Cute tip from last night’s guild meeting …..

ANNE a guild member demo-ed what she called a RED DUDE.  The red dude is a small scrap of shelf liner which is used under a ruler so it becomes totally non slip.  YOU can use it for marking or cutting with a rotary cutter. I was amazed at how well even a small square works to stabilize the ruler. Small scrap even works with big rulers.  I was amazed at how cheap it was.  Every one got a scrap or two to take with them and there were still more scraps available.  I was also amazed I have never heard of or seen this tip before. 

New use for shelf liner

New use for shelf liner

SHELF LINER -EE

Pics from some of the exhibits . . . .

FROM the collection of ANN HAZELWOOD Antique quilts hand quilted in traditional styles. Curator Linda Lasco quilted contemporary counterparts pieced by machine and machine quilted.

ANTIQUE HAND QUILTED from R-Wh & QUILTED

ANTIQUE HAND QUILTED from R-Wh & QUILTED

CONTEMPORARY RED WHITE AND QUILTED

CONTEMPORARY RED WHITE AND QUILTED

These small wall are destined to be sold in an online auction fundraiser for AQS. These are donated by AQS members as part of an annual challenge.

ANIMALS we LOVE exhibit

ANIMALS we LOVE exhibit

WICKED Cherry-wood Challenge .. Theme was the Broadway play WICKED. They had to use a collection called WICKED GREENS and black fabric to make their projects. Loved the individual quilts if I looked at them one at a time. Every-time I looked at the entire wall of the quilt collection on got queasy and nauseated…. Not a favorite display.

WICKED - Cherry wood Challenge

WICKED – Cherry wood Challenge

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This was my favorite quilt in the NEW QUILT FROM AN OLD FAVORITE Challenge. I could not read who made it from my picture as the writing was blurred in the picture. The FMQ was exquisite and totally inspirational. She used multiple different background in the quilt. I wish I had better close ups of this quilt.. every section was different and inspirational.

New Quilts from OLD Favorites Challenge

New Quilts from OLD Favorites Challenge

From the Juried Quilt Entries :

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from GUILD CHALLENGE ... Famous Female Faces

from GUILD CHALLENGE … Famous Female Faces

THE KING .. would you believe the FMQ was done on a domestic?

THE KING .. would you believe the FMQ was done on a domestic?

Super Nova ... Ultimate Guild Challenge

Super Nova … Ultimate Guild Challenge

JANET SHRUG’s first quilt ……

Meet Janet Shrug

Meet Janet Shrug

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I met Janet Shrug at AQS Grand Rapids. She was a delightful lady from the south ( I think Tennessee or Kentucky or maybe one of the Carolina’s ) and came to the show because she had entered her first quilt into this show. She had made the quilt for her daughter and her daughter encouraged her to enter the quilt in the show. Janet designed each block based on the WIZARD OF OZ series of books. She said she went thru three machines making the quilt. After the first machine broke she borrowed her daughter’s machine and then later bought a second machine to get the quilt finished. ( I call that dedication.) When Janet got the notice that her quilt was in the show, she scheduled a vacation to come to Michigan to see her quilt displayed. Her excitement and enjoyment about being able talk about her quilt was contagious.

Janet said she taught her self quilting by reading “a”book and just kind of DOING IT. Each block presented it’s own challenge and she kind of improvised to make the blocks, trying out different techniques in each block. Janet also machine quilted each block. Her style has a definite rustic folk art style to it … very whimsical and young.

What most impressed me about her quilt was that it was so original. Not from someone else’s patterns. I do not think she copied illustrations from the books (I have the series and I took a look at the illustrations and Janet’s blocks seem to be original.) Her block although original are iconic. A person knows immediately the story just looking at the quilt.

Janet Shrug's first quilt... an original design ...

Janet Shrug’s first quilt… an original design …

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COWARDLY LIONS

COWARDLY LIONS

MUNCHKINS

MUNCHKINS

SCARECROW

SCARECROW

Wicked Witch of the West

Wicked Witch of the West

I captured several of the blocks from the original photograph of the quilt. The resolution might be a little wonky but I think you can get a close up look of the original work.

More pictures from GRAND RAPIDS … AQS QUILT SHOW …

I have tried to post an eclectic mix of pictures from the show. I took over 300 pictures on each day. First day I concentrated on pictures of entire quilt. On the second day I concentrated on the quilting and got mostly close up pictures. There was a great mix of quilt styles. Hand quilted about 25 to 30 quilts. Modern Quilt about 20- 30 quilts. Traditional style quilts another 30-40 quilts. There was a large display of GUILD quilt challenges. The rules were decided upon by the guild and members made quilts following that particular theme. There were about 100 quilts mostly art style wall hangings. AQS also had several special exhibits : WICKED, Cherry-wood Challenge, Quilt like an Egyptian, Animals we Love, ULTIMATE Guild Challenge, Teacher’s display, AQS Authors’ Showcase, Quilts from the Museum, New Quilts from Old Favorites Challenge, SAQA WIDE HORIZON ART QUILTS, Living Color, and my favorite RED, WHITE and Quilted ( A display of antique quilts and counterpart contemporary reproductions of the antiques.)

I am thinking they had about 400 quilts at this show. It was not the biggest show but they did have a good mix. I will be going to it next year and I plan to take classes.
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close up of the hand quilting by Tim Latimer

close up of the hand quilting by Tim Latimer

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Hand quilting by Tim Latimer .. done in black quilting

Hand quilting by Tim Latimer .. done in black thread . . . .

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Lenore Crawford entry

Lenore Crawford entry

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Close up of PAT HOLLY's newest quilt

Close up of PAT HOLLY’s newest quilt

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Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

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FERN RISING ... Original Design winner

FERN RISING … Original Design winner

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BEST Hand quilted entry in show

BEST Hand quilted entry in show

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I am going to have to come back to post more information about the pictures when I have a chance to research the quilt. I missed some of the title cards in my picture.

IRISH CHAIN or ARGYLE?

IRISH CHAIN or ARGYLE?

FLAMENCO DANCER

FLAMENCO DANCER

from the modern exhibit ... MODERN HOUSES

from the modern exhibit … MODERN HOUSES

from the modern exhibit

from the modern exhibit

from the modern exhibit

from the modern exhibit

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from Modern Exhibit

from Modern Exhibit

Modern quilt .. close up of FMQ

Modern quilt .. close up of FMQ

from the MODERN EXHIBIT

from the MODERN EXHIBIT

NEGATIVE SPACE

NEGATIVE SPACE .. CLOSE UP

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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I went to AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show

I am going to keep the written portion of this blog short … then I have a ton of pictures to post.  I am posting picture of close up of the quilts because I  did a study of the FREE MOTION  (FMQ) QUILTING exhibited at the show.   FMQ has been my main study for the past two years .. I want to be proficient by the time I retire because I have a large number of quilt tops that need to be quilted.  I was paying particular attention to the FMQ motifs and how they affected the quilt top.  

