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. Includes Gizmo Girl.

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From Chapter One:

Visit Pam Holland’s website at

Book: the 11776 Quilt with Breckling Press

Alex and Ricky hearts pattern (.pdf download 348k): alex_ricky_hearts.pdf

From Chapter Two:

Demo with Alex


  • Omnigrid Ruler
  • Fusible webbing – under wonder
  • Marking Pens
    • Tsukineko “fabrico” Dual Markers
    • Suki Nicker Pens
    • Mitsubishi Uni-Ball Pen

From Chapter Three:

Gizmo Girl – Cheryl Uribe at

New ways to show off and store your quilts:

   • Hand crafted iron quilt stands and hangers

   • “Hang your Art” – Hardware for hanging large objects at

   • Tyvek – No fold storage system designed for preserving quilts at

From The Afterset:

Chatting with Pam on the couch. This quilt took 9600 hours to complete!

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  1. Alex demonstrates an applique method.
  2. Pam Holland joins Alex and Ricky.
  3. A tip for sharpening your pencils.
  4. Pam teaches Ricky how to make the "Elies" block and talks about drapplique (drawing and appliqué).
  5. Gizmo Girl shares some new notions.
  6. Ricky shows pages from Pam's The 1776 Quilt book and takes questions from the audience.
  7. After Set.

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