Quilting Inspiration from a Doll Maker

Quilt Out Loud! | Episode 303 | September 2011-Week 2

Mark journeys to Neptune, New Jersey for his door knock with dollmaker, Mary Lou Klawetter whose friends will be arriving soon for a party. She gives Mark a tour of her house and studio which is filled with her whimsical work. Her introduction to dollmaking started through books and patterns and eventually she used her own ideas. Faces are made from either paper clay or fabric and are hand painted or embroidered. Her modus operandi is Head – Heart – Hands; the idea forms in her head, her heart adds the feeling and the work comes through her hands. Her work is always evolving, taking her imagination as far as it will go. Jodie and Mark review books featuring jelly rolls and show a sampling of quilts from the books. The party is in full swing by now, so it’s time to join the fun.

Dream Lit Dolls – dreamlitdolls.com
Jelly Babies: Adorable Quilts from 2½” Strips – from the staff at That Patchwork Place
Rolling Along: Easy Quilts from 2½” Strips – by Nancy Martin, That Patchwork Place
Strip and Knit with Style: Create Fabric Yarn – by Mark Hordysznski, C & T Publishing
Friendship Strips and Scraps by Edyta Sitar, Landauer Publishing
Accent on Angles: Easy Strip-Set Quilts – by Susan Purney Mark, That Patchwork Place
Scrap-Basket Sensations – More Great Quilts from 2½” Strips – by Kim Brackett, That Patchwork Place
Strip Smart Quilts-16 Designs from One Easy Technique – by Kathy Brown, That Patchwork Place
Wooden peg looms by Craft Sanity – craftsanity.com – available at etsy.com

Then watch part 3 of this series on making bias quilt strips with Eleanor Burns.


  1. Quilt Out Loud Rocks! I love all the quilting shows. This show is like the cherry on top, the lime twist or lemon (what ever you prefer) to the other quilt shows. What is am I talking about you ask? I love the door knocks. I love the energy of Mark and Jodi. It is fun, knowledgeable, history just all the stuff that leads me back to watching all the other shows for techniques. It’s a great show. Ever think about going PBS?
    One of your numerous fans.
    Christy G.
    Anchorage, AK

    Christy Genne, 3 years ago Reply

    • LOL Cristy! You think PBS would tape our mouths sometimes? Especially my beloved bro!

      jdavis, 3 years ago Reply

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