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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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#13 drdoer 2018-11-21 10:15
Wondering when this was filmed? She mentions the store and retreat center in Paducah, KY and my understanding is that it closed permanently in early 2017. We had reservations for a retreat in March 2017 and learned of the closure shortly before we were scheduled to go.
#12 Anne 2018-10-30 21:39
Love these ladies. Learned to quilt watching Simply Quilts and Quilt In a Day.
#11 Mary Ellen 2018-10-28 10:45
Enjoyed watching this show. Eleanor provided the first quilt pattern I made--a log cabin. Then, my sister and I took my young niece to the Mountainfest Quilt Show. We talked to Eleanor; she was so kind to my niece and talked to her about quilting. Eleanor is a dear.
#10 Scribbs67 2018-10-28 10:17
My favorite ever quilt teacher! I love you El and all your books. Huge fan of yours! 8)
#9 marylh 2018-10-28 10:10
Just brought joy and laughter to my heart and great quilting learning to my brain. Thank you Eleanor, Alex &Ricky
#8 Lee O’Brian 2018-10-27 21:44
I met her in Ireland as well and looked forward to seeing her at IQF in Houston every year. She is so down to earth and a friend to everyone.
#7 MSHendel 2018-10-23 07:06
What a fabulous show! I laughed so hard and learned so much. Thank you, thank you!!!
#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
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