Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: September 28, 2015
Six women artists and writers formed a modern day quilting bee. Together they learned a new art form—quilting—while sharing history and the love of family. As they found out, quilts not only keep us warm, but tell stories and also build friendships. These women made six very special quilts, and each quilt will be treasured for a lifetime.
Premiered: December 16, 2013
Christine Motl shares stories about her collection of antique feed sacks used to make quilts. From a campaign for governor in 1938 and other patriotic WWII designs to whimsical Disney designs—she knows the stories behind each. Feed sacks, which also encompass flour and sugar sacks, are soft and yield about 1-1/4 yd. of usable fabric for quilting and other sewing projects.
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: September 21, 2015
Redwork quilts made with colorfast Turkey red floss pay homage to past vintage quilts using intricate hand embroidery designs. Bluework is also used for embroidery with an off-white background. Quilt reproductions with redwork or bluework often have authentic patterns from purchased vintage quilts. The time and handiwork devoted to these designs adds a touch of nostalgia to quilts created today.
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: November 23, 2015
A memory quilt becomes a labor of love when it is customized to fit a granddaughter’s special needs. The child’s first year clothes were repurposed for the pockets. Plus, attached felt toys and Braille dots were added to make it an educational gift for this little girl with ONH (Optic Nerve Hypoplasia), which impairs her sight. This inspirational gift is truly one to share with other quilters.
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: October 3, 2016
Sewing enthusiast & cancer survivor Deon Maas had firsthand experience using an uncomfortable bed pillow following a mastectomy. As a result, she developed the Anti-Ouch Pouch to help specific post-surgical needs of breast cancer patients. The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a pillow that hangs from an adjustable shoulder strap to cushion and support the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment.
Premiered: September 26, 2016
Sixteen year old Diana Jasany donated 150+ quilts, making a life-changing difference for people in need. Adopted from a Russian orphanage at 14 months old, she developed Diana’s Golden Needle as a Girl Scout Gold Award project. Her intent was to make 16 twin-sized quilts–one for each year she has lived in the United States since her adoption–to be given to youth aging out of the foster care system
Premiered: November 7, 2016
Diane Gaudynski took her long-time love of sewing a new direction in the 1980s when she began to sew quilts. While she loved the color, the fabric, the designs, & the threads-Diane discovered she didn’t enjoy the process of hand quilting. Through intensive practice and study, Diane transitioned to machine quilting, where she has earned a reputation as one of the top 30 quilt artists in the world.
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.