We share stories of how this quilting infuses happiness and meaning into our lives. Plus, we chat with Kate Basti!
Episode 477

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How Does Quilting Bring You Joy?

Our staff members and listeners shares stories of how quilting brings them joy. It's so inspiring to hear how sewing makes others happy – quilting is such a meaningful hobby, and we love taking the time today to reflect on that.

Sweet, Quilty Home: Week 8

We are so excited to share all these stories about joyful quilting, because this week's Sweet, Quilty Home challenge is to create a mini quilt or block representing something that brings you joy -- and then display it in your home! For those who don't know, our Sweet, Quilty Home challenge is something we're hosting on the podcast and social media! This challenge will last for 10 weeks this summer (July 6-September 13). This program focuses on creating your best home -- a beautiful place to relax and be creative. Each week, we'll issue a challenge: one small step you can take throughout the week to brighten your home and set your space up for sewing success. If you participate, you can use the hashtag #sweetquiltyhome on Instagram.

Getting Sewcial

Alison Gamm had the pleasure of chatting with Kate Basti of Quilt with Kate. Kate is a pattern designer, a talented foundation piecer and English paper piecer, a fussy-cutting extraordinaire, and lover of color. She shares a lot of great tips about all these topics in this podcast episode – as well as sharing about her experience of quilting during a quarantine.

Kate Basti with Quote

Fall Pillowcase Dash

How many pillowcases do you think you can make in a month? Sign up to compete in the Fall Pillowcase Dash (September 1 - 30) to enter for weekly prizes and cash awarded at the end to the top 5 pillowcase makers! Plus, every participant who records a total at the end will receive a pair of limited edition One Million Pillowcase Challenge socks!