Quilt Out Loud! Episode Notes
September 2012 Episode
Quilting and Rug Hooking in a Civil War Home
Jodie and Mark open the show from the Finishing Stitch, a shop located in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, that’s been in business 31 years. Owner Jean Mirizio worked at the shop 18 years before buying it.
In this episode they’ll show how quilting and rug hooking are both similar and different, but both are all about the colors. They spotlight a new notion by Clover. Jodie visits with Merrily Parker of Merrily We Quilt Along for what to look for in a longarm machine. Then Mark’s off for his surprise doorknock.
- The Finishing Stitch – thefinishingstitch.biz
- Photographer Kelly D. Brown – kellydbrown.etsy.com
- Merrily We Quilt Along – merrilywequiltalong.com
Mark’s surprise doorknock star this month is Ellie Bennett, a prolific rug hooker and quilter. She lives in a lovingly restored 1850’s Civil War era house in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. Ellie uses all the beautiful rugs and quilts she makes. She hand quilts all her quilts using an old frame bought at a farm sale years ago. They examine The Hands that Made Them, a book of Adams County, Pennsylvania quilts and a commemorative fabric reproduction used as a backing on one of Ellie’s quilts.
Mark needs a batch…a Batch of QuiltSoup by Barbara J. Jones of the QuiltSoup Pattern Company. This new book by That Patchwork Place will be available October 9. Nine quilts feature fun patchwork and charming applique with relatively large, easy-to-use applique shapes.
Barbara adds tips for beautifully stitched needle-turn applique. And note how she uses both scalloped and straight bindings on the same quilt. Absolutely yummy quilts!