to each maker than just their latest 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.
Monday 5th of March 2018
I have a soft spot for embroider and when I saw Valerie Bothell’s newest book “Joyful Daily Stitches” I was excited to have a chat with her. A stitch a day? Maybe we can do that! ---------- I came across Emily Dennis of Quilty Love when I saw photos from quilters doing one of her sew alongs… and you know how I love a great sew along! It’s fun to meet new people and I know you are going to really enjoy Emily! ---------- If you are out there doing designs with big blocks, my radar is going to find you! That is how I came across Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting, I love her style! ----------- My friend Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs is back and I can’t wait to hear about her book, her new mystery quilt and she has a great tip about thimbles for me this time! ================ 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.
Monday 26th of February 2018
I love catching up with Amanda Murphy. She was our Dec 2017 Aurifil Designer of the year were you got a peek at her Winter Games fabric. She is an author, Benartex fabric designer and awesome freemotion quilter. Can’t wait to get a few tips on freemotion today! ------------ Susan Emory of Swirly Girl Designs is a designer and her fabrics are darling including her latest Hank & Clementine. She is also active in the Virginia quilting communities and curated exhibits for the Virginia Quilt Museum that were showing the same time as my exhibit. ------------- Designer Jackie Robinson has been a shop owner, and is a prolific author and fabric designer with years of wonderful designs that many of you have made. You might have even visited with her in one of her shops! I’m so happy to catch up with Jackie to hear what she is doing now. ------------- Jeni Baker of In Color Order is wonderful designer, author and regular contributor to the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazines. We are going to chat what a big move does to and for a quilter. And I’m really interested in her yardage in/out tracking she has been doing the last few year. ================ 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.
Monday 19th of February 2018
I’ve been a huge fan of Malka Dubrawsky’s work for years. I love her hand dyed fabric, her quilt shop fabrics and her process for creating. Malka always has the most interesting articles . It’s time we caught up again! -------- Designer and Author Carl Hentsch of 3 Dog Design creates exciting quilts. With circles, and flying geese and angles that capture your attention. He has has a keen interest in Amish quilts. We’ll learn some of his thoughts on color and process to create his quilt designs. -------------- It’s been awhile since my friend the very talented designer of quilts & fabric and author Sherri McConnell was here to visit. We had booths near each other at the trade show in October where we had some time to catch up on life. And her awesome husband was there too so my shipping department & hers had a chance to meet. Sherri is not only talented but prolific so I hope to get some of her ‘Sew-Jo’ today! ---------------- Jo Morton is back to talk about her Little Favorites books, Jo’s Floral Album, her newest fabric and she has a few tips for us on using the back basting technique for 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.
Monday 12th of February 2018
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Monday 29th of January 2018
Designer and Author Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool designs is back to chat with me. We are going to talk about her new book ‘Sew Many Notions’ and dispel a few common fears quilters have about diving into working with wool. --------- Fussy cutting fabric is contagious. I’ve followed posts from Elisabeth Hardey, the event manager in the marketing dept at Robert Kaufman, for awhile. Then when she and her friend Nichole Ramirez wrote ‘The Fussy Cut Sampler’ I was thrilled to see all their tricks & tips documented in a great book. You might have even done a sew along for their book! ----------- I know you’ve seen the amazing block of the month designs from Sassafras Lane. They also create loads of other designs and I have Shayla Wolf, who is half of the Mother/Daughter team of Shayla Wolf and Kristy Wolf here to give me some pointers on creating their foundation designs. ------------ Pam Damour of the Decorating Diva has so many great projects and tutorials. She is an author and fellow Baby Lock ambassador. It’s always fun to learn how to use our fabric for projects that are not quilts. I asked Pam to share some ideas and tricks today 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.
Monday 22nd of January 2018
If you are in instagram you must be following Susan Ache, better known as yardgrl60. Susan has a way with fabric that is unbelievable. Gorgeous quilts … one.. right .. after the other. And we are so lucky she wrote a book with 13 of her favorite quilt designs that use 2 ½” strips ---------- Lisa Amundson from ‘Around the Bobbin’ has wonderful patterns for home dec and bags. I love her use of fabrics, the fun items and she is also part of the team that owns the Twister Sisters ruler company, so you see lots of fun ways to use the rulers in her patterns. ----------- If you love applique and want to learn some new tricks, Sue Pelland has some ideas for you! I personally love applique and the freedom it gives me to create shapes that I saw. Sue has a pretty incredible story about the start of her quilting career, you are going to love this show! ================ 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.
Monday 15th of January 2018
Artist, Author, teacher, designer of pretty fabrics & wonderful quilts, Shannon Orr also loves to plan! Planning what she will make is such a passion for her she created an amazing ‘Plan to Quilt’ journal! She is going to share her top planning tips with us today, I can’t wait! ----------- Award winning Quilt designer Sylvia Schaefer has a modern style with a little bit of science put in the mix. I was thrilled that this year when I was asked to Judge the Craftsy Quilt Designer Fellowship, Sylvia was the one selected. I’m really interested in how she designs and where she is heading with her business.! ------------- If you have EVERY thought a project on Pinterest was darling, and saved it, and maybe even MADE it… I can almost promise you that one of them was designed by Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes! I’m personally a huge fan-girl, and have saved a bunch of her things to make. That map is first up, then the Flamingo.. then…. I’m excited to chat for the 2nd half of my show with Bev about all things making and hear about her new fabric 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.
Monday 8th of January 2018
I can’t wait to chat with Deb Tucker! She has been creating and teaching quiltmaking for 30+ years and her specialty is piecing efficiency. From patterns to tools to demos Deb can help us get it right easily! ------------ Author, Moda fabric designer and curator of fun project, my friend Amy Ellis always has something going on! We are going to chat about some of her collaborations including her new modern quilt publications that are very unique! ------------ I love when Heidi Kaisand of Hen & Chicks Studio joins me! Heidi and I have worked together for many years and we have shared a lot of creative ideas. What I love about her and what she does in her shop, is that she explores ways to be creative that are not just making quilts. We are going to share a few top ways to be creative that are similar, but different to quilt making. ------------ I have long admired the work of Janine Vangool, who is the publisher, editor and designer of UPPERCASE, which a quarterly print magazine for ‘the creative and curious’. I love that tag line! Her publications are inspired by design, typography, illustration and craft. Her magazine and books celebrate the process of making, the commitment to craft and the art of living creatively, my kind of gal! She is also a fabric designer for Windham and today we are going to talk about her creative process. ================ 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.
Monday 18th of December 2017
At the end of every year I my own show. I talk about some favorite books that came out this year and why I love them, it seems to have been the year of 'blue' With so many great shows, you might have missed a few of my favorites.. So I selected 4 shows through the year to highlight Curious what American Patchwork magazine & Me are hosting in 2018, that's here too! Plus a fun Q&A from my Facebook Group, no holds bared on this one! ================ Subscribe to American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com/getmagazine. Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ 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.
Monday 11th of December 2017
I learned how to sew by making clothing. In reality I made clothing badly but I still kept making them, even wore some. I wish I’d had a ‘Joi Mahon’ to teach me. Joi is an author, teacher, owns the Sewing Factory in Sioux City, Iowa, is a fellow Baby lock ambassador and clothing pattern designer. She also has a rich family history of sewing which includes quilts. Can’t wait for you to meet her and maybe I’ll even try sewing clothing again! =============== Katja Marek is back and we are going to talk Splendid sampler, Hexagons and Dresdens with with personality! Katja is one create person with a power house of ideas to share. ================ Subscribe to American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com/getmagazine. Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ 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.
Monday 4th of December 2017
Marney Hertel writes at Made by Marney where she shares her darling paper pieced designs! ------------- Kathleen Berlew is a designer that writes at kbbcrafts and her work is showcased in many of the Quilts & More issues, like her heart pillow in the summer 2017 issue & the awesome ocean scene the Winter 2018 issue of the magazine. She works in felt and I’m excited to chat with her about how we can use felt! ---------- I love Kristin Esser’s book with her co-author Minki Kim called ‘Sew Illustrated’. You’ll also recognize her cover quilt from the Summer 2017 Quilts & more .. how many of you have pulled fabric to make it (I raise my hand!) Kristin has some great tips for getting that gradation of color from your stash. ------------- Lesley Chaisson of Berry Bird is an author, designer, regular contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting family of magazines and an all around maker of things! I love her fun sense of humor with her work, as you’ll recognize her fun pincushions like the Donuts & Hamburger. She has some great tips for us! ================ Subscribe to American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com/getmagazine. Visit American Patchwork & Quilting at www.allpeoplequilt.com. Visit host Pat Sloan at www.patsloan.com. ================ 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.
