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Show 110: A Quilter Connects with History

Featuring: Pam Holland

Posts On: September 24, 2007

Join us as award-winning Australian quilter Pam Holland tells about her connections to quilting and the year 1776, but not in America. Pam teaches how to make one of her original blocks that is both traditional and timeless. Also in this show, Gizmo Girl stops by to offer up new ways to show off and store your quilts.

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Pam Holland

Alex Anderson (Alex Anderson Quilts)

From Chapter One:

Alex demonstrates an appliqué method for Ricky.

From Chapter Two:

Pam Holland joins Alex and Ricky for a chat about her quilts and her story.

From Chapter Three:

Alex offers up a tip for sharpening your pencils a different way. Pam teaches Ricky how to make the "Elies" block and talks about drappliqué (drawing and appliqué).

From Chapter Four:

Cheryl Uribe, TQS' Gizmo Girl, at Relic Quilts demonstrates a variety of new ways to show off and store your quilts, including:

  • Hand crafted iron quilt stands and hangers from Stone Ridge Quilting
  • “Hang your Art” – Hardware for hanging large objects at Hang Your Art
  • Tyvek – A no fold storage system designed for preserving quilts at Sew Forever

Then Ricky shows pages from Pam's The 1776 Quilt book and takes questions from the audience.

After Set:

Pam talks about her next project, a recreation of The Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered cloth that is 238 feet long and 20 inches wide, thought to originally be made in the 1070s.

UPDATE (4/26/2020): Pam offers an update on the progress of The Bayeux Tapestry.

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