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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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Here is another version of my road trip photos This version has something about the photo. do you like this better than the slideshow HERE? Refresh to see the newest photos! If you are reading this in your email notice, click the banner and come to the page! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
There is a color I use sometimes, but not that often. It's pink. I love pink in nature, i love pink in things, and yes... I love pink in quilts and have used it. But it doesn't seem to get into my quilts THAT often. The last time was my String Bean Challenge quilt... remember that one? This is my new series of articles is called 'Inspiration Look Book' and I created a category on the right sidebar so you can find them all. First my Pink collection. Actually I could just take this bin and use it! I think... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe All NEW Podcast from the American Patchwork and Quilting editors! This is a free pattern called Anchor's Away... Download! For a full list of my Show guests CLICK HERE to my Podcast page ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe APQ FACEBOOK page CLICK HERE to Join My FACEBOOK Online Quilt Classroom CLICK HERE to Join APQ magazine online www.allpeoplequilt.com/ article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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All NEW Podcast from the American Patchwork and Quilting editors! This is a free pattern called Anchor's Away... Download! For a full list of my Show guests CLICK HERE to my Podcast page ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe APQ FACEBOOK page CLICK HERE to Join My FACEBOOK... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I am on my way to Mississippi to teach 3 groups for 6 days, wheee!! So EXCITED as I've never taught in Mississippi before (do you love spelling that as much as I do) If you are close by I'm with the Mississippi Quilt Association and you can find out about the 3 events HERE Traveling to your location is an amazing opportunity for me to see where you live and quilt. To meet you in your home town is an honor and the Shipping Department and I enjoy so much learning about your town! I thought I'd share a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am heading to Mississippi for 6 days of teaching quilting! This is my first time to teach in the lovely state and I'm pretty darn excited! If you are reading this in your email notice, click the banner or SEE MORE to come view the slideshow at my article. While on this trip I am sharing a ton of photos and you can follow along, see what I find and leave me comments! If you want to start the slide show over, refresh your screen, or view them directly by coming HERE This is the event I'm teaching at,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Did you get my newsletter the other day? No? Read it online HERE and Subscribe HERE Are you like me.. sometimes we need to forget about that fantasy vacation! We can treat ourselves to a Craftsy’s Summer Closeout! You’ll find the amazing supplies you’ve been dreaming about at some incredible prices, but not for much longer! this IS a summer closeout... so put down the to-do list; it's time to go shopping this incredible sale is tick, tick, ticking away! Are you on Instagram? Do you tag me when you share photos of my fabric or projects? here are a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Do you find that sometimes you did something that you enjoyed a lot, then for some reason, you notice you are no longer doing that 'thing'? Maybe it's taking walks, or relaxing on your porch after dinner. Maybe it's taking time to sew 10 minutes a day and recharge your creative batteries. What I noticed is that somehow I seemed to have stopped having a handwork project 'at the ready'. I used to needleturn or embroider all the time. Did some EPP work too. But somehow those projects got moved or put away or are not in a 'ready state'... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Did you decide to be as CRAZY as me and join the Fat Quarter shop's sew along?? Yes?... well good... let's go sew! It's time to make the Present Block named Season of Giving.... At the end is the link to the LIMITED time free pattern .. so download it now! I want to update you since the last post, I've been using this ruler for everything to give it a good work out, and I still give it a thumbs up! I am going to change out to some of the other sizes, I like it better than the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I have been thinking about this for a long time, and Inspiration round up, or look book concept. In the course of any day I see a lot of images, and it's fun to search out photos by color or theme. My new series of articles is called 'Inspiration Look Book' and I created a category on the right sidebar so you can find them all. Let's start with my own photo of incredible vintage and not so vintage, textiles I bought. I have this colorway on my table to do something with! All the following photos are from flickr... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android Time to catch up on my shows or listen to ones you missed! Today I'm featuring a favorite show where we talked about quilt bees, quilt communities, learned how an artist finds friends in the land of quilters... This show is super fun! -- Lindsay Conner is a writer, designer and the author of the book "Modern Bee". You will see her writing at many of your favorite sites on the internet and at her own site LindsaySews.com. