American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

The pages of America’s favorite quilting magazine, American Patchwork & Quilting, come to life when our host, Pat Sloan, talks about the latest trends, ideas, and inspirations. Her guests include quilt pattern designers, authors, quilt shop owners, and, of course, our editors—all quilters, just like you! Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/podcast to see our complete podcast archives!... Show More

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We're sharing tips for storing and washing your quilts -- whether your quilts need a quick refresh or a deep clean, Lindsay and Alison share important information to consider. We interview Chawne Kimber, a mathematician and quilter known for expressing her political activism in her quilts. Then, Joanna shares top tips for labeling your quilt, no matter how easy or complicated you'd like your label to be. Jody gives resources to edu... Read more

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We're sharing tips for a great on-the-go project -- English paper piecing. Jody and Doris, avid EPPers, share their favorite supplies and how-tos for this fun piecing technique. In the Ask Us Anything segment, we answer listener questions about using plush fabric as backing and what to do when your blocks don't turn out the same size. Then, Alison shares an inspiring story of a former prisoner who's making a name for himself by sew... Read more

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July 1, 2019 30 min

Welcome to Season 10 of the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast! As we enter our 10th season, we're going to take a little time to reflect before we dive into a sneak peek at all the fun things we have coming! Then, we interview longarm quilter Jess Zeigler of Threaded Quilting Studio, who offers great tricks for anyone quilting their own quilts. We give tips for deciding what to do with the projects that you aren’t certain a... Read more

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Erin Sampson is the Creative Director for Aurifil USA, she is on the far right. The Aurifil team does amazing things and I've worked with them every since they started to make thread for the quilting industry.  Erin shares what goes on at their website, sustainability, and  more! ------------Jennifer Keltner is the Chief Visionary officer at Martingale Publisher. I've know Jennifer almost since I started in the indus... Read more

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Jeannie Jenkins is an award winning quiltmaker, designer, longarmer, teacher and author. Her book Contemporary Paper Pieced quilts is full of not only very unique designs, but loads of wonderful tips for making them.------------If you have been to a show, you’ve meet Pat Yamin! She is the designer behind ‘Come quilt with Me’. She is an author and a teacher. Pat has been immersed in quilting since the last 70s and has such great sto... Read more

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I’ve been a huge fan of Heidi Staples work for years at her website Fabricmutt and at her Instagram. Heidi joined me awhile back and I knew when I saw her new book Patchwork USA and new fabric with Riley Blake we needed an update!--------My good friend Jacquelynne Steves is back to chat embroidery, sew alongs, tools and more! She is a amazing designer and her Block of the Month projects in her club are wildly popular. We talk about... Read more

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Anne Wiens has never seen a scrap she didn’t like. She is the author of The Thrifty Quilter which is a system for precutting your scraps. She is an Island Batik Ambassador, you’ll have seen her quilts at the Moda bakeshop, and maybe even taken a workshop with he---------Karen Gibbs has, as she puts it, done just about every job there is in quilting. From longarming for customers, writing a book and designing fabric. We are going to... Read more

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I saw MJ Kinman’s gem quilts and was very intrigued. How did she come up with those and how does she design them?---------I love Riane Menardi Morrison's style, very focused on shapes and color. She specializes in big modern shapes and her work is entirely hand quilted with high contrast stitching. If you belong to the Modern Quilt guild you will recognize her name as she does the emails, webinars, etc--------Teresa Duryea Wong is ... Read more

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Jen Shaffer is the talented designer behind PBJ Patterns by Jen. You might have seen her Monthly color challenge, or created her delightful designs.--------You will recognize Denise Russell’s gorgeous quilt designs, many shown by your favorite fabric companies. I really love her use of color and pattern, She is also a regular contributor to the magazine.---------When I saw the remake of an 1876 quilt I had to find out a bit more. I... Read more

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The first time I chatted with Alyce she was living in Japan and we talked in the early morning hours for her because her small children would still be asleep! That is dedication from a quilt maker. Alyce is an amazing designer and has so many wonderful tutorials to help you. Today we are also going to talk bout EQ for YOU! She is an Electric Quilt Ambassador but knows you don't have to be a designer benefit from EQ. ==========... Read more

