Quilt Out Loud! Episode Notes
January 2011 Episode
Rob Appell steps in to co-host this episode with Jodie at International Quilt Market in Houston, texas. They are joined by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil, the Italian manufacturer of threads for quilters. Alex had introduced Jodie to Rob at a previous quilt market.
Jodie and Rob are off to walk the floor visiting booths to see what’s new. They stop to look at the twelve quilts in Rob’s Endangered Species Quilt Project series and meet Cathy Miller and Michael Steiner of Michael Miller Fabric whose fabrics are used in these up close views of the creatures. Next they talk with Tammy Silvers, a new pattern designer, and Larene Smith, a designer who has acted as mentor to Tammy. “This is so typical of quilters, we all help each other,” Jodie comments. Larene has developed a new tool, the Reney Right Tool, and shows quilts made using the tool. Next they visit with Fay Nicoll of Sunshine Sewing in Margate, Florida. Fay and her daughter, Jennifer, show her new line of Judaic fabric and Judaic style hangers and stands. She’s designed many new patterns using her fabrics. Last stop is with Candace Kos of Therm-o-web Adhesives. Rob uses their Heat n Bond Light in his quilts saying it is easy to sew through multiple layers and gets even softer after washing. The company has 47 fusible products available for sewers plus products for scrapbooking.
robappell.com – Rob Appell’s website
www.aurifil.com – Italian quilting threads website
michaelmillerfabrics.com – Michael Miller Fabrics website
otldesigns.com – Tammy Silvers website
thequiltedbutton.com – Larene Smith website
sunshinesewing.com – Fay Nicoll website
thermowebonline.com – Therm-o-web Adhesives website
Taped last spring, Mark takes us on a different kind of door knock: into the press room at International Quilt Market in Minneapolis to put faces to the titles of your favorite magazines. First, he introduces Bob Ruggiero, who coordinates all of the press. He then talks with a roomful of magazine editors starting with Julie Stefano of Home Arts Magazine. Next up are Laura Roberts and Sherri Driver of McCall’s and Laurette Koserowski, Executive Editor of The Quilter and All American Crafts. They agree that they are all competitors but are also all friends. Susan Fuquay is editor and creator of American Quilt Retailer which is just for quilt shops. Jean Nolte, Editor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Jennifer Keltner of American Patchwork and Quilting and Quilts and More and Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor of Quiltmaker field Mark’s questions. The main point they make is that they are always looking for new designs and designers. Mark then interviews Angie Hodapp, the new Editor in Chief of Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Angie, Jodie and Mark all are on the board of the Alliance for American Quilts. In answer to his query about trends she says she’s seeing a lot of new surface designs. And the hot color? Yellow!
creativehomeartsclub.com – Julie Stefano, Editor, Today’s Creative Home Arts
mccallsquilting.com – Laura Roberts, Assistant Editor, McCall’s Quilting
mccallsquilting.com – Sherri Driver, Associate Editor, McCall’s Quilting
thequiltermag.com – Laurette Koserowski, Executive Editor, The Quilter
americanquiltretailer.com – Susan Fuquay, Editor, American Quilt Retailer
loveofquilting.com – Jean Nolte, Editor, Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting
allpeoplequilt.com – Jennifer Kel¬¬¬tner, Editor, American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilts and More
quiltmaker.com – Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor, Quiltmaker
quiltersnewsletter.com – Angie Hodapp, Editor in Chief, Quilters Newsletter
allianceforamericanquilts.com – Alliance for American Quilts
Linda Taylor is one of the pioneers and the biggest name in longarm quilting. Years ago machines were very simple and had a constant speed. Today’s machines are wonderful with so many features. Linda puts the Gammill longarm machine through its paces starting with a traditional design and moving to a very untraditional design. Start by stabilizing the quilt by stitching in the ditch. This keeps the quilt together. Once stabilized, you can go anywhere on the quilt with freehand stitching. Linda’s best advice is to have fun with it. She has developed tools to help with the process.
Jodie interviews Lynn Roddy Brown who has written Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts
published by That Patchwork Place. In 1997 a group met at their quilt shop and started a bee to swap blocks for scrap quilts. Everything she’s learned about scrap quilts is a result of trading blocks. You get fabrics you’d never buy yourself and then you sort by value or color. It’s also a very efficient way to make blocks as it’s best to have easy to make, simple blocks. Her book is based on what she has learned from her block swapping experiences. It’s a guide for sorting fabrics, making blocks and arranging on the design wall. You’re using your stash so any quilt made from the stash is free. You’ve already spent the money and you’re not getting it back.
Jodie introduces Patrick Lose who announces that his Quilting Celebrations magazine has been so successful that two will be published by Fons and Porter in 2011! The magazine celebrates life’s events, seasons and holidays with quilting. Then here comes Mark via Skype on a computer. He couldn’t be at market in person but he joins in using technology. Isn’t today’s electronic world just fantastic?
patricklose.net – Patrick Lose
http://www.fonsandporter.com/aspx/FonsandPorter/fp/Ourmagazine/currentissue.aspx?id=119 – Fons and Porter Quilting Celebrations