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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 asked a group of my very talented friends to share with me their 'current' favorite quilt in my 'Featured Friend' series of articles! Today Christa Watson shares her favorite.. and a new generation that is learning to quilt! Listen to my chat with Christa on 6/23/14 CLICK HERE Hi Pat! Here's a picture of my favorite quilt, Charming Chevrons (with me and my daughter at a local show - she's now learning to quilt!) Charming Chevrons is my favorite because it was my first modern quilt! It was originally made as a free quilt along on my blog... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have asked a group of my very talented friends to share with me their 'current' favorite quilt in my 'Featured Friend' series of articles! I am hearing stories that give me goosebumps, make me smile and make me want to quilt! Today my very amazing friend and super talented artist, Victoria Findlay Wolfe shares her current favorite quilt. Listen to my chats with Victoria on 5/19/14, 11/12/12 and 4/9/12! CLICK HERE Asking me which quilt is my favorite is like asking me what flavor of ice cream do I like... Really? Do I have to pick? I love them... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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As it works in the world, we meet people and then become fast friends, even when we live a zillions miles away and don't see each other often. The friends where you chat like it was just yesterday you saw each other. Amy Ellis and I started by commenting on each other's blogs, to chatting about work.. and along the way we keep up with each other! Amy is my Featured Friend today and shares her Current Favorite quilt! Listen to my Chat with Amy on 10/15/12 CLICK HERE Hi Pat! My favorite quilt (right now) is Dimensions! I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Nancy Mahoney is joining me each month in 2014 to chat about a topic indepth. Today we are going to discuss applique, what the different styles are, the pros and cons and tell you the fastest easiest method we think there is for those that want to start! http://nancymahoney.com/ Free pattern http://www.ttfabrics.com/projects/tonga-kiwi-kiwi-surprise/ I love Amy Walsh's style, she designs as Blue Underground Studios. Amy has new fabric lines, new designs and she even teaches the 2015 free BOM at Craftsy this year. All this while being... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have asked a group of my very talented friends to share with me their 'current' favorite quilt in my 'Featured Friend' series of articles! Sara Lawsone is an awesome friend. I think of 'Who are you going to call' and her name pops into my head! Want to know ANYTHING about bag making, Sara, need a Coffee Mug from Chicago? Sara, want to find out who is who or what is what? She is it! This is a goosebump story, so you are warned! Listen to my chat with Sara 5/5/14 and 10/21/13 CLICK HERE This quilt has a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Nancy Mahoney is joining me each month in 2014 to chat about a topic indepth. Today we are going to discuss applique, what the different styles are, the pros and cons and tell you the fastest easiest method we think there is for those that want to start! http://nancymahoney.com/ Free... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Being observant makes you more creative... It's something Susan Brubaker Knapp and I talked about recently (CLICK HERE to listen to my 8/25/14 show) In the past I've gone through phases where I'll sketch a lot, journal a lot, take a lot of random photos. then I slide back into an every day busy pace. The kind of pace that is not satisfying for fun. The kind of pace where even LIFE feels like WORK.. that's not good is it? Sort of a habit we can fall into of do... do... do.... and do again. After I chatted with Susan... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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First I must thank ALL of your for doing the Moda tour... YOU are the secret ingredient to ALL the fun we have! And I'm equally humbled by how many of you want to spend the day with ME, that would be seriously delightful if we could! You know I travel and teach.. your group can invite me from my Event page and I still have openings for you and your friends to join me on my cruise in January. Info HERE So.... The winner of my Moda Love Tour prize is Karen who wrote "I would like to spend... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have asked a group of my very talented friends to share with me their 'current' favorite quilt in my 'Featured Friend' series of articles! I am hearing stories that give me goosebumps, make me smile and make me want to quilt! Terry Atkinson and I have been in the business full time for about the same number of years. She works with her husband like I do, it's great to catch up with her at the shows to see how life is! I adore her patterns.. and I know you do too. Let's see what her current favorite is!... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have asked a group of my very talented friends to share with me their 'current' favorite quilt in my 'Featured Friend' series of articles! I am hearing stories that give me goosebumps, make me smile and make me want to quilt! Listen to my chat with Jane 11/19/12 CLICK HERE! First up is Jane Davidson, often know as QuiltJane! She is the most generous person I know. She jumps in, helps out and generally is a cheerleader and best friend to many of us. When i needed a coffee mug from Australia who did I write? Well Jane! Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I LOVE quilt designers, Quilt books and quilt Fabric! When a designer has written a new book... if it is their first book.... for the 30th.. I'm so excited to see it! Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts book has fabulous projects and 'in half the time'.. what's that all about? let's look at two of the quilts in the book. All the books are what I could call a 'strippy' setting, but more contempory and modern. Many use a limited number of fabrics and largers shapes. The floating squares has just 2 colors and i really love the THREE sizes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe I meet Deborah Busby at Wooden Spool Designs when I was working in a quilt show booth in California, she gave me the most amazing wool strawberry pincushion. I have been a fan of her work ever since! Deborah's style is relaxed, she loves the seasons and she also has some fun with her designs, I want to make the socks on the clothes line so bad! www.woodenspooldesigns.com CLICK HERE for the pumpkin bag at the magazine Amy L. Sinibaldi of NanaCompany creates projects with an immense attention to the details. Her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Pssstt... come in close.. closer... i want to show you my 'Just for you' in detail... because don't we all LOVE to see the stitching on a quilt? yes I thought you did! This is my Batik Version in 'One for you One for me', now in your favorite shops This spectacular quilting is from Cindy and Dennis of Pink Paw studio My serious favorite part is the orange peel.. and the vines... ok.. that's BOTH parts Let's not forget the awesome vine in the border! Orange Batik on the back... yes please! Don't you LOVE the cream batiks? Now... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My One for You, One for Me fabric with Moda is now arriving in your favorite quilt shops! I have both Cottons and Batiks with my favorite flower, the Coneflower .. plus blenders and daisies and sweet words. Did you get my latest newsletter? Read it ONLINE then be sure to subscribe over there on the right sidebar See more of the fabrics and quilts I made with this line at my Fabric Page BUY the Sewing Machine Quilt Pattern at my digital store post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe I meet Deborah Busby at Wooden Spool Designs when I was working in a quilt show booth in California, she gave me the most amazing wool strawberry pincushion. I have been a fan of her work ever since! Deborah's style is relaxed,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Sally the blocks have been going on for years, each month I interview a designer and they have a block The patterns are at the end of EACH interview I've done for Aurifil Thread start here and have fun! http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/category/designers-of-the-month/
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Sometimes you have to live with your fabric options for a bit to decide what to do, right? You put options together, you take them apart, you rearrange. That is what I did with my Aurifil Sept Block and you helped me out with your ideas. Before I show you what I did, I want to show you where my Aurifil project lives inbetween making blocks. I have a collection of very large and VERY usable baskets. My online quilt bee had a long discussion on how we store these BOMs so we don't lose things. I find keeping the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Moda does the BEST tours!! Each time we do a tour, about twice a year, we have a theme. It's so fun to see how each of us interprets the theme and uses our fabric lines. This is my 'Moda Love' Basket. I keep MY Moda fabric line scraps in here.. you can see all my lines HERE This time the theme is LOVE and we have a FREE quilt pattern for you! you can use a Layer Cake, Charm pack or little Moda Candy. Each designer also is hosting a LOVELY Giveaway..time to 'read on'... you will enter at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am very excited to be working with Craftsy to review the quilt classes for you. I'm so passionate about learning and teaching. I have taken many classes at Craftsy since and I've interviewed their instructors. Today the workshop I have is on a topic that was the NUMBER 1 topic you asked me to talk about, Quilting your own quilts. Let's get to it! I watched all the machine quilting classes at Craftsy to select the one that I wanted to share first, and Elizabeth Dackson's is hands down the one I recommend you start with. Over the many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Let's get up close and personal with my Pattern StarGazer made from my 'One for You, One for Me' fabric from Moda! The fabric is just getting to your stores..woohoo!! My fabric line is called this as it was a little something I'd say as a child. I'd hand my mom and flower and say 'One for You, and One for Me'. CLCK HERE to buy my DIGITAL pattern or CLICK HERE for a printed copy HERE is a list of my fabrics and some of the online stores that have it now This version is in the batiks. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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 Sep 2, 2014 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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Sep 1, 2014 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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