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It is so fun to contact someone for the show and find out they took a workshop from me years ago! Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design made my day when she told me that! She has a wonderful design sense and I love the stories behind them.---------Sharon Wasteney has her way with fabric. She does amazing over dyed lines which she uses in her projects. And her quilts often tell a story. She is designed the shop quilt when h... Read more

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This is the time of year where the weather’s getting nicer and everyone starts planning their summer vacations! Whether you’re planning a big getaway with the whole family or just want to fit in some smaller day trips with your girlfriends, we have some suggestions for how to fit sewing into your travels! From museums and quilt shows to explore in your area to must-have travel essentials, quilting buddies Lindsay, Elizabeth, a... Read more

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Ann Shaw is an amazing quiltmaker. Her quilts are filled with lively images full of color! If you have always wanted to understand how to develop a design and use lots of fabrics you’ll love to hear Ann’s tips---------Karen Tripp IS the DIY addict. She has started many businesses and we are lucky she is obsessed with English Paper Piecing because she has created a whole universe of fun for EPP lovers!  With projects, sew along... Read more

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Marci Debetaz is Marci Girl Designs and she hosts these wonderful Finish-A-Long! Who doesn’t need encouragement to finish? She also started sewing with Barbie clothing just like me, I knew I'd love her!------Like many of you, I was first drawn to Carole Lyles Shaw’s work by her color! She is a modern quilt maker, teacher, and author of Patriotic Modern Quilts. She great tips today about being bold with color!--------Shannon Fraser ... Read more

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I might have found Kelly Parker Smith from Hello World via her witty engraved items .. Coffee Coffee Coffee anyone? But once I found out she has turned her graphics into fabric I knew we had to chat. Now you get to meet this lovely creative spirit behind Hello World!--------Joanne Hillestad of Fat Quarter Gypsy creates fun and unique projects from quilts to that pop up thread catchers most of you own. I love her whimsical style of ... Read more

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One of the best things about working with Baby lock is meeting the other ambassadors that work in with the machines. Mallory Donohue make a lot of things, specializing in clothing. I first ‘found her’ by her wonderful videos on how to use the Sashiko machine. She and her mom Zede run SewHere.com. Which is about teaching sewing for everyone via their website, videos, FaceBook lives, and podcasts. We chat about making clothing that f... Read more

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Shannon Fabrics creates amazing textured fabric that are so fun to snuggle under. My friend Teresa Coates is an artist and the Event & Education co-ordinator for Shannon. You remember seeing her videos for Fat Quarter shop. Can’t wait to learn more about this fabric, I have a great kit to sew up!-----Bill Locke is a fabulous designer and teacher. I know many of you follow his work. I had the chance to have a long chat with him ... Read more

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I’ve love Janet Wecker Frisch of Joy Studio’s work. She creates with an underlying theme of sewing in many of her pieces. I also adore her Halloween things! She shares lots of inspiring photos taken in her amazing studio. And she is now learning to quilt.-----I have been following Nicole Volgelsinger of Wild Boho for awhile. Her newest book is Boho embroidery, full amazing ideas for new motifs and how to use them with applique. I l... Read more

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I meet Mary Koval at her booth of antique quilts at one of the shows. I’ve always loved stopping in to see what type of quilts she has found. Mary also has a shop and retreat center in Beford PA. Her fabric lines are based on Antiques, can’t wait to hear about the newest! ----- I meet Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy when we were both doing demos for a long arm company. She was traveling, running her business and raising her triplets.... Read more

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A few times a year the amazing team of American Patchwork & quilting editors take over the podcast to share tips and insights. Like you and me, they are all quilters! Reader Tips:Editor Lindsay shares reader-submitted tips about storage solutions for your sewing space -- everything from storing batting to a creative use for a wine rack! Quilting Changes Everything:Lindsay shares a story originally published in the San Angelo Stan... Read more

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