Sewing with Nancy Videos
Premiered: September 11, 2011
Beth Hartford, from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI), is committed to the group's mission of raising awareness and funding research for Alzheimer's disease. She discusses two types of quilts that make up the mission of this quilter-driven charity.
Premiered: November 28, 2010
Designer and author Amy Barickman shares sewing history about correspondence courses offered in the 1920s at the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. Inspired by institute founder Mary Brooks Picken, Amy wrote a book featuring some of Mary's beautiful artwork and material.
Premiered: December 12, 2010
Amy Barickman continues the conversation about Mary Brooks Picken, founder of the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. The institute taught over 300,000 women sewing techniques and the art of homemaking. Inspired by Mary, Amy wrote "Vintage Notions", a book including patterns, recipes, quotes, techniques, and Mary Brooks Picken's beautiful artwork.
Premiered: September 16, 2013
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.
Premiered: February 3, 2013
Brenda Hutchings joins Nancy via Skype to explain how sewing small artistic dolls for women in domestic abuse shelters can be very meaningful. Comfort Dolls are created with loving hands and given with joyful hearts. These small dolls are the perfect size to be carried in a purse as a gentle reminder that someone cares.
Premiered: October 2, 2011
Dr. Jonathan Tueting is an Assistant Professor of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the UW Hospital in Madison Wisconsin. He gives valuable insights on carpal tunnel prevention to those of us who sew and quilt.
Premiered: September 30, 2012
Cindy Kerr, Conkerr Cancer, details how you can make hospitalized children smile by sewing a simple pillowcases. Cindy started the program when her son was diagnosed with bone cancer. In the last five years, over 550,000 pillowcases have been sewn, many of them in the hospital with the children helping to pin and cut.
Premiered: January 13, 2013
In 2008, Cynthia Seyler decided to donate one quilt for every ten quilts that she made. Her tithing of quilts has sparked others to join her quest to supply children, newborns, and teens with quilts to provide warmth and love. Cynthia joins Nancy via Skype to tell about her Sew for HOPE mission, and the gratifying experience one gets from making quilts to give.
Premiered: November 7, 2010
Deb Menz, an author and artist, gets creative with color, texture, and lots of mediums. Inspired by her travels, Deb combines a multitude of medium such as handmade paper, hand spun yarn, hand knitting and weaving, hand embroidery, bead embroidery, silk threads, fabric dyeing and printing, and machine embroidery.
Premiered: October 14, 2013
Debra King quilts are made with men’s ties. Deb received ties from a close friend when her friend’s husband passed away, and she was inspired to create four quilts representing the trees of fall, winter, spring and summer using the ties. All four trees start with ties woven together, and then leaves are added using various embellishment techniques.
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: 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.