Monday 27th of November 2017
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Monday 20th of November 2017
Afton Warrick writes at Quilting Mod and I love the projects she shares. Being a HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan, I right away started to follow her progress on her amazing Alice in Wonderland quilt, I knew we needed to be friends! Today we are going to chat a bit of Alice love, but also about documenting your quilting, and I am hoping she has a few tips on sewing with a new baby for you moms out there. =========== I love chatting with Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's cottage. She is so talented and has fantastic ideas. We talk a lot of holiday ideas & a bit of UFO busting. And did you know she has a fantastic book? =========== Leslie Rutland is the voice of the Seasoned Homemaker website. I’ve been wanted to chat with her for a long time and today is the day! She has a lot of sewing, diy, quilting and more.. it’s inspiring to visit her! ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 13th of November 2017
Kathy Tracy has a love of quilts and reproduction fabrics are her paint. She always adds in a bit of history to her quilt patterns and books, which is an awesome connection to the past. We are going to talk Small & Scrappy quilts, which is the title of her newest book ------------ You’ll recognize successful author and online teacher Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting! Nancy’s unique twist on traditional work and her super friendly DIY approach make her patterns and classes fun to do! ------------ I’m in love with the gorgeous stitching in Janice Vaine’s book ‘Emrbroidery & Patchwork Revisited’. It’s amazing what thread can add to a design. Janice also makes it doable, and today we hear how her obsession with embroidery took hold. ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 6th of November 2017
The talented Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the rain is a fabric designer and author. She love quilt as you go and her new book is wonderful and full of tips! We are going to talk about color selections, blocks and get tips on quilting units ----------- Victoria Gertenbach is the voice behind the website The Silly BooDilly. I've been following her work for a long time and I love it! We are going to talk about mixing machine & hand quilting -------------- Melissa Mortenson is the creator behind the website Polka Dot Chair where her DIY projects are a mix of projects for your home, with lots of Quilting, sewing projects, Holiday crafts and family recipes. She is also an author & fabric designer. I am delighted to learn about her fabric lines with Riley Blake and get a few decorating tips for the holidays! ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 23rd of October 2017
Cindy and Bret Cloward are the owners and amazing team to bring us Riley Blake Fabrics. Starting just about 10 years ago, they have a diverse selection of fabric style and share wonderful technique and process videos. Add to that their new Online class website and you have a recipe for fun! Cindy joins me today, its been awhile since we spoke, and this time we’ll have a nice long chat about how all things Riley Blake! ============= Kathy Flowers is the author of ‘Oh Glory’ which is a spectacular quilt of Americana projects. She has a beautiful story about the inspiration of her book. The proceeds of her book benefit R&R of Wauconda, IL. This is a veterans’s organization founded by Veterans who know what it’s like to come home after years of service and want to make the transition easier for other Veterans. =========== Q&A with Pat ========== visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 16th of October 2017
Marcia Harmening is the designer of Happy Stash Quilting, what a great name! She is an author, teacher and contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. You’ll recognize her quilts from the magazine pages, including the cover! We are going to chat about applique and how her years of living in Alaska formed her color sense. www.happystashquilts.com ------------------ With a website named Quilted Blooms I knew I’d love Paige Alexander’s quilts. She works in a modern style with a base in the blocks and shapes we all know and love. She loves a challenge and shares many of her processes to work on one, which will teach you a lot about how to think and design as you go. www.quiltedblooms.com ------------- Lindsay Conner is a super creative gal and fellow Baby lock ambassador. We had a chance to work together this year at the industry event Baby Lock holds for it’s ambassadors called ‘Common Threads’. She was helping me to learning embroidery machine techniques, we had a fun time! Today I’m excited to hear about her NICU smocks charity sew along and she is going to tell me about some of the babylock machines!  www.lindsaysews.com ---------------- I love the writing, sharing and inspiration at Debbie Jeske’s site A Quilter’s Table. She is a long time quilter, and now works in a improvisational manner. She hosts lots of sew alongs, shares her work as she goes and I love her thoughts on how we feel about our work. She keeps it real and you’ll want to start following her! aquilterstable.blogspot.com/ ---------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 9th of October 2017
Jona Giammalva is maker. She teaches, is an author, and a shop owner. Her fun path started with selling finished items online, to writing books & patterns, and her latest is having having an teaching studio. I am excited for you to get to know Jona and we’ll talk about teaching children to sew, she has some great pointers!  makesewingstudio.com/ ----------------- My love of folk art drew me to Rebekah Smith’s work. For quilters and stitchers, she works with wool and linen. She also is a painter and has a rich history of working in folk art. We are going to talk about about how she takes her style to wool and linen and she has lots of great information on both for us. https://www.rebekahlsmith.com/ ------------------ My good friend Linda Pumphrey has a new book out on Red and White quilts. When Linda writes a book she always brings history and meaning into it. And it’s always a project book as Linda is a quilt maker! Linda has a few great tips for red/white making today, as you know it’s my favorite! Proceeds of the Red & White go to the Quilt Study Center & Museum. -------------- I love catching up with my friend Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Such a creative designer she is always bring out new products to try, new ways to use things and recently started her own show that she broadcasts at Facebook where she is doing tips, giveaways and chatting. There are 3 shows a week and I can’t wait to hear about them! https://sewsweetness.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 2nd of October 2017
As I travel the country I’m always on the lookout for Barn quilts. When I saw Kristi Coupe’s barn quilts at Put a Quilt on it, I knew I had to have one! She is creating wonderful barn quilts for the quilters of today to use outside and inside their homes. I can wait for you to meet her and learn about her passion for barn quilts https://putaquiltonit.com/ ----------------- Sherri Noel of RebeccaMae Designs creates colorful quilts. She is known for her block of the month quilts and I love her style. She is going to give us tips on how she pulls fabric for her signature Scrap quilts. http://www.rebeccamaedesigns.com --------------------- Audrey Wright has been in the quilting industry for years, starting with a shop, and working for fabric companies and in the last several years has been a pattern and fabric designer with her website Legacy Pattern. Audrey is the designer of the ‘Potato Bag’ pattern that so many of you love! I’m excited total about quilting, how it’s evolved. http://www.makingalegacy.com/ ------------------ When I saw an article about Andrea Tsang Jackson’s artist residency at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, I was intrigued. I loved learning more about her quilt making as I watched her posts about this incredible experience she had of working in the museum and meeting all kinds of people to hear their stories. I was delighted she is here today to chat with me! http://3rdstoryworkshop.com/ --------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 18th of September 2017
Sara Gallegos and I meet at Baby lock when filming a release for the new Destiny II machine. I’ve meet Sara before but that was the first we’d worked together and had such fun! She is an amazing teacher and versed in an incredible number of techniques. Also machine expert, and today we are going to get learn a little bit about how quilters can use their serger for.. quilts! Visit Sara sewpositivelysara.com/ ------------- I love meeting and getting to know people passionate about making quilts. I found that in Patricia Belyea of okanarts. Patricia opens her about page with this “Every quilt is a gift to the world. For the maker, it’s a creative meditation. For the receiver, it’s usually awe. In every way, quilting is a profound and positive activity.“ Patricia imports, creates, teaches about, and sells Japanese textiles. I’m excited to learn more about the these textiles and Patricia has a new book that will help you explore them! okanarts.com/ ---------------- Chat with Pat, I tell you about my museum exhibit & do a Q&A ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 11th of September 2017
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Monday 28th of August 2017
I’m delighted to have Amy Butler back on the show. I want to find out about her newest fabric line called Soulmate which is a gorgeous cotton poplin with incredible prints. I had a chance to see this line made into so many projects at the trade show, including a gorgeous dress Amy had on. She & her husband/business partner David also travel a lot to host events. I want to chat about how her travels make their way into her fabric lines, projects and maybe influence her life. ------------- Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack creates fun and inspiring quilt projects. She is also a clever designer with her fabric placement and her clever Goddess Tool! Listen to find out what THAT is! ----------------- The talented Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosies is here to chat about the Cake Mix and other great things going on at Moda! I am now IN LOVE with Cake Mix papers.. Carries explains it all! ---------------- Monique Dillard of Open Gate quilts is a regular contributor to APQ magazine, a teacher, author, fabric designer and craftsy instructor. She has been working recently with solids & ombre fabrics to create stunning quilts, we are going to get a few tips from her today! ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 14th of August 2017
