Sewing with Nancy Videos
Premiered: October 23, 2011
Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the Elm Creek Quilts series, shares excerpts from her book 'The Union Quilters," referencing the Civil War and the critical role of women during the war. Jennifer wove together a story of love and sacrifices women shared as they made quilts and other items to support each other and to support their family and friends who were fighting in the Civil War.
Premiered: November 27, 2011
Connie Tkach, a passionate sewist from the state of Washington, is convinced that sewing builds confidence in young children. She is proving it through her Threads for Life sewing program for kids at Meeker Elementary School in Puyallup, WA. She teaches children ages 10--12 about the sewing machine, and they go right into sewing clothing--a fascinating story!
Premiered: January 15, 2012
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is a must-see destination for quilt and fiber enthusiasts. Terri Kirchner, president of this all-volunteer organization, tells how this project evolved from a quilt history project to a destination for viewing beautiful quilts and fiber arts, and a quilter's haven for classes in the large lower level classrooms.
Premiered: September 2, 2012
Wendy Butler Berns was given the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for quilting teachers. She took classes to learn new quilting techniques In return she curated an exhibit with the theme Out on a Limb. Quilt designs include Tessellating Wings, Me and my Shadow, The Tree of Life, Fashion in Motion, and Breast Therapy. Each quilt had an amazing story behind it.
Premiered: November 11, 2013
Alissa Haight Carlton joins Nancy via Skype to talk about the new buzz word in the world of fabric and thread—Modern Quilting. Alissa explains that The Modern Quilt Guild promotes modern quilting, an aesthetic which includes the use of negative space, solid fabrics, asymmetry, bold colors, absence of borders, and even taking a traditional quilt pattern and putting a new twist on its construction
Premiered: August 26, 2013
Jennifer Chiaverini presents her first historical novel outside the Elm Creek series. The heroine of this real-life story is Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. Born a slave, but with a strong will and dressmaking talent, Elizabeth was able to earn enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. She was also Mrs. Lincoln’s close friend and confidant.
Premiered: September 9, 2013
Maria Judy is an amazing 10 year old girl who has won numerous prizes at prestigious quilt shows. Her mentor and friend Mrs. Geissler helped Maria learn to quilt. Maria won First Place on a Log Cabin quilt at the Firehouse Quilt Show, and she went to a National Quilt Show in Kansas and won Second Place with the Sherbet Stars, plus she got the Piecer’s Award.
Premiered: November 11, 2013
Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard’s Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.
Premiered: November 18, 2013
Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.
Premiered: October 14, 2012
Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods—fast and precise. Nancy and author/designer Tula Pink start with designs inspired by nature and create unique modern quilt designs, as they create Tula’s Beanstalks, Houndstooth, and Any Which Way quilts. They showcase strip quilting with wedges, supersizing a traditional design, and a scrappy fusing technique.
Premiered: October 21, 2012
Make, use & love artistic quilts & projects created with large prints and tubular strips. Designer Tula Pink works with Nancy to turn chaos into beauty for the Stacks quilt—stacking pinwheels, blocks, and continuous tube strips. Use squares and rectangles as a base to feature a Shattered Glass design. Then Nancy & Tula work with framed large-scale prints to create the Grand Salon quilt.
Premiered: December 9, 2012
Serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories, and an elastic smocked sundress.