Driven to Quilt Episode 14: Musings about holidays and quilts, and holiday wishes

Program notes:

My favorite Christmas quote:

Christmas–that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
–Augusta E. Rundel

This is the final Episode of The Driven to Quilt Podcast for 2006. Regular bi-weekly Episodes will resume January 8, 2007. Enjoy your holidays!

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Driven to Quilt Podcast Episode 13: First quilts and last quilts aren’t the whole story, working on old UFO’s, the best little scissors and questions about fluffing that batting

Episode 13 Program notes:

First quilt, Irish Chain
My “First Quilt,” an Irish Chain for my first daughter when she was born.


Grasping Reality: Fifteen
My “Last Quilt,” Grasping Reality: Fifteen. See more of the quilt, and the drawing it was based on in the Gallery at DreamWeaver’s Quilts.

Find out more about Caryl Bryer Fallert’s “Applipiecing” cuves techniques with her CD workshop, and see a great step-by-step for “Pieceliqué” from Sharon Schamber.


The next project, a Dresden Plate quilt started in 1996.

Dresden Plate quilt by Nadine Ruggles


Favorite little scissors.


12 Days of Christmas Sale
Visit The Quilt Shop@DreamWeaver’s Quilts during the 12 Days of Christmas Sale to save 20% on your favorite products, just perfect for gift giving.


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Driven to Quilt Episode 12: Quilt patterns redux, pattern drafting primer, and the Quilt Retreat report

Episode 12 Program notes:

Around the Block with Judy Hopkins (affiliate link) is a great reference book for blocks, and taught me a lot about the grid base of quilt blocks.



Soft-Edge Piecing by Jinny Beyer (affiliate link)—Love this book for more reasons than just her section on pattern drafting.



Mariner’s Compass Quilts by Judy Mathieson (affiliate link)—Great book on Mariner’s Compass Quilts from the acknowledged expert!



Electric Quilt 7 (affiliate link), my computer quilting program of choice.



Block Factory Mariner's Compass EditionGreat stand alone program with many pre-drafted Mariner’s Compass blocks.


Make Any Block Any Size and Patchwork Persuasion by Joen Wolfrom (affiliate links)—Look for either of these books for good instruction for quilt pattern drafting.

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Driven to Quilt Podcast Episode 11: Thoughts on quilt patterns, and getting the right rotary cutter

Episode 11 Program Notes:

Ergo 200 Rotary CutterThe Ergo 2000 Rotary Cutter (affiliate link): different, but cool.

Visit the Black Forest Quilt Guild website, and if you’re in the area, stop by for a meeting!

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Driven to Quilt Podcast Episode 10: Musings on the art of quilting, wholecloth quilts, and seasonal music to quilt by

Episode 10 Program Notes:

Whitework Quilting by Karen McTavish (affiliate link). Visit Karen’s website: McTavish Quilting Studio and read a wonderful interview with Karen.


My favorite fall music: Red River Crossing by Marshall Styler (affiliate link).


Winterfall, by Lee Spears and Donna Michael (affiliate link), the most beautiful holiday music CD ever!


Niki Nana by Yanni (affiliate link), music for springtime.



Trolltown by Richard Elliot and Kilamanjaro by The Rippingtons—Cool music for hot summer days (affiliate links).


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