Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: December 19, 2016
Learn the secret of piecing small strips of fabric into larger section to create clever, improvisational quilts that will delight both beginner and veteran quilters. Nancy and her guests, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio, will teach clever use of color and simple piecing techniques. Prepare to be inspired! Watch Part Two.
Premiered: December 26, 2016
Guests Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio join Nancy to demonstrate how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair. See how to adapt the Magic Inch technique to any size block. Grab your rotary cutter and sew along while we master a fresh approach to quilting.
Premiered: January 4, 2016
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is located at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. The department offers a masters degree in Textile History,
emphasizing quilt studies. The museum has the world’s largest publicly held quilt
collection, featuring 4500 quilts from 50 different countries. The museum hosts 12–15
quilt exhibits each year, featuring about 100 quilts at any time.
Premiered: December 12, 2016
Cherie St. Cyr returns to Nancy’s Corner to share the inspirations for her eye-catching quilts incorporating her own dyed fabrics. She applies signature touches to her quilts, perhaps most notable are the hand-painted black & white borders. Cherie encourages quilters & sewists to sign their work-either with a label on the back of the quilt or with stitching incorporated on the front of the quilt.
Premiered: October 3, 2016
Sewing enthusiast & cancer survivor Deon Maas had firsthand experience using an uncomfortable bed pillow following a mastectomy. As a result, she developed the Anti-Ouch Pouch to help specific post-surgical needs of breast cancer patients. The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a pillow that hangs from an adjustable shoulder strap to cushion and support the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment.
Premiered: September 26, 2016
Sixteen year old Diana Jasany donated 150+ quilts, making a life-changing difference for people in need. Adopted from a Russian orphanage at 14 months old, she developed Diana’s Golden Needle as a Girl Scout Gold Award project. Her intent was to make 16 twin-sized quilts–one for each year she has lived in the United States since her adoption–to be given to youth aging out of the foster care system
Premiered: November 7, 2016
Diane Gaudynski took her long-time love of sewing a new direction in the 1980s when she began to sew quilts. While she loved the color, the fabric, the designs, & the threads-Diane discovered she didn’t enjoy the process of hand quilting. Through intensive practice and study, Diane transitioned to machine quilting, where she has earned a reputation as one of the top 30 quilt artists in the world.
Premiered: January 18, 2016
The donations coordinator at DAIS joins Nancy at the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, to accept quilts for their domestic violence shelter in Dane County. DAIS has seven other intervention, prevention, and education programs for victims of domestic violence. The remaining quilts from the Quilt to Give project were given to Enchanted Makeovers, a group that houses and educates women and children.
Premiered: December 19, 2016
Fraser Smith found his passion and established a career creating amazingly realistic sculptures from wood. The intricately detailed hats and coats, a surprisingly authentic briefcase, and lovingly recreated quilts draped casually across a carved wooden clothes line, cause those who view his work to pause and ponder.
Premiered: January 25, 2016
Frieda Anderson joins Nancy at the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, to share information about art quilts. They discussed framing, finishing, stitching, and labeling.
Premiered: February 1, 2016
A quilt fabric designer shares her process of designing fabric. She starts with the sketching of motifs from nature, scans them to her computer, colorizes the artwork, and sends the artwork to the fabric manufacturer. After she reviews the “strike-offs” (screen printed fabric) and fabric is ready, she creates a project with the fabric to highlight her designs.
Premiered: January 11, 2016
Volunteers from an outreach program called STITCH teach sewing to women for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Supplies are all donated. They teach by demonstrating, as most of the refugees don’t speak English. In the past four years, they have had approximately 80 women go through the program. They have come from Somalia, Sudan, Nepal, Cuba, Kenya, Iraq, and the Congo.