Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Amy Milne, The Quilt Index

Premiered: March 2, 2015

The Quilt Index has been online for about ten years, and has catalogued over 54,000 quilts from all over the United States. Amy Milne, representative of the Quilt Index joins Nancy via Skype to make people more aware of this awesome research tool. The Quilt Index is a free, open access project of Matrix, Michigan State University Museum, and the Quilt Alliance.

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

Premiered: February 23, 2015

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.

Nancy's Corner - Emergency Evacuation Harness

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.

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

Premiered: February 9, 2015

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 - Marc Revenson, Folk Singer

Premiered: February 2, 2015

Lil’ Rev has a special song in his heart for those who sew and quilt. His feel good music is a joy to sewers and quilters, with a message of happiness to all. Lil’ Rev’s Scraps of Quilting Music is an ode to the American quilting tradition that celebrates quilters whose stitches tell their story. His music is inspired by the many hours quilters spend on their quilts, only to give them away.

How to Sew Art, Part 2

Premiered: February 2, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

Nancy's Corner - Marie Bostwick, NY Times Bestselling Author

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Marie Bostwick is a storyteller who is drawn to themes of the modern woman and a love of quilting. She is a New York Times bestselling author and noted for her Cobbled Court Quilt series. Marie shares excerpts from her newest novel, The Second Sister, an inspiring novel about family, second chances, and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing.

How to Sew Art, Part 1

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this first episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 2

Premiered: January 19, 2015

Diversify basic techniques to create an original Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Nancy’s guest, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a unique quilter whose work is rooted in tradition, yet she produces quilts that push the proverbial quilting envelope. Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, and then how to diversify the technique.

Nancy's Corner - Dixie Thoyre, Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners

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.

Nancy's Corner - Fletcher and Joan Hinds, SE Asia Project

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.

Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 1

Premiered: January 12, 2015

Create a modern version of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt design. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, is Nancy’s guest. Learn how to take a traditional Double Wedding Ring Quilt design and give it a modern interpretation. The results are breathtaking in their originality and diversity.

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