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:


17 Replies to “Episode 150: One-Five-Oh”

  1. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY episodes! You rock! My hat is off to those of you who are able to devote time out of your lives on a regular basis just because you want to give to us, your thankful listeners. I am thankful that you feel we are a priority in your life because I truly love listening to your podcast. Sew well done!!!

  2. What an awesome milestone! I so appreciate your podcast and look forward to each and every one. I love not just the quilty inspiration but also the books! Looking forward to the next 150 (no pressure).

  3. Congratulations! Really a milestone! Thanks for the podcast…and for the show notes, too. I used to always be running for a pen & paper. Now I don’t have to.

  4. Congrats on reaching 150! I love your podcast and hope you will continue to share your stories with all of your eager listeners! My laugh out loud moment disputing this episode came when you talked about the one person in every group that drives you a little crazy. What a true observation!

  5. Oh my gosh you got me hooked on the Archers. Looks like they have to sell the farm and move. Waiting for the next episode………..

  6. Congratulations on 150! Hope to hear your voice for at least 150 more.
    I was dying when you were talking about your Bible Study group being like the old boyfriend. A perfect analogy! (side note: if there’s not someone in the group who drives you nuts, you’re that person!)

    Glad you were able to “take a day off” to quilt. That sounds so lovely.

  7. I’m a Bible study dropout for a different reason. Do you remember when the Taliban was smashing ancient art work back in the early 2000s in Afghanistan? Some ladies in my Bible study thought that was a good idea because some of those ancient art works were ‘graven images’. That’s when I realized I was in the wrong group!

    I have actually eaten chicken pastry, but my husband’s grandma called it ‘chicken pie’. She would boil a whole chicken with lots of salt. Then she made pie crust, roll it out and cut it like lasagna noodles. She would remove the chicken and cook the ‘pie’ in the boiling chicken broth. After we’d eaten all we wanted, she would give the rest to the barn cats. They were very well fed cats! I have never attempted to make chicken pie myself because I know, to my husband, it would never be as good as Greatma’s.

    Thanks for continuing to podcast! So many quilters have stopped, but I don’t belong to a quilting guild, and I really like hearing about everyone else’s projects. I also enjoy hearing about your boys too. My boys are all men now: 24, 22, and 18, but I remember well those years of having to set limits and worrying about them. Some parents are sad that their children are growing up, but I enjoy my kids so much now that they are adults. I would like them as people even if they weren’t my kids.

  8. Okay, I am hereby volunteering for Forensic judging. I admit I did it weekly for the Forensic season for six years in a row. My son was in Lincoln Douglass, OO, Duo Interp. I judged at all level of High School Forensic and absolutely LOVED everything about it except the long weekends and long drives. I started because it was a way to spend time with my oldest who was state champion in Duo Interp and LD several years in a row. Now, I just need a bunch of airline tickets and some hotel reservations……

    I was laughing about your Bible Study. A mixture of creepy, crazy and just plain funny.

    Passage quilts – lovely idea. I grabbed a bunch of shirts from Daddy when he died. I still plan to make some quilts for my Sisters and Bonus Mum but sadly I haven’t even started. Talking about Passage Quilts lit a spark. It would be awesome to have them ready in time for Daddy’s Anniversary of his death or his Birthday next year.

  9. Love the bull; I presume it is for Durham. Annapolis did Chickens; why???? We could have had crabs or sea shells or any number of nautical things, but, no, it was Chickens. My favorite City projects were the Fleur-de-Lis in New Orleans and the Mermaids in Norfolk.

    I was thinking about Debates and High Schools when you were talking about them. I was on Debate my Freshman Year and went to a nearby school where a guy told me that I was cute. He was a perfectly nice guy and I never saw him again, because I was so indignant that I whapped him with a book. What was I thinking? I went to a Girls High School, so it’s not like this ever happened [whapping or being called cute] again. Sigh; I can still see the gray jumper dress I was wearing; I probably looked about 10 and was so, so earnest.

    Good for Jack trying something new!

    Eric has applied to NC State, but will probably be going to college closer to home. Maybe I can come get you in Durham and we can road trip to Atlanta if the Twilters retreat comes off 🙂

    Love, Torie

  10. Congrats on your 150th episode! I’ve enjoyed listening to them all.

    I had never heard of chicken and pastry before. It sounds like a someone was trying to make a classier name for chicken and dumplings.

    You asked if I had any other rules about quilting. I cringed because I don’t like to be thought of so rigidly as to have quilting rules. Lately, I’ve been limiting myself to only buying fabrics for a specific project. I think of this as my latest ‘guideline’.

    Please keep podcasting. I enjoy hearing your voice, opinions and about your projects.

  11. I know that this episode is old news and you probably won’t care about chicken and dumplings/pastry anymore, but I was really fascinated by the brief comments you made. When I was a kid my mom made what we called Chicken and Dumplings. The ‘dumplings’ were flat, which was really different than any other dish of the same name I ever had. Even I was too lazy, when I started to cook, to roll out the pastry, so I made quick, fluffy Bisquik dumplings. The recipe came from my paternal grandmother, who was from Dayton Ohio. At least that is where she lived when I was a kid. I don’t know if she was born there, but my paternal aunt had a farm near Dayton and I think that may have been the “old family homestead.” I don’t know for sure and never thought to ask my dad. I loved Chicken and Dumplings. It was such quintessential comfort food. Chicken and Dumplings was always kind of a fight between my parents, because the recipe called for lard and my mom thought it was unhealthy. When my parents got divorced, mom never made it anymore. I asked her to make it for my birthday once and she forgot to put any seasoning in it, so that it didn’t taste very good. I don’t think I have had it since, but I have very fond memories of the recipe.

  12. I’m catching up with you while I prep for Thanksgiving, and you asked about how do we, as quilters document our quilts. On my label, I put the name of my quilt, my name, city,state,and date it was made. I also began numbering my quilts beginning with the first one, so I add the number on the bottom of my label (currently up to number 88!). If I used an existing pattern from a specific designer, I will credit the designer. In my personal quilt log, I note my hours (which I rarely total up, but they’re there if I need them), type of batting, thread, design source or inspiration, and for fun, I make note of the podcasts or music I listened to while making the quilt. It’s fun to go back a couple years and see what I was listening to back then, or if I listened to 13 episodes of Quilting 4 the Rest of Us. I mostly scrap quilt, so documenting a particular fabric line is pointless.

    Congratulations on reaching a podcast milestone! Love listening to your show!

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