Michelle Watts, Kristi Schroeder, and Sharon Holland chat with host Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast.

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Guest: Michelle Watts

Topics: color

She says: "I was introduced to paint sticks several years ago and wanted to know how to use them in actual quilts and fabric. What is really nice about them is that they stay soft on the fabric, so your fabric doesn't get stiff. What I do, is I take freezer paper, build a stencil, and then paint with a set of paint sticks and a stencil brush directly onto the fabric."

Photo credit: Paula Wolf, 2017.

Guest: Kristi Schroeder

Topics: quilting inspiration

She says: "I wanted my book Southwest Modern to be different -- to have more of a travel aspect. So each place that you visit where the quilts are featured that inspired me to design it also shares great places to eat, stores, or art galleries. I wanted people to really use it in a different avenue than just a traditional quilt book."


Guest: Sharon Holland

Topics: antique quilts

She says: "I do love vintage quilts. I love to look at them, I find them very exciting, intriguing, and they bring up a lot of questions in my mind. Why did that maker use that pattern? Why did they make those choices? They make me stop and really look at them and explore them."


Guest: Pat Sloan

Topics: machine quilting tips

She says: "Practice for free-motion quilting is one of those things you have to do often. You build mind, memory, and motion to be able to do it successfully on demand."