Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio have a new book out called Felt-o-ween and it's adorable! Kathy is joining me today to talk about her books on felt and using felt, it's instant gratification! She has worked in the craft publishing business for 15 years and both authored and edited a number of sewing books. Amanda and Kathy have written an entire series featuring felt - Fa la la la Felt, Heart-Felt Holidays, Felt-o-ween, and we are finishing up a new Christmas book, a followup to Fa la la la Felt.
Nancy Mahoney is joining me each month in 2014 to chat about a topic in depth. Today we are going to discuss some areas of machine quilting we've both been asked about.. how to pick a design and how to use a sit down longarm machine. Pretty much how to add that last level of detail to your quilt.
Designer Roseann Kermes and I are going to talk about Fall projects and trends. It's hard to tell anymore what might be 'new' ... but Roseann and I think we have nailed a few tips for you!! Plus Roseann has been taking bus tours to quilt shops and cute towns for years, she has spotted some fall ideas for us quilters!
Don't you love this name, the 'The Renegade Seamstress'? Beth Huntington is very skill at translating what is out of style or not fitting in some way, into a brand new look full of life! I first learned to sew by making clothes and I will always have a soft spot for creating a unique outfit. Beth's book is fantastic and she is going to share a bit with me today!
I meet Linda Luggen briefly when I was giving a talk at her guild in Cincinnati, what caught my attention was her combination quilt. She shared she put multiple quilt parts into one quilt as there wasn't enough time to make all the quilts she wanted to make! I thought this was brilliant as sometimes we JUST need to try a bit and then move onto the next project. Linda is also an award winning quiltmaker, a show judge and lecturer. We are going to chat about show judging today!
Donna Desoto is part of my guild here in Virginia. She sent out a query awhile back asking if anyone wanted to participate in a challenge to create a small quilt that reflected a Beatles Song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles group. The result of this wonderful challenge are 150 small quilts that Donna compiled into a book along with the story behind the quilt. My friend Sue participated and the quilts are amazing! Donna will tell me all about this adventure today!
Sam Hunter is a designer and the author of 'Quilt Talk, 12 chatty projects'. I've followed Sam's work for a long time and when I saw this book I knew I had to talk with about it! I LOVE words on quilts.. love them. So a whole book of fun way to do 'wordy' projects got my attention!
Look in your fabric stash, I bet you have fabrics from FigTree with Moda..or maybe you have even made up a quilt with it! The talented Joanna Figueroa is here to chat with me about how she designed her most recent fabric lines, how she LOVES flip and sew designs, and we'll talk mini quilts!
Wendy Sheppard is the designer at Ivory Springs. You have seen her clever and beautiful designs in magazines, showcasing fabric lines for fabric companies and in her own patterns. Now she has a wonderful book called 'Recreating Antique Quilts'. Our shared love of using antiques for inspiration is one of the things we'll explore today!
Diane and Bruce Magidson co-founded SewBatik in 2004, and we have never been the same! Bruce is the designer of the batiks they sell, and today he shares his process and why they decided to start a family business manufacturing batiks.
Jacquelynne Steves is a wonderful artist! She is always creating new images, fun projects and even has an amazing newsletter filled with her art, recipes, free projects you will love and more! She and I are going talk about creating a special quilt. What goes into it, the process we have had.. plus she has a project starting and is going to share that and a lot more with us!
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