At the show there were section of quilts designated as quilted on domestic machines and other sections designated as long arm quilted.  I was surprised at the large number of quilts on display that were hand quilted.   I also noted that many of the quilts on display were more MODERN in ascetic then the previous quilt shows I have been to.  There were art and traditional quilts to be seen but modern quilts are definitely an increased presence at this show.

There were several special exhibits: WICKED, Cherry-wood Challenge, Quilt like an Egyptian, Animals we Love, ULTIMATE Guild Challenge,  Teacher’s display, AQS Authors’ Showcase,  Quilts from the Museum,  New Quilts from Old Favorites Challenge,  SAQA WIDE HORIZON ART QUILTS, Living Color, and my favorite RED, WHITE and Quilted ( A display of antique quilts and counterpart contemporary reproductions of the antiques.)  I will post pictures in future blogs. 

I am also considering posting a blog about what I have surmised about which quilts are selected for JURIED / REGIONAL shows.  I may be “all wet ” with my opinion about what quilts are selected but after attending quilt shows local and major for the past 10 years I have developed some observations that might be of value. 

I took over 45o pictures … I tried to keep all the particulars with each picture but some of the names and numbers were not recorded. In part because I concentrated on FMQ and not always on the entire quilt. I also had photographed the quilts on two different days with two different cameras … so information got lost in the process. If I know the information I will post it. But enough talk… on with the pictures.

close up of OWL

close up of OWL  … I think this #518 OCTOBER SKY by Bethanne Nemish

 

from the WINNER'S CIRCLE

from the WINNER’S CIRCLE

 

 

#105 SAFFRON SPLENDOR by Pat Holly

above ….#105 SAFFRON SPLENDOR by Pat Holly                                                                                   

 

 

POPPY

POPPY

 

 

SAM IN SUNLIGHT #428 by Deborah Hyde ( QUILTED on a Domestic Machine)

SAM IN SUNLIGHT #428 by Deborah Hyde ( QUILTED on a Domestic Machine)

 

 

407  DAZZELING DALHIA

407 DAZZELING DALHIA

 

 

FMQ : 223 FERN RISING --BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN

FMQ : 223 FERN RISING –BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN


 

 

FMQ over Black tulle

FMQ over Black tulle

 

 

Center Medallion FMQ from BRIDE'S TROUSSEAU # 508

Center Medallion FMQ from BRIDE’S TROUSSEAU # 508


 

 

BEST HAND QUILTED

BEST HAND QUILTED


 

 

BEST HAND QUILTED

BEST HAND QUILTED


 

 

DIANA .... this quilt looked best at a distance ... up close you could see the tiny patches ...

DIANA …. this quilt looked best at a distance … up close you could see the tiny patches …


 

 

STRAIGHT LINE MATCH STICK FMQ

STRAIGHT LINE MATCH STICK FMQ


 

 

Feathers on a Modern Quilt

Feathers on a Modern Quilt

 

 

Long arm FMQ

Long arm FMQ

 

 

RED AND WHITE

RED AND WHITE

 

 

CLOSE UP

CLOSE UP

MORE PICTURES TO COME … but I am way too tired tonight …. so enjoy
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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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PODCAST LIST … updated AUGUST 2015 …

 
 
I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster.

 

 

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog. 2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET 3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST 4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

 

This podcast is mine it is totally irregular uploading of episodes since I work as a full time nurse and when I come home from work I am totally tired.  To be honest I have not gotten very far in my FINISHES this year.  I love quilting and try to keep working on my projects… but it is slow going.  I do blog and podcast about the the quilt books, notions and newest techniques  I buy.  I plan to post an episode once a month …. that said it has not happened yet….

 

 

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Quilting for the Rest of Us

http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

PODCAST LINK > > > http://quilter.podbean.com/

QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US …… THE BLOG

 

SANDY   has been podcasting for over 5 years and it has been an interesting journey.  She discusses all things quilting and creativity.  Her podcast are often inspirational as by profession she is a theologian and works with immigrant families.  Currently she is going for her graduate degree.  She often reviews quilting books and notions so you can save your money not buying items that does not work.  I love listening to her episodes.

 

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Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG

Frances is a children’s book author who has taken up quilting in the past 7 years.   She is a dedicated finisher and takes you along  on her journey.  I loved listening to her podcast over the last 5 years as she progressed from a newbie with a new to her sewing machine to an accomplished quilter.   Frances is from North Carolina and talks about her life, her kids, quilting and the weather. ( joke)  She also often talks about the books she is reviewing.  Frances often wanders off topic but so delightfully.  I look forward to everyone of her episodes and often listen to them more than once.                                              

 

 

FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids…..

Starting APRIL 2014 … loving it!

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

 

Pam is the most prolific and consistent pod-caster and quilter.  Her out put is amazing especially when you consider she works at home at a very busy job and family life.   She talks alot about her process.  I follow both her blog and podcast in Feedly so I do not miss an episode.   Pam and Daisy are currently reading books together and then reviewing them as part of the podcast.  Their book picks are interesting.     I know you will find this an interesting quilting podcast to listen to… she will definitely inspire you to keep at your projects.                                   

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Crafty Garden Mom ….

TANISHA is a book buyer for a major Washington D.C. company.  She talks about her journey in crafty from her teen years to now as mother of two adorable little girls.  She talks about the processes she uses to make her art quilts and art journalling.  She currently has a serial quilting projects.   Tanisha also reviews books that will be on the market soon.  She also has a passion for classic movies and reviews them.  I love her eclectic choice of topics… it is like talking to your neighbor over the backyard fence.

http://craftygardenmom.blogspot.com

http://craftygardenmom.podomatic.com/

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I first saw Pat when she presented her trunk show soon after I was introduced to quilting back in 2005.  To think of it I think she was the first national teacher I had been exposed to.  Pat was also the first podcast I use to listen to when I learned about podcasting in 2010.  ( Remember I am not of the computer generation that learns how to use a computer in grade school.  Computers had not even been invented when I went to school.)   Pat currently works with American Patchwork and Quilting magazine  but she had been podcasting for several years before she affiliated with them.   Pat has been in the quilting business for years and has interviewed many of the nationally known  quilting divas.  She always have interesting guest to listen to.  Pat publishes weekly  so you can count on her when you want to listen to podcast while working on a project she always has something quilty to listen to.                          

Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

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PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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 ANNIE SMITH was the first quilting podcaster.  She published over 100 podcasts  when life through her a curve and she had to slow down in her posting new episode.  I liked her podcast because she interviewed quilters on the west coast as she is based in California.  Annie is teacher and quilt judge so you always garnered helpful hints from her episode.  My favorite episodes of hers is the discussion of entering quilt shows.   I have only touched on a few of the topics she discusses I always learn something from her she is well worth the LISTEN.

