Podcast – Alex Anderson Quilt Connection

The Alex Anderson Quilt Connection podcast is dedicated to inspiration, education and growing today’s quilting community. Segments will include quilt related topics including, instruction, events, interviews, questions and answers and much, much more. Either listen to the show from this page or subscribe so your shows are downloaded automatically (what’s this?). Either way, we have a lot to share and invite you to join us!
Episode 101
Barn Quilts with Donna Sue Groves
Size 14.2MB, Length 24m39s
Released 07/20/10
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In this episode Alex interviews, Donna Sue Groves, who is not a quilter, but certainly has made her mark in the world of quilting of which millions delight on a daily basis!

Nina Maxine Groves barn in Manchester, Ohio
For more information, Suzi Parron’s Blog can be found at http://americanquilttrail.blogspot.com
Episode 100
Alex interviews a daughter of a quilter – her daughter
Size 7.1MB, Length 12m0 5s
Released 12/15/09
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Alex interviews a daughter of a quilter – her daughter. Also in this episode we celebrate our listeners by giving a free red work quilt pattern starting on Dec. 25th, so pass the word along!
Episode 99
Post-Holiday Traditions
Size 7.6MB, Length 12m58s
Released 12/02/09
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This past holiday weekend was so much fun and frankly continued my growth with technology. From podcasts to paper piecing, life is a bowl of challenges – and the question is, what is the next challenge that you plan to meet?
Episode 98
Grateful
Size 6.4MB, Length 10m54s
Released 11/25/09
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Some of the many things for which I am grateful.
Episode 97
Time to TRAVEL
Size 7.2MB, Length 12m17s
Released 11/19/09
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Time to roll up your sleeves and LEARN or put on your sunglasses and take a tour with me. I have some real interesting options coming up this next year and I invite you to join me – to learn more about my classes at Alden Lane go here
http://aldenlane.com/stitch.htmlIf taking a vacation is more up your ally check these two options out:

Napa & Sonoma Valley

June 3 – 6, 2010

Discover the wonderful Napa / Sonoma valley in CA for a luxurious four day weekend. full details

San Francisco Quiltaway

August 26 – 29, 2010

A weekend getaway to the city by the bay. Enjoy all the wonderful sightseeing, fun, fellowship and events as you travel with a quilter’s eye! full details

Episode 96
Back in the Saddle Again: I heard you guys loud and clear
Size 7.6MB, Length 13m01s
Released 11/13/09
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It is time to get my pods up and running! This episode is about what when on at fall market – it was BIZZY for me – and all good stuff! Be sure to sign up for The Quilt Life before the end of the year – as it is a terrific discount right now. For more info, or to order visit:http://www.americanquilter.com/quilt_life/
Episode 95
Pura Vida Costa Rica
Size 13.7MB, Length 23m40s
Released 06/12/09
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I am always amazed where my quilting journey takes me – in this case, San Jose, Costa Rica! Both John and myself fell in love with the country and it’s people – we even found purselves rooting against the U.S. in favor of Costa Rica during the Soccer play offs – oh my!
Episode 94
Quilters Newletter Magazine’s Readers Choice
Size 10.6MB, Length 18m17s
Released 02/20/09
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They asked and you voted. Wow – I was surprised by the results – especially the first vote! Then reflections on the fantastic folks who are teaching and inspiring us world wide!
Episode 93
Quilter’s Home magazine checks out my house!
Size 9.3MB, Length 16m06s
Released 02/09/09
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Quilter’s Home magazine has a REALLY nice feature on my digs – but you might not be able to find it at your local store…
Episode 92
TQS Quilt Legend celebrates the work and life of Jinny Beyer
Size 6.2MB, Length 13m16s
Released 12/18/08
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Jinny Beyer is truly a jewel in the crown of quilters today. She has paved the way and continues to do so with class, style and incredible talent. Do not miss this show – join www.thequiltshow.com today!
Episode 91
Reflections of Houston
Size 9.4MB, Length 20m15s
Released 12/03/08
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I often wonder how can quilting get better and it does – every year! Here is a small retrospective of the activities this year from this quilters point of view.Also, here is a glimpse of the special exhibit that I was SO worried about. Quilts, Inc. did a bang up job! Thank you friends!!
Episode 90
30 Years and Still Quilting!
Size 7.7MB, Length 16m38s
Released 10/28/08
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Wow – when you think about it – that’s a long time – with history to boot. During this episode, I go WWAAAAYYYY back and recount what was going on in the San Francisco Bay area during the early renaissance of our industry.
Episode 89
Fall Follies
Size 8MB, Length 17m08s
Released 10/21/08
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Who knows where I will end up next? Last week it was the east coast – at least for the most part and now it is time to travel off to Houston. For those interested in attending my Simply Stars class in Livermore contact Cyndee at cyndeec@aldenlane.com or feel free to call 925-447-0280. The dates are January 21 – 23, the cost is $250.00 including lunch. And speaking of food, can you believe I ate the whole thing??!!
Episode 88
Joey and Shelly’s Wedding
Size 7.6MB, Length 16m23s
Released 09/25/08
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NQR – but who can resist a wedding? This summer has been a whirlwind of activity, and perhaps the high light was Joey and Shelly’s Wedding. they met at UC Santa Barbara, so it was only natural that the event was there. Here are a few pictures snapped that day by me, but for a video review go to www.dvartistry.com – then go to the blog section and scroll down to August 17th. This video was shown at the conclusion of the evening.

