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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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I have wanted to put this online for a VERY LONG TIME... FINALLY I have my Podcast guest list available ONLINE! I'll be updating it every week so you can find your favorites to listen to. These are just the shows with American Patchwork & Quilting You can find all my podcast info at this LINK which is on my TOP Navigation bar. Go ahead.. CLICK the button and see the list.. tell me what you think! Never listened? The CLICK HERE to learn how! post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 54 minutes ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
I am delighted to have interviewed my good friend Pat Wys for the Aurifil Designer of the Month event! She is "Miss September'! Pat is super talented, a great friend, and super fun! PLUS an incredible hostess! I had the honor of being invited to her home for a huge dinner party .. complete with fine china and crystal.. it was an amazing evening! Her block and it's meaning is so touching.. you may need a tissue for this one..oh my gosh! And you'll learn a few things about her you might not know! I tried out 2 colorways for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Welcome September!! I have to tell you, this summer has not felt like any other here in Northern Virginia. It has been so mild and beautiful, normally we would have had scorching heat and humidity in August, but instead I felt like I was in Maine with cool mornings and evenings.. and highs of only 80 or so. I feel September's arrival is going to be interesting.. I'm hoping we continue with this beautiful and amazing weather on this labor day 2014! Error: Please contact the site admin. Today we have an Encore show as all my guests are taking... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
i love your roundups! The capsule outfits are interesting... this is something I really should do.... i do a lot in the public where I'm photographed, so my clothing 'wears out' from that stand point and I have to get new 'work' pieces.. about a year ago i slimmed it down some.. but it's time again! I really enjoy your writing and I've listened to a few of your podcasts.. they are fun! I host a weekly Radio show, and can remember the first few months... been at it 5 years now!
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Yes.. we've all been there.. where we need a Quilter's Emergency kit! The clever people at Moda have got it right.. and I must say I had a day recently where I ate the WHOLE BAG.. Can you relate? CLICK HERE to download, and they have a lot more fun stuff on that page to explore! PS - if you didn't get my email newsletter yesterday CLICK HERE post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Barcelona Spain! I have had a BLAST picking 9 cities to share with you in my Free Globetrotting Block of the Month. Some are cities I've live in or visited. And many are the cities I WANT to visit, Like Barcelona! CLICK HERE to get the pattern at FreeQuiltPatterns.Info Sept is the time to get all these blocks finished. In October I have the setting and it's a bit more than one block. That gives you Oct and Nov to have your top done and quilted.. oh.. did I say QUILTED? Read on.. you will want to.. trust me. Let's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I LOVE when my friends select my fabric to use in the books they write, it's SO darn exciting to see how they use the fabric! My good friend Lorine Mason wrote this adorable book full of easy, fun and quick kitchen projects. She used a lot of my fabric and the projects are so well written, great diagrams, super tips AND yummy photography.. yeah Lorine! This potholder is awesome, can't you see making a set of these as a housewarming gift, a gift for your host when invited to dinner, or maybe make a set for your child's teacher... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Error: Please contact the site admin. I am thinking of posting the Radio show after the podcast is available.. I'd post on Tuesday AND include the player right here on my blog! That way you can listen right here because it's available. What do you think? Do you like that idea? post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Janet I take the photos.. thank you!
