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  December 19, 2012
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Christmas Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen
“Christmas Favorites” by Nancy Halvorsen of Art to Heart

Dear Quilters,

This month, meet super-prolific quilter, author, and fabric designer Nancy Halvorsen on Quilt with the Stars. Mary Fons interviews Nancy in the first of the three videos and we learn how Nancy made her way into quilting, see her studio, and how her business evolved.

In the second episode, Nancy makes a small applique project full of springtime cheer. Inspired by her three granddaughters, this colorful wall hanging is featured in the January/February 2013 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.

Who doesn’t love a trunk show? The third episode of the series is just that. Nancy tells the story behind many of her joyful quilts.

Enjoy Quilt with the Stars!

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Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode #309
Skill Builders for Free-Motion Quilting Renae Allen

Renae Allen explains that there are three basic ways to make feathers: formal, free form, and open or traditional. With variations, there are endless possibilities. To master feathers, Renae has created her Skill Builders preprinted panels for you to practice on. Then Renae shows quilts made with various feather designs and threads.

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Episode #406
Visit Master Applique Artist Karen Kay Buckley

Watch the second part of Mark’s doorknock visit with Karen Kay Buckley and be ready to be wowed by her quilt show. You will see why her hand appliqued medallion quilts have made many a magazine cover. As Mark says about her black quilt, “insane!” Then Karen takes Mark “around the corner” to her fabric stash. Next Mark and Jodie review the latest book from Martingale by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker.

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Episode #249
Quilty Postcards: Get ‘em While We Still Have a Postal System!

A small project takes the spotlight in this fun episode. Mary shows you how to take “meh” postcards and make them fabulous with some fabric and your sewing machine. A holiday project, perhaps?? Mmm?

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Episode #24
Interview with Suzanne Hyland

Meet Suzanne Hyland, creator of Machingers gloves, the ones that give machine quilters great grip!

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