WORD of the Year …. Non Resolutions …for 2016

I do not believe in making resolutions for the NEW YEAR…. why because I never stick to them.  What I do do is make lists …. Priorities change on that list some rise high then some drop really low…. to the point of non existence.  I will be posting my UFO and list of dreams at the end of this post. 

I also think not making resolutions comes from being different aspects of our life cycles.  I am having more surgery soon.  I am looking forward to retirement.  I realize it is not a time when I can make a lot of resolutions and plans that I will feel bad about because I can not accomplish them.  I do not want to set myself up for failure as that could lead to depression.  My energy is going to be in getting better after the surgery.  Beyond that anything I accomplish in the next year is gravy. 

Sandy’s Quilting for the Rest of Us RESOLUTIONS & WORD of the Year

I have participated in SANDY of Quilting for the Rest of Us …. New Years Resolution and Word of the Year blog post  for the past several years.  The first year I just posted my UFO list, last year I stated I had no resolutions (my memory could be off on this.)  I did have a WORD of  the YEAR.   Last years word was FINISH … Can you see the on going theme here…. I tend to start projects in fits and starts then feel guilty when I do not finish them…. but my quilter A.D.D. kicks in and I find a new project is more fun then what I am working on.   I had some success in FINISH but then a lot of failures too.   Adding more UFOs then what I finished…. but enough of my failures … let us look forward to the next year …. 2016.

This years Word of the Year for 2016 is HEAL.   First off I had surgery and will have a second surgery next month.  I learned with the first surgery I have a lot of physical therapy  to do in order to heal.  I have other healing to do …. spiritually and mentally.  I will not go into the details because I hate when I read blogs that spew the disappointments in life …. I think some things should be kept private.

I am giving myself a pass in the future if I do not complete any of the UFOs this year because my priorities will be HEALING.  So sorry there is no resolutions to be found here… I will have a list posted of my UFOs I want to finish but if they do not get finished oh well …. some of these will be repeats of previous UFO list.

2016 UFO list … with details:

1.  Niece ‘s Quilt

…. just have to sew down the binding … but if not finished by this years holiday party for the family it will not get done for a long while….. My record is not putting binding on a finished quilt for 4 years.

LINK to pictures of the quilts I am talking about

2.  Sew binding on TIGER QUILT

3.  Finish FMQing on give away NURSE QUILT … and bind

4.  Finish FMQing on RED SETH QUILT … and bind … by machine

5.  TIMBO’s black and white and red all over … needs FMQing

6.  My retirement nurse quilt …. needs FMQing

7.  SKYWARD NINE PATCH QUILT …. finish blocks… assemble

8.  Finish Hayden Quilt and think about something simple for her baby brother.

9.  Nephew’s  Quilt …. need to plan, design and start … not a UFO but it is something I want to do.

10.  LOOK in the basement quilt storage and pull out all the other UFOs that are down there… dig for GOLD in my RETIREMENT STASH.  This is the end of the list I could add more but I do not want to be unrealistic.

Please join Sandy’s Quilting for the Rest of US …. RESOLUTIONS post and inspire the rest of us.

Sandy’s Quilting for the Rest of Us RESOLUTIONS

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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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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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RSS feed for ME BEING CRAFTY
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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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Scientific Quilter Podcast

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.

 

 

NOT blogging, NOT podcasting … because I have been sewing.

Quilt top almost done; just need borders.
Quilt top almost done; just need borders.

Almost finished… my FOCUS POCUS quilt top is assemble but it just needs the borders added. I could kick myself cause I have set aside fabric strips to bring the pattern out into the border but I have looked high and low for the zip lock bag that had the fabric and it is GONE. So I have been re- thinking the border and will simplify it. Such a shame. I know I will find the bag once the borders are applied…. OH WELL…. Can’t win them all. I will post more pictures in the future when it is done. CURRENTLY .. The top is hanging on my drape rods that is why it is not hanging straight… is is straight. Just want to see how it looks so I can consider the borders.

For the free motion quilting I am taking it to a long-armer and having a simple edge to edge leaves pattern quilted. I will add some simple FMQ motifs after she has it adding names and dates to the quilt. I hope to give this to my niece … in the future.

BTW … found and interesting article all quilters should read about the REAL COST OF MAKING A QUILT. Be sure to follow the links to the YOU TUBE VIDEOS from QUILTY they had interesting information.
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http://www.mooreapproved.com/2015/02/quiltonomics-the-real-cost-of-quilts/… REAL COST OF MAKING QUILTS …

Speaking of QUILTY the magazine will no longer be published. It is such a shame since it had become one of the few magazines I made a point to purchase. I liked their quilts alot, but I think the thousand of quilt blogs have cut into the magazine publishing business with tutorials, and free articles. A quilter no longer needs to buy magazines to get patterns.


WELL this is all for now. I am painting a bathroom this weekend and cleaning my bedroom as I am having a new mattress delivered tomorrow… Heaven forbid the delivery men see a messy bedroom.