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My 'One for You, One for Me' fabric line is arriving at stores and it's SO EXCITING! Bolts bolts bolts! I designed several quilts and over the next few days I'm going to show you more photos of them.. close ups and details! Plus I have other colorways in digital form.. Let's get to it! Little Wishes is one of my favorites. I love the BIG block which makes up quickly and shows off your favorite fabrics! This is our photo shoot set up for the cover. The shipping Department has asked that I make cover quilts a bit smaller..... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Sandi Blackwell is a designer that had a problem and came up with a solution! If love to set quilts on point but are not sure how, Sandi created a method you might love! I'm excited to learn about Sandi's quilt background today and hear about her method for setting blocks on point. http://www.stitchedbuy.com/ Quilt Designer Kim Lapacek loves to inspire and encourage us to quilt to follow our dreams. Her fabric choices are amazing, she put together fabrics many of us wouldn't think to use and her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Sandi Blackwell is a designer that had a problem and came up with a solution! If love to set quilts on point but are not sure how, Sandi created a method you might love! I'm excited to learn about Sandi's quilt background today and hear about her method for setting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
One day while on Instagram I saw I was being 'tagged'.. popped on over to it and my good friend Jane from QuiltJane, had tagged me in a 'cat & vee' photo she shared from the quilt show in Australia. This was a Squeal Worthy moment!! As it all transpired.. the lovely and uber talented Catherine and Vanita wanted to send me a package. When you open your mail box and see AUSTRALIA.. well.. my heart started to race.. just a bit.. wouldn't yours? Inside it was a birthday present.. so very sweet! First level was chocolates and Tim Tams!!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I want to show you how to 'remix' an applique pattern by taking just part of it and use it somewhere else. Because sometimes we don't want to make the whole thing. Or we sometimes we super love a section of it and think it would be great used another way! Let me show you how to Remix my "Pop!" pattern. Here is Pop! as the full 28" x 38" Wall Hanging, which is really not that big, so it's a perfect project to do when you are learning to applique, or want some instant gratification! Pop! is also PERFECT... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
My friend Liz posted this video and i had to watch.... this is a super toe tapping video that made me want to get up and dance along! Taylor Swift.. toe tapping, with a nod to .... well.. to having FUN! And I KNOW I'd be dorky in many of those moves..swan lake ballerina? Well I DID take ballet when I was a kid, but I dropped out as it was 'too boring' to repeat.. repeat.. repeat.. but I sure did love wearing the tutu! Cheerleader.. Check... Check.. Checkmate.. LOVED being a Cheerleader! although in my tiny school we didn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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wonderful Janet and Betsy!! Thanks for reading my review!
Thanks Gale! Great to know you also enjoy the Craftsy classes! i hope you take a look at this free one, Gail did a great job and has lots of tips sprinkled through!
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I am passionate about learning and teaching. I've been taking classes at Craftsy since ... well almost since the day they started! I've interviewed their instructors and I've enjoyed seeing how they have refined and improved our online class experience over the years. I have partnered with Craftsy to bring you Class Reviews. I am taking the classes then telling you about them and giving you the insider scoop on where you should NOT fast forward.. wink! When my good friend Gail Kessler filmed a quilting basics class (it is FREE CLICK HERE) I knew this would be the first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My friend Dana of the Old Red Barn wrote me awhile back and told me about her first book.. it's like a baby.. it's the FIRST one... and we ALL squeal and rejoice over the FIRST book FINALLY being published.. yes.. we all feel like that. I have had 30 books published and I still can remember how amazing it was to hold my first one. Of course I had to have Dana on my show to chat about it... that was July 28,2014 CLICK HERE to listen to our Chat with Pat! AND Dana asked me to share her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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And I put together the 2nd quilt for a little girl I know Instead of the Orange border I share HERE, I went digging into my scrap box of 'One for You, One for Me' to see what other larger pieces I already had cut from making the quilts to to with the fabric line. I found the large pieces of Aqua coneflowers, put them up on the wall.. and way I went! I did use a cream inner border because I liked the calm of it. Contact your favorite Quilt shop to see if 'One for You, One for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about! http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/ Latifah Saafir has been sharing her work for years as the Quilt Engineer and I have followed along to see the fantastic quilts she makes. She has in her bio that “I learned how to sew when I was six and took it up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I love that all of you stopped in to see how I do fabric auditions!
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Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about! http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/ Latifah Saafir has been sharing her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Fabric 101 is my on going series where I share how I use fabric. It might be a tutorial, it might be how I work with fabric, or like today, it's how I audition. My fabric line 'One for You, One for Me' from Moda is arriving in stores and I wanted to play with the scraps a bit to celebrate! I'm using up scrap squares and strips for two quilts that will go to two precious little girls in my family. I shared the first part of the border audition the other day HERE. You can also find all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Theresa I did make the lining, it's from Moda Bakeshop ..thimbleanna's pattern