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Show 805 - Feed Sacks, Fun, and Old Friends: Quilts of the 1930s

Featuring: Darra Williamson / Christine Porter

Posts On: February 28, 2011


Travel back to the 1930s as quilter, author, editor, and quilt collector Darra Williamson sheds some light on Depression-era quilts, shares some stellar examples, and presents tips for working with those sometimes-challenging reproduction (and authentic) ‘30s fabrics. When Alex reveals an earlier faux pas about a particular quilting icon, British quilter, teacher, and author, Christine Porter joins the show via WebTV to help unveil the 21st-century model and to share up-to-the-minute tips and techniques for working with fusibles and the machine blanket stitch. Will Alex be forced to eat her words? Tune in and find out!

Show Information

From Chapter One:

Darra Williamson joins TQS and shares her personal history and the history of the 1930 quilt styles and movement and with us.
Nancy Mahoney

From Chapter Two:

Co author Christine Porter joins us via the TQS webcam for Show and tell
Christine Porter
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From Chapter Three:

In celebration of Sunbonnet Sue - Darra, Christine and Alex teach the tricks of the trade for successful fusible / machine blanket stitching.
Denco Manicure Scissors
Teflon Pressing Sheet
The Cotton Patch - England
The Cotton Patch
1285 Stratford Rd.
Hall Green, Birmingham England
Cotty thread
Bernina of America

From Chapter Four:

Darra shares many tricks of working successfully with 1930´s fabrics – scrappy style

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