My friend designer Kristyne Czepuryk has a new section of her business, she is now a Moda fabric Designer! Kristyne does amazing projects, she did one for our Splendid Sampler book with gorgeous stitching. Her fabrics are super happy and we’ll learn how she designed them. Plus a great tip from her today! www.prettybyhand.com ------------- I’m excited today to have a chance to chat with Christopher Thompson about his quilting. He writes at The Tattooed Quilter and have super fun style, with lots of mini quilts. We had a chance to get to know each other being Baby lock ambassadors so that is very fun for me. Being modern in aesthetic and quilt making, Christopher also loves vintage and I want to find out a bit more about how he blends that. thetattooedquilter.com -------------------- I first meet Emily Breclaw of the Caffeinated Quilter when I showcased her quilt in the Official Downton Abbey Sews magazine. She has been designing for years now and her new book ‘Adventures in Hexagons’ is full of very unique and clever designs. I am so fascinated by her process of looking at shapes to create very unique quilts that you can make too. www.thecaffeinatedquilter.com ------------- Janet Clare, Moda Designer and extraordinary stitcher chatted with me in person at the trade show. It was great to catch up and now YOU can visit her studio when you go to the UK! She tells us how. http://www.janetclare.co.uk/home.htm ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 7th of August 2017
Matt Reese is the new owner of the wonderful quilt show Road 2 California. I want you to meet Matt, some of you already know him from his years of working the show with his grandmother. And my curiosity was about bringing in all the show quilts to hang for the show. What is the process? How do they track it? Matt is going to tell us how they do it at R2C! www.road2ca.com ============= If you have not meet Evy Hawkins yet of ‘A Bit of Stitch’ you are going to love her! She is super creative and does a lot of different projects. Today we’ll talk quite a bit about the Sashiko machine by Babylock. Evy has been using it for very fun techniques, things you might not have thought of. www.abitofstitch.com ============== Jane Sassaman is an art quilter and fabric designer. Her exuberant quilts and fabric designs have attracted worldwide recognition. As an art quilter, Jane’s designs are always recognizable for their bold color and graphic style. In fact, her quilt ,“Willow”, was named as one of the one hundred best American quilts of the 20th century. For sixteen years she has also translated her unique vision into exciting designs for FreeSpirit, a company producing fabrics for quilters. Like her appliqué quilts, Jane’s fabrics are nature inspired, large scaled and colorfully enthusiastic! janesassaman.com ========== I love finding designers doing projects that are fresh and different with techniques that may have been around for years. Anita Bradshaw does fun things with her ‘no-bias’ stained glass that are super creative! I am pretty excited to learn more about her and the style of quilts she likes to make. www.AnotherByAnita.com ============ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 31st of July 2017
Chat with Pat Show 1/2 way mark show! On learning, Q&A and if you never heard how I started my show.. I tell all! visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 17th of July 2017
You know you are going to find fun and whimsy when you learn a designer started her business on April fools day! Sue Marsh of Whistle Creek Pig Production is just that! As a fabric designer, author and creator of darling designs, she knows how to put a smile on your face when making her projects! Whistlepig Creek Productions ------------------ Artist and author Deborah Fisher’s book ‘Quilt Giving’ caught my eye. Quilters love to make for others and one of our greatest joys is giving a quilt. Debroah designed 19 quilts that let us make projects that are not super time consuming and are wonderful to look at. Many are a more modern flair and you can use your scraps, prints, and solids to create warm and cozy presents. She is also the founder of the Bright Hopes Collaborative Quilt Project and I’m excited to learn about why she created it.   Fishmuseumandcircus.com Brighthopes.org ---------------- Annette Plog is the Author of True Blue Quilts and loves reproducing antique quilts. She is part of a group of friends who call themselves the 19th Century Patchwork Divas group. I’m excited to talk reproduction quilts and the love and blue with Annette today! www.petitequilts.com/ --------------- I love creative people who jump in and do something new and fresh with things that have been around awhile. Add to that mix enthusiasm, endless energy, and a huge smile and you have Mathew Boudreaux, better known as Mr. Domestic. Since I’ve known Mathew I think I look at things a little differently. He has always been creative and we are lucky he now is hooked on quilting. I’m going to find out a bit about fabric weaving and English Paper Piecing today.. see.. lots of ideas! www.instagram.com/misterdomestic  -------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 10th of July 2017
It’s always fun for me to be able to talk with future guest at a show where they have all their quilts for me to see.. well maybe not all but a group! I had seen Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts booth and knew I had to meet. I didn’t the first time, but after inviting her to the show, we had a chance to talk this past May at an event. I love all her work, it’s fresh, inspiring and something I’d like to make. She is from Romania, now a US Citizen, and had no knowledge of quilts, I think you will enjoy meeting her and her fun and different journey into making quilts! http://www.orangedotquilts.com/ ---------- Deb Grogan of the Quilt Factory is a very talented designer. With years of designing for other industries, she changed it up and moved into designing for quilter and we are lucky she did! I adore her whimsical style and very can do projects. Need a baby quilt? Deb has so many options you’ll be making her patterns for years to come! https://www.thequiltfactory.com/ --------------------------- UnFinished Object … better known to a quilter as a UFO. A project we got stuck on, got tired of, got filed and we forgot about it (yes… it happens!) … maybe even a project we no longer love like we used to. My buddy Jacquelynne Steves is back to chat UFO busting with me! PLUS she has a crazy great deal for my quilters, that’s you! If you want in one of the few kits for her FREE Block of the month, which by the way are awesome, use her exclusive to ME Coupon code PAT2017 Good through July 18, 2017 for $6 off kit https://jacquelynnesteves.com/ -------------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Wednesday 28th of June 2017
On this week’s American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, editors Jody Sanders, Lisa Schumacher, Lindsay Mayland, and designer Elizabeth Stumbo discuss quilting instrutry trends from Quilt Market. From the new neutral color to the motif that's everywhere, the editors share what popular items they think will hit your local quilt shops soon. Then Lisa and Elizabeth discuss Quilt Sampler magazine. They share tips for applying to be featured and behind-the-scenes secrets of making the magazine. To close the show, Jody shares tips for working with precuts, the magic of mini quilts, and what projects you can find in the August issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 26th of June 2017
The first time I saw Alex Anderson was in my living room on my television for her HGTV show "Simply Quilts". Alex tells us how she really got that job, and how she moved from there into the first internet tv show at The Quilt Show. This is recorded live and I don't do any touch ups, so you find out we lost the connection but got her back! http://alexandersonquilts.com/ =------------- Chat with Pat ... I want to start a list of the Quilt Museums! So please leave me a comment giving me your favorite, or ones you know of, or even ones you WANT to visit! -------------- Moda fabrics has a new partnership with the Victoria & Albert museum to reproduce the designs of fabrics in the collection for quilters. They are starting with a collection by the famous William Morris. I was delighted to spend time talking with curator Jenny Lister about why William Morris is important and seems perfect as the first collection. Victoria & Albert Museum ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 19th of June 2017
Erin Schlosser found her calling as a teacher early on, and mixed with design background.. we are the lucky winners of her talent! We talk about home sewing, fabric content, and that trying something you think is 'hard' might not really be hard at all! http://www.schlosserdesigns.com/ --------------- Have you wondered what the difference is between types of quilt shows? Local guilds, Regional or National shows? Linda and I tell you what goes on at all of these types of shows and why they are all great to experience! Plus you can meet Linda and take a workshop from her in Grand Rapids in August! http://lindathielfoldtthequiltedgoose.blogspot.com/ -------------------- My friend Kim Niedzwiecki from GoGoKim has been fussy cutting fabrics for projects for a long time. We take the 2nd half of the show to talk about that process, I tell you about my biggest Fail at it (oi!) and she explains how starch IS your friend. http://www.gogokim.com/ ---------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 5th of June 2017
I love trying new things with fabric and thread. Joanne Sharpe combines those so well inher Whimsical Stitching, she even wrote a book about it! She has a great way of looking at fabric to create and tells us a bit about being fearless http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.com/ --------- Many of you have seen Koala Studios at your favorite quilt shows. You may even have them in our sewing studio or you are dreaming of them. I’m very excited to talk to Ed Moore who is the founder of Koala Studios. He shared with me how this beautiful furniture is made and a little about the company. Can you guess why it's named Koala? http://mykoalastudio.com/ -------------- Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her husband Glen & their dog Gracie, follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. This book has stories & beautiful color photographs. The blocks are more than just something to hang up, I love a great story! www.barnquiltinfo.com ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 22nd of May 2017
