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  June 13, 2012
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The fad for making quilts with thousands of pieces began around 1876. This example is from the collection of Sue Reich, lecturer, researcher, appraiser and quiltmaker.

Dear Quilters,

Imagine having so many quilts in your collection that when Mark Lipinski knocks on your door and asks to see your collection you say “Which one?” That’s exactly what happened when we visited Sue Reich at her home.

The lectures Sue lists on her web site tell the story: Crazy Quiltmakers Quilt Artists of the Nineteenth Century, Welcome to My Quilt Garden!, Floral Quilts Spanning 100 Years, One Thousand Pieces and Counting: Multitudinous Pieced Quilts, and more. But what Sue is most known for are her World War II quilts, some of which she shows this month on Quilt Out Loud! The whole crew was in awe. Sue has her very own quilt museum!

Happy quilting,

Quilting Celebrations
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
Quilt Out Loud!

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 215
Modern Quilting for Modern Quilts
Angela Walters

Angela Walters learned to quilt the traditional way helping her bridge the gap when she moved into the world of modern quilting. Angela shows examples from her book to illustrate the elements that make up a modern quilt: solid fabrics, large designs, lots of negative space to name a few. Eighty percent of quilting is knowing where to go next and Angela shows us how at the longarm machine.

Short Takes on Longarm Quiltingwith Vickie Hoth
Vickie shows how doodling with markers and paper is a great way to work on a quilting design. It helps the quilter know where she’s going next. The Best Ever Rule? Practice, practice, practice!

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Quilt Out Loud!

Episode 312
Collecting Quilts: Quilts Tell a Story

Mark travels to Washington Depot¸ Connecticut for his doorknock with Sue Reich, a quilt researcher, collector and author. Sue has written the “go to” book on quilts made in the WWII era. Her bookshelves are lined with binders filled with her extensive research unfolding the stories quilts tell. She shows quilts including one made from a sailor’s blue winter uniform and a redwork Kewpie doll in his WWI doughboy uniform.

Watch it here!


Episode #223
“Quilt Copy Cat” w/Special Guests Rebecca Fons and Marianne Fons

Mary and Rebecca want to make a quilt block from a picture. But how do you “copy” a quilt? On this show, Mom shows the girls a thing or two about the very basics of drafting. Don't be scared – this is easy and super helpful to know.

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Quilting Celebrations

Episode 204
Mother Daughter Duo

In segment two, Patrick looks on as DeLoa “doodles” at the Gammill Vision longarm machine. She also shows us the basics of quilting feathers. With this basic knowledge of how to quilt feathers and some practice, many variations can be achieved for elegant or whimsical quilting.

Watch Now! Teaching people to quilt is our passion. is a place where you learn to quilt, or expand your skills with expert instruction. Learn a new technique or a timesaving tip from passionate expert quilters such as Liz Porter!

Watch designer Pat Sloan as she shares machine appliqué tips and techniques that will have you stitching like a pro! Class includes a downloadable pattern for her Life is Short wallhanging, using fusible web and machine stitching. Pat also suggests other favorite quotes that you might like to stitch.

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Quilters Club of America - Community Update

June Member Survey Contest: What is your favorite quilt block?

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