Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: November 9, 2015You will be enthralled with this Nancy’s Corner, on location at the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, WI. In this segment Nancy and Laura Fiser, curator of collections and exhibitions, take a close-up look at eveningwear fashions worn during the PBS drama, Downton Abbey. The gorgeous gowns from the 1910s–1920s feature beading, embroidered lace, opulent fabrics, and beautiful jewelry.
Premiered: November 9, 2015
Learn to stitch a welcomed gift with lots of memories attached. Nancy and her friend Mary Mulari share clever gift ideas made from vintage hankies and doilies, ties, towels, and laminated bags. Learn to make useful gifts that create memories and are attractive conversation pieces. Watch Part 1.
Premiered: November 2, 2015Revisit a period in history through the fashions of Downton Abbey, a PBS exclusive drama. Nancy and Laura Fiser, curator of collections and exhibitions, showcase daywear fashions that tell great stories about the era and characters of the drama. Daywear from seasons one and three of Downton Abbey is featured, including many from the Crawley family plus Martha Levinson’s fox-trimmed silk coat.
Premiered: November 2, 2015
Be inspired to create memorable gifts for many different occasions. Mary Mulari, Sewing With Nancy’s most frequent guest, joins Nancy to teach you to sew creative gifts for everyone. Nancy and Mary inspire you to use repurposed meaningful fabric for your heartfelt creations. Watch Part 2.
Premiered: October 26, 2015
Enjoy tried and true tips from a variety of sewing and quilting personalities. Sewing and quilting specialists took time from their busy teaching schedule, at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting techniques. You’ll love the plethora of tips! Watch Part 1.
Premiered: October 19, 2015
Quilting and sewing experts took time from teaching at Nancy’s Notions annual Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to share their favorite tried and true tips. Learn from Nancy’s friends during this program recorded on location. Watch Part 2.
Premiered: October 12, 2015Join Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, for a modern gathering of all things quilting. The term “quilting bee” might bring to mind faded images of women gathered around a quilt stretched on a frame. Now, ponder the term “modern quilting bee,” an image with thousands of quilt enthusiasts at a convention center.
Premiered: October 5, 2015A historian’s private collection of Mexican indigenous textiles is becoming a legacy for future generations. This collection of beautiful handmade clothing and other textiles from various villages in Mexico was donated by historian Bob Freund to the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University.
Premiered: October 5, 2015
Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes. Nancy and Natalie Sewell have fine-tuned the process of landscape quilting. You’ll learn to cut blooms, accents, and mountains creatively and enhance them easily with fabric, paint, or markers. Then, give life to your designs as you stipple, following the movement of the fabric with easy tips from Natalie and Nancy. Watch Part 1 and Part 2.
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: September 28, 2015
Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process. Natalie Sewell, landscape quilt artist and Nancy create beautiful foliage, groundcover and floral accents in their landscape quilt designs — learn the easy process in this program. Nancy and Natalie guide you in choosing fabric, cutting, clustering, highlighting, adding dimension for beautiful detail in your quilt garden. Watch Part 1 and Part 3.
Premiered: September 21, 2015Redwork 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.