Heather Givans of CrimsonTATE has a fun loving style! Her latest fabric line is called Literary and I’m really interested in how she developed her patterns to showcase the fabric. She is also a shop owner and I really want to visit her store!www.crimsontate.com --------- If you have been quilting for awhile, you will recognize the brand name Thimbleberries and the designer behind that is Lynette Jensen. She was one of the first pattern designers to partner with a fabric company to build a distinctive look. When I first started quilting it was one of the first names I got to know. Lynette shows us how to use our quilts as part of our lifestyle, to incorporate them into our homes in all sorts of ways. We are going to have fun learning what Lynette is up to now! http://thimbleberries.com/blog/ ----- Q&A + a Bit More this week with Pat! ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 15th of May 2017
Many times I am introduced to a quilter’s work via a project they have shared that I run across. With Erin Davis of ‘Sew at home mummy’ that is the case. I love Mid Century Modern design and I ended up finding her articles about her love of that style, and finding out she quilts and does super great design! www.sewathomemummy.com -------------' The quilting industry is full of successful family businesses, and today we’ll meet one of the owners behind the adorable ‘Just Another Button Company’ Cecile McPeak who is the founder & creative director. She now run the company with her daughter Rachel Martin. They make buttons not only useful, but decorative & fun! www.JustAnotherButtonCompany.com -------------- I’m happy to chat podcasts today with Sandi Hazlewood, the creator of Crafty Planner sewing and quilting podcast! http://www.craftyplanner.com/ -------------- Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's cottage is back and we are talking about how to clean those most used tools. Have you ever thought about that? Me either! AND we'll talk about her darling book.. it's so cute! http://www.rosebudscottage.typepad.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 8th of May 2017
Mary Covey is an author with the most recent books an array of super useful machine quilting design books. She has been longarm quilting for longer than I’ve been quilting, when hardly anyone knew what a longarm was. mary’s going to share with me how to think about adding the quilt designs and a big more! www.marycoveydesigns.com. -------- When I found Jennifer Rossotti's site, Ginger Peach Studio, I loved her style! she takes amazing photos, creates gorgeous projects I want to make. Her sense of color and scales creates beautiful projects. Plus she love upsizing projects, my favorite thing! Listen in to find out how she is using glue in some unique ways for her projects! http://gingerpeachstudio.com/ ------------- I’m delighted that Linda Thielfoldt is my quilt expert joining me in 2017. She is an award winning quilter, a teacher, designer, author and she quilts for hire too. With Linda’s deep technical knowledge of the quilt making process we are picking a topic each month and digging deep on it. This month we’ll talk about a group charity project Linda did with some friends and how you can do the same. FULL of great tips on running a charity project. http://www.thequiltedgoose.com/ ---------------- So glad to have Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway back on the show! She is the creator of 'Scaptherapy' concept and her newest book celebrates how interesting the 9patch can be. ‘The Versatile Nine Patch’ is overflowing with new ideas for using up your scraps! On the show today Joan shares tips for pressing directions and why that is super important. https://hummingbird-highway.com/ ------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 24th of April 2017
Robin Vizzone primitive book http://www.briarrootprimitives.com/ ---------- Judy GAUTHIER C&T book author http://www.bungalowquilting.com/ ------------ Sharon Tucker http://grassrootsquiltstudio.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 10th of April 2017
Sharon Holland's fabric caught my eye. Then I was scrolling her website and instagram to look at all her beautiful photos. Sharon joins me to chat about fabric design and we’ll explore how one develops a style about their quilt patterns. https://www.sharonhollanddesigns.com/ --------------------- I love catching up with Terry Atkinson. She is always coming up with clever fun projects I want to make. Her newest book is ‘Simple, Fun & Quickly Done’. I love the citrus wedge mats.. adorable! I also want some tips for working with zippers, she has them for us! http://www.atkinsondesigns.com/ --------------- Author and Moda fabric designer Betsy Chutchian has been on to chat with me a few times. Today she and Carol Staehle are here to talk about their book ‘Treasury of Quilts’. 10 Stunning Patterns, 30 striking options. I love the concept of this book where we can use it to either follow the pattern or jumpstart to something else.These two have years of quilt making with groups and I hope to learn how Betsy deals with making 3” quilt blocks! http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/ -------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 3rd of April 2017
Cindy Grisdela is a talented designer and focuses on Improvisational work, she is also a member of my local quilt guild! She has a book called Artful Improv and I am happy to be able to learn some insider tips from her today. https://cindygrisdela.com/ ----------------- Kelly Bowser of KelbySews shares all types of techniques and I love her tutorials with step outs that make is the projects fun and easy to do. She is active on Instagram so we are going to talk a bit about how to get involved there with group projects since sewing with others online is fun! And she has some tips for working with zippers, can’t wait! http://www.kelbysews.com/ ------------- It’s always fun to catchup with Darlene Zimmerman of Feedsack Lady. She is a prolific designer of quilts, fabric and tools. Plus she has a quilt in both the spring Quilts & More issue and the June issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. I hope to get a few tips on her Hummingbird Nine-Patch quilt! http://feedsacklady.com/ -------------------- Stephanie Kendron is the voice of the Modernsewciety Podcast and website. She interviews quilters and garment makers about the work they do. She has a fun style and I’m looking forward to getting to know more about her. http://www.modernsewciety.com/ --------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 27th of March 2017
I love chatting with fabric and quilt designer Emily Herrick of Crazy old Ladies, she is creative and always has fun projects! When I saw her Picnic baskets for the June 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting issue I get hold of Emily to visit with me again! https://www.instagram.com/crazyoldladies/ ------------- Jackie White wrote me a great note telling me about the project Canadian Quilter’s Association is running in support of the Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. They are making 1,000 quilt to be delivered in 2017 for the children in care that the homes. Each quilt will have a piece of the Canada 150th anniversary fabric in it. https://www.canadianquilter.com ------------------------------ It's Fun to have Blair Stocker of WiseCraft Handmade back today to talk about using special fabrics in projects. She teaches workshops with this focus and her newest book is Wise Craft quilts which is filled to the brim with tips on how to use those fabric and project ideas too! http://wisecrafthandmade.com -------------------- I'm talking Creativity today... with a few inspirations I read from others then I'm answering creativity questions from Facebook... they are really good questions! http://blog.patsloan.com ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Thursday 9th of March 2017
When I learned about the ‘Love’ quilt that the Floyd Quilt Guild, of Floyd VA, created I had to know more. The VA tourism board has used ‘Love’ many ways over the years from VA is for lovers to the new “LOVE’ with a heart logo. Many of the rest stops have giant letters in front. Being that I live in VA this makes it even more special to see this amazing quilt and hear it's story. Sallie McCauley and Gwen Goepel were the organizers of having the quilt made, I love hearing the story! floydquiltguild.com --------------- I’m a big fan of Kitty Wilkin’s work. She writes at Night Quilter about her own patterns, but also about quilt making she encounters along the way. She shares tutorials and this year is doing a ‘Year of Stitches’.. which is hand embroidery. I really love the idea of a ‘year of’ something and can’t wait to learn more! https://nightquilter.com/ =============== It is always great to have Kimberly Einmo on my show! She is such a talented designer and is full of great ways to do thing. We are going to talk about her latest book and how to achieve spectacular quilts without a lot of work! Then I asked Kimberly is she would talk about having quilts judged in a show. She is a quilt show judge and I'm personally fascinated by the judging process.. I have entered quilts years ago, and I’m thinking of doing that again. Because people don’t see my work in person if I don’t take the time to enter them. You will love this episode! http://www.kimberlyeinmo.com/ ============== isit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 6th of March 2017
I love when I get a note about a quilt project that is unique. Julie Brown Neu collaborated with her sister Karen H. Brown on a children’s book. Julie did the illustrations which are quilts! I love collaborations and the story behind them. Julie is also a talented quilt maker that brings her love of detail into her other work. We’ll hear how the book came about and she has some great tips for us on using Y Seams. http://julieneu.com/ ------------ We are so lucky in the quilting world when great designers do quilting fabric collections. Robin Pickens is a Moda designer, and you will find her art of many different products. I had so much fun chatting with her at the show and today she is going to give us a look at how she works with designs and colors. http://www.robinpickens.com ---------------- I’m delighted that Linda Thielfoldt is my quilt expert joining me every month in 2017. She is an award winning quilter, a teacher, designer, author and she quilts for hire too. With Linda’s deep technical knowledge of the quilt making process we are picking a topic each month and digging deep on it. This month we’ll give you all the tips and tricks for getting your quilt ready to quilt. http://www.thequiltedgoose.com/ ------------- My Q&A today is about your workspace and things you need in it. I am doing a studio make over with new furniture and new workflow .. so i have a LOT of ideas for those asking! And you can get some great projects & challenges from the Moda Designers at the Moda Cutting Table blog. Sew alongs and inspiration! http://www.patsloan.com ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 20th of February 2017