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Time to share my 7th block of the free Snapshots patterns to support St. Judes. A wonderful Sew Along sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop! I decided 2015 was my year to do another charity piece to benefit an organization. When I saw that the Fat Quarter shop is again hosting a sew along to raise funds for St. Jude's I knew this was the one I would do. For the quilt along, the patterns will be available for FREE download each month around the 15th on the Fat Quarter Shop blog. I swooned big time when I saw the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Time to catch up on my shows or listen to ones you missed! Today I'm featuring a favorite show where we talked about quilt bees, quilt communities, learned how an artist finds friends in the land of quilters... This show is super fun! -- Lindsay Conner is a writer, designer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Mary there are 2 blocks out, here is the release schedule
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Time to enter your table runner in my Summer Lovin' challenge! I saw lots of runners being made during the last month, such a fun way to change up a room, and useful! challenge link up continues below ad Since you have been making these, you should have it ready to share.. right? That means I pick TWO winners for a surprise bundle on Wed July 22 at 6pm EST.. REMEMBER you need to use a pattern of mine to enter ...Read set... enter!! The Winners Are 5- Strawberry Table runner and 23 - Kathy's runner! you have been emailed!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I take a lot of quick snapshots that you might be missing, so I've added a NEW feature to this post! I'll be using this slideshow function when I'm on trips, so you can follow my travels. It scrolls back through the last few days of posts. If you are reading this in your email notice, click the banner or SEE MORE to come view the show at my article. if you want to start over, refresh your screen, or view them directly by coming HERE What do you think, is this fun? article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Tarnia when using 50 and 40 wt use the same wt/thread in the bobbin. when going up wts, try them with 40 in the bobbin and see how your machine works.
Margie Thread crazy is a good crazy.. as long as its ALL Aurifil!
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I am so happy to be a spokes person for Aurifil Threads. If you have visited a quilt shop that has the ipad running with all the videos, that's me! I have assembled all those here so you can learn about the thread weights, how they are used and what they look like stitched out. This 2:30 min video is the over view of thread spool sizes, the color coding and how they are used. If you would like to have closed caption text click the 'cc' in the lower right to have that displayed while you watch! The 50wt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Thank you Wendy!! They have interviewed some interesting artists!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on Pat Sloan: I'm Featured! at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Did you decide to be as CRAZY as me and join the Fat Quarter shop's sew along?? Yes?... well good... let's go sew! It's time to make the Wreath named Welcome Home, At the end is the link to the LIMITED time free pattern .. so download it now! I want to update you since the last post, I've been using this ruler for everything to give it a good work out, and I give it a thumbs up! My Wreath is all cut out and ready to sew! Since this block is sewn on the diagonal it can be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It's time for the next Aurifil Designer of the month interview and free mini quilt from ... drum roll... Ebony Love! Isn't this mini AMAZING?? lots of detail and Ebony's pattern is great to follow But I have a problem.. I'm not SURE what to do with mine since I'm using less colors.. Will you help me pick? You will? GREAT! Here are my Mini's so far, don't they look AMAZING! This is how I have decided to audition. I am taking 1/4 of the pattern and laying out a mock up to see how it look. Option 1.. i'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It is always exciting when a Quilt shop asks to interview me. Terry's Fabrics in the UK does a regular feature of designers that is really interesting. Their blog has a lot of wonderful inspirations, like rooms, I love that mirror, the aqua walls and pillows.. and that view.. can I order that view from the shop? Read my Interview then check out the others! Later Today I'll be posting the Aurifil July Designer interview and mini quilt.. excited!! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android Pat Sloan: Free patterns from my guests Natalia Bonner, Alyssa Thomas and Diane Gilleland! All the links are at the END to FREE patterns and tutorials from my Natalia Bonner is an author of incredible books and an amazing longarm quilter. She always have a quilt coming off her frame to share at her website PieceandQuilt. Natalia's log cabin variation is on the cover of the Summer 2015 Quilts & More magazine, which you MUST get. www.pieceandquilt.com/ Summer 2015 Quilts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android Pat Sloan: Free patterns from my guests Natalia Bonner, Alyssa Thomas and Diane Gilleland! All the links are at the END to FREE patterns and tutorials from my Natalia Bonner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network