Episode 87
Sailing on the Baltic Sea – Impressions and snap shots from quilters cruise vacation
Size 9MB, Length 19m21s
Released 09/16/08
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Catherine Palace

The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Episode 86
Let’s Get Organized
Size 7.3MB, Length 15m39s
Released 06/27/08
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It is way past spring cleaning time for many of us – if you find yourself in this position, here are some great tips and tricks from TQS members. What is your favorite tip to keep organized?
Episode 85
Sewing Spaces – From Zip to the Ultimate Space
Size 5.5MB, Length 11m50s
Released 06/17/08
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It seems that all quilters learn to claim their space. Some have better situations than others, but non the less, were ever we stitch, becomes sacred territory – What is your space like?

Episode 84
Chuppahs and Feathers
Size 7.2MB, Length 15m27s
Released 06/03/08
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Recently I had the delicious opportunity to work with my friend Wendy Grande – www.grandedesign.com – preparing a chuppah for my son’s wedding. In exchange I worked out the quilting details for an incredible piece she is working on. To see video blogs visit www.thequiltshow.com and start on May 31, 2008.

Episode 83
Time is on my side!
Size 7.3MB, Length 15m44s
Released 05/09/08
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Back from NY and off to market – just how do we professionals get time to quilt? It is not easy, but we do! Please visit Annie Smith at www.simplearts.com to listen to her podcast!
Episode 82
Let’s hear it for Paducah!
Size 9.7MB, Length 20m56s
Released 04/29/08
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What a week it was. From award winning quilts to fun and games – here is a recap of a WONDERFUL week!

To see more images and video of the Paducah Quilt Show check out the Daily Blog at www.thequiltshow.com
Episode 81
A Weekend in Chicago – Antics of a U.S. whirlwind quilterly weekend
Size 7.8MB, Length 16m45s
Released 04/14/08
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First off to new diggs for Pine Needles in Cedar Rapids, then the Chicago Quilt Festival. Tons of quilters from all over the world and tons of quilts to inspire – Check out Jill’s store! If you would like a copy of Super Simple Quilts autographed by Alex, go here

Check out this picture of Jill’s store, Pine Needles
Episode 80
Happy Birthday to TQS!
Size 9.6MB, Length 20m56s
Released 04/02/08
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The quilt show launched its first T.V. show just a year ago from today – oh my how we have changed and grown. Join Alex and Ricky for a crack of dawn phone conversation – I’ll take my coffee black, please!To check us out please go to www.thequiltshow.com.
Episode 79
Man oh Man
Size 6.5MB, Length 13m48s
Released 03/21/08
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Man oh Man what is all the fuss? We are missing 1/2 our population – let’s go for it!!! Ladies – it is time to grow the market.

This quilt is Controller Dream – which by the way was designed by my husband.
Episode 78
Creative Adventures and the BIG NEWS
Size 8MB, Length 17m11s
Released 03/14/08
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Creativity comes from everywhere – it is simply a matter of opening your self up to opportunities to grow – charting my past 18 month unusual growth pattern.
Episode 77
On the Road Again
Size 6.5MB, Length 13m55s
Released 03/07/08
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The next two months appear to ditto the expression – “A rolling Stone gathers no moss” – I will be crisscrossing the country and look forward to meeting you!
Episode 76
Care and Feeding of Fabric
Size 6.8MB, Length 17m20s
Released 03/04/08
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Listen up – it’s all about how you handle you fabric once it has been purchased. Tips from a textile manufacturer, P&B textiles, for the care and feeding of fabric.
Episode 75
Apples and Seminars
Size 6.8MB, Length 14m32s
Released 01/04/08
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Is that kind of like apples and oranges? sort of……I bit into green this past weekend – apple, that is. Computer woes turn into a new adventure. Also, if you are attending Paducha this year, come a few days early and attend the Super Seminar with Ricky, lLibby and my self – we would love to see you there! Visit the AQS website (www.americanquilter.com) to sign up today.
Episode 74
Here we go – it is the end of the year!
Size 7.7MB, Length 16m33s
Released 12/23/07
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The tree has been trimmed, the presents wrapped and all is calm. As the year comes to a close, I take a moment to pause, quilt and celebrate what is coming up next! For one thing – check out this quilt by Sue Garman – This is going to be The Quilt Shows block of the month for the year 2008. Many more cool stuff for the year 2008!
Episode 73
Collecting Neutrals
Size 6.2MB, Length 13m20s
Released 12/10/07
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It’s all about a healthy stash – and neutrals may well be your most important player. Learn the basics of collecting neutrals and enjoy their many benefits.
Episode 72
Great Quilter Gifts!
Size 5.6MB, Length 12m1s
Released 11/29/07
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Clean out the old to bring in the new – With the holidays around the corner, what are some great gift ideas for YOU and / or to give? I share some thoughts regarding quilting “stuff” I love.
Episode 71
Whoops – I goofed up :0) – Michael JAMES is the 2007 Silver star winner – Congratulations to a super star winner!
Size 6.1MB, Length 13m7s
Released 11/25/07
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Check out Michael James Studio Quilts at http://www.unl.edu/mjames_quilts/
Episode 70
Back from the Houston International Quilt Festival – getting normal life back in motion.
Size 7.7MB, Length 16m27s
Released 11/06/07
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Check out www.quilts.com to see this year’s winning quilts at the festival.