Felicia Brenoe is a talented quiltmaker and designer. From teeny tiny log cabin blocks to appliqueing a garden she has designed it all. I really love her philosophy on honoring your personal style. We chat about her book, how living in Norway introduced her to textiles and a tip on how to handle tiny paper piecing! http://www.feliciasworld.com/ -------------- I truly love the internet. How else would I have found about about the quilt designed to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by Kat Tucker of Next Step Quilt Designs? She designed 150 blocks and each is inspired by the story of an Canadian born woman who made a difference. nextstepquiltdesigns.blogspot.ca/, ------------------ Brenda Ratliff is the dynamic owner of Pink Castle Fabric, organizer of Camp StitchAlot & SewPro and a fabric designer with RJR. I am excited to be working with Brenda as part of the 2017 Aurifil Design team and today we talk about retreats. What they are, how to attend a retreat if you have never done that before, and what to do to have the most enjoyable experience http://stitchalot.com/ ---------- Heather Valentine from the Sewing Loft always has loads of fun things at her website. From themed topics to teaching you how to use the embroidery unit on your Baby lock, it’s a great site for information. Heather and I were talking the other day and she mentioned her grandmother had worked for the Coats family, as in Coats & Clark thread… how neat is that! She tells us all about that and how it inspired her to sew and create her Sewing loft company. thesewingloftblog.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 13th of February 2017
I love discovering how clever and resourceful designers are. Sue Pfau of Sweet Jane Quilting has a book with 12 project sure to make you swoon over precuts! And Her story about how you landed on this is great! Anyone can be successful with a little formula in their pocket. https://www.instagram.com/sweetjanequilts/ ============== I’m so happy to chat with Jacquie Gering again! If I can point to one person that has influenced how I think about machine quilting in the last couple of years, it is Jacquie’s walking foot quilting. She has showed you in her craftsy classes and now she has a beautiful and information packed teaching book called ‘Walk’. We are going to get a peek at how she thinks about using the walking foot to quilt.. hint.. not in the ditch! www.jacquiegering.com/ =============== I know a LOT of you own a Twister ruler, today I have one of the company owners, Marilyn Foreman, here to talk to me about how she used the ruler then bought the business! Plus she has some tips for you on them. www.twistersistersdesigns.com/ ============= Q&A with Pat -I want to share about the Moda All Star book projects, the new Moda Challenge and a Q&A Where I have some really interesting questions to answer.. like 'I can't seem to find my style' and 'how to shop for what you will really use'.. oh my.. I think i see all of you nodding your heads! ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 6th of February 2017
I’m smitten with the delightful images that Tasha Noel creates. On fabric and in her embroidery, they are darling! We’ll get an insider peek to how Tasha designs and I can’t wait to hear more about how she loves to use decorative stitches as quilting stitches on her machine! www.instagram.com/tashanoel1/ ============== I’m delighted that Linda Thielfoldt is my quilt expert joining me every month in 2017. She is an award winning quilter, a teacher, designer, author and she quilts for hire too. But besides all that Linda has a very deep technical knowledge of the quilt making process. Each month we’ll have a chance to dig deep into a topic everyone wants to know about! To kick off the year, we’ll talk about teaching. And more importantly, teaching someone else to quilt so that they love it as much as we do. You are in for a real treat this year getting to know Linda! http://www.thequiltedgoose.com/ ================== For the second half of my show I will be talking with Gwen Marston. Her work spans folk art, to liberated quilting making, to minimalist styles. Her newest book, I believe #30, is a retrospect of her pieces called ‘A common Thread’. A coffee table book full of amazing photos of her quilts that span her work to this date. Gwen curated the collection and I can’t wait to talk about quilting ‘then’ and ‘now’ … and mostly about how she she developed as an artist through the years. =================== visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 30th of January 2017
I believe a lot of us first noticed Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill’s work with her ‘Buzzz’ quilt that won the 2015 Quilt Alliance animal quilt contest. I want to learn how Sheri has taken her graphics design background, love of math, and symmetry to her unique quilts. With this combo Sheri’s quilts pull a lot of design punch. We’ll hear today how she works through creating a new design http://wholecirclestudio.com/ ==================== As quiltmakers we usually do a few other things beside quilt. Maybe crochet, garden, bake… or read. Yep… quilters LOVE a story and put a quilter IN that story and we can really relate! We are so lucky that many novelist are also quilters and choose to make the star of the novel a quilt maker. I’m excited to have author Frances Dowell with me today to tell me about her book Birds in the Air. I want to learn how she spins our quilting into the book! http://quiltfiction.com/ ================== Vicki Ruebel is an extraordinary award longarm quilter. I was drawn to her work because she has a way of adding another whole layer to the quilt top that brings out the very best. She is going to share with me some tips for thinking about the quilting design and how to prepare to hire a longarm quilter to work on your quilt. www.OrchidOwlQuilts.com ================ I've been a huge fan of Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree for years. She is a regular contributor to American Patchwork & quilt magazine, and have been on the show several times. Joanna told me the other day she is redoing her studio.. which is a personal obsession of mine! So we are talking studio redos, her new Coney Island fabric line for Moda, and if we have time... a little about her block of the month quilts inspired by antique quilts. http://www.figtreequilts.typepad.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Thursday 19th of January 2017
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Monday 16th of January 2017
Yvonne Fuchs designs, teaches and writes as ‘Quilting Jet Girl - sewing at the speed of sound’. … she is my kind of gal! She has a great design style plus shares many great tutorials at her website. One thing we have in common is building quilt communities. Yvonne does a lot of projects and I’m excited to get to know her today! http://quiltingjetgirl.com/ -------------------- If you have not had a chance to meet Paula Nadelstern yet, you are in for a treat today! She creates innovative and complex designs for her quilts that are inspired by the symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Her award winning work has been exhibit at quilt shows & museums. Such as having the first one-person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009) at the American Folk Art Museum's in NYC. She is an author and a fabric designer with her super power being to create fabrics that are cut apart to design incredible images. We are going to hear how she designs and then get a peek at how working in series has brought her to the newest book ‘Fabricadabra’ www.paulanadelstern.com/ --------------------------- This month my Question & Answer session goes over what do beignner really need to nail to go forward, (hint.. 1/4" seam and why), how to get motivated to work on your projects, Can you sharpen a Seam Ripper (why yes you can, and Amy Friend tells you how!), plus more along with . learning about Janet Clare's Apron and her New Fabric line. Plus why Templates are a GREAT thing! (PS... I was recovering a bit from my cold still.. had a few 'cough pauses'... bleh... ) ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 9th of January 2017
Guest links at http://blog.patsloan.com/radio-shows/ ------------------- Tina Curran is an award winning art quilter and designer of some pretty fun project patterns. I first noticed her work when someone share a photo of a quilt they did from her pattern. Tina is known for her use of color both in her art quilts and her patterns. --------------- Mary Kerr always comes up with pretty amazing projects, often incorporating vintage textiles and vintage quilts or quilt ‘parts’. You know .. those pieces you made but didn’t use? Quilters have done this for years and Mary takes those parts and uses them in her quilts. Her book ‘Twisted, Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist’ is brilliant! She not only took quilt parts, made unique tops, but then asked well known quilter to quilt the pieces. She shares their process for taking that blank canvas to the next extraordinary level. I’m excited to hear about the project from Mary and get tips and how to do something like this myself… maybe we’ll even get an insider story out of her.. wink! ----------------------- I’m delighted to have Linda Thielfoldt as my quilt expert joining me every month in 2017. She is an award winning quilter, a teacher, designer, author and she quilts for hire too. But besides all that Linda has a very deep technical knowledge of the quilt making process. Each month we’ll have a chance to dig deep into a topic everyone wants to know about! To kick off the year, we’ll talk about teaching. And more importantly, teaching someone else to quilt so that they love it as much as we do. You are in for a real treat this year getting to know Linda! ------------- The first show of every year I have the American Patchwork & Quilting editor on the chat about what we’ll find in the issues this 2017! I’ve worked with Jody Sanders for many years and not only is she a great editor, but she is so talented! You should follow her at Instagram to see all her really neat projects. visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 19th of December 2016
For the end of the year show I decided to try out a new show format... and it was fun... like REALLY fun for me to do. I have 4 segments and 4 different topics, but it's just me chatting with you today. First give you my shows back story, how it all came about. Because seriously 6 1/2 years ago i never heard of internet radio. And now i'm ending year 6 and starting year 7 and I love it as much as I always have! I have a Q&A segment with questions you asked me at my facebook group, which by the way is super fun so if you have not joined me yet please do! My huge project this year is the Splendid Sampler, so I did a where it's at and what's going on about the project. Moda is one of the big sponsor for my talk show and I really want you to hear what goes on behind the scenes. Plus let you know what's coming up, There is more to the people at the company than a new line coming out. ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 12th of December 2016
