Quilt Out Loud! Episode Notes
February 2011 Episode
This month’s show is all about collecting, a hobby that seems to go hand-in-hand with quilting. Jodie and Mark are at the Henry Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. A major proponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, Mercer founded the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works which is now a national historic landmark. He began collecting early American objects made obsolete by the industrial revolution, building a six-story castle, finished in 1915, to house his collection.
In her “What’s Up?” Jodie takes us on a tour of the sewing room in her new home as she’s getting everything organized.
Judy Grow joins Jodie and Mark in the President’s Room at the Mercer Museum. A representative of the American Quilt Study Group Judy covers what to do with old quilts; should they be repaired, how to decide, should an old quilt top be finished.
Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Cre8ive is in curlers and face mask goo as she answers Mark’s door knock on a Sunday morning. She’s a prolific quilter and designer along with her partner and sister-in law, Beth Hawkins. Their latest book, Greetings from Tucsadelphia, reveals their long-distance work arrangement. Liz shows Mark a variety of her quilts including one of her first quilts made while living in France. She used linen and raw silk as there was no cotton quilt fabric available in France then.
Greetings from Tucsadelphia by Liz and Beth Hawkins – Kansas City Star Books
Whimsyland by Liz and Beth Hawkins – Kansas City Star Books
Known for her colorful raw edge applique, Liz Hawkins shows Jodie her fabric rugs that are great examples of her freewheeling designs and shows us how to make one. The inspiration…an egg and bologna concoction she made as a youngster. Liz graciously share the pattern for the rug, from Greetings from Tucsadelphia.
For the book review, join Jodie back in her sewing room. She shows us some of her favorite quilting books and adds two new books from That Patchwork Place that show projects with full instructions.
Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman – American Quilters Society
Quilters Album of Patchwork Patterns by Jenny Beyer – brecklingpress.com
A to Z of Sewing, the Ultimate Guide from Beginning to Advanced Sewing by Kathleen Barac – americanquilter.com
Quilter’s Complete Guide by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter – leisurearts.com
Fast, Flirty and Fun by Sara Bisel – That Patchwork Place
Stack the Deck Revisited by Karla Alexander -That Patchwork Place
Then it’s back to the Mercer Museum with Jodie and Mark. Amidst even more of Henry’s collections, Jodie and Mark talk about their own objects of desire. In addition to her huge collection of rubber duckies, Jodie admits she’s cuckoo for cuckoo clocks and shows a few from her home, including the Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock she designed. Mark collects ceramic quilt shop houses and has brought several to show. They decide they don’t know a quilter who doesn’t collect something.