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  • Original Sewing & Quilt Expo: Kansas City

    Original Sewing & Quilt Expo: Kansas City

                  Above photo courtesy of The Kansas City Star                               That’s me on a longarm! On a normal day, I spend my day in an office cubicle posting videos and making sure all of you

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  • See What’s New This Week on QNNtv.com

    See What’s New This Week on QNNtv.com

    Have you seen the commercial with the camel who’s so excited about Wednesday? Here, go watch it (click the camel):     Hilarious, right? Sometimes it can be pretty hard to keep track of the days. Good thing that camel is on top of things… and it’s also great that there’s this new QNNtv.com calendar

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  • Patrick Lose at the Iowa State Fair!

    Patrick Lose at the Iowa State Fair!

    The internationally-renowned Iowa State Fair starts tomorrow, August 8th! The fair draws over a million people each year, and they come for myriad reasons: to see the prize-winning livestock, to appreciate the arts and crafts, to sample every food under the sun that could possibly be put on a stick, and to see the famous

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  • Marianne and Mary Fons: Comedy Duo?

    Marianne and Mary Fons: Comedy Duo?

    You know Marianne and Mary Fons as a dynamic mother-daughter quilting duo, but they’re about to leave that all behind to perform their new quilting themed comedy act! Okay, just kidding, but the newest episode of Quilty on QNNtv.com definitely has its funny moments! You’ve heard of a nine-patch block, a log cabin block, even

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  • New Videos on QNNtv.com: Love of Quilting 1800 Series!

    New Videos on QNNtv.com: Love of Quilting 1800 Series!

    The entire 1800 Series of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting is now up on QNNtv.com! Marianne and Mary Fons host each episode and teach quilting techniques, demonstrate new tools, and welcome sewing specialists, longarm quilters, and other guests from the quilting world. Their teaching methods are accessible for any level of quilter, from beginner

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  • What’s New with Quilty? CONTEST CLOSED

    What’s New with Quilty? CONTEST CLOSED

    What’s new with Quilty? Thanks for asking! The July/August 2013 issue of Quilty, which is our FIFTH issue—wow!—comes out tomorrow, July 9th! Be sure to pick up your print or digital copy, or you can do what all the cool kids are doing and have Quilty auto-shipped right to you! You can also subscribe digitally, which is perfect for reading Quilty on a tablet or mobile

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  • Quilt with the Stars Giveaway! CONTEST CLOSED

    Quilt with the Stars Giveaway! CONTEST CLOSED

    The newest issue of Love of Quilting features a Quilt with the Stars interview with TailorMade by Design owners Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth. TailorMade by Design provides sewing and quilt design services to dozens of companies in the quilt industry. The dynamic duo are not only business partners—they’re also sisters who share a passion

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  • Get Your Groove On: Spring 2013 Quilt Market

    Get Your Groove On: Spring 2013 Quilt Market

    Shop owners, fabric designers, pattern designers, publishers, fabric companies, and many more gathered at Spring 2013 Quilt Market  in Portland, Oregon in May. They displayed and traded patterns, quilt education ideas, fabric designs and… dance moves? A large group of quilters-turned-dancers participated in the premiere of the Quiltmaker Shuffle, choreographed and taught by Gudrun Erla

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  • Visit Master Applique Artist Karen Kay Buckley on “Quilt Out Loud!”

    Visit Master Applique Artist Karen Kay Buckley on “Quilt Out Loud!”

      Mark Lipinski and Jodie Davis open the show from a glass shop Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Deb Fuller of LeTort Glass makes beautiful fused glass sewing scissor keepers for master applique artist Karen Kay Buckley, who is Mark’s door knock “victim” in this episode.   Merrily Parker has sold many a longarm machine and in doing

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  • Quilt It The Longarm Quilting Show: Skill Builders for Free-Motion Quilting with Renae Allen

    Quilt It The Longarm Quilting Show: Skill Builders for Free-Motion Quilting with Renae Allen

       Longarm teacher Renae Allen realized that her students needed a project before the project so they could build on basic skills. They needed to learn the rhythm, the motion, the repetitive motion and the motor skills of longarm stitching. She developed Skill Builders, a fabric printed with all kinds of lines to use as

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  • Feast Your Eyes on Little Art Quilts and Bid on One!

