Quilt Out Loud! Episode Notes
April 2011 Episode
Jodie and Mark sit at the cutting table at Kindred Quilts Mark’s home quilt shop in historic Clinton, New Jersey. They are joined by owner Toby Preston and Cody, the three legged dog shop mascot. Toby has been in several quilting magazines and has even had her own fabric lines. So, What’s Up? Jodie shows us a flip video with Mary Fons (daughter of Marianne Fons) who hosts Quilty, her new on-line show directed toward rookie quilters showing the fundamentals of quilting. Then, Mark talks about his radio show Creative Mojo. It’s live from his home at Pickle Road Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. Jodie receives a late housewarming gift, a bejeweled rubber duckie, and they talk about his upcoming door knock with Linda Lum DeBono and their book reviews.
Then Jodie meets up with Sherry Nugent , editor of Irish Quilting magazine to find out how she started the magazine and what makes it unique.
Mark shows Linda Lum DeBono’s latest book, Jolly Stuff, as he walks up to her family’s home for a surprise visit. Linda’s mother is visiting from Canada and her husband and two active sons are enjoying a Sunday morning at home. Linda is known for her very modern fabrics and designs using traditional techniques. Her designs have appeared in many quilting magazines. In the stairwell down to her studio they pass an inspiration wall, a wallpaper of funky frames housing a collection of photos of family, projects and works in progress. The large studio is also home to her boy’s activities that are her constant inspiration. She uses kitchen islands as work surfaces and even uses one for sewing standing up. They examine her new fabric line Hugs and Kisses by Henry Glass Fabrics and quilts from her collection. Linda advises viewers to always play with the scale of a design. Design innovators are always in front of the crowd.
- Jolly Stuff by Leisure Arts – available at your local book store or on-line
- Hugs and Kisses by Henry Glass Fabrics – available at your local quilt shop
What’s more fun than a really cute owl? Join Jodie as Linda Lum DeBono shows how to make a cheerful pillow using her owl design. All of Linda’s designs are so joyful and full of color. The owl is a fusible project and Linda demonstrates “windowing” to reduce the bulk. She uses HTC stabilizer for sewing as it’s easily ripped away and likes Aurifil Mako’ 50 weight thread for most sewing. Three inch stripes are added to one side and before you know it you have an owl pillow. All that’s needed is a colorful backing and stuffing.
- HTC stabilizer – available at your local quilt shop
- Aurifil Mako’ 50 weight thread – available at your local quilt shop
It’s book review time! Jodie shows quilting books while Mark shows mixed media books that have nothing to do with quilting. They announce that the whole first year of Quilt Out Loud episodes is available on DVD from QNNtv.
- ReSew: Turn Thrift Store Finds into Fabulous Designs by Jennie Wilding Cardon – That Patchwork Place
- Altered Art Circus: Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art cards and Assemblages by Felicia Kettle – Quarry Books
- Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing by Kathy Cano-Marillo – Potter Craft
- Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space and Style by Amy Ellis – That Patchwork Place
- The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew by Abigail Patner Glassenberg – Interweave Press
- Simple Style: Easy Weekend Quilts by Sara Diepersloot – That Patchwork Place
- Felting for Kids: Fun Toys, Cool Accessories by Gry Hojgaard Jacobson and Sif Hojgaard Hoverby – Martingale Publishing
- Quilt Out Loud DVD with all first year episodes – available at QNNtv.