Pat Sloan: Free pattern from my guests Caroline Fairbanks, Alexandra Ledgerwood and Rebecca Danger! And the END are links to a FREE patterns from my guests!
I first discovered Caroline Fairbanks projects when someone sent me a link to her website SewCanShe. Caroline writes doable project patterns, hosts links to projects by others and has written a book 'Just for you' with co-author Sarah Markos. Today we are going to talk about fun, fast projects and she'll share some tips with us!.
Alexandra Ledgerwood is the author of book 'Improvising Tradition'. That title intrigues me! We are going to talk about quilt making, improvising, traditions and the importance of being part of a quilt community, join us today!
Sewing and knitting are in Rebecca Danger's blood.. not only that, once she creates a unique design she put out the patterns for us, yeah! With over 100 published knitting designs, the sewing patterns came next with her first book 'Baby Says Sew'. 20 practical, budget minded, baby approved projects. We all have babies to sew for and her book is full of awesome projects.
Pat Sloan: Free pattern from my guests Maureen Cracknell, Joan Lucchese and Suzanne Marshall! And the END are links to a FREE patterns from my guests!
Designer Maureen Cracknell has been creating inviting projects for a few years now, sharing at her very popular website and facebook back. This fall she showed her new fabric line and some amazing freeform machine 'sketching' with her needle and thread, it's so cool! We are going to chat about designing fabric and how she thinks about her freehand stitching.
Ever since Flickr started I've gone there to look at quilts. At groups and individual flickr pages, there is always inspiration that rivals Pinterest! I saw Joan Lucchese photos and was excited about her quilts and her process. I love hearing how people quilt and Joan and I are going to talk about paper piecing and her design process!
When I was falling in love with applique, some of the specatcular and unique quilts that I loved at shows were made by Suzanne Marshall. I loved reading her inspirations and the magazines had articles about her work, she was ground breaking as her quilts looked very traditional, but really were not. Step up and you'd find bugs in that Baltimore looking block or a fantastical display of blooms that were not from a real flower, this is why I was drawn to her work. She makes things from her heart. I finally get to chat quilts and techniques with Suzanne, it's going to be so fun!
Pat Sloan chats with Kirstyn Cogan, Sherri Hisey, Amber Johnson and Violet Craft!
And the END are links to a FREE patterns from my guests!
When Kirstyn Cogan's book 'Urban Scandinavian Sewing' came across my desk I was in love! I spent a good portion of my childhood living in Europe and her aesthetic for this book really took me back in time. We are going to chat about art of simplicty and it's beauty, which I really wish I could do!
I had the opportunity to teach with Sherri Hisey of Border Creek Station earlier this year and I convinced her to join me to talk about mystery quilts! I know loads of you have made her mystery quilts and love them.. so Sherri is going to tell us how to get the most out of doing that kind of a quilt... she is an expert! And you can see her quilt in the Fall 2010 Quilt Sampler magazine for the Quilter’s Cupboard !
Amber Johnson writes at 'A Little Bit Biased' and has a wonderful community of quilters that she interacts with. From her tutorials, to her patterns, to her new book 'Vintage Vibe' you find Amber sharing great quilt tips and inspired pieces! Amber and I are going to talk about how to give a traditional quilt a vitagey feel and I am going to pick her brain a bit about what it's like to work in a quilt shop and see all the different projects people bring in!
The first time I 'meet' Violet craft was when I saw her fabric line called Waterfront Park. It's one of those time when you see something and are like.. wow! It grabed my imagination. Violet has been designing line after line like that for Michael Miller fabric with pattern and now we get to here how the magic happens!
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