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Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons - Part 2

Premiered: January 30, 2017

Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting. Eileen Roche, embroidery pro, joins Nancy to show how to hoop a quilt and handle the bulk with ease while stitching the designs automatically. Learn tips and techniques from quilting a table runner to a queen-sized quilt.

Nancy's Corner - Gina Phillips, Narrative Artist

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.

Nancy's Corner - Sandy Schweitzer, Quilt Restoration Expert

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.

Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons - Part 1

Premiered: January 23, 2017

See how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine with Nancy and guest, Eileen Roche, embroidery specialist. Nancy and Eileen show how the traditional way of quilting can be revolutionized, letting the computerized machine do the tricky stitching. Learn four of the eight embroidery lessons.

Nancy's Corner - Joyce and Thomas Teng, Fabric Embellishers

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.  

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous - Part Two

Premiered: January 16, 2017

Join Nancy and wearable art specialist Lorraine Torrance as they share how to combine fabrics that are not usually used together to change a plain fashion to fabulous. Silk organza, charmeuse, denim and velveteen can all play well together in a jacket you create, once you learn the sewing savvy tips and techniques. Be inspired to personalize your fashion sewing.

Nancy's Corner - Roy Mitchell, Jr., Quilt Educator

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.

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous - Part One

Premiered: January 9, 2017

Make a sewing statement, starting with a basic pattern, then “fill up” spaces—a yoke, a front panel, or cuffs, with embellishments or unique fabrics. Learn how these fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape while learning creative sewing techniques such as discharge fabric dying and carefree threadwork. Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy.

Every Last Piece

Premiered: January 2, 2017

Nancy and guest, Lynn Harris, will inspire you with numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts. See how to refresh traditional designs by giving them a scrappy look while updating other quilts with a minimalist charm when all scraps are used on broad backgrounds. You’ll never again be tempted to throw away fabric scraps.

Nancy's Corner - Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers

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.

Nancy's Corner - Wendy Mamattah, Braid and Stitch

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.

Magic Inch Quilts - 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.

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