Welcome dear Shelly to our family – you are a keeper!
Episode 69
Annie Smith – Our quilter’s podcasting sweet heart spends some time with us. Annie shares her interesting technological and quiltie life journey with us.
Size 12.3MB, Length 26m37s
Released 10/22/07
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Please visit her website at www.simplearts.com to listen to her vast array of podcasts – Also to see if she is going to be in your area soon!
Episode 68
This fall has been super busy – On the Road Again doesn’t begin to express things. Home safe and sound for a few days, episode 68 is a madcap recap of the past month.
Size 7MB, Length 23m12s
Released 10/18/07
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Episode 67
Meet Jan Grigsby Director of Acquisitions at C&T Publishing. Jan explains the inns and outs of working with a publisher versus self publishing. Please visit C&T’s site – it is a great place for inspiration and education.
Size 7MB, Length 23m12s
Released 08/30/07
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www.ctpub.com

Episode 66
So you want to open a quilt shop? Carolee Hensley of the Cotton Patch in Lafayette CA joins us to discuss a few of the considerations a person must make before taking the plunge.
Size 7MB, Length 15m
Released 08/23/07
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Please visit Carolee’s web site www.quiltusa.com

Episode 65
The Quilt Show – Season 2
Size 5.6MB, Length 12m03s
Released 08/10/07
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I’m back from La Veta with season 2 under our belts. We are very pleased with the results and can’t wait to share with you. Season two will start airing January 08. Please visit www.thequiltshow.com to see our antics.

Episode 64
BU – More Travels with Alex
Size 7.8MB, Length 16m38s
Released 07/24/07
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Off to Orlando for Bernina University – This is not an infomercial, just an inside glimpse of a week in Orlando. I managed to stay out of trouble – well sort of.


Rick ready to rock and roll in Epcot

Episode 63
Catch up time for the www.thequiltshow.com. Back from La Veta after taping 6 more episodes – changes, changes and contests – take a listen to hear about the what is new on The Quilt Show.
Size 7.8MB, Length 16m38s
Released 07/05/07
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On the set of the The Quilt Show
www.thequiltshow.com
Episode 62
School’s out and it’s time to Quilt! This episode talks about quilting with kids – the ins and outs of a successful partnership.
Size 8.6MB, Length 18m29s
Released 06/07/07
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Kids Start Quilting with Alex Anderson
Episode 61
May Maddness, come and gone! I hit the sky and road creating a two week adventure. From Salt Lake City to PA to Los Angeles, there is no room for moss to gather under my feet.
Size 11.9MB, Length 25m45s
Released 05/23/07
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Martin Favre, Alex and Ricky in the Quilt Show booth at market

Machine Quilting with Alex Anderson

Alex and pony colt

Star Party Pattern

My new Collection Cottage Rose with P&B textiles
Episode 60
Photo Styling: More with photography experts Elena Morera and Gregory Case
Size 7.7MB, Length 16m31s
Released 05/15/07
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Picture this, just how do the snap shots we enjoy in publication come to be? Elena and Gregory give us the inside scoop for the snap shot second.

Do my hands look like lobster claws?
www.gregorycase.com
Episode 59
Speaking of photography meet Gregory Case and Elena Morera, The Quilt Show’s Official Photographers.
Size 9.3MB, Length 20m02s
Released 05/01/07
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We talk of various issues surrounding quilt photography. From film to digital, competition, purchasing and so much more, we spend a delightful morning together chatting it up!www.gregorycase.com
Episode 58
Jan Krentz – part two. Responsibilities of a hosting guild or quilt shop. Behind the scenes of working with a national quilt teacher.
Size 10.2MB, Length 21m54s
Released 04/19/07
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Jan P. Krentz, Quilt Author, Designer, Instructor
P.O. Box 686
Poway, CA 92074
NCQC ñ www.ncqc.net
SCCQG – www.sccqg.org
Please visit Jans’ site www.jankrentz.com to see her amazing work, teaching schedule, workshops, links and gallery. A class from Jan would be a wonderful treat for any quilter today!
Episode 57
Jan Krentz spends time talking about what she has been up to, including a discussion of Quilt Teaching as a Profession.
Size 9.3MB, Length 20m05s
Released 04/14/07
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Jan P. Krentz, Quilt Author, Designer, Instructor
P.O. Box 686
Poway, CA 92074
Please visit Jans’ site www.jankrentz.com to see her amazing work, teaching schedule, workshops, links and gallery. A class from Jan would be a wonderful treat for any quilter today!
Episode 56
After the Show
Size 5.3MB, Length 11m12s
Released 03/28/07
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Following up podcast 55 with the eve of the taping of www.thequiltshow.com, podcast 56 is a sweet good night after the fun and furious days of the first taping session of The Quilt Show. Be sure to visit the site and check out the slideshow provided by Gregory Case, The Quilt Show’s Photo Man!
Episode 55
The Taping Eve of the Quilt Show
Size 6.6MB, Length 14m03s
Released 03/17/07
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Despite the hustle and bustle of the final hours before taping, both Ricky and I snuck away to recap the craziness of the last minute details.

Join www.thequiltshow.com before April1, 07 to be counted as a charter star member (and to receive a nice discount)

Billie, a local town icon, got in on the activity by offering Justin clothing for Bad Bart, and polished the front entry way.
Episode 54
Meet Joe the Quilter, Joe Cunningham, who is not only an incredibly talented quilter leaning on traditional roots but musically a delight.
Size 10.5MB, Length 22m34s
Released 03/07/07
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Joe Cunningham

Check out his improvisational hand quilting

You can order his delightful musical CD or DVD in Basting your quilt by visiting his web site www.joethequilter.com
Episode 53
The best part of quilting? You might be surprised at my answer, but then again maybe not. Bernina and Alex contribute to the June 2007 issue of McCalls Quilt Magazine discussing my answer.
Size 7.9MB, Length 16m55s
Released 02/19/07
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How I love my quilt friends, Becky Goldsmith, Diana McClun and Jean Wells
Ask your local quilt shop for a copy of McCall’s Quilt Magazine.
Bernina and Alex contribute to the June 2007 issue (volume 14, #3)
Episode 52
Carolie Hensley of the Cotton Patch in Lafayette, CA, gives wise advise when purchasing a sewing machine, good stuff to think about and questions to ask.
Size 9.3MB, Length 19m55s
Released 02/07/07
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Carolie Hensley
If you are in the S.F Bay area be sure to stop by and say hi, tell her you heard her on this pod cast! Also, bring tons of money because she has a fabulous selection of fabric to delight in. Her store is definitely a destination stop!Cotton Patch
1025 Brown Ave
Lafayette Ca
925-284-1177
www.quiltusa.com
Episode 51
Back by popular demand, Beverly Dunivent and I steal a few moments together at Road to California Quilt show in Ontario. Doll Quilts are the topic of the day.
Size 8.9MB, Length 19m02s
Released 01/26/07
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Beverly Dunivent

