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Show 2309: Eleanor Burns - Celebrating 40 Years and Still Entertaining

Featuring: Eleanor Burns

Posts On: October 21, 2018


Eleanor Burns, the Queen of Quilting and 2011 TQS Legend, is celebrating her 40th anniversary. And she shows no signs of slowing down as she made her entrance along the red carpet! Join us as this teacher and entertainer shows you how to piece with precision, twirl your seams, and cut the fastest log cabin strips you’ve ever seen…all while making you laugh along the way. It’s a show not to be missed.

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Eleanor Burns

From Chapter One:

Eleanor celebrates her 40th year since the publication of her first book (Log Cabins, 1978). She joins Alex and Ricky to reminisce about 40 years of Quilt in a Day and they look at her quilts.

From Chapter Two:

Eleanor shows how fast, easy, and accurately you can make four flying geese blocks while telling charming stories from the past.

From Chapter Three:

Eleanor shows you how to make the Kentucky Chain block which always reminds her of her time spent in Paducah at the quilt show.

From Chapter Four:

Learn about log cabin blocks. First published in 1978 Eleanor’s first Log Cabin-Make a Quilt in a Day is still as popular today as it was 40 years ago. Her traditional method of cutting has been updated after rotator cuff surgery. Eleanor now used the AccuQuilt cutting system to cut all of the logs at one time with accuracy. She also shares a new ruler that allows her to cut her own 2 ½” strips.


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#6 Polyquats 2018-10-23 05:49
Thank you, Eleanor. My quilt journey started in 2001 with a copy of Country Quilts in a Day, and a pile of Sheridan sheet corners. If you've never seen them, sheet corners are the bits of fabric that are cut out when fitted sheets are made. You could buy bundles of them for $2. I've bought and lent two copies of Country Quilts, over the years, but have no idea where they are now. I hope they are still inspiring someone to quilt.
#5 rural01 2018-10-22 11:22
That had to be so much fun for the two of you. I know it was for me. Anytime there are tears, you just know it is a good time. While I didn't get started in the beginning, I'd like to think I caught up pretty well with Eleanor Burns. It is wonderful to see her doing so well. Thanks for doing this great show.
#4 topazgypsy 2018-10-22 00:25
Such a joy and inspiration. Definitely the queen of quilting
#3 POLLYSPOCKETS 2018-10-21 19:12
A Jewel of a lady, always enjoyed her over the years!
#2 rjoehnk 2018-10-21 11:36
Fabulous! Eleanor is a great lady- a star.
#1 Loscar 2018-10-21 09:08
What an amazing lady. I met her a few years ago on a trip to Ireland with Celtic Quilt tours. She’s even more amazing in person.

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