 

Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash

http://simplearts.com/blogs    

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Amy and April are quilting friends who live in Colarado.  They both are in the quilting industry as fabric designers and book authors.   I love their episodes on their experiences at Quilt Market.   Their podcast topics are eclectic discussing everything from notions, books, process and techniques.  I definitely feel like a FLY ON THE WALL over hearing two quilting friends talk about quilting and their lives.

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Quilt Cast / Amy’s Creative Side PODCAST ….. new 2013

http://amyscreativeside.com/category/podcast/

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http://feeds.feedburner.com/amyscreativeside … RSS feed for AMY CREATIVE SIDE PODCAST with April …

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WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

http://www.weezyworks.com

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . . found July 2014

 Weezy is a twillter friend who I follow TWITTER.   Weezy  post video podcast but I can only view them when I am awake between MN to 0500 (eastern standard time.)   I do download all of the audio episodes to my computer and listen to them when I listen during a sewing session.  Weezy investigates all types of quilting and is a fun listen.

 

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VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES by BONNIE MC CAFFERY

https://itunes.apple.com/al/podcast/001bonnies-creative-quilting/id162208330 <<< BONNIE MC CAFFERY VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES ….

 I love downloading Bonnie’s videos on i TUNES.  I can then view them conveniently in my time frame later.  Bonnie has been in the quilt industry for a while and she always has interesting interviews with creative people.

 

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MODERN SEW-CIETY …. added new November 2013

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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Purple Daisies podcast and blog ….

http://purpledaisiesquiltingpodcast.libsyn.com/webpage …. PURPLE DAISY QUILTING PODCAST — DIRECT LINK
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom/16071219-introducing-my-new-podcast …… SEW LIKE MY MOM, PURPLE DAISY QUILTING

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-daisies-quilting-podcast/id913053950?mt=2 …… Purple Daisies podcast
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom.atom …… PURPLE DAISY BLOG
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QUILTING BITS AND PIECES . . .

http://quiltingbitsandpieces.com/ …… QUILTING BITS AND PIECES

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NEWEST PODCAST DISCOVERIES …. or REDISCOVERIES …. 2015
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I recently downloaded and listened to both of these podcast and found them delightful. Tsoniki talks creativity and sewing with quilting as an addition but her topics are worth a listen to… I LOVE her accent. I have only listened to a couple of the podcast but have her cued up to listen to them all. Mark’s podcast is a rediscovery since he did not podcast after his surgery but is now going strong. I love his eclectic interviews as they cover all aspects of creativity. Both of these podcast are inspirational.

ME BEING CRAFTY PODCAST

ME BEING CRAFTY PODCAST

ME BEING CRAFTY PODCAST ….. a new discovery
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/me-being-crafty-tsoniki-crazy/id935726720?mt=2
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TSONIKI is a native AMERICAN who lives on post in Germany with her husband who is active military.    I just discovered her podcast and am working my way thru the last several years. She interviews people in the creative community , mostly sewists, quilter and bloggers.  She discusses process and  how they create and make money with their crafts and their life.  So far I have found this to be an informative and fun podcast.    ( I have only listed to about 6 of her podcast episodes and have about 40 more to listen to.)   

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MARK LIPINSKI’s CREATIVE MOJO

Mark Lipinski Blog and Podcast

 

 

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https://marklipinskisblog.wordpress.com
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http://toginet.com/podcasts/creativemojo

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Mojo-with-Mark-Lipinski/144703325542844
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MARK has been in the quilting business for years after previous career in TV production.  Mark has his own fabric lines and he lectures around the country.  He has published a magazine and produced an internet quilting video on  QNNTV …. QUILT OUT LOUD .  With his connection to the quilt industry he has interesting interviews of quilter and all type of creative people.  I use to listen to him all the time when I first learned to download podcasts.  I stopped downloading not because of Mark but because I started burning the podcast to cDs and his MP3 files would not fit.  The only place I could listen to him was on my desktop computer and that was so uncomfortable.  I did not have any type of MP3 player at the time that came later when I got a new car with a port I could connect to the speakers.   I am currently in the process of downloading all his podcasts.                        .

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CRAFTING PODCAST …

CRAFTY PLANNER

 

 

CRAFTY PLANNER :

http://craftyplanner.com/podcast/ >>> CRAFTY PLANNER …. found May 2015 ….

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WHILE SHE NAPS on iTunes
on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters.

 

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QUILT PODCAST …. NO longer as active ….

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http://scientificquilter.wordpress.com
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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. new 2014

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

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A J the QUILTING POT ….

is back podcasting … BOY I missed her…

http://thequiltingpot.podbean.com

http://iknitnquilt2.blogspot.com

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SEWING MOM PODCAST ….. new / Found April 2014

http://sewingmompodcast.com/ …. SEWING MOM PODCAST ….

 

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WITH IN A QUARTER OF AN INCH . . . . She’ BACK

http://withinaquarterinch.com/home-page-static/

http://withinaquarterinch.com/podcast-2/

RSS : direct download link of her podcasts

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JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES ….. restarted podcasting … MARCH 2014

http://cvquiltworks.podbean.com/ … JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES …

 

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CANADIAN QUILTERS

 

 

 

CANADIAN QUILT TALK PODCAST …. new 2013

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CanadianQuiltTalkPodcast

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Pioneer Quilter Podcast

http://pioneerquilter.com

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Katie’s Quilting Corner

http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/category/podcast/episodes

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History Quilter

http://www.historyquilter.com

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FAVORITE NON QUILTING, SEWING, CREATING PODCAST ……

 

 

HISTORY CHICKS…. my favorite history podcast …. take a listen

http://thehistorychicks.com/?cat=6 . . . MY FAVORITE HISTORY CHICKS HISTORY PODCAST ….

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http://www.mythandhistory2.podbean.com/

MYTH and HISTORY of Europe

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MY FAVORITE MICHIGAN NPR … RADIO LINKS …

http://michiganradio.org/rss …… MICHIGAN NPR RADIO LINKS

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So you want to podcast … here is a good site to learn about podcasting .. from a professional …

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/…. AUDACITY to PODCAST …..

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IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN UP DATE THE LIST.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File

( your browser will dictate the wordage)
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Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) …

YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIRECT any podcast file on a blog.

 

 

Pat Speth TRUNK SHOW and Lecture at EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD …..

This post is going to be fast as it is almost 11 pm and I have to work tomorrow.  I am posting pictures ( with permission from Pat Speth)  She gave a wonderful trunk show and lecture tonight at our guild.  The quilts featured are from her books.  I am posting links to her blog and Facebook pages.  The rest of this post will just be some pictures …. I will update this post some time this weekend.

