Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - “Out on a Limb” Quilt Exhibit

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.

Nancy's Corner -Brett and Kristy Moore, Teaching in Thailand

Premiered: January 20, 2014

The Moore family traveled halfway around the world to Thailand to work with Remember Nhu. This organization finds girls and boys that would otherwise be sold into sex trafficking, rescues them and provides clothing, food, and schooling. Kristi taught the girls to sew, Brett taught the boys to repair sewing machines, and their children captured the events with videography and photography.

Nancy's Corner-Alissa Haight Carlton, The Modern Quilt Guild

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

Nancy's Corner-Jennifer Chiaverini,Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

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.

Nancy's Corner-Margaret Jankowski,The Sewing Machine Project

Premiered: December 9, 2013

Sewing Machine Project classes encourage students from low income populations to learn sewing, mending, and basic machine maintenance. Students use one class period for the community as a Pay it Forward project. After six weeks, students receive the machine on which they learned to sew. This ripple effect sends the message that everyone has the power to mend our own community.

Nancy's Corner-Maria Judy, 10 year old Award Winning Quilter

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.

Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1

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.

Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2

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.

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 1

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.

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 2

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.

Sensational Scarves, Part 1

Premiered: August 29, 2010

Transform a rectangle into a drapable spiral scarf, tuck and gather challis fabric for a cascading scarf, or create clever knit infinity ring scarves. Nancy and guest Donna Fenske share the simple process for making creative new fabric accessories-sensational scarves!

Sensational Scarves, Part 2

Premiered: September 5, 2010

Designer Donna Fenske joins Nancy to showcase textured scarf creations using fabrics ranging from light and airy bridal illusion to a lofty fleece. Traditional techniques like making chenille give way to unique designs such as the no-sew Fairy Dust Scarf. Whether you're ruffling, tying, cutting, or felting, the results are dramatic!

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