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  • Find the Secret Ingredient to Make Your Quilt Sing!

    Find the Secret Ingredient to Make Your Quilt Sing!

    What does cooking have to do with quilting? There’s always a secret ingredient! Judy Lyon shows us how Adventure, Culture, Discovery and Fascination are the secret ingredients to make a quilt uniquely yours reflecting parts of your life.  Judy uses quilting and thread to create quilting patterns that are pictures and need to be seen.

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  • Doodling Counts on “Short Takes on Longarm Quilting” with Vicki Hoth

    Doodling Counts on “Short Takes on Longarm Quilting” with Vicki Hoth

      This month Vicki is all about doodling to free her creative spirit, develop new designs, and practice eye/hand coordination. She shows items that are readily available to help you loosen up and practice doodling creative designs for longarm quilting anywhere, anytime. Watch Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

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  • Anita Grossman Solomon’s “Unbiased Blocks” on Quilt Out Loud!

    Anita Grossman Solomon’s “Unbiased Blocks” on Quilt Out Loud!

    Anita Grossman Solomon shows Jodie her technique for what she calls “unbiased blocks”. A strip of fusible interfacing is the key to solving three problems: she didn’t cut triangles, the bias edges are stabilized and there is no waste. Back at The City Quilter Mark and Jodie show the line of exclusive New York fabrics

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  • LIVE Oral History Interview With Kim Montagnese

    LIVE Oral History Interview With Kim Montagnese

      Saturday I’ll be in Duluth, Georgia at the Georgia Quilt Show. For this event I’ll be wearing my Alliance for American Quilts hat, conducting an on-stage interview for the Q.S.O.S. (Quilters Save Our Stories) project. I haven’t met my interviewee, Kim Montagnese, but just checked her out online and I know she’s going to

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  • “Quilting Celebrations” Celebrates Log Cabin Style!

    “Quilting Celebrations” Celebrates Log Cabin Style!

    Patrick Lose continues his Log Cabin Christmas throw this week on “Quilting Celebrations.” At the Gammill Vision long arm machine, watch Jessica Jones work her quilting magic using the holly templates Patrick designed and showed us how to print at the top of the show. Jessica also has tips for tracing the templates onto the

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  • $6 Books Oh My! And Free Shipping Too!

    $6 Books Oh My! And Free Shipping Too!

    Now this is a book sale! For four days only, you can choose from dozens of popular books at just $6 each* at our eagerly awaited online-only Warehouse Sale. The shopping begins now and supplies are limited, so make your selections quickly. It’s the perfect time to pick up inspiring books for yourself, and gifts for your friends and

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  • Explosions in Color Exhibit in New York City

    Explosions in Color Exhibit in New York City

    Moonglow by Carol Taylor is part of the Explosions in Color exhibit at the Art Quilt Gallery NYC in Manhattan running through October 29. The Art Quilt Gallery NYC is exclusively focused on a single art form: quilts, whose  aesthetic range, creative spirit, execution, and sheer beauty make this a compelling art, yet one that

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  • A Day With Quilt Out Loud! at Keepsake Quilting

    A Day With Quilt Out Loud! at Keepsake Quilting

    Didn’t make it to New Hampshire to meet Jodie and Mark? Then check out Keepsake Quilting’s blog to see photos from Saturday’s taping. It was a ton of fun! Watch for the show in December.

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  • Design Your Own Longarm Patterns on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

    Design Your Own Longarm Patterns on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

    Jodie’s guest this month is Loes van der Heijden shows how to design patterns for longarm quilting using her Art and Stitch software. The first thing Loes says is that you can design and stitch out a pattern in just ten minutes-and then she proves it! Load the software onto your computer, draw your design,

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  • Quilt Out Loud! In New York City!

    Quilt Out Loud! In New York City!

    This week, Jodie and Mark greet us from the fabric district in New York City. Check out this amazing bronze of a tailor: They then visit The City Quilter on 25th Street in Chelsea which is a quilting haven for the urban quilter and sewer. Owners Cathy and Dale Izzo have devoted the front 1/3

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  • See Mark & Jodie in Person!

    See Mark & Jodie in Person!

    This Saturday October 1, Quilt Out Loud! will be taping at Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire. You can be part of it!

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  • Save Our Stories! Volunteers Needed to Interview Quilters at 2011 International Quilt Festival

    Save Our Stories! Volunteers Needed to Interview Quilters at 2011 International Quilt Festival

      This year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas (November 3-6), a team of volunteers lead by the nonprofit Alliance for American Quilts will interview 64 Texas quiltmakers for the Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) oral history project.    The artists to be interviewed are all included in the forthcoming book

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  • Kimmy Brunner on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

    Kimmy Brunner on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

    In week three of this month’s Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show, Kim Brunner is back with more hard-earned kknowledge on how to make sure your quilts come off the longarm machine square and flat. Keeping the end of the quilt straight is just as important as starting off straight Kimmy reminds us. As we

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  • Quilters Apps

    Quilters Apps

    Apps for quilters? Yup! You know quilters are all about tools, so yes to apps! One of the boons of having a smart phone is the ability to find what you want wherever you are, so a  quilt shop finder is for quilters what Aloqa and Urbanspoon are to foodies in need of just the

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  • Quilting Gets Coverage in the Wall Street Journal!

    Quilting Gets Coverage in the Wall Street Journal!

    And better yet, I happen to know that they asked my friend Meg Cox to write the article; she didn’t pitch it to them. So quilting is getting some respect! This is a very interesting peek at Denyse Schmidt. Lucky Meg for getting to go behind the scenes! ~Jodie

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  • Web Site Update

    Web Site Update

    Oh growing pains… The new site is a dream. It’s much easier to find videos, the quality is way better,  the social networking abilities are great (and open new opportunities for the future) , so I’m loving it. But new web sites always have issues, and one that is dedicated to video only amplifies that.

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  • Memorial Service for Ardis Butler James

    Memorial Service for Ardis Butler James

    Ardis Butler James passed away on July 7, 2011. She is remembered and mourned by her family and many close friends. Her contribution to the world of quilts remains as her great public legacy and will live on in the presence of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and all its collections, research, exhibitions,

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  • Boo to You! On Quilting Celebrations

    Boo to You! On Quilting Celebrations

    Quilting Celebrations: Episode #107 Boo to You At the drawing board, Patrick visits with his friend, Ronda Garland, about their mutual love of Halloween and Patrick’s new “Boo to You” door banner or wallhanging design. It’s the perfect quilted project to greet the trick-or-treating beggars with something for everyone – a little piecing, a little

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  • Two-Time Machine Quilter of the Year Kimmy Brunner on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

    Two-Time Machine Quilter of the Year Kimmy Brunner on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

    Every quilter wants her finished quilt to lay flat and square. Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year winner Kimmy Brunner joins Jodie showing what we need to know about getting the quilt into the frame square and flat. She offers easy fixes to problems that work for all machine quilters whether longarm, shortarm or domestic.

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  • New Thread Trimmer!

    New Thread Trimmer!

    At International Quilt Market I was asked to tape a video about the EZ Trimmer. I was impressed! See what you think! ~Jodie

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