PAT SPETH WEB PAGE

PAT SPETH on FACEBOOK    

NICKLE QUILTS BLOG (on WordPress)

PAT SPETH BOOKS ON AMAZON

FREE PATTERNS ON PAT SPETH WEB PAGE

BASKET QUILT

BASKET QUILT

LEFT OVERS FROM DUTCHMAN PUZZEL

LEFT OVERS FROM DUTCHMAN PUZZEL

DUTCHMAN PUZZLE

DUTCHMAN PUZZLE

DO NOT KNOW THE NAME

DO NOT KNOW THE NAME

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN ( JACOB LADDER WITH ATTITUDE)

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN ( JACOB LADDER WITH ATTITUDE)

TEXAS TWO STEPS

TEXAS TWO STEPS

STAR MEDALLION

STAR MEDALLION

 

STAR AND CROWN QUILT donated to Genesys Hospice Fundraising Auction.

STAR AND CROWN QUILT donated to Genesys Hospice Fundraising Auction.

* * * I almost forgot… Pat donated a quilt to the GENESYS HOSPICE FUNDRAISER. The guild members all thought it was a generous thing to do. I am posting the picture here in it’s full size so you can see all the details. The name of the quilt is STARS AND CROWN. It was made with what Pat calls… SMALL WONDER UNITS …. The pattern for this quilt can be found in her store ….
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CABIN FEVER by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting … the book I had to have

CABIN FEVER  ….  Another got to have book – –

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CABIN FEVER

CABIN FEVER

CABIN FEVER — Modern Log Quilts

I just got CABIN FEVER by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting. First reason to like the book is the great eye candy in it. Lots of pictures of pretty quilts with great layouts and beautiful free motion quilting. And no I have not made any of the quilts in the book…. YET. After all I have only had the book in my position a couple of days. I am once again drooling over the patterns in the book. I have a number of young nieces and nephews who all show preferences for graphic, modern art designs in the furniture and homes they have. The quilts in CABIN FEVER have a definite modern flair, most of them using the traditional log cabin technique to make the blocks. There are several quilts that use more innovative piecing techniques. I like how the book takes a small block and then by twisting and turning it turns it into different position to make a lovely layout.

I also like how the books present alternate color-ways for each block. It gives you the idea of what the quilt would look in different colors. If the quilt is done as a neutral in the book then the other blocks are cool and warm. This is continued in all the patterns.

All of the quilts have a picture of a flat lying quilt hung on a wall. I love these kind of pictures as this gives me the best idea of how my quilt will look. I also like being able to draft the patterns of the blocks in EQ7 when I make a quilt because this allows me to see what my fabrics would look like in a quilt. And yes sometimes I make modifications to blocks/ quilts as I adjust the patterns to my own needs. I liked how the book also included directions for multiple size quilts, usually baby ( 36 in square) throw ( approximately 60 x70 inch) and coverlet / bed quilts ( queen and king size.) Natalia and Kathleen also threw in some patterns for pillows that were really cute.

The beginning of the book gives several lessons in basic techniques i.e. strip piecing, half square triangles, snowball corners. I always find that reviewing basic techniques is helpful to me. I also have never used a strip piecing technique to make a quilt, so this will be a great adventure for me.

The one thing I do not like about the book is the lack of sizes for the finished patches. I personally find this lack annoying in many block patterns. I like to know what size each step of making a block should finish so that I can check my sewing as I go along. I hate finding out the blocks I have made came out the wrong size because I made the base patches the wrong. Please authors put the sizes of the patches in the pattern as they are sewn together. Yes I can figure it out for myself but I paid for the book / pattern and think this should be in the pattern. I am very lazy and do not want to figure it out for myself.

All in all I think the book is worth the money I paid for it and I have found I liked all the quilts and did not find one I would not want to try in the future. For Gretchen who always asks which is my favorite quilt I will say I am currently leaning toward … TYPHOON, DILATION, and DAPPLED but I can honestly say I did not find a quilt I did not like but it depends upon the material used.

I do think the fabric available in my stash might be the biggest set back to this quilt as I do not have similar fabrics in my stash to make these patterns. I have older fabrics (mostly 5-10 years of age) in my stash and not of the same styling. I also think I might have problems doing strip piecing of an entire quilt as I do not have a lot of yardage. I have fat quarters and half yard cuts, most of these quilts require yard to 2 yards ( or more) for an entire bed quilt. My stash does not lend itself to that kind of sewing. I can probably make the more scrappy quilts but not any of the all -over colored / two quilts. If I do make the quilts I need to buy new fabrics.

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Come to think of it … the challenge of quilting is to take a pattern and make it YOURS . . . . .

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DILATATION

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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IRISH CHAIN QUILTS by Melissa Corry

IRISH CHAIN by Mellisa Corry

IRISH CHAIN by Mellisa Corry

I first heard about this book on Pat Sloan’s podcast. She did an interview with Mellisa Corry and they talked about the book. Of course I went to Melissa’s web page, I fell in love with the quilts I saw. There are over 15 projects in the book… one quilt prettier then the next.  So I bought it as a birthday gift to myself.

IRISH CHAIN on Happy Quilting Melissa.com

Melissa has a modern sensibility for the most part. Most of her quilt are based on tradition but she puts her unique twist on the blocks. Her instructions are pretty clear cut, easy to understand.  ( Keep in mind I have not made a quilt from her directions yet.)  Many of her quilts seem beginner friendly. She does a lot of strip piecing instead of just sewing patches together. I have never done a strip pieced quilt but I am willing to give it a try. I have heard it is easier than just piecing patches.

 

 

The chapters in the book are:

TWIST on TRADITION

MODERN PATCHWORK

IMPROVISATIONAL PIECING

APPLIQUE CHAINS

 

There are 15 quilts in the book and I would make most of them.  I see several that would make really cute baby quilts.  The quilt with the little houses in a chain is one of my favorites. You will have to see the book to see the quilt.

 

Right now I am planning to make the quilt NORTH STAR … see below a picture from the book and my EQ7 version.   I know for sure the red but not sure about the blue as I do not have a large assortment of  blue fabrics.  ( I am thinking scrappy)  Maybe gold would be a better choice than the blue. I think this book is worth the money I spent and am already pulling fabrics from my stash for two of the quilts from the book.

North Star

North Star

 

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My EQ version of North Star

 

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IRISH CHAIN by MELISSA CORRY on Amazon

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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PADS for BRACES . . . .

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My co-worker’s 9 year old son had a stroke last month. He is finally home but goes to physical therapy daily. He has to wear a brace on his leg. My friend contact me to see if I could make him some pads to protect his leg from the brace strap. The brace comes with a foam pad but the foam pads cause sweating and become very uncomfortable.   The foam pads tended to break when stress was put on the openings. 

 

She sent me the measurements via Face-Book as she has not been back to work since he became ill. I have made 4 so far but plan to spend the weekend making more.

