Episode 152: Free Motion

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samplerNovAbove: the sampler quilt so far

fbThe “I am 50 and Pretty Okay with It” selfie. I put goop in my hair to make it stick up like that.

dana's quiltMy friend Dana’s quilt. Jaye thinks this pattern is called “Grecian Cross.”

This week’s questions

1. In your opinion, what have been the most popular quilt patterns of the last 5 years?

2. Did your mother quilt? If so, did she teach you to quilt? If not, how did you learn?

Have you read Sandy’s story about her mother teaching her to quilt? It’s lovely, and you can find it here:



This week’s links:

Super Slider for free motion quilting:



Jaye on researching block patterns:

Researching Block Names


A list of quilt docs from the Quilters Newsletter blog:



With These Hands–An Exhibit of African American Quilts


Barbara Brackman’s blog on modernism: http://historicallymodernquilts.blogspot.com/


Jenny Beyer Blocks: http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilting-with-jinny/design-board/browse.cfm

Episode 151: Borderline

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mosaic topThe mosaic quilt in full.

mosaic border1Close-ups of the 2nd border fabric so you can advise me about binding.

mosaic border 2

fd and debbie

Me and my new best buddy, Debbie! She listens to the podcast, so when she and husband Bob came to town, we got together and talked quilty talk.

potholdersThe beautiful pot holders Debbie made me. How can I bear to use them?


mosaic cornerBad idea.

Question: Did your mother quilt? If she did, did she teach you to quilt?


Art quilter Susan Brubaker Knapp’s website:


Juki machine: https://www.juki.com/jus.html

Jonathon Holstein lecture: http://real.unl.edu/podcast/IQSC/JonathanHolstein-08.mp4


Look! A neat quilt!



Lecture on Ernest B. Haight at IQSC:



Ernest B. Haight exhibit at International Quilt Study Center:



I’m enjoying this book podcast a lot: http://booksonthenightstand.com/podcasts

Interesting article about bookish podcasts: http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390443991704577577524043521172

Have a great week!

Episode 150: One-Five-Oh

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photo[4]My next quilt. Not really, but I needed a picture.

This week’s quilty links:


Meg Cox interviews Barbara Brackman for the Quilt Alliance “Save Our Stories” project:



Article about Passage Quilts



An interview with Sherri Lynn Wood about passage quilts:



Article about Sherri Lynn Wood on the Spoonflower blog



Neat article about African-American improvisational piecing:



Great lecture by folklorist and quilt historian on the Underground Railroad quilts:



The International Quilt Study Centers List of Podcasts/Vidcasts: