Sewing With Nancy Videos
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: 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: 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.