Be sure to get your issue of $100.00 Quilting Challenge March 27th to see the story of Bella and her maker Linda McCuean.
Episode 50
Dancing with Alligators: Loving to learn and stretching beyond your wildest dreams. It’s time to identify your alligator and step up to dance!
Size 6.8MB, Length 14m34s
Released 01/19/07
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Dancing Alligators, Illustration by Matt Eich
For more information about Ricky and Alex’s online quilt show Please visit www.thequiltshow.com and for information about Super Seminars please visit www.rickytims.com
Episode 49
Bonnie McCaffrey and I bump into each other at the Houston Airport. We snuck away to catch up and decided to do a podcast. In addition, Bonnie and I did a Vidcast which will be on her site this Feb.
Size 5.5MB, Length 11m50s
Released 01/12/07
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Bonnie McCaffrey Check out Bonnie’s technique Digabobbie, it is a fun technique and allows a lot of creative play!
Visit her site at www.bonniemccaffery.com and remember to book mark it for our visit in Feb!
Episode 48
Alex and Ricky Tims join forces. Together we are building the World Quilt Community including an Internet television Show called The Quilt Show.
Size 10.5MB, Length 22m35s
Released 01/03/07
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Alex and Ricky Tims join forces. Together we are building the World Quilt Community including an Internet television Show called The Quilt Show. Ricky and I spend time on the phone talking about his original vision, hard work, even some of the road blocks. It’s behind the scenes of The Quilt Show. The future is the Internet and the future is now! Visit us today to secure your membership at www.thequiltshow.com
Episode 47
Cheryl Uribe (with APQS long Arm quilting system) joins us to talk about the profession of machine quilting, specifically how to prepare your quilt for a long arm quilter.
Size 10.3MB, Length 22m11s
Released 12/28/06
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Cheryl and myself having fun at this years Houston fall festival (notice the good hair)

You can find the pattern for Cheryl’s quilt, Crop Circles in Keep Quilting with Alex Anderson. Look for Christine Maraccini’s Book, Machine Quilting Solutions, available spring 07 with C&T Publishing.Visit Cheryl’s web site www.relicquilts.com to learn more about long arm machines and quilting.For more information on the professional long arm yellow book visit www.professionallongarmyellowbook.comFor more information about the zipper system visit Sue Schmeiden at www.longarmconnection.com
Episode 46
Bernina sweeps Steckborn Switzerland with 80 American teachers. They wine, dine and deepen our appreciation for the company. How do I love you (Bernina) let me count the ways as Paula Reid and I share our great adventure.
Size 10.7MB, Length 23m09s
Released 12/20/06
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Wow! Now I call this a sewing machine!

Embroidery on a super large floor frame

Incredible hand painted furniture

Loving everything about the machine!
Enjoy a letter from HP in Switzerland
Episode 45
Pro extraordinar, Libby Lehman takes time out from her busy schedule to talk about needles, threads, and tension (and we’re not talking about stress induced).
Size 8MB, Length 17m12s
Released 12/13/06
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Visit Libby to see where and what she is up to at http://www.libbylehman.us

Check out Libby’s quilt Joy Ride, which was chosen one of the top 100 quilts of the 20th century along with more of her beauties.
http://libbylehman.us/QGallery.htmlAsk your local quilt shop for Libby’s book, Thread Play, it is an excellent book filled with beautiful quilts and great information.For more information about thread visit www.superiorthreads.com and while you are there sign up for their monthly online newsletter.Sign up today to hang out and learn with Ricky, Libby and myself at our Super Seminars! www.rickytims.com
Episode 44
Alex and Bernina contribute to McCall’s Quilt magazine. This month in McCall’s we finish up our hopelessly stalled projects. Tips and tricks to break the block.
Size 6.3MB, Length 14m52s
Released 11/28/06
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Here is the quilt (or at least a portion of it) waiting to be completed.
Ask your local quilt shop for a copy of McCall’s Quilt Magazine.Please visit www.BerninaInspirations.com for more information, inspiration and ideas to enhance your creative experience.
Episode 43
Quilting in America 2006 survey is here! Every three years Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and Quilts Inc. conducts an in depth survey to evaluate the health of our industry. And we are alive and WELL! Please take a moment to tell us about your quilting habits in the comment section. I have the feeling we are probably a lot a like!
Size 5.2MB, Length 11m01s
Released 11/20/06
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Episode 42
Festival was great, quilts, friends and a giant surprise. A quick update of festival from my eyes and heart.
Size 6.3MB, Length 13m31s
Released 11/10/06
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The Bernina Gals working the show for the Susan G Komen Foundation

John Flynn enjoying life and quilting, one of the same!
http://www.flynnquilt.com

Eleanor Burns signing an autograph for a happy fan!
www.quiltinaday.com

Ami Simms and myself with me priority quilts. Please visit her web site and get on board with her priority quilt project, benefiting the cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.amisimms.com
To see a virtual exhibit of Fall Festival 2006 please visit www.quilts.com
Episode 41
Thinking of opening a quilt shop? Listen to what Bunny Henningsen has to say about her quilt shop, Bunny Rose, located in Groveland, CA. 209-962-5702
Size 8.1MB, Length 17m18s
Released 11/04/06
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Here is Bunny relaxing for a few seconds on the steps of her darling quilt shop.

