Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 30, 2017
A life-long artist, Gina Phillips explains how she uses a long arm quilting machine as a “paint with thread machine” while creating art. She prepares an under-drawing and under-painting, then appliques fabric and other materials to the canvas using the long arm quilter.
Premiered: January 23, 2017
Sandy Schweitzer reassures viewers that it’s OK to repair damaged quilts and give them new life. . A worn patch can be replaced by new fabric, simply by folding a small hem, positioning the edge right next to the original embroidered stitching, and carefully hand stitching the patch in place.
Premiered: January 16, 2017
Nancy learns fabric embellishment techniques from Joyce and Thomas Teng on the show floor of the Quilt Expo in Madison. The Tengs demonstrate how to easily create a variety of effects by simply using shaving cream, fabric dye and simple tools to marbleize, stencil , and paint textiles.
Premiered: January 9, 2017
Roy Mitchell Jr. developed & teaches for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. Young men entering the course must score at least 90 percent on exams for measurement and math, how to create a pattern, fabric knowledge, as well as 250 sewing & quilting vocabulary words. As a final exam, students are given dimensions for a quilt & must determine pattern & construction details.
Premiered: January 2, 2017
Quilts by the award winning quilting team of Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers were highlighted at the 2016 Quilt Expo in Madison. The ladies share with Nancy that it is the first time that 22 of their quilts have been shown at the same location. They also talk about the “what ifs?” that they consider when designing and creating a quilt.
Premiered: December 26, 2016
Wendy Mamattah engaged her artistic skills & immersed herself in the culture of her homeland, Ghana, to create mesmerizing art quilts. The Masai Journey depicts a long line of women journeying from their huts to the marketplace; each figure receding into the distance becomes smaller while maintaining great detail. Drummers and dancers seem to come to life in Wendy’s many dance inspired quilts.
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: 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: November 28, 2016
Marion Coleman of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland shares how members use quilts to express love for the city. Guild members’ quilts highlight the importance of black cowboys & cowgirls in the American West, celebrate the accomplishments of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, commemorate the ground-breaking career of Delilah Beasley, & even share a sense of humor with “graffiti art”.
Premiered: November 21, 2016
Nancy shares guidance to help sewing groups interested in community service projects host a successful Quilt to Give community sewing project using the following steps: select project leaders, request donations, request sewing machines, prepare materials, set up the event and arrange to donate the completed quilts.
Premiered: November 14, 2016
Natasha Thoreson, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager at the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, shares simple tips to help you care for your collection of textile treasures. She explains that garment construction and material is an important consideration for garment storage. And because textiles-like humans-need to breathe, hanging items should be stored in muslin garment bags.
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.