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Show 1813 - Quilts of Valor and Intent

Featuring: Mark Lipinski

Posts On: June 19, 2016


Alex shows you how to turn a 9” Ohio Star block into a quilt pattern she calls “In Honor Of”. Even a beginning quilter can use this easy approach to make a Quilt of Valor (QOV) for a service member touched by war.

Mark Lipinski tells you about his Quilts of Valor experience, and recounts how he met the Vietnam Vet whose remembrance bracelet he wore in the ‘70s. How many jobs are there in quilting? Mark has done almost all of them. Listen as he tells about some special ones. He candidly talks about his loss of enthusiasm for quilting, and how he (and so can you) gained back the joy via a more mindful perspective that he learned from….(watch and see). Mark shows you a fun way to label your quilts in the form of a letter. You will want to hear about his current WIP—legacy quilt blocks.

Show Information

Links to the Artists:

Click here to go to Mark Lipinski's website.

From Chapter One:

Alex teaches her approachable, quick and easy, method of half square triangles as she prepares her Quilts of Valor 9" Star Block.

Click here to read more on Quilts of Valor from Fons & Porter.

Click here to purchase the  "In Honor of Kit"  from Fons & Porter.

From Chapter Two:

Vivacious and unpredictable Mark Lipinski shows his quilts and shares his unusual personal story. 

From Chapter Three:

Health Issues induced Mark to create "the slow stitch movement," which embraces mindful intention.

Click here to see Mark Lipinski's magazine.

From Chapter Four:

Mark talks about the importance of documenting and labeling quilts, while sharing his "art of letter writing."

#13 Pattybh 2016-07-04 05:41
My husband was sitting near me when I was listening to this show. He usually doesn't pay attention. But when Mark mentioned that he went to Bishop Canevin HS, he sat up and started reminiscing about how his high school - Serra beat Canevin in football all those years ago (I had to stop the show to listen). He never really talks about his days as the Quarterback for his school. It was fun to watch his face light up while he spoke. That's Mark! Oh and yes, I finished watching the show after he got up and went about his chores. :lol:
#12 cass62 2016-06-26 09:33
I so enjoyed this show with Mark Lipinski. What a wonderful way to find our happy place...meditat ing at the sewing machine. Mark, you rock!
#11 Roseamongthorns 2016-06-24 15:15
Mark has to be the most entertaining person in the quilt industry - and talented to boot. He is the same as you see him here as he is in person. Funny and Personable!Grea t show! Thanks for having him.
#10 quiltsbythesea 2016-06-22 00:46
I'm in awe. Mark, in 20 minutes you explained what I've been trying to figure out for a very long time! I'm going to practice slowing down and connecting with what I'm quilting. I've been in a quilting rut for a while now. Thank you! I hope you'll share more of your legacy blocks with us, your fans. It's important!!
#9 Cindyaziah 2016-06-21 21:42
I really enjoyed this show , I have always been a fan of Marks and enjoyed watching his show on QNNTV. I love the idea of slow mindful work as we have to much go go go everyday , I think I will take my 20 minutes to just be mindful and enjoy the process.
#8 try2bpositive 2016-06-21 14:14
I am sitting here with tears in my eyes because my heart is overflowing. This show was so special with a capital S, I am afflicted with muscular dystrophy and I have to quilt slow but I always find away. Mark, you have given me such inspiration today, I can't even put it into words. I have been unable to quilt since December because I was waiting for braces for both hands because I am not supposed to bend my wrist. But I will find a way to continue! Mark , your story's very special and I cannot wait until I see your finished quilt. Thank you so much for sharing it. I always love "The Quilt Show" but this will probably be my favorite. Oh and when people ask me how I'm feeling my mantra is "I'm Alive and I'm Smiling!" HUGS to you, Alex and Ricky. Today's another Day!
#7 Helen 2016-06-21 04:49
Mark: I really miss your magazine. When I could not get it any more, as it wasn't published, I became very sad. :-? s57kc


Denver, Co
#6 Pemela 2016-06-20 15:39
Beautiful show, one of the best. Witty, inspirational, thought provoking and a total joy to watch. Thank you to all involved.
#5 QuilterMomma 2016-06-20 13:44
Great inspiration! Thank you for having Mark Lipinski on the show again. I have always enjoyed his style. The best part of this show is the labeling of the quilt. It is the one part that I just never like to do or do for that matter. What he had to say about the importance of the legacy struck my heart. I make several quilts a year, almost all without a label or story. Now to realize those quilts may never have an impact in history with family and friends strikes my heart strings. It is time to make a change.
#4 ddggs 2016-06-19 15:17
Enjoyed this show a lot, and the energy that Mark brings to everything he does is an inspiration!
When he was speaking about getting in the zone made me realize that it is exactly what I do when I am sewing by machine or hand quilting.! I hadn't really thought about it before, it was just something that "happened" when I sat down and started sewing. While sometimes I will turn on the tv in the room, the majority of the time I have it off, the window open (if it's cool enough,, I live in the San Joaquin Valley of California,, so no open windows in the summer. lol), and sewing becomes almost meditative.
Thanks to The Quilt Show and Mark for an enthusiastic,en ergetic, and enlightening show!
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