The Yosemite quilt is stunning and available to order today. Visit www.storyquilts.com to see more wonderful quilts by Helene Knott

Even Bunny has her son, Ashley quilting. This is chick magnet stuff if you ask me!
Please visit Bunny’s web site at www.bunnyrose.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi
Special Release Episode 1
Quilt market 2006, the inside scoop. Though my visit was brief, a quick update of a whirlwind 24 hours at international quilt market in Houston TX.
Size 4.7MB, Length 10m15s
Released 10/31/06
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Here I am, standing next to Nancy Mahony’s beautiful quilt made from my latest fabric line, Alexandra. My quilt is the draped one on the side

Bonnie McCaffery, Mark Lipinski and Libby Lehman bright and early at breakfast with Bernina

Mimi Dietrich with her fabulous new Baltimore (cheater cloth) quilt

Woven ribbons, perfect for a Kleenex tissue box – made with Hanna silk ribbons
Cool internet stuff:
www.thequiltshow.com
www.bonniemccaffery.com
Episode 40
San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum struts her stuff at their annual fundraising Gala. Visit the Museum at 520 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113 (they would also welcome a donation).
Size 4.8MB, Length 14m21s
Released 10/27/06
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Eager hands learning to stitch

Yvonne, Virginia and Jean Ray making a fashion statement

My auction piece, which by the way I purchased!
Please visit the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum at www.sjquiltmuseum.org
Episode 39
New bells and whistles on our site and an endearing visit with Karey Bresenhan (President of Quilts Inc – see episode 23) as she shares the stories behind her wonderful book, I Remember Mama.
Size 5MB, Length 13m30s
Released 10/20/06
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1st place winner: Rosemarie Now and Then by Pat Kumicich

2nd place winner: Monday Morning by Carol Sutro

3rd place winner: The Last Squeeze Mary Beth Clark

First Grandchild by La Retta Ann Trower

Bittersweet Memories by Ruth Powers
To order a copy of this FABULOUS book please visit www.quilts.com
Episode 38
Recap of Quilting in the Garden 2006. We were charmed by the quilts of American Patchwork and Quilting. Alden Lane knocked themselves out with various events to make the whole weekend a smashing success! Mark your calendar for next year, QITG is always the 4th weekend of September. (There was even a pirate spotting!)
Size 2.9MB, Length 7m58s
Released 10/12/06
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In Between Stitches in Livermore is a great quilt shop to visit:
www.inbetweenstitches.comCheck out Jill Schumacher’s work at www.quiltmakertothequeen.com
Episode 37
Heidi Kaisand joins us and we learn what makes American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine tick. And just how are the quilt shops chosen for Quilt Sampler? Heidi reveals all and shares her secret weapon, Laura Boehnke.
Size 5.7MB, Length 16m14s
Released 10/09/06
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Heidi Kaisand joins us and we learn what makes American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine tick. And just how are the quilt shops chosen for Quilt Sampler? Heidi reveals all and shares her secret weapon, Laura Boehnke.
To order your subscription today: www.amazon.com/American-Patchwork-Quilting/dp/B000063XJJ.
Episode 36
Alex and Bernina contribute to the Dec. issue of McCall’s quilting magazine. This month’s article suggests to listen to your quilts, just like children as they have minds of their own. Really?!
Size 4.2MB, Length 11m46s
Released 09/27/06
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My daughter and baby B, celebrating a new generation of friendship and guidance

This quilt struck a cord with my creativity. It is a piece from the Gee’s bend collection

Here is the result of my 3 hour creative / listening journey

Shelly’s birthday gift
To check out Elizabeth’s work, lease visit her web site at www.latebloomerquilts.comTo check out Gayle’s store, Back Porch Fabrics, in Pacific Grove, Ca. please visit her web site at www.backporchfabrics.comPlease visit www.BerninaInspirations.com for more information, inspiration and ideas to enhance your creative experience.Ask your local quilt shop for a copy of McCall’s Quilt Magazine.
Episode 35
Hope – Meet Beverly Dunivent, quilt historian, appraiser and friend.
Size 6.1MB, Length 17m23s
Released 09/21/06
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Dear Mattie is the name of this fabulous butterfly quilt that Beverly owns.

Beverly, back in the saddle and ready to quilt, teach and travel.
You can reach Beverly via email at
Episode 34
Queen of Baltimore, Elly Sienkiewicz, joins us for a look into our nation’s history and teases us with current options to play around with.
Size 6.9MB, Length 19m50s
Released 09/15/06
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Elly Sienkiewicz

This classic Baltimore quilt was made in the mid 1800′s signed by Sarah Pool. This quilt was sold at action in 1987 for just under $200,000.00
Please visit Elly’s site to learn more about her books, fabrics and Quilt Academy. www.ellysienkiewicz.com
Episode 33
Ricky Tims invited me to visit in Le Veta CO and see his fabulous digs. Both Ricky and Justin opened the doors to their incredible Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, and let me sneak and peek in all the corners. What I found was a dream come true, Ricky’s dream is our treasure to enjoy.
Size 6.6MB, Length 18m42s
Released 09/08/06
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Here is Ricky’s award winning quilt, Fire Dragon Rhapsody