LEG PAD

The pads are 2 by 4 inches with an opening for the one inch straps located a 1/2 inch from the edges. I have made several the first attempts being wonky as I found it hard to turn the little pads inside out. But after several attempts I have the sewing down so I can a nice looking pad.

 

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My biggest problem is the BUTTON HOLE feature on my machine will not work. It seems like the button to turn it on is stuck and will not progress the stitches to form the button hole. I have made the button holes manually but they tend to be wonky. I am going to experiment and hopefully come up with a decent button hole. In the picture I put an arrow to the last pad I made and I can see definite improvement in the technique. I modified the size to 2.5 inches wide x 4 inches in length …. It makes the pad slightly larger and easier to sew.

Who knew something so simple could be so exasperating.

 

 UPDATE:  June 30, 2015

I found grading the batting so it is removed from inside the seam allowance before you “birth” ( turn inside out) the pad, helps to smooth the edges of the pad.   I then could machine sew the closure with a top stitch.  I have hand sewn some of the pads close while watching TV.  I think it is mostly the choice of the sewer as both techniques worked.

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

 

 

 

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DIRECTIONS for putting my FISKAR rotary cutter back together. . .

YOU many ask me why I am putting this picture with directions for changing my rotary cutter blades here…. If you knew how many time I had assembled my rotary cutters incorrectly because I lost the instructions YOU would not ask. So I am posting the directions here so I do not loose it. YOU can come here to check the instructions too.

rotory cutter directions

So enjoy… and Happy Quilting.

NONNIE

PODCAST UPDATES …. several new additions

I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster.

 

 

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog. 2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET 3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST 4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Quilting for the Rest of Us

http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

PODCAST LINK > > > http://quilter.podbean.com/

QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US …… THE BLOG

 

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Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG

FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids…..

Starting APRIL 2014 … loving it!

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

 

 

 

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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. new 2014

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

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HISTORY CHICKS…. my favorite history podcast …. take a listen

http://thehistorychicks.com/?cat=6 . . . MY FAVORITE HISTORY CHICKS HISTORY PODCAST ….

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http://www.mythandhistory2.podbean.com/

MYTH and HISTORY of Europe

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

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Crafty Garden Mom ….

YOU will find book reviews on this bloggers page.

http://craftygardenmom.blogspot.com

http://craftygardenmom.podomatic.com/

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

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Lazy Daisy Blog — looking for the RSS feed link

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com/

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Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

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PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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A J the QUILTING POT ….

is back podcasting … BOY I missed her…

http://thequiltingpot.podbean.com

http://iknitnquilt2.blogspot.com

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Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash

http://simplearts.com/blogs

 

 

 

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Quilt Cast / Amy’s Creative Side PODCAST ….. new 2013

http://amyscreativeside.com/category/podcast/

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http://feeds.feedburner.com/amyscreativeside … RSS feed for AMY CREATIVE SIDE PODCAST with April …

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WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

http://www.weezyworks.com

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . . found July 2014

 

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SEWING MOM PODCAST ….. new / Found April 2014

http://sewingmompodcast.com/ …. SEWING MOM PODCAST ….

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VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES by BONNIE MC CAFFERY

https://itunes.apple.com/al/podcast/001bonnies-creative-quilting/id162208330 <<< BONNIE MC CAFFERY VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES ….

 

 

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JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES ….. restarted podcasting … MARCH 2014

http://cvquiltworks.podbean.com/ … JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES …

 

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CANADIAN QUILTERS

 

 

 

CANADIAN QUILT TALK PODCAST …. new 2013

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CanadianQuiltTalkPodcast

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MODERN SEW-CIETY …. added new November 2013

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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WITH IN A QUARTER OF AN INCH . . . . She’ BACK

http://withinaquarterinch.com/home-page-static/

http://withinaquarterinch.com/podcast-2/

RSS : direct download link of her podcasts

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Direct download links for the newest quilting podcasts / found SEPTEMBER 2014

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Purple Daisies podcast and blog ….

http://purpledaisiesquiltingpodcast.libsyn.com/webpage …. PURPLE DAISY QUILTING PODCAST — DIRECT LINK
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom/16071219-introducing-my-new-podcast …… SEW LIKE MY MOM, PURPLE DAISY QUILTING

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-daisies-quilting-podcast/id913053950?mt=2 …… Purple Daisies podcast
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom.atom …… PURPLE DAISY BLOG ..

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QUILTING BITS AND PIECES . . .

http://quiltingbitsandpieces.com/ …… QUILTING BITS AND PIECES

 

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CRAFTING PODCAST …

CRAFTY PLANNER :

http://craftyplanner.com/podcast/ >>> CRAFTY PLANNER …. found May 2015 ….

 

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on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters.

 

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MY FAVORITE MICHIGAN NPR … RADIO LINKS …

http://michiganradio.org/rss …… MICHIGAN NPR RADIO LINKS

So you want to podcast … here is a good site to learn about podcasting .. from a professional …

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/…. AUDACITY to PODCAST …..

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BELOW ARE LISTED POD-CASTERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASING NEW EPISODE RECENTLY …

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Scientific Quilter Podcast

http://scientificquilter.wordpress.com

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BLESSED 2 QUILT PODCAST … new 2013

http://blessed2quilt.podbean.com/

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Pioneer Quilter Podcast

http://pioneerquilter.com

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Katie’s Quilting Corner

http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/category/podcast/episodes

Direct download of the podcast …

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History Quilter

http://www.historyquilter.com

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IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN UP DATE THE LIST.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File

( your browser will dictate the wordage)
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Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) …

YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIRECT any podcast file on a blog.

 

LINKS TO PODCAST POSTS and BLOGS on PodBean

THIS blog post is for me… but others can click on the links…. I am trying to organize my blog by organizing my links in one spot to important and favorite posts.

 https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/more-quilting-on-the-nurse-quilt/ . . . NURSE QUILT . . . .
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBoLPslLxTs . . . QUARTER INCH SEAMS SEWN CORRECTLY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/e/revisting-dear-jane/ …. REVISITING MY DEAR JANE PODCAST …
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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/e/helpful-hints-for-entering-a-juried-quilt-show/ . . . ENTERING A JURIED QUILT SHOW . . .
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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/e/plagued-by-uncertainty  . . . MAPLE LEAF QUILT of my DREAMS . . .
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https://thoughtandfound.wordpress.com/oh-my-stars/ . . . OH MY STARS QUILT ALONG …OVER BUT SO MUCH FUN . . .
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http://www.superiorthreads.com/superior-thread-holder-videos-overview/ . . . FAVORITE THREAD HOLDER . . .
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MORE TO COME…. I plan to update this page on a regular basis.