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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SOURCES for buying QUILTING DVDs

I have been touting the fact that I like DVDs  better then on line streaming in several blog post.   I have decided to post the links to where I bought my DVDs for others who might like to buy quilting DVDs.   The list is in no particular order.  I have deleted any source that was unsatisfactory.   I have enjoyed the DVDs I have purchased from these source but as always you should  always think twice before buying on line.

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THE QUILT SHOW …. Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson dvds
http://store.thequiltshow.com/

The STORE at TQS

http://store.thequiltshow.com/category-s/110.htm

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PATSY THOMPSONS DESIGNS (FMQ)
http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/shop/category/cd-s-dvd-s/dvds-by-patsy-thompson-designs

DVDs for FMQ

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LEAH DAYs BOOKS AND DVDS

http://www.leahday.com/shop/category/dvds

LEAH DAYS’ DVD and Store

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QUILTING ARTS TV ….

http://www.quiltingdaily.com/media/g/qatv/default.aspx

http://www.interweavestore.com/quilting

QUILTING ARTS TV – DVDs

PATCHWORK SCHOOLHOUSE DVDs

http://www.patchworkschoolhouse.com

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FONS and PORTER

Quilt Out Loud
QUILTY
QUILT IT
QUILT MONKEY
…. Among others

http://www.shopfonsandporter.com/category/dvds-and-books

SHOP at Fons and Porter

I do wish this shop would separate DVDs from the book. It is hard to navigate and find the DVDs you might wish to purchase.

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QNNtv.com    

Carries many of the same dvds as found at Fons and Porter.

http://www.qnntv.com

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C&T PUBLISHING

http://www.ctpub.com/cds-dvds

C & T publish store and dvds

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QUILT IN A DAY : DVDs
http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/dvds

Expanded collection of DVDs … mostly QinD but also other well known quilters.
http://www.quiltinaday.tv/tv/default.asp
Live stream past shows

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Nine PATCH Media
http://www.ninepatchmedia.com/html/home.html

Elizabeth Phillips

Director of Business Development
Nine Patch Media
2563 Gibson Road
Courtenay, BC
Canada
V9J 1L5

(250) 703-0444

sales@ninepatchmedia.com

VINTAGE QUILT REVIVAL : 22 Modern Quilts from Classic Blocks

VINTAGE QUILT REVIVAL

By Katie Blakesley, Lee Heinrich and Faith Jones
Published: 2013

This was another book I was given, but I really enjoyed it. The blocks in this book are traditional vintage blocks. Most of the blocks are identified by BARBARA BRACKMAN’s book ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS. I really appreciated the identification of the blocks used. One of my biggest complaints about the recent quilt books and magazines I have read is that traditional blocks are used and the names are changed. I personally think this is disrespectful to the quilters who came before us. I think we should all be encouraging the book and magazine editors to insist on identification of traditional vintage blocks in their quilts. If a quilter wants to rename a quilt that is one thing but to rename blocks is an entirely different matter.

This book included historical mini lessons for each quilt / block presented. I found the factoids interesting and informative, I really enjoyed reading them. In some ways this made the book for me.

The book includes a cD of templates for the quilt blocks which I found very helpful. There are 22 project in the book using the blocks. The blocks are 12.5 inches and one of the quilts is a sampler. For each block a quilt just using the block is presented. Other projects are presented using different size blocks.  I am not into making purses, pouches or pillows but I thought most of the projects were cute. ( I have too many beds right now that need full size quilts… maybe after I retire I will make cutsie stuff.)

Another section in the book discusses colorways and even though they are not my colors I found the way they used colors was interesting. Many of the quilts had different setting not seen or used in traditional quilts. I also like the fact that most of the blocks are not run of the mill blocks so over published OHIO STARS, MONKEY WRENCHES or Drunkards Path. I have EQ7s BLOCK BASE, Barbara Brackman’s and Jenny Beyer’s block books and all of these blocks are in there. What I liked best was these required increasing skill. The blocks start out simple and become more advanced as the book progresses. Most of the quilts had interesting modern settings and colorways. I have taken many sampler quilts and found them a good learning experience that improves your quilting skills.

I also found a lot of FREE MOTION QUILTING exhibited in the quilts. The FMQ went from simplistic to very intricate, giving me a lot of ideas for the quilts I am currently working on.

BLOCKS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK:

  • Double Z
  • Dakota Star
  • Riviera
  • Rolling Squares
  • Red Cross
  • Mayflower
  • Tea Leaf
  • CrossPatch
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Tilted Star
  • Cross and Crown
  • Geometric Star
  • Exploding Star
  • Double Windmill
  • Dove in the Window
  • Art Square
  • Mosaic No 8

All and all I am giving this a 4 out of 5 ratings ( GOOD READS) as I think a lot of quilters will find this a good book to use, regardless if you are a modern or a traditional quilter. I think you will love the blocks in this book. I also rated this high because of the historical factoids in the book. I will review the book again after I have made some of the blocks…. I feel another sampler quilt coming my way.