Meet Ricky and Justin enticing us with their fabulous hand dye fabrics

Sidney works night and day for fabulous fabric to cut and sew

Ricky and myself after a one on one personal and private concert in the incredible gallery he has brought to a reality.
For all information regarding retreats, gallery times and the super seminars please visit Ricky’s site at www.rickytims.com
Episode 32
From the De Young and the quilts of Gee’s Bend to a pirate store, a day well spent with my friend Cyndee. A most excellent day with tons of inspiration and laughter.
Size 5.8MB, Length 16m29s
Released 08/28/06
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An outside look at the De young museum
Please visit http://www.thinker.org/deyoung/index.asp for a sneak peek
into the Gee’s Bend quilt exhibit

Digging for gold in the pirate store

Home Sweet Home in the pirate store
Clique here for Pirate etiquette www.826valencia.org/store/index.html
Episode 31
Gwen Marston joins me in the Mediterranean to chat about what inspires her, what she is doing and where she is going! Gwen also shares her passion and dedication to remembering those before us and giving credit where the credit is due, Lest we Forget. Gwen always makes me laugh and think, as I know she will for you.
Size 7.5MB, Length 21m26s
Released 08/21/06
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Gwen and myself hanging out in my cabin, showing her goods.

Needlework Designs

Folk Art Quilts

Collaborative Quilting
please visit Gwen’s web site at www.gwenmarston.com.
Episode 30
Cruising and quilting, what could be better? Faye Doyle and I snuck away aboard ship while sailing in the Mediterranean. Faye explains about the ins and outs of cruising. Caution: This episode could be dangerous to your pocket book!
Size 6.3MB, Length 17m51s
Released 08/08/06
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Santorini took my breath away. Perched high on a mountain, the white buildings simply sparkled

In Turkey I managed to pass on rugs, but many didn’t.

Mom, Dad, John and myself loving every minute of our quilting/cruising experience.
Please visit www.quiltcelebration.com for more information about cruising with us.
Episode 29
Fabric designer, author, photographer and quilter, Valori Wells shares her passion and process of designing fabric with us. Val reveals how she weaves her artistic magic into cloth with a fresh and contemporary look for us to enjoy.
Size 6.1MB, Length 17m25s
Released 08/01/06
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Check out Valori at work or is it play, with future artist Olivia.

Valori’s artistic eye translates beautifully into her quilts
Fleurish is Val’s latest fabric line, for a sneak peek or to order your own, visit please visit her web site. Also check out her patterns, they are fresh, cool (just like Val) and easy to make.
www.valoriwells.comNext time you are in Central Oregon be sure to stop at the Stitchin Post in Sisters. You will love the store and might even get the opportunity to meet Valori in person
www.stitchinpost.com to see her incredible work, to shop (Book mentioned – Quiltmaking by Hand) and play with her super fun quilt designing tool.
Episode 28
My Quilt Hero, Jinny Beyer takes time from her busy schedule to talk with us. Find out what is new and exciting in her quilting life. You will be charmed, just as I have been through out the years.
Size 8.6MB, Length 24m38s
Released 07/25/06
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Jinny Beyer

Here is Jinny’s first quilt, Ray of Light, which put her instantly on the map so many years ago.

Windows was made after 911. This is an incredibly moving quilt filled with emotion and story.
Please visit her web site at www.jinnybeyer.com to see her incredible work, to shop (Book mentioned – Quiltmaking by Hand) and play with her super fun quilt designing tool.
Episode 27
Alex and Bernina contribute to McCall’s Quilt magazine. This month in McCall’s (Oct. 2006, available July 17th) we explore setting the mood for quilting. But what about getting in the mood for quilting? Ideas for creating inspiration and identifying your stumbling blocks.
Size 5.4MB, Length 15m28s
Released 07/17/06
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It’s all about the mood, ask any family member or close friend!

To figure out what I listen to while quilting take a peek here. You might be surprised!
Ask your local quilt shop for a copy of McCall’s Quilt Magazine.Please visit www.BerninaInspirations.com for more information, inspiration and ideas to enhance your creative experience.
Episode 26
Paula Nadelstern puts kaleidoscopes in our eyes. Charming, funny and New York to the bone, Paula delights us with who she is and how she makes remarkably, stunning quilts.
Size 6.8MB, Length 19m34s
Released 07/14/06
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More is More

Ice Crystals

Brooklyn Bridge

For an autographed copy of Paula’s newest book, Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabrics (or any other, for that matter), Please visit her site at www.paulanadelstern.com
Episode 25
Piece O Cake’s dynamic duo tell what it takes to keep their company alive and fresh, including a friendship that is strong and healthy.
Size 6.7MB, Length 19m09s
Released 07/06/06
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Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins standing in front of the cover quilt for their newest book, Amish Inspired Quilts. Becky is on the left and Linda on the right.

Check out their new fabric line Serendipity, It is simply delicious
Ask your local quilt shop if they carry this fabric line and if so, they can get you a copy of this free pattern.
To learn more about Piece O Cake, please visit their web site www.pieceocake.com
Episode 24
Thread, thread and more thread!! Meet Bob and Heather Purcell of Superior threads as they share the ins and outs of thread today.
Size 9MB, Length 26m08s
Released 06/26/06
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Here is Bob and Heather in front of a quilt made by Trina Weller of ”the Golden Pavillion” which happens to be 2 miles away from their factory

How I have fallen in love with Superior Thread, especially Master Piece (although I am a bit biased). It is splendid for machine work, plus look at all the delicious colors!
Please visit Bob and Heather’s site at www.superiorthreads.com and be sure to sign up for the news letter. As mentioned in the episode, it is filled with excellent information for you to enjoy and always a good joke. Also, be sure to see if Bob is coming to your area for a lecture, it is excellent. You will learn so much and probably return a time or two.
Episode 23
Meet Karey Bresenhan President of Quilts Inc. and director of the International Quilt Markets and Quilt Festivals. This is a delightful candid interview with the driving force of what we are enjoying today in the wonderful world of our quilting experience.
Size 8MB, Length 23m02s
Released 06/19/06
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Karey Bresenhan, President of Quilts Inc.