It’s fun to have Christa Watson back from ChristaQuilts to talk about her 2nd book on machine quilting. (we talked about her first book on Sept 14) plus she has some great tips for us to day and we get to hear about the projects she will do with American Patchwork & Quilting in 2017! https://christaquilts.com/ ==================== I love my Baby lock machine and I want you to learn more about what Baby lock has going on, and the best person to talk to is my friend Linda Rainwater, the National Training Manager. Linda overseas the education and know absolutely everything about the machine. http://babylock.com/ ============== Catching up with Author, fabric designer and master quilter Angela Walters today. She has been busy in the last year or so doing several books, opening a store front and maybe a few other things! I wanted to find out about writing a not one, but TWO collaboration books with different people. . quiltingismytherapy.com =================== Each month this year Mary Abreu of Confessions of a craft addict joined me so we can talk about in depth on topics we quilters want to know about! First some quick to make gift ideas, as we quilters always have that one last thing’ we want to make. And we’ll chat about creating sewing & quilting goals for 2017. https://www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 5th of December 2016
Diane Bohn of From Blank Pages creates pretty amazing paper pieced quilts. The sparkle and have a life of their own as she encourages you to use fabrics that you love in her work. She also is an advocate of making quilts for charity and bringing people together to make them. Quilters want to help by giving a ‘real’ hug to people in need via our quilts. Quilters are the most generous of people this way. Diane has run a group to partner people up, she is an inspiration to me! fromblankpages.blogspot.com/ --------------- Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction was the first designer, business that I meet when I went to my first trade show. I had already been a huge fan of the Designs and team at Indyo Junction and Amy’s wonderfully warm welcome to the business side of quilting was so kind. We have worked together several times over the years and we keep up with each other on all things quilting and sewing! She is super clever and always has fun new ways for us to sew, from quilts to clothing to totes to her new Fabriflair items! Can’t wait to learn more about the newest things with Amy! www.indygojunction.com ------------ I am excited to catch up with Amy Ellis to see what she has new! Amy is a Moda Designer, Author, Baby lock Ambassador and always has something fun for us to participate in. She is the founder of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival online and has taken the online fun to new levels. She also creates both fabric and quilt designs with a modern feel that I love! www.instagram.com/amyscreativeside/ ----------------- As promised, Jennifer Keltner the chief visionary officer at Martingale is back! This time we go behind the scenes to learn more about how the books you love come together. It's really a team effort! Martingale.com ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 21st of November 2016
Brenda Ratliff is the dynamic owner of Pink Castle Fabric, organizer of Camp StitchAlot, SewPro and a fabric designer with RJR. I am excited to be working with Brenda as part of the 2017 Aurifil Design team and today we are going to talk about finding and using unique fabrics. http://www.justabitfrayed.com/ http://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com/ --------------- Roseann Kermes is back and we are going to deep dive into how to jump start yourself when you need it. In this case, for getting a hand a project ready.. and the person who needs that jump start? yours truly! www.rosebudscottage.typepad.com/ ----------------- It’s great to chat quilts of any kind with Bill Volckening again. I love the internet because I make so many friends through quilting. Bill’s idea to buy a few New York Beauty quilts turned into an impressive collection of this style quilt, along with a beautiful book of the quilts and their stories. He has since collected many styles of quilts, including a love of 70s quilts. He is also the author of Modern Roots, 12 projects inspired by patchwork. I love old quilts and knowing their stories. Join Bill and I to get a look at what it’s like to collect. willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com/ --------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 14th of November 2016
Amy Warner of ‘Sew Incredibly Crazy’ is a designer and quilting cheerleader! She is always sharing her fun projects and hosting sew alongs. We are going to talk about how to be part of sew along and how to set up a successful one if you are itching to try it! http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/ ----------------- The very first batting that I sought to ‘purchase again’ was Mountain Mist. I loved that the company has a rich history and that the batting was so nice to work with. When I started my business I contacted Mountain Mist and Linda Pumphrey and her staff were who I worked with. Linda is now with Mountain Mist again as the Senior Account Executive. She brings her experiences of working on the board of museums and with other companies back to Mountain Mist. She is also the author of the Mountain Mist Historical Quilt book. We are going to learn all about the quilt patterns that are a signature component of the company. https://fibrix.com/mountain-mist-batting/ ------------- I bought some of Tula Pink’s first fabric line was Full Moon Forest, the first with free spirit fabrics was Parisville and I bought that too… now 21 lines later is Tabby Road about to come out. What I found is that not only was her fabric interesting and detailed with images woven in, but there is also a story. For each Line Tula creates an entire universe of stories to bring all the prints into life. If you have a chance to hear her talk about how she creates, go! She is also an author and of course designs quilts to showcase her fabric. Tula’s on for the second half of the show so we have time to really chat! http://www.tulapink.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 7th of November 2016
Moda Fabric designer Shannon Orr is an architect & costume designer turned Fabric designer, teacher. With a lifetime of making in all forms as her toolset she stumbled across a $3 tin recipe box and immediately filled it with a business dream; all on index cards. She started Eva Blake’s Makery in 2012 where she designs sewing and surface patterns, and hosts crafting events. ebmakery.com/ ------------------ The first time I saw Carina Gardner's fabric and quilts I was excited, and wanted more! Then I got to see her camper and knew this was a fun designer. From quilts to papers to fabrics and books, it's all gorgeous! She is going to share her secret about making the Perfect Hexagon quilt from a 5" square www.carinagardner.com/ ------------------------- Cheryl Lynch is an author and a tool designer. She has created the super fun Curvalicious ruler. What I love is that Cheryl keeps coming up with really neat way to use this tool! We are also going to talk about working with silk today, it's going to be so interesting! www.CherylLynchQuilts.com -------------------- Mary Abreu is a super talented seamstress, quilters and knitter on the go now. Today we are going to talk about Hexies because I want to be 'one of those people' who do Hexies. And because in Houston there was an incredible exhibit of Hexie quilts. www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/ --------------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 31st of October 2016
Monday 17th of October 2016
Judy Breneman is the creator of the website WomanFolk: The Art of Quilting: Quilts and Quiltmaking Yesterday and Today. I’ve been an avid follower of her articles at her website for years and I love to read about quilting history. In 2016 Judy celebrated her 20th anniversary as a website.. that stopped me in my tracks! She built her first website in 1996, it may be the first quilt website! I’m so happy she can join me to chat about Quilt history! http://www.womenfolk.com =============== From patchwork to applique to wool Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts creates cozy and beautiful projects! She is going to give us some needle turn applique tips and we’ll hear all about love of applique! www.snugglesquilts.com/ =================== A topic every single quilters wants to know more about, how to store .. and then FIND our stuff. Being creative often means we can live with a bit (or a lot) of creative chaos in our space. I personally love to organize and dream of having someone give me tips. My dreams came true when Carolyn Woods wrote the book just for us ‘Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter’. As a professional organizer she has this nailed and is giving us tips today! www.totallytidyhouseholdorganizing.com/ ============== visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 10th of October 2016
Ellen Osten is the National Director of Education at Sulky of America. I’m excited to talk thread and get some really good info for us on different types of thread. http://www.sulky.com/ --------------- I love Megan Pitz’s style of quilts. And she makes a lot to share! Her website and IG handle are Canoe Ridge Creations, she is a regular contributor to the American Patchwork & Quilting family of magazine and Megan LOVES to do binding! So I’m going to get a few tips from her today. http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/ ------------------- If you have looked at any quilt photos from a big show, you will have seen Cathy Wiggins’ work. And when she started to quilt with leather, I was intrigued and excited to see her work! Cathy is going to tell me how an regular quilter like me can use leather in projects.. are you in for learning something new? cathywiggin.com ----------------------- Each month this year Mary Abreu of Confessions of a craft addict is joining me so we can talk about in depth on topics we quilters want to know about! We want to talk learning and classes, but not from a beginners stand point. But from how to look at learning once you have a few years experience. And we are talking to give you pointers on how to develop a class so that you can teach others! https://www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 3rd of October 2016
