Christine Weld, Penni Domikis, Meghan Buchanan, and Roseann Meehan Kermes chat with host Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast.

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Guest: Christine Weld

Topics: designing quilts

She says: "To be honest, I've never met a pattern I haven't changed. Even my very first quilt class, I added some blocks and I changed that border around. All that tinkering led me to take it a step further and design my own quilts, since I was already playing around with what I was given."


Guest: Penni Domikis

Topics: scrappy quilts

She says: "It's so much easier to match 15 different blues than to find the one right blue. I think that's the best part about scrap quilting. It's always fun when I teach classes to show my students when auditioning fabrics that you can use so many different fabrics that you never would've expected to put in the same quilt."


Guest: Meghan Buchanan

Topics: color

She says: "I've always loved playing with color and when I look at balancing color, I like to play with movement and depth. What is cool about playing with depth is that you can take your one inspiration color or fabric, then pick a couple of colors within that to help support the inspiration. Then you add the depth by taking those supplemental colors and doing a gradient."


Guest: Roseann Meehan Kermes

Topics: quilting books

She says: "I have the good fortune of getting all my mom's quilt books. When I open her books, I feel really connected to her, especially one of her books, The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America. I have her copy and inside in her handwriting are little notes that she tucked into pages, passages that she liked or quilt projects."