    Feast Your Eyes on Little Art Quilts and Bid on One!

    This week, the Quilt Alliance (formerly the Alliance for American Quilts) is auctioning off the last of the over 100 house-shaped quilts that were entries in the Alliance’s 2012 contest, “Home Is Where the Quilt Is.” These unique art quilts are small enough to frame (15 inches width by 19.5 inches height) and they enable

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  • Designing Reproduction Fabric with Bobbe Benvin

    Designing Reproduction Fabric with Bobbe Benvin

    Quilt Out Loud #405 Trends in quilting are exciting and fresh, but traditional designs are forever popular and interest always cycles around. Mark shows the scrappy quilt he designed for the Nov/Dec issue of Love of Quilting magazine using reproduction fabrics. Modern or traditional: design and fabric choices are the key! Jodie visits with Bobbe

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  • Realistic Quilting for Pictorial Quilts with Cathy Wiggins

    Realistic Quilting for Pictorial Quilts with Cathy Wiggins

      Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show #308 During her career in telecommunications Cathy Wiggins painted with watercolors and acrylics on paper, and is now painting on fabric. She’s known for her whimsical designs but is now moving towards more realism in her work. In this segment Cathy shows us how easy it is to

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  • Want to See a Quilt Show Every Day?

    Want to See a Quilt Show Every Day?

    I know, I know, a lot of people don’t think they want to waste time on Facebook. Honestly, I would never have ventured there were it not for business purposes. Who cares about games and pictures of pets and grand children? Well, think again. This morning I checked my feed and it was in large

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  • Six Bucks a Book Warehouse Sale at Martingale!

    Six Bucks a Book Warehouse Sale at Martingale!

    Hurry on over and get some of the great books you’ve seen on Quilt Out Loud!

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  • From Applique to Rug Hooking: A Creative Life

    From Applique to Rug Hooking: A Creative Life

    Jodie and Mark show their latest rug hooking project and talk about Mark’s doorknock, Marion Sachs, who is a master at both rug hooking and quilting. Then Jodie does a “how to” demonstration showing how advanced features of today’s machines make stitching a buttonhole applique stitch a snap.   Quilter and rug hooker extraordinaire Marion

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  • It’s All About Thread on “Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show”!

    It’s All About Thread on “Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show”!

      Heather Purcell, a.k.a. Mother Superior, joins Jodie to tell us all about threads, specifically Superior Threads which she owns with her husband Bob. In the first segment, Heather tells us why the strong core of Superior metallic keeps it from fraying and breaking as other brands do and she adds helpful hints for perfect

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  • Quilting and Rug Hooking in a Civil War Home

    Quilting and Rug Hooking in a Civil War Home

    It’s all about using color on this month’s show. Jodie and Mark open the episode from the Finishing Stitch, a shop located in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. They spotlight a new notion by Clover and Jodie visits with Merrily Parker of Merrily We Quilt Along for what to look for in a longarm machine. Mark’s surprise doorknock

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  • Precision Quilting with Templates: Kimmy Brunner Returns for the Third Time to “Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show”!

    Precision Quilting with Templates: Kimmy Brunner Returns for the Third Time to “Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show”!

    For her third appearance on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show Kimmy Brunner shows us that for precision work that mimics the perfection of computerized quilting, templates and rulers are your new best friend. Kimmy uses templates either to create intricate and precise designs or to create the bones or skeleton of the design that

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  • Quilt Study Investigation on “Quilt Out Loud!”

    Quilt Study Investigation on “Quilt Out Loud!”

     Mark and Jodie travel to Pennsylvania and open the show among the quilt displays at the York County Historic Trust. Mark shows off a baby quilt he made and then we travel back to Spring International Quilt Market for Jodie’s meet-up with well-loved designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts who shows Jodie a clever

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