Designer Toby Lischko creates quilts that make you stop in your tracks. Then she teaches you how to do it! Not only are they striking, but she makes them doable for everyone. Her series of books on stars is a great place to start and today she is sharing her tips with us! She is also a regular contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting, you can download two of her projects Tuscan Villa and Pickle Dish http://gatewayquiltsnstuff.blogspot.com/ ================= Sharon McConnell of ColorGirl has a wonderful way with fabric. Her quilts jump with exciting designs and awesome use of fabrics. Sharon has great tips for us today on fabric and color selection. You will also find her designs in Quilts & More Magazine. http://colorgirlquilts.com/ =====================I’m a huge fan of Amy Gibson’s designs. She is an author and very popular craftsy online teacher. When her newest book ‘The Quilt Block Cookbook’ came out I had to get her on the show to talk about it! 50 blocks and 7 sampler quilters to put them into. Amy is also one of the designers on my Splendid Sampler project, this is going to be Super fun! http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/ ============= Today is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put a book together with the Chief Visionary Officer of Martingale, Jennifer Keltner! And that adorable project Jennifer made is found in the Sweet Tweets book, fun fun! http://blog.shopmartingale.com/ ==================== visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 26th of September 2016
Free patterns!.. My guests today are Kelli Fannin, John Kubiniec, and Alison Glass! I loved Kelli Fannin’s work the first time I saw it and that thought got locked in when I found out her website is called ‘Seriously It looks like it Needs stitches’.. super fun name, super fun projects and she has some incredible design skills! http://thatlookslikeitneedsstitches.blogspot.com/ =================== John Kubiniec of Big Rig Quilting is an author, longarm quilter and traveling teacher. He has an amazing sense of color which I know you’ve seen in the many quilts he has had published in magazines over the years. John’s first book is a ‘New Spin on Drunkard’s Path blocks’ and I love it! He is going to share some tips with us today for how to use this basic block in unusual ways. https://bigrigquilting.com/ ================== I have been a huge fan of Alison Glass and her fabrics, quilts, embroidery for a long time. She has developed lines of fabric that are so timeless and blend so with what we have that you want to collect them all. Her batik lines are beautiful and now she has embroidery and other fun things.. like removable tattoos that have glitter.. love them! http://alisonglass.com/ ==================== visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 12th of September 2016
Michelle Jensen is back to talk creating with a story and creating with Scrap! Both are things we quilters love to do. Do you love the seasons? Michelle will explain how she creates her signature seasonal banners.. then we talk some scrap magic and ways to think about using those up! www.instagram.com/MixiHeart/ ---------------- Mary Abreu is back to talk making gifts!! What's hot, what to do with Panels... want to try a tuffet but not ready for the main thing yet? She has all the details! www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/ ----------------- Kathy Doughty of Material Obsessions uses color and pattern in exciting ways. From the fabrics she buys for her shop in Australia, to the quilts she makes, her ability to mix elements is exciting! We talk about her latest book, fabrics and teaching a the Sisters show. www.materialobsession.typepad.com/ ------------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 29th of August 2016
I thought it would be super fun to share how things roll in the land of quilting! I am inspired every day by quilters and their creativity. A few months back I noticed that pineapples were showing up all over the place and low and behold there was also a pineapple quilt that was too cute for words! I of course, want to make it. Because I love to make cute things. BUT I also wanted to chat with the quilter behind ‘that pineapple quilt’ and learn a bit about Jackie Padesky of Pineapple fame! https://www.instagram.com/jackiepadeskyquilts/ ---------------- Donna Desoto is back and I’m so excited! She loves to organize large quilt challenge, and she is very good at it! The first was the tribute to the Beatles and now the 2nd quilt challenge to honor the 100th anniversary of the National Parks is out on exhibit and there is a beautiful book to go along with it. Donna’s challenges are clever and well thought out. I will reveal what the 3rd is and IF I’m participating this time.. on today’s show! www.npscentennialquilts.com http://www.fiberbeatles.com/ http://dmdesoto-iep.blogspot.com/ www.donnadesoto.com ------------------ I caught up with my awesome Australian friend Helen Stubbings at the trade show then organized to record her when she got home. Helen's been very busy doing a online class and Opening a Quilt shop! She and chat about her English Paper Piecing with her applique papers, that i am so in love with I'm going to host a sew along with them pretty soon... Her papers have been me the way to do English Paper Piecing that work for my brain! And she talks us through a tour of her studio! Plus.. her background before designing is pretty interesting.. you'll love it! www.hugsnkisses.typepad.com ---------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 22nd of August 2016
I have friends that travel a lot, and some had stopped at Kori Turner’s shop, Olive and Grace. Then I saw her quilts at the trade show and was very excited she is able to talk to us about her quilts and give us some stitchery tips! http://www.olivegracestudios.com/ ================ Kimberly Bourne of Main Street Market Designs creates some incredible quilts. Some are mind boggling like her eclipse series, others are projects you can do over and over with her unique twist to the way she layouts out a design. Also she happens to love curved piecing and we are going to get some tips from her on that today! https://mainstreetmarketdesigns.com ================ I’ve been following Amanda Niederhauser of JediCraftGirl for quite awhile. She has amazing tips and tricks, shows her craft process and hey.. she loves Starwars, you have to guess that from her business name (check her about page at her website for the proof)! http://www.jedicraftgirl.com/ ================ Andy Knowlton’s at ‘A Bright Corner’ creates quilts with wonderful color combinations. And she very generously shares photos of her work, tips, tutorials and tricks to get it right. Andy also loves scraps so we are going to explore that a bit! http://www.abrightcorner.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 8th of August 2016
I first got to know Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist designs when I saw some articles she did comparing products. She did such a great job I started to follow her site. When she did research and testing about ‘using sheets as backing’ I was sold on the idea! We’ll talk about writing about quilting, designs and she’ll give us her sheet analysis http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/ ================= I look at a lot of quilting things, groups online, books sent by publishers, Quilt magazines and websites. I ran across Nancy McNally’s from One Stitch at a time and decided I need to learn more! She is fun, does amazing quilts and always has great tips! www.nancymcnallyquilts.com ================ Tammy Silvers is the designer behind Tamarinis and love color and fun quilts! She contributes to American Patchwork & Quilting family of magazines with her project Happy Haunting in the Fall 2016 issue. She travels to teach and is creates quilt patterns that fun and easy to make! www.tamarinis.com ================== Kate Henderson love quilts strips and she is not afraid to use them in wonderful and effective ways! With two books on strip quilts I'm really excited to talk to her all the way from Australia. And I asked Kate what the oldest quilt tool she owns, I wonder if you have one too? http://neverenoughhours.blogspot.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Thursday 4th of August 2016
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Monday 1st of August 2016
I was teaching at my guild's quilt show, Quilter's Unlimited, here in Virginia. We run a fairly large show with a lot of vendors. I happened up Vicki McCarty's large booth of amazing and yummy projects! She loves to combine cotton and wool in delightful projects! Vicki owns a fabric store near Morehead KY called Calico Patch. I am excited to get to know Vicki and she has some great tips about working with wool for us. www.calicopatch.net ----------------- Pat Bravo is the creative force of Art Gallery Fabrics. She designs fabric, makes amazing quilts, has wonderful designers on her team and runs her business with her husband Walter. I am so lucky to call Pat my friend and today she and I will talk about creativity and how finding 'your thing' can change your life. http://www.patbravo.com/ -------------------------- Each month this year Mary Abreu of Confessions of a craft addict is joining me so we can talk about in depth on topics we quilters want to know about! This month we are talking about quilting and sewing ‘hacks’. Those things we quilters do to make life a little easier .. often by adjusting and converting a process to work better for us! www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/ ---------------- Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's cottage also loves wool! And she is an expert on die cut machines. Today we talk about both, and you'll learn some key trick for using your die cut machine. www.instagram.com/rosebudscottage/?hl=en --------------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 25th of July 2016
On this week’s American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, the editors give out VIRTUAL HIGH FIVES to celebrate their readers’ big (and small) accomplishments. They challenge online quilting communities to be a safe place for quilters to share their projects, ask questions, and learn new things, as well as encourage quilters to be proud of everything they make and stop the negative thoughts surrounding their own abilities. Share your own quilting accomplishments with American Patchwork & Quilting on Facebook (Facebook.com/apqmagazine) and Instagram (@allpeoplequilt). The editors also explore common questions people have when collecting and caring for antique quilts. They touch on the importance of history, how to date a vintage quilt, and tips for purchasing antique quilts. They also share personal stories of the antique quilts that really changed their lives. Then, editor Jody from Quilts and More magazine shares a sneak peek at the new Fall issue. She gives tips for working with T-shirt quilts, shares a hot new trend (hint, it’s denim!), and how bag-making just got easier! Pick up the latest copy of Quilts and More on newsstands now!
