Tag: pat sloan

The art of learning…

I am so thrilled to be a very small piece of a great big community of people who love to share, share their passion, designs and talents with like-minded people. So I was even more thrilled to be asked by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson to be a part of project they are rolling out with 83 quilters, Martingale Publishing, Aurifil threads and Moda Fabrics. I continue to learn from these people and this project will help me do more of this.  I am not big on applique or embroidery. As soon as I sit down I fall asleep so that could possibly be the reason I am not a fan of hand work. Maybe it could be that I am impatient. The Splendid Sampler™ is going to allow be to bite off little bits of applique. And the blocks will be small so maybe my big stitches wont show up to badly. I will continue to learn. There are 100 different blocks so even if you don’t want to make all of them there are plenty of options for all. the-splendid-sampler-industry-banner-v1-1HERE are the details:
The Splendid Sampler™
It starts Feb. 14th.
Don’t you just {heart} that?
100 – 6″ quilt blocks from 83 designers/quilters.
Choose your fabrics, assemble your notions and get ready to learn and share.
If you want to read about how this little project got started, click here and sign up for updates, so you don’t have to remember to go looking.
Follow along on the blog,  for tips, tutorials as well as learning about what makes each of these people tick.
You’ll get two FREE mystery blocks per week for a total of 100 blocks throughout the year!
Join the Facebook group, Facebook.
I hereby officially challenge you to jump in.
I can’t wait to see what you make with these patterns.
Be sure and include #TheSplendidSampler when you post your pictures.

APQ Radio show with Pat Sloan

I am getting quite nervous but also super pumped. Angela Yosten and myself have been asked to be a guest on American Patchwork and Quilting’s radio show on Monday afternoon.  We will be on the fourth segment of the show. Listen in on the 19th.
You can listen on the computer, subscribe by itunes (search American Patchwork and Quilting), or download to a player.
Angela had storms and power outages in her area so she was not able to join us.
I turned the table on Pat a little and asked her about her new line of fabrics with moda debuting at Spring Quilt Market. The show is available to listen to now. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/radio/index.html

Guest Blog Post- PAT SLOAN

If there were to be a reality quilting show, Pat Sloan would certainly be the one I would bet on. I always say she is the hardest working woman in the cotton business. Find out about Pat and her newest book using Novelty prints. Thanks for stopping by.

There are endless reasons I love a ‘Novelty’ print.  Often it is the image…
Who can resist Aneela Hoey’s Sherbet Pips? 
Or a great Sock Monkey fabric.. this is a quilt in my book


And let’s not forget the 12 days of Christmas (I adore KateSpain!)!

After chatting to a zillion and one quilters about WHY a novelty print is used the same way a floral it, I wrote a book.
A book with 12 quilts that showcase these prints I love!
Not only that.. I give you a fun formula for adding a triple border to any panel..
can you say instant quilt?
Just the other day I had a baby quilt to make… I share the process using
a layer cake of Meadow Friends and the “Pair of Winners” Quilt.


and blog post 2


Come visit all the sites where each blogger is featuring a quilt! AND leave comments at each site, we are giving away 2 copies from each blogger’s comments!

And if someone wants it Autographed I have them at my site! -PAT SLOAN

Thank you Pat for stopping by and sharing your creativity with all of us. We can’t wait to see what all you have up your sleeve as new projects.