 

HAPPY QUILTING

NONNIE

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RE BLOG: Entering a Juried Quilt Show

Entering a Juried Quilt Show


Entering quilt shows has been a hot topic on the internet on several blogs, e-magazines and pod casts. I have been following the discussion because I had been considering entering the AQS QUILT SHOW in Grand Rapids this summer ( or 2013 or 2014.) What better opportunity then to enter one of the big shows in my home state. I have investigated what standards the quilts are judge upon and want to take the plunge. To that end here is the information I have discovered for my guild sisters who might also want to enter one of the larger quilt shows.

( Deadline for entry is April 30, 2012) Below I have posted links the AQS show in Grand Rapids. Be sure to register as soon as possible in order to get your entry instructions.)

Important information:
Be sure to observe all deadlines. Early entries are permissible and encouraged. Quilts submitted after the deadlines are dismissed out of hand, regardless of how beautiful your quilt is. Be sure to follow any instructions about submission for a particular category or group. Read the rules and regulations carefully and follow them.

Follow the rules for the type of photographs required. For the national quilt shows a professional photograph might be desirable. MOST quilt shows will not accept photographs that have been edited in any manner. Following the directions be prepared to submit a head on shot of yourself, a picture of the entire quilt, details of the quilting and close ups of the important details of the quilt. Most photographs are to be submitted in digital format ( CD) but some places still require slides. You must submit the photographs in the format they request.

The rules for the quilt show are set by the hosting organization and will change from show to show. The national shows usually have certified judges, judges who will judge the quilt based on predetermined standards. Judges can be trained and certified by the National Quilting Association, or they can be trained through experience. They all adhere to similar standards of judging, although final results will be varied based on the individuals. There are several method of tallying the points for judging the quilt and the hosting organization will determine what criteria is used. It is usually spelled out in the quilt entry form. Quilts are judged individually then against other quilts in their category and classifications. Best of show quilts are the most perfect quilts with the best workmanship and design elements in the show.

What is important to remember is that having your quilts judged is to improve your techniques for the next quilt, to learn from the judge’s comments. Do not take comments personally but use them as a springboard for improving your workmanship.

What criteria are used for JUDGING A QUILT?
Design / Technique/ Workmanship / Presentation

Presentation:
In her podcast Annie Smith stresses the importance of having your quilt “SHOW READY”. Many beautiful quilts have been knocked out of completion because of pet hair, lint, stains, and odors. Be sure all threads are buried and none are left dangling from construction. All marking should be removed. BE SURE YOUR QUILT IS IMPECCABLY CLEAN.

WORKMANSHIP:
Technique:
For the most part like quilts are judged against each other in their respective categories. It is important to read the rules carefully and enter your quilt in the correct category. What-ever technique you chose it should the best workmanship that you can achieve. Again no dangling threads, applique should be well stitched with invisible stitches. Pieced blocks should have points not cut off or into the seam allowance.

Pay attention to the basics of construction and do the absolute best that you can.

Over all look of the quilt and the impact it has on viewers is important.

Does it hang straight? Are the edges straight and plumb?

Does the quilt lie flat?

DO the borders wave?

Precision of seam allowance is examined.

Are points cut off are they lost into seam allowance?

Threads not buried but hanging off the quilt

Quilting details, regardless of what type of quilting (Hand, domestic or long-arm.) Is it consistent type of quilting being used. Are the stitches even, standard in size and shape? Was the quilting by an individual, a group or professional long arm quilter. (Credit must be given to whoever did the quilting.)

Hand quilting (stitches even size on front and back of quilt, starts and stops not visible, quilt marking lines not visible.)

Machine Quilting (domestic or long armed) is examined for correct tension, thread dots on back of quilt. They look for the starts and stops and the expertise of the back tracts. Thread nests are especially frowned upon.

Does the stitch in the ditch come out of the ditch? More and more shows are judging the quilting against the same type of quilts. (Hand against hand, domestic against domestic and long arm against long arm.) The judges realize different skill sets are required for the different types of quilting.

The binding is especially important. Are the thread hanging, missed stitches gaps in the stitching? Are there any parts where the binding is empty or weak? Are the corners sewn closed on top and bottom? Is the size of the binding uniform; is there any pulling to the back to cover the stitches attaching the binding? Stitches that attach the binding to the quilt should not be seen, but covered by the binding. No batting should be poking through.


DESIGN ELEMENT OF JUDGING:

• Visual impact of design – The quilt must be visible across the room! It needs to be eye-catching
• Originality and creativity
• Color and value
• Balance and integration of design (scale, relationship and arrangement of quilt components including borders)
• Overall appearance (quilt is clean, free of odor, and hangs squarely)
• General construction – workmanship (piecing, applique, borders even)
• Level of difficulty
• Special techniques (if applicable)
• Machine quilting (stitches of even length, no tension problems – Bobbin thread should not show on top and top thread should not show on back. Starts and stops not visible.)
• Quilting design appropriate to quilt top, density of quilting consistent
• Finishing (binding applied securely, evenly and accurately, square corners – no dog ears)

Art Quilts are judged on their merits …

There are more shows being established just for the art quilts. The impact of the design, the artistic expression, composition and all the rules of art are most important for these quilts. That said, technique is still considered to be important part of the judging of these quilts.

Embellishments adhered correctly and are secure

Subjects not taken into consideration and judges try not to allow their own biases and preferences sway them.

Creativity

Color

Harmonious design

Technical skills are judged


Sources:

http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/.. REGISTRATION, CLASSES
http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/contests …Contests and Deadlines

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Annie Smith, Quilting Stash blog and podcast
http://simplearts.com Podcast 209-210 and 211
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Quilt Judging

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/348120_criteria-used-in-judging-quilt-contests …. Criteria used in judging a quilt

 

RE- BLOG: Why commentators do not comment . . .

Why commentators do not comment:

If you listen on an i-pod while doing other things…… you mean to comment but do not get on the computer till a later time and by that time you have forgotten what your WITTY, INSIGHTFUL COMMENT WAS … so you skip commenting altogether.

You are driving in your car listening …carrying on a conversation with the podcast. When it comes time you can comment you have had your say, won the argument and are willing to leave bygones be bygones and go on to something else.

If YOU are listening on your computer while you quilt… the quilt takes a turn for the worst when you are listening to the podcast and requires your full attention.

You are listening to the podcast in the darkness of the night (Isn’t insomnia a wonderful thing!) and after you comment you read what you wrote and it makes no sense so you erase it and go back to sleep.

A new podcast is released so you think you have lost the moment and decide you will post on the new podcast instead. Then you do not get around to it for all the above reasons…. and it all starts over again.

THAT IS OKAY WE UNDERSTAND….