Monday 18th of July 2016
If you have some Lil Red, Coral Queen of the Sea, and are waiting for Farm Fun, then today is your lucky day! I am so excited to talk to Moda Fabric Designer Stacy lest Hsu to find out more about how she got into fabric designing and have her tell us about the adorable doll panels that come with her lines. http://stacyiesthsu.tumblr.com/ --------------- Debbie Maddy has taken the ancient art of Shibori, a traditional Japanese dyeing technique, and turned it into a beautiful fabric line for Moda. I can't wait to learn more about how she was inspired by this and she has some great tips for making quilts that look complicated! http://blog.calicocarriage.com/ ------------------ Each month this year Mary Abreu of Confessions of a craft addict is joining me so we can talk about in depth on topics we quilters want to know about! This month we are going to go behind the scenes as Mary tells us what it's like to get ready for the Row by Row Experience in the shop where she works. You can meet Mary by visiting Intown Quilters in Decatur Georgia! https://www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/ -------------------- From being an architect to becoming a fabulous Quilt Artist, Shruti Dandekar has had an amazing journey. We are going to talk about quilting in India, where she lives and her portrait quilts. She also has a few fabulous tips for us! https://shrutidandekar.com/ ------------------------ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 27th of June 2016
I am so fascinated by Barbara Cline's quilts! She has such an eye for creating designs that look complicated but are not! Her new Triangle stars book is packed with great project ideas, and she is going to give us some tips today on fabric picking and working with templates. http://www.delightfulpiecing.com/ ----------------- Sherri McConnell does incredible work and I'm smitten with her fabric lines and her patterns! She and her daughter Chelsi Stratton design the fabric lines and Sherri sews up incredible projects.. maybe daily.. on her website. We are going to chat about her fabrics , using a collection effectively and I hope for some insider tips for getting things done from a true expert! Sherri is also one of The Splendid Sampler designers! www.aquiltinglife.com/ ------------------- Charise Randell of Charise Creates designs incredible projects, uses amazing fabric selections and take such beautiful photos you want to drop everything to make what she shows you. From paper pieced blocks to little totes, it's all about the details in Charise's work. She is also one of the designers Jane Davidson and I asked to join us for the Splendid Sampler, we are so lucky she did! http://charisecreates.blogspot.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 20th of June 2016
Linda Thielfoldt of The Quilted Goose is an award winning quilter, a contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and her newest release for us to enjoy is her book 'On my Way to Baltimore'. You know that Baltimore Album quilts and those inspired by the antiques beauties are my all time fabrics. Linda's fresh take is spectacular and she has some insider tips for us on how to to create with beautiful workmanship. http://www.thequiltedgoose.com/ --------------- Annabel Wrigley is the owner of the Little Pincushion Studio, an author of a great series of books to teach children sewing and a fabric designer. It's fun to catch up with people and today we'll chat about her fabric with Windham and I hope to learn about her adorable pink teaching caravan! http://www.littlepincushionstudio.com/ -------------- I adore everything Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter does! Amy joined us as a designer on the Splendid Sampler and her block has been published, we all love it! She has a brand new online Craftsy class on using precuts. I'm super excited about this because my fabric lines with Moda always have precuts, so it's exciting to have a chat about precuts with Amy, she is going explain some amazing things you may not know, and cool ways to use them! http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/ -------------- I was charmed right away by Nicole Young's projects, and she is a very generous maker. From her Sewing machine skirt to her incredible butterflys, I love her designs! Nicole and I are going to talk about picking fabric and other quilty things, including living in a remote area and how to stay connected. https://lillyella.com/ ================ visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 13th of June 2016
Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs makes fun quilts that look more intricate than they are. And she going to tell us how she uses some rulers you might already own! http://www.whirligigdesigns.com/ --------------- It's very exciting when Quilts are showcased in a museum. The San Diego Museum of Art has a display of quilts from the collection of Pilgrim & Roy called 'Quilts and Color'. As a quilter who loves color and antiques, I'm excited to have the exhibit curator Dr. Ariel Plotek tell me about project. Exhibit Information /www.sdmart.org/art/exhibit/quilts-and-color-museum-fine-arts-boston ------------------ Susan Nelson of Prairie Sky Quilting is the inventor of the super awesome ruler called the 'Folded Corner Clipper' that I love! what's better it does several things which we are going to learn, what's better than a tool that does multiple things? well maybe Chocolate.. + the tool! https://blog.prairieskyquilting.com/ ------------------------ Elizabeth Dackson of Don't Call Me Betsy is a wonderful designer and one of the people on our Splendid Sampler design team. Elizabeth loves paper piecing and her new book is called The Quilter's Paper-Piecing Workshop, Paper-Piecing with confidence. Today we are going to dig deep into the mysteries of paper-piecing and help you see what an incredible tool it is! http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/ --------- visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Thursday 2nd of June 2016
Today is my all International Talk Show, taped in Salt Lake City Utah during the trade show, such fun! I got to know Katarina Roccella when she showed her first fabric line and had her first trip to the United States. She is Serbian and I was really interested to find out what type of quilting goes on in her country (not much!). Her beautiful fabrics are with Art Gallery and I can't WAIT for Pandalicious to be in stores! http://likeflowersandbutterflies.blogspot.com/ ========== Gail Pan has a new stitchery book and it's ALL about Christmas!! As an Australian Fabric designer and Author she always has uniquely 'Gail' touch to her work. I got a few really useful tips on embroidery, you will love this show! http://gailpandesigns.typepad.com/ ============== When I was teaching at Paducah I meet Susan-Clare Mayfield and she told me about her 'Block of the Day' called Town and Country Quilt. Isn't it incredible! Lucky for me I was able to get a few minutes of her time. Susan-Clare took a month an toured the US, she is from New Zealand. We have a super fun chat! http://www.gourmetquilter.com/ =============== The dynamic duo of Frances Newcombe and Jane Davidson are now designing for Moda fabric called Manderley. This line blends American Frances' love of sea with Australian Jane's love of color and design, it's an amazing fabric line and they have created incredible patterns! The two tell me about their partnership and how they design by skype! http://bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com/ http://quiltjane.com/ =========== visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazine Visit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com
Monday 23rd of May 2016
I spotted Michelle's work when she was featured on a project called 52 quilters. I love her story, her quilts and her great photography! Michelle is going to tell me about the 52 quilter project and share some photo taking tips with me today, I'm pretty excited! www.michellebartholomew.com/ . ---------------- It's a joy to have Casey York back to talk applique! It's one of my favorite subjects. Casey is like me, we love the freedom of making shapes. She has new book that gives you several methods of applique and it's full of great designs to try them out on! http://www.casey-york.com/ . ------------------- The very talented Nancy Mahoney is back to chat paper piece, quilt styles, expanding your color palette, and more with me today! Her book on paper piecing is full of great photo step outs, plus amazing quilts that take you from easy on up to greatness in paper piecing! She promise some insider tips for us today, http://www.nancymahoney.com/ . ---------- Pat Sloan http://www.patsloan.com American patchwork & quilting http://www.allpeoplequilt.com
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