Episode 402 August 2012

Quilt Out Loud! Episode Notes

August 2012 Episode

Visit a Quilt Study Group

Week 1

Mark and Jodie travel to Pennsylvania and open the show among the quilt displays at the York County Historic Trust. Mark shows off a baby quilt he made and then we travel back to Spring International Quilt Market for Jodie’s meet-up with well-loved designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts who shows Jodie a clever technique to give “extra glow” to a traditional Shooting Star block.

Week 2

Mark greets us from Pennsylvania at the York County Heritage Trust building for his “doorknock” with a QSI group: Quilt Study Investigation. This group meets monthly to examine historic quilts, date them, and collect the stories of the quilts and their makers. Joan Hamme and the group show Mark this month’s “show and tell” that includes vintage marking tools, samples of a technique called tufting, an 1890s dress and a printed souvenir from the 1876 centennial as well as vintage quilts. “Use your quilts, all but the very valuable,” is Mark’s advice to all quilt owners.

Week 3

Mark continues his “doorknock” visit with the Quilt Study Investigation group at the York County Heritage Trust building. On display is an antique quilt plus a reproduction of that quilt made with exact reproduction fabrics developed by members Bobbe Benvin and Joan Hamme with P&B Textiles. Then Jodie and Mark review Cuddle Me Quick – 11 Baby-Quilt Designs by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson. The sample quilts they show from the book are colorful and absolutely charming…just the thing for the baby in your life.