Happy Quilting to all,

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BOOK REVIEWs: MY reasons for doing them ….

I do some web work on the side for a friend who opened a quilt shop in south east MICHIGAN.   It is a pretty much one woman shop and she runs out of time to do the niceties of advertising and posting on her blog, so I have been helping her out by posting her sales and writing blog posts for her.  I do a very simple blog and email advertisement send out for her customers.  We do most of the work over the phone as her shop is 70 miles away from my home and I do not get out there as often as I would like.  This weekend I went to visit her and her husband and the next few blog posts will be about some of the books and magazines I recently picked up.

She can not afford to pay me in cash since she makes just enough to pay her bills, cover over head and a small salary for herself.  So we came up with a wonderful payment plan…. fabric, thread, quilt books and quilt magazines ( those that do not sell) and various sundry items that I use in my projects.  As far as I am concerned I am making out like a bandit since I rarely spend more than 6 hours in a week doing these tasks.

In these book reviews I try to be unbiased ( something hard to do) and give a factual review of the book’s content.  I try to think of all quilters and what they need.  Sometimes my prejudices seeps through by the choice of  adverbs and adjectives I use.  I do review books that I purchase (or am given) that I do not like.  I have very particular and marked tastes and I try not to let me influence my reviews.  WITH that said I try to evaluate the directions and instructions given in the books, magazines and articles for their ease of understanding.  I do not mince words if they are unclear or difficult to understand as I feel that is why I or other quilters buy a book.   Yes, we are influenced by the ascetics in the books and magazines but if the directions are garbled I feel I have wasted my money and that make me very unhappy.

I will continue to review books, magazines, dvds, and classes, whether I like them or not in the future.   I will do my best to be unbiased but since I  try to be a straight shooter I will voice the negatives as well as the positives.   I am fully aware that the authors work hard to make the quilts and write the directions, I try not to be brutal and find something good in  every book.  But I feel I work hard for my money too and poor instructions lead to wasting my time, effort and fabric. ( WASTING my fabric is a big pet peeve.)

I am going to ask you, my readers, would you rather have only positive reviews or do you also want the ones that are somewhat negative in nature EVEN if they are just my opinions.

 

HAPPY QUILTING,

NONNIE
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A really great TRUNK SHOW at the guild

This was the description from our guild’s calendar:

May 28th Meeting – A lecture/trunk show by Linda McGibbon and Leslie Peterson
of Bay City/Midland area. These two have been friends for years, thus the name of their presentation: Friendship. But they have different tastes.

Linda likes paper piecing, machine piecing and bargello.
Leslie likes hand needle turn appliqué, wool appliqué, red work, and color tinting fabric. They will be bringing loads of quilts to show.

Their pattern company :    LAKE VIEW PATTERNS BY LINDA MC GIBBONS . . .

THIS was a very enjoyable trunk show. They had over 100 quilt projects to show between them. I enjoyed how they each were cheerleaders for the other ones work. Many of the larger quilts have been entered and won prizes in various quilt shows including Puducah and Houston. The GIRLS are available for  workshops, classes and trunk shows.  I am going to let their quilts  talk for them….          … 

LESLIE PETERSON’s QUILTS:
Leslie enjoys embroidery and hand applique. The majority of her quilts are done by hand … piecing and quilting. Her kids were involved in after school activities and sports. She said many of her quilts were totally made in her car and never made it into the house until it was completed.

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1 BALLET SHOES -0633
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Linda made this quilt for her daughter to commemorate her love of ballet.

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4- LG APPLIQUE -0628

7- SNOWMAN   -0631

LESLIE said she made many of her large scale appliques by cutting the fabric out directly on the quilt. Each of her kids was given a quilt to suit their sports passions.

11r- e- left over blocks

Linda gave Leslie some left over paper pieced MARINER COMPASS blocks from some of her projects, the problem was they were different sizes. It was up to Leslie to design a quilt using those blocks. She used her favorite applique to unite and highlight the blocks. Everyone ohhhed and ahhhed over these quilts.

12 pieced background applique

This wall hanging used a pieced background to highlight the and emphasize the applique. As part of her lecture, Leslie discussed how her quilting evolve over several years.
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LINDA MC GIBBON’s QUILTS:

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LINDA designs many of her own quilts using ELECTRIC QUILT. Her favorite method is paper piecing.
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Many of her quilts were made using SEMINOLE piecing techniques.
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12- HEARTS BARGELLO
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Bargello quilts is another of Leslie’s passion and style.
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6- - mariner compass

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8- are you sure this is drunkard path
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9- pp marinar stars
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14- STRING DRUNKARDS PATH

2-ANIMAL PRINTS

RECENTLY, Leslie has been playing with the DRUNKARD PATH BLOCKS. She has been seeing how far she can go with adding PIZZAZ to the blocks and quilts….. I THINK SHE HAS GOT IT!

 

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING…
NONNIE

 

I am running away for a mini vacation with DH… so I will get back with you later with more pictures.