Our hearts were broken Sept. 11th 2001. Karey added a venue at the Houston Market and Festival (6 weeks later) where quilters could express their pain, emotion, hope and pride in this stunning exhibit. This quilt was made by Erlene Irwin of Lexington, VA. All the quilts can be seen in Karey’s book, America from the Heart (available on line at www.quilts.com).

This is an example of a quilt held in Karey’s private collection. This log cabin quilt was made crica 1890 in silk. This sort of work makes my heart sing. More of her collection can be seen in Celebrate Great Quilts also available on line at www.quilts.com
For more information, inspiration and a sneak peek at this incredible company, Quilts Inc., please visit their site www.quilts.com
Episode 22
Celebrating traditions and norms of a subculture. Stepping into the uncomfortable until we become at home.
Size 5MB, Length 14m19s
Released 06/10/06
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My staff relaxing with her favorite toy.

Pirates rrrrr cool even under a cowboys arm.

We all use math every day!
Episode 21
Meet Editor in Chief Patricia Bolton, a dynamic force and delightful spirit who created Quilting Arts magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors.
Size 7MB, Length 20m17s
Released 06/05/06
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Pokie and John Bolton enjoying time together, both at work and play.

Quilting Arts Magazine

Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine
Products mentioned:
Angelina Fibers, thermogause, shivapaintstiks – Available on line at www.quiltingarts.com
To order a subscription to either magazine call 1-800-406-5283
Episode 20
The Alden Lane Quilt show is gearing up for another wonderful show. Cyndee Carvalho, general manager, takes time from her busy schedule to join us. Learn the details of this years show (it’s going to be GOOD) and hear some of the tales of behind the scene.
Size 7.2MB, Length 20m50s
Released 05/29/06
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Last years featured artist was Margaret Miller, ready bright and early to enjoy the Alden Lane experience

The incredible 911 quilt made with felt hand prints by school children of Livermore CA

The quilts in their splendor and glory among the lush gardens of Alden Lane

With the loving hands of many volunteers, the quilts go up and the quilts go down
Join us September 23 and 24th 9:00-4:00 at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore Ca. For more information and event registration please visit www.AldenLane.com 925-447-0280
Check out In Between Stitches at www.inbetweenstitches.com/about.htmGarden Hilton 925-292-2000If you would like to volunteer to help with hanging the quilts or take down, please email Cyndee directly at cyndee@aldenlane.com . Please let her know if you can help with morning (7:00 am sharp) or take down (4:00 sharp). Please specify Saturday or Sunday. Also, leave her your phone number.
Episode 19
Alex and Bernina join forces and contribute to McCall’s Quilt magazine for the next year. Each issue will have a 1/3 page article to be complimented with a special web site and a special on line radio episode. First topic, Explore and Discover new quilt ideas.
Size 5.3MB, Length 15m05s
Released 05/22/06
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Check out Joey’s quilt he started at age 4. The close up shows Adair’s hand print stitch right into the quilt top. this quilt is a true family treasure.

The vibrate colors of spring nestled in the hills above the Livermore Valley.
Ask your local quilt shop for a copy of McCall’s Quilt Magazine, August 2006.
Please visit www.BerninaInspirations.com for more information, inspiration and ideas to enhance your creative experience.
Episode 18
A step back in time, an interview with Lindy Miller celebrating the pioneer spirit, piecing our countries quilting history together.
Size 5.4MB, Length 15m22s
Released 05/15/06
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Stepping back in time at Columbia State Park on HWY 49 North of Sonora California
Lindy visiting with fellow neighbors and friends out side of her store, Fancy Dry Goods
Fabrics to tease your eyes and tempt your pocket book
Take a moment to visit Lindy’s site at
www.columbiacalifornia.com/fancy.html
Episode 17
Meet Martin Favre, President of Bernina USA. Martin shares the history of the sewing machine, Bernina and a personal glimpse of himself
Size 4.7MB, Length 13m36s
Released 05/08/06
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Martin and myself the day at Bernina University when it was announced I was on board. You have to love Martin’s out fit! BU was held in Texas that year and Martin came in riding a white long horned steer (ask any dealer about the year he was Dorothy in Kansas). I was sitting in the front row and realized I was a moment away from being a shish ka bob on the bull’s horn. It has been a blast ever since that fateful day!
I love Bernina and always find myself at home in Aurora, IL.
www.berninausa.com
Episode 16
An inside interview with award winning long arm quilter Marilyn Badger
Size 5.4MB, Length 15m29s
Released 05/02/06
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Marilyn with her long arm machine at the Chicago Quilt Festival
A beautiful example of Marilyns garment ability Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine agrees that Claudia Clark Myers and Marilyn Badger create a winning team. Their beautiful quilt graces the cover of the May 2006 Issue
To see more of Marilyn’s work please visit www.apqs.com
To see more of Claudia’s work please visit www.2muchfunquilting.com
For more information about Quilters Newsletter please visit their site at www.quiltersnewsletter.com
Episode 15
Behind the scenes of the Sisters Outdoor quilt show, an interview with Jean Wells
Size 7.3MB, Length 21m04s
Released 04/25/06
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Enjoy a photo tour of the past few years.
http://stitchinpost.com/quiltshowpics05.html

For a fun quilt treat or quilt gift, this DVD is a must see. To order call The Stitchin Post at 541-549-6061 or visit their site to order.
Episode 14
For the love of a thimble, an understanding of the basics of hand quilting.
Size 5.6MB, Length 16m08s
Released 04/21/06
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Quilting away from myself with the thimble on my thumb.

