Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: September 30, 2013
An assignment to Australia gave artist Diane Wright an opportunity to meet Aboriginal artists and be influenced by their wonderful stories and the continent’s vast landscape. Diane is now concentrating on creating Australian-influenced art quilts. Diane has fascinating stories about each of her impressive quilts created with wonderful Aboriginal fabrics.
Premiered: December 8, 2014
Members of the Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters challenge themselves to read books and create quilts inspired by the books. These quilting artists read two books per year and make unique quilted artwork with a variety of exciting techniques. Their latest book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, motivated them to create quilts with techniques emphasizing the gears of the clock maintained by Hugo.
Premiered: August 28, 2011
Barbara Schneider is a fiber artist whose background is in visual design. She gathers interesting shapes from nature for inspiration and photographs them to capture the images. Then she creates amazing artistic pieces out of fabric by enlarging and reshaping the images. Barbara uses layering techniques, stiffeners, and machine stitching when she is working with the fabric for her creations.
Premiered: October 31, 2010
Dimitri James is a Hollywood make-up artist and author of the book "Becoming Beauty." In his book he teaches women how to style themselves head to toe. Dimitri also has an interest in revising and restyling clothes. He shares remarkable tank top revisions and shows fabulous glam tops, which he created from the top portions of formal evening gowns purchased very inexpensively at a thrift store.
Premiered: January 19, 2015
The art of sewing helps women in the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners project learn a trade that provides an income, and helps them provide custom made clothing for burn victims in their country. Volunteers from the partners project help the Nicaraguan women learn to sew, obtain needed sewing supplies, and provide an outlet for them to sell the beautifully made doll clothes.
Premiered: December 5, 2010
Dr. Justin Sattin, a Neurologist and Medical Director at the University of Wisconsin Health Comprehensive Stroke Program, addresses facial paralysis and Bell's Palsy to help answer the many questions that Nancy receives about her own facial paralysis. Dr. Sattin discusses some of the many causes of facial paralysis, treatment, and prognosis for recovery.
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: August 31, 2015
A letter, eight dress designs, and a museum exhibit on the stitching history from the Holocaust honor the memory of Hedwig Strnad and her husband, Paul. Hedy’s clothing designs were made into patterns and then sewn for an exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee, WI. The exhibit shares the legacy and life of a fashion designer in Prague, who tried to escape the onslaught of Nazi Germany in 1939.
Premiered: February 16, 2015
A remarkable five member clothing design team from UW Stout created an evacuation harness for the safety of wheelchair bound people. The harness functions like a backpack. It allows an able-bodied person to carry a disabled person away from danger. The safety design of the harness became nationally recognized with an award from the international 2012 Safety Products Student Design Challenge.
Premiered: October 30, 2011
Terry Grahl, Interior Designer and founder of Enchanted Makeovers, started Enchanted Makeovers to transform depressing shelters and rescue missions into inviting centers that give hope and encouragement to the women and children. It's amazing what a little paint, new beds and bedspreads, nice lighting, and new carpet can do for the morale of women who have nothing to call their own.
Premiered: November 6, 2011
Enchanted Makeovers, founder Terry Grahl, explains how handmade items such as capes, pillowcases, and dolls are key to the healing process for women and children rebuilding their lives in shelters. Terry showcases some of the pillowcases and Capes for Kids that have been made and how you, too, can give inner strength to those living in shelters through your handmade gifts.
Premiered: January 12, 2015
Help Joan and Fletcher Hinds in their mission to teach girls in Cambodia to sew. This gives the girls a profession so that they can be self-sufficient and aren’t sold as sex slaves. Fletcher, Joan, and friends are in the process of building a sewing studio that will be a place for the girls to learn how to sew. They are in need of sewing machines, fabric, and notions to make clothing.