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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 think today may just be the most exciting day, the setting Globetrotting! My Free Mystery Block of the Month with freequiltpatterns.info The pattern is this link for the SETTING The setting will keep you busy ... and be sure to read to the END for my challenge! Let's get going.. the Blue Version And the RED Version! I made the corners scrappy AND added applique to the red, because I could! Super you read this far! I have a CHALLENGE! By NOV 30, 2014 I'd like to see your quilt top DONE. Finish the top, post a photo at... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
October is here and I am so lucky to interview my good friend Jane Davidson of QuiltJane fame! This is why i love Jane.. she did this after our trip one year and I still crack up when I see this photo! I did several fabric auditions for Jane's block. When I say things out this way and take photos I have a much better idea of fabric placement. And I don't want to cut anything before I'm pretty sure where I'm going. I think I was sure that flower was going to be in the center... And here she... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Wendy Sheppard is the designer at Ivory Springs. You have seen her clever and beautiful designs in magazines, showcasing fabric lines for fabric companies and in her own patterns. Now she has a wonderful book called 'Recreating Antique Quilts'. Our shared love of using antiques for inspiration is one of the things we'll explore today! Website http://www.ivoryspring.wordpress.com Free pattern - http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/free-pattern-movement-in-squares/ Diane and Bruce Magidson co-founded SewBatik in 2004, and we have never been the same! Bruce is the designer of the batiks they sell, and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
Here are some Random NY photos from the last few days! I was teaching at 'Quilting around Chautauqua' ... and I had a chance to meet a LOT of you! This event is workshops, vendors and a quilt show spread all around the Chautauqua Institute grounds. This totally adorable building is a set of rooms form the 'Sisters'. Two ladies who have been sharing their quilts and friends quilts in adorable room settings. Imagine my surprise when I walked in to find a whole room by my friend Sue Papalia!! Her theme was 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'.. adorable .. i... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Wendy Sheppard is the designer at Ivory Springs. You have seen her clever and beautiful designs in magazines, showcasing fabric lines for fabric companies and in her own patterns. Now she has a wonderful book called 'Recreating Antique Quilts'. Our shared love... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Sherri Falls of thisandthatpatterns.com is so incredibly talented. Her quilt patterns speak to a wide variety of quiltmakers. PLUS she is the nicest and kindest friend on earth. I sure wish we lived closer to each other! Listen to my chat with Sherri on 4/30/12 and 7/4/11 CLICK HERE I always have to find Sherri at the shows for a BIG HUG!! And to see all the super duper cute things she has designed. I cant get enough of her! I love this quilt because it reminds me of playing with home made dolly clothes when I was little and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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When you see some people's quilts you just want to see more and more. I feel that way about my friend Sherri McConnell. I love the fabrics she puts together, and i wish she posted quilts and parts of quilts multiple times a day.. can you see her rolling her eyes now? Plus Sherri's site has THE perfect name "A Quilting Life" Listen to my chat with Sherri on 1/14/13 CLICK HERE Although I have many favorite quilts, this one is the one I'm sharing because my great great grandmother made a similar quilt in Iowa in the 1930's. While... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My featured friends today are Barb Groves and Mary Jacobson are the sisters of "Me and My Sister" and I love them dearly! One show I was at working in a booth, and they also had a booth.. we started chatting and decided we all had to have dinner together, this was AFTER Mary had already decided she was not leaving her room. We hired a cab to drive us 2 blocks to the restaurant, AND then take us back! I had so much fun getting to know them and when we all taught in South Africa it was a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I meet Kim in a TOTAL Whirlwind! It was the trade show, I was chatting with some people and Kim came flying over to say hello and I mean FLYING! She was whirling and she had on the most amazing skirt made of fabric I had collected ... this of course made us BFF's forever! She lives near me .. sort of.. but we just see each other at shows. ha! I chat with Kim almost every day and she is just the most beautiful soul in the universe. She makes everyone feel special. Listen to my chat with Kim... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe The American Patchwork and Quilting editors bring you a show full of tips and tricks! 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 Quilt Community CLICK HERE to Join APQ magazine online www.allpeoplequilt.com/ post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe The American Patchwork and Quilting editors bring you a show full of tips and tricks! 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... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Nancy Mahoney and I have been friends a long time. She is a brilliant designer, an author, fabric designer and super knowledgeable about quilting. If you need to figure out HOW to do something, Nancy can show you! I invited Nancy to be my featured guest all this year at my Radio show. Each month we pick a single topic and dive deep into it, I loved our chat on Pressing! Listen to my lastest chat with Nancy on 7/7/14, the other dates are at this page Picking ONE favorite out of the hundreds of quilts I've made is like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 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! As soon as I saw Carolyn's quilts I was intrigued and needed to see more. She put a lot of thought into her quilts and her fabric designs and I find that very inspirational. Carolyn's new book is a wonderful deep dive into how she works and has great tips for you, it is my current favorite read.. (See it HERE) Listen to my chat with Carolyn on 6/16/14 and 10/7/13 CLICK HERE (credits to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am SO happy to have my dear friend Ann Weber featured today! Ann and I have known each other since she took my workshop, sliced her finger and we enjoyed getting to know each other in the emergency room.. yes.. we are blood sisters! Ann is an incredible designer, I adore all her projects, her sense of color and her outlook on life. Ann is has a beautiful spirit and I'm so thrilled to call her a good friend all these year. Now she designs with her Sister Joanne Rowicki as the Gingham Girls and you see their quilts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 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! 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 Sep 19, 2014 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 Sep 18, 2014 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 Sep 17, 2014 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 Sep 16, 2014 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 Sep 15, 2014 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 Sep 15, 2014 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 Sep 14, 2014 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 Sep 13, 2014 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 Sep 12, 2014 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