Simple but effective quilt frame.
For more information and an autographed copy of Alex’s book about Hand Quilting you may order here online
Episode 13
Here There and Everywhere
Size 4.4MB, Length 12m43s
Released 04/14/06
For the past few months I have been off and running to various quilting venues, with the last gig being an exceptional moment in my quilting career. Here is a quick quilt catch up for a gal on the run, and that would be me!
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Moments with Martin Favre before the award

The beautiful Swiss made music box from Bernina

The beautiful work of Virgie Fisher.

My wonderful class at festival.
Episode 12
A visit with Dee, my right hand at AlexAndersonQuilts.com, quilter extraordinar and my Ask Alex Assistant. A peek behind the scenes of the web site
Size 5.5MB, Length 15m34s
Released 04/11/06
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My friend Dee Christopher, the friendly voice behind Ask Alex and Helpful Hints. Send us your quilting tips and quilt ideas. DeeAAQ@hotmail.com
Episode 11
A candid interview with Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan of Possibilities
Size 5.8MB, Length 16m24s
Released 04/04/06
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Asilomar, California provides the perfect setting for a five day seminar.
www.emptyspoolsseminars.com
Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan, friends and owners of Great American Quilt Factory in Denver Colorado.
www.greatamericanquilt.com
Episode 10
A visit to the De Young Museum, from Bouquets to Art, challenging the creativity process
Size 4.3MB, Length 12m12s
Released 03/30/06
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John and I out for an evening of art and inspiration. Notice how the flowers relate to the art piece in the back left hand side of the picture, inspiring!
Here is an inside peek at Alden lane Nursery
www.aldenlane.comPlease visit Ellen Anne Eddy’s web site to see her wonderfully creative work.
http://www.ellenanneeddy.com/gallery.htm
Episode 9
Batting – It’s all in the guts of the quilt.
Size 5.4MB, Length 15m31s
Released 03/22/06
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To learn more about Hand Quilting you can order my book online. I would be happy to autograph it for you.
For more information about Mountain Mist please visit – http://stearnstextiles.com/bonding-truth.htm
For more information about Hobbs please visit – http://www.hobbsbondedfibers.com
For more information about Dream Cotton please visit – http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com
For more information about Warm and Natural please visit – http://www.warmcompany.com/wnpage.html
Please take a moment and visit Harriet Hargrave at http://www.harriethargrave.com
Episode 8
Fluff and Stuff, Keys to successful machine quilting. A visit with machine quilter Paula Reid.
Size 5.9MB, Length 17m12s
Released 03/15/06
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With just a little practice, perfect cables and feathers every time. For more information regarding Paula’s DVD please visit her web site at www.battsintheattic.com
Paula has generously offered one free pattern with your order of a DVD. Simply mention our podcast and specify which pattern you want in the NOTES/COMMENTS box on the checkout page. DO NOT ADD the free pattern to your cart, as you will be charged for it.
Thanks Paula for your generous offer, Alex :0)
For more information on the BSR – Bernina Stitch Regulator please visit www.berninausa.com
Episode 7
Oh Baby, let’s wrap our new born’s in love.
Sharing the excitement of Alex’s newest release Alex Anderson’s Baby Quilts with Love (C&T Publishing)

Size 4.2MB, Length 12m06s
Released 03/09/06
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Baby Blessings (Minkee – Benartex) Beachcomber Baby
Baby Crackers Funky Monkey (Moda – sock monkey)
Petit Fleurs (P&B Textiles – More Romance) Alex Anderson’s Baby Quilts with Love
Episode 6
Understanding authority, coming to terms with the color wheel.
Size 3.5MB, Length 9m55s
Released 03/01/06
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“I know I can get a better stitch. Who knows, my entire future may rest on this moment!” Basic color wheel
Blue spiced up with the triad yellow A simple and charming heart quilt. Pattern available in Fabric Shopping with Alex Anderson
Episode 5
The Heart of Quilting, emotions and efficient fabric storage
Size 2.8MB, Length 8m03s
Released 02/20/06
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Check out this clean, organized fabric storage system. You can bet it always looks like this, well maybe not. :0)
Episode 4
Bridge and Sparkle fabric saves the day
Size 2.8MB, Length 8m03s
Released 02/20/06
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Color bridge green fabric brings two unlikely playmates together. Add sparkle to your quilts.
Check out the blue blouse, remember that color a few years ago?
Episode 3
Jail Time : After the show, post script to program two.
Size 1.6MB, Length 4m33s
Released 02/13/06
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Star Garden whipped into shape and blocked on the floor. This quilt pattern will be available spring ’06 (JWD Publishing http://joenwolfromdesigns.com ).
Episode 2
Working with holiday theme fabric and to pre wash or not to pre wash, that is the question.
Size 4.5MB, Length 12m49s
Released 02/07/06
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Notice how this patriotic color combination becomes visually confusing with all novelty prints. Using only a few patriotic prints along with tone and tone and sparkle fabrics give the eye a place to rest.
Road to California quilt from the book Fabric Shopping with Alex Anderson. This example illustrates how to get a smashing 4th of July quilt using only a few patriotic prints. The pattern for Mud is available in Beautifully Quilted by Alex Anderson.
Products mentioned: Color Catcher, Dye Magnets, Synthropol
Episode 1
Simply Quilts personal reaction, memorable guest and color challenge.
Size 5.2MB, Length 18m3s
Released 02/01/06
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Here is the cover girl picture of my autumn quilt. One never knows who your next best color friend will be (unfortunately this book is out of print). Simply Quilts Episode 657
w/ guest Zlypha Siudara.Link to show 657 Overview on HGTV.com

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