 

Happy Quilting

NONNIE

More Machine Quilting pictures

New York Beauty – Domestic Machine Quilting~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I should explain that I do crop and edit the pictures to make them easier to view. I do not color or change any significant aspects of the pictures, but I frequently paint out a messy background. When I am able I note if the quilt is hand or machine quilted on domestic machine or a long arm. I do not always have the information available and then it is up to the viewer to decide for themselves. The purpose of these photos are to highlight various quilting technique I am trying to train my eye to explore the differences between the various techniques.
I am also trying to use other quilting techniques in my own quilting. Our quilt guild is having an art quilt challenge. Members are suppose to make an art quilt based on their idea of what makes an art quilt. The only rule is the project has to be larger than 15×15 inches or 225 square inches. Any shape size larger is okay. I will be posting my efforts as I go along. I am planning to work on this project almost exclusively until January.

 

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Baptist Fan Quilting Pattern

 

 

Thread painting and domestic machine quilting

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MY favorite quilt block … BRAVE WORLD #1265

MY FAVORITE QUILT BLOCK: 1265
SPINNER …. Nancy Page
BRAVE WORLD (1265) … Farmer Journal 1944
BRAVE NEW WORLD … Fons and Porter
Brown World ….. Nancy Cabot

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……    https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/1904/ LINK to TIPS and TRICKS FOR BRAVE WORLD BLOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
As identified in Barbara Brackman’s book. All block illustrations are from ELECTRIC QUILT BLOCK BASE.
I have first saw this block on Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS TV show. ( I think season 500.) I have made several quilts using this block. I think I like it because it can be set in so many different lay-out. Even using the same blocks ( I make tons of them with left over fabrics and various white on white fabrics as background. ) I find by making these blocks it lets me make baby quilts quickly.

I usually make the baby quilts scrappy.  I usually make 4 inch blocks.  I have often used  novelty fabrics that I have fussy cut as the square.  This makes the blocks directional so you have to pre- plan the quilt using a design wall.

 

 

I am posting the instructions and measurements for this patch on line because I had lost the original file ( computer crash) and just recently found a print-out so I am recreating it here. This patch is the basis for many blocks and quilts depending upon the orientation and placement of the blocks.  By posting the patch instructions here I am less likely to lose the file again. This also allows my blog readers to use the information to make their own blocks. I will tell you I am not good at formatting on this web page so in the future I will try making a pdf file, but first I have to buy a pdf ADOBE writer.  Adobe pdf lets you put tables into the file.  I think will make my instructions easier to understand.  They will also be briefer as they will be instructions with no detailed explanations of the blog post.

FOUR INCH (finished) PATCHES
Fabrics: For most quilts I pick background fabric usually light colored ( I am partial to scrappy white on white fabrics) and I like mixed scraps of medium to dark colors. Placement of the lights and darks go a long way to define the look and style of the quilt.

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Cut squares of 4 – 7/8th (5) inches on the diagonal to make two half square triangles.

( CONFESSION TIME: I usually make my squares larger, to the full inch measurement. I then square the block down after assembly. This is easier and more accurate for me….. I belong to the make it big and square it up club. This patch would be 5 inches in size then cut in half. )

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From the background fabric, cut square patch 2-7/8th ( 3) inches in half on the diagonal. These patches are then sewn to make a triangular unit on a 2.5 inch square.

 

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The new triangle patch is then sewn to the 4-7/8th (5) inch triangle to make the BRAVE WORLD UNIT. . . .  Once the patches are sewn together press the seams to the path of least resistance …. toward the large triangle.  Square up to 4.5 inch unit. I like doing this after my patch is pressed. (I usually use starch.)

When you have enough of the units make a quilt out of them.

 

Quilt blocks needed:

Baby quilts 60in x 60in = 150 to 200 depending on size of baby quilt
Twin size quilts 70 x98 inches = approximately 408 blocks
Full size quilt 82x 98 inches = 480 blocks
Queen size quilt 98 x98 = 625 blocks (25 across & 25 down)

Measurements for other size blocks: 

ALWAYS, ALWAYS make a trial block to check my measurements … 
I have been known to be wrong and I do not do math.



FINISHED block size …………………… 4inch
Unfinished block size …………………….. 4.5 Inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) …………………4-7/8th (5 inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) ………………………….2.5  inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ………………. 2-7/8th (3inches)
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FINISHED block size …………………… 5 inch
Unfinished block size …………………….. 5.5 inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) …………………5-7/8th (6 inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) ………………………….3 inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ……………….  3.5inches 


Divided in half to get the triangle big enough… no I do not do math.

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FINISHED block size ……………….6 inches
Unfinished block size ………………. 6.5 inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) ………………… 6-7/8th ( 7inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) …………………………. 3.5 inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ……………. 3-7/8th(4inches)
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FINISHED block size ………………………….. 8 inches
Unfinished block size ……………………….. 8.5 inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) …………. 8-7/8th ( 9 inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) ………………….. 4.5 inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ……………….. 4-7/8th ( 5 inches)
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Let me know what you think of the instructions as I want to improve them.   I am posting the layouts I have used in the past.  I do not have the actual  pictures as I lost them in my last computer crash a couple of years ago.  These are just some of the layouts are available.  I used several books with layouts of quilts that have strong light – dark components to plan some of these quilts.  Check your books for log cabin block layouts.  I just have fun playing with the blocks.

SOLID CENTERS

SOLID CENTERS

LIGHT SMALL SQUARE CENTERS

LIGHT SMALL SQUARE CENTERS

PLAIN SETTING

PLAIN SETTING

WINDOW SETTING

WINDOW SETTING

ZIG ZAG LAYOUT

ZIG ZAG LAYOUT

PIN WHEEL SPINNER

PIN WHEEL SPINNER

FURROW CENTER

FURROW CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCRAPPY VERSION of Brave World Quilts

SCRAPPY VERSION of Brave World Quilts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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My favorite issue of AMERICAN PATCHWORK and QUILTING … COLOR ISSUE

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Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio 

PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

I picked up a copy of the COLOR ISSUE of AMERICAN PATCHWORKS and QUILTING.  It is one of the few magazines I actually pay for full price.   Most of the magazines I get are from quilt shows and guild meetings where they are donated and sold for a very reduced price.   I make sure to save this magazine in it entirety in in with my books of color theory. If you read my blog before you are aware of the rants I go into when the available magazines do stupid marketing. If not check back in my blog over the last couple of years.

I always enjoy WEEKS RINGLE’s Stash RX (THERAPY)  She teaches the magazine readers different ways of looking at their stash fabric to actually use their stash in different ways to make more exciting quilts.  I always learn a lot from this article and the series of quilt project they use where they actually apply the lessons and principles taught.  I also like how they frequently have multiple colorways of the same quilt pattern.

This last week the editors of AMERICAN PATCHWORK and QUILTING  recorded a podcast and published it on Pat Sloan’s podcast station. They go into detail on many of the quilts in the magazine and how they enjoyed making the project. I found I really enjoyed thumbing through the magazine as I listened to the podcast.  I have provide a link to PAT SLOAN’s podcast so if you have not downloaded the podcast before you can do so now…. It is well worth the listen.

ADDENDUM:   I was not too happy with the actual quilt patterns in this issue.  They were pretty much patterns that have the same blocks that have been published a number of times in the last several years ….. Churn dash, Snow Balls, hour glass, Ohio Star.  With over 4000 known royalty free blocks why do quilt magazines tend to use the same blocks over and over again?
HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
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email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

QUILTING PODCAST LINKS … reviewed APRIL 25, 2015

 
 
I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster. 

 

 

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog. 2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET 3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST 4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Quilting for the Rest of Us

http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

PODCAST LINK > > > http://quilter.podbean.com/

QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US …… THE BLOG

 

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mawmawquilt

Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG

FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids…..

Starting APRIL 2014 … loving it!

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

 

 

 

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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. new 2014

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

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HISTORY CHICKS…. my favorite history podcast …. take a listen

http://thehistorychicks.com/?cat=6 . . . MY FAVORITE HISTORY CHICKS HISTORY PODCAST ….

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http://www.mythandhistory2.podbean.com/

MYTH and HISTORY of Europe

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

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Crafty Garden Mom ….

YOU will find book reviews on this bloggers page.

http://craftygardenmom.blogspot.com

http://craftygardenmom.podomatic.com/

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

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Lazy Daisy Blog — looking for the RSS feed link

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com/

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pat sloan

 

 

 

Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

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PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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A J the QUILTING POT ….

is back podcasting … BOY I missed her…

http://thequiltingpot.podbean.com

http://iknitnquilt2.blogspot.com

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Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash

http://simplearts.com/blogs

 

 

 

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Quilt Cast / Amy’s Creative Side PODCAST ….. new 2013

http://amyscreativeside.com/category/podcast/

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http://feeds.feedburner.com/amyscreativeside … RSS feed for AMY CREATIVE SIDE PODCAST with April …

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WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

http://www.weezyworks.com

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . . found July 2014

 

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SEWING MOM PODCAST ….. new / Found April 2014

http://sewingmompodcast.com/ …. SEWING MOM PODCAST ….

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VIDEO  PODCAST ON iTUNES  by BONNIE MC CAFFERY

https://itunes.apple.com/al/podcast/001bonnies-creative-quilting/id162208330 <<< BONNIE MC CAFFERY VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES ….

 

 

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JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES ….. restarted podcasting … MARCH 2014

http://cvquiltworks.podbean.com/ … JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES …

 

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CANADIAN QUILTERS

 

 

 

CANADIAN QUILT TALK PODCAST …. new 2013

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CanadianQuiltTalkPodcast

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MODERN SEW-CIETY …. added new November 2013

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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WITH IN A QUARTER OF AN INCH . . . . She’ BACK

http://withinaquarterinch.com/home-page-static/

http://withinaquarterinch.com/podcast-2/

RSS : direct download link of her podcasts

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Direct download links for the newest quilting podcasts / found SEPTEMBER 2014

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Purple Daisies podcast and blog ….

http://purpledaisiesquiltingpodcast.libsyn.com/webpage …. PURPLE DAISY QUILTING PODCAST — DIRECT LINK
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom/16071219-introducing-my-new-podcast …… SEW LIKE MY MOM, PURPLE DAISY QUILTING

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-daisies-quilting-podcast/id913053950?mt=2 …… Purple Daisies podcast
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom.atom …… PURPLE DAISY BLOG ..

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QUILTING BITS AND PIECES . . .

http://quiltingbitsandpieces.com/ …… QUILTING BITS AND PIECES

 

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CRAFTING PODCAST …

 CRAFTY PLANNER :

http://craftyplanner.com/podcast/ >>> CRAFTY PLANNER …. found May 2015 ….

 

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on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters.

 

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MY FAVORITE MICHIGAN NPR … RADIO LINKS …

http://michiganradio.org/rss …… MICHIGAN NPR RADIO LINKS

So you want to podcast … here is a good site to learn about podcasting .. from a professional …

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/…. AUDACITY to PODCAST …..

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BELOW ARE LISTED POD-CASTERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASING NEW EPISODE RECENTLY …

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Scientific Quilter Podcast

http://scientificquilter.wordpress.com

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BLESSED 2 QUILT PODCAST … new 2013

http://blessed2quilt.podbean.com/

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Pioneer Quilter Podcast

http://pioneerquilter.com

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Katie’s Quilting Corner

http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/category/podcast/episodes

Direct download of the podcast …

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History Quilter

http://www.historyquilter.com

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IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN UP DATE THE LIST.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File

( your browser will dictate the wordage)
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Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) …

YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIRECT any podcast file on a blog.

 

STEP ONE > From picture to fabric

Saturday, April 19,2015

Saturday, was a day filled with errands including a trip to the dealership to have a mirror replaced on my driver side door.   I did not have a lot of time to actually work on my project but I did do a lot of thinking about it.  

My conundrum is how to replicate the art piece as close to his drawing as possible.  In part knowing myself I have to suppress my fussy nature I have to prevent myself from “fixing” his anatomical errors.  I also realized I wanted to be sure not to flip / mirror the orientation of the picture as I want it to look as close to the original as possible.  I am anticipating thread painting as some of the process so I am going to use my Ricky Tims Stable Stuff  to stabilize the fabric.   I drew out the picture on the stabilizer and then putting on a sun lit window redrew the picture.  I had used pencil when traced directly on the picture as I did not want to damage it.   When retracing on the window I used a fine line sharpie.  I figured since I can not get the sharpie marks out of my fabrics when I write on my uniforms by accident the marks will also stay when I do it on purpose.  I plan to fuse / my stabilizer to my fabric then sew from the back a single line of stitching recreating the drawing lines.   By having a mirrored drawing as my pattern when I sew from the back it should look like the original drawing.   I am going to use ( 60 wt) matching thread.  Hopefully, by doing this it will give me a basic sketch that I will use thread painting strengthen and define.  I can already tell the face is going to be the biggest challenge.

The next task I do have planned related to this project is fabric selection.  I am going into my stash to find fabrics that will work to replicate the drawing.  From those fabrics I will let my grandson pick the fabrics to go into the drawing.  I have to be careful on how I handle this as my grandson knows I have a stash of  Star Wars and Super Hero fabric that I will be using in the other blocks of the project.  I can see him wanting the drawings to have super hero clothes on.  It is his quilt but I will maintain control and decorum.

1- planning & first draft

1- planning & first draft

 

Doing a rough draft of the project on the stabilizer is as far as I have gotten for today….. no sewing. More errands and chores to do today …. such is life.

If anyone has any input, tips about the project and techniques I am using by all means tell me now, leave a comment.

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NONNIE_P ….. @NONNIE_P
email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

 

 

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