Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tune In Monday: American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, hosted by Pat Sloan

I'll be back on the air Monday when I will be a guest on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, hosted by Pat Sloan. It will be my second time as a guest on the show. The first time was more than five years ago, and much has happened since then. Imagining some of the things Pat might ask about, I thought I would answer some questions ahead of time by posting a very brief recap with some visuals.

To get it out of the way, we'll start with a frequently asked question: "How did you first become interested in quilts?" For the answer, click here.

2011: Benton County Museum, Philomath, Oregon
So, what's happened with me since 2011? There were exhibitions...eye opening ones.

2013: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California
2014: Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, Oregon
2015: Pour l'Amour du Fil, Nantes, France
2015: Benton County Museum, Philomath, Oregon
2016: Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Tillamook, Oregon
2016: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado
2016: Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas
There were magazine articles...lots of them.

Quilters Newsletter 2013
American Quilter 2013
More magazines..
...and more...
...and more!
Patchwork Professional, Germany 2014 
Generation Q 2015
Simply Moderne, France 2016
Modern Patchwork 2016
Quilters Newsletter 2016
And in my spare time, I wrote a couple books.

"New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection" Quiltmania 2015
"Modern Roots, Today's Quilts from Yesterday's Inspiration"
Stash Books / C&T Publishing 2016 
Of course, there were also lots of great quilts-- antique, vintage and recently made.

c. 1970
c. 1870
c. 1930
c. 1860
c. 1760-1800
c. 1920
2015 by Gail Weiss
c. 1820, Achsah Goodwin Wilkins
2008, Buda Bee Quilters, TX
c. 1970
What else might Pat Sloan ask me about? "Do you make quilts?" is always a good one, and the answer is yes, but not many, and I have a lot of help! Here are a few of my creations, from 2013 to present.

"House of Wonky" 2013
Viewer's Choice Blue Ribbon
"Small Wonders" Challenge
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 
"Julie Silber" 2013
"Wild-Eyed Susans" 2013
Honorable Mention, Innovative Small Quilts
2013 Pacific West Quilt Show
"Oregon July" 2014, Quilted by Jolene Knight
Second Place, Long Arm Hand Guided Quilting
41st Annual Northwest Quilters Show
"Oregon July" 2014, Quilted by Jolene Knight (front)
"Oregon July" 2014, Quilted by Jolene Knight (back)
"Fruity Beauty" 2015, quilted by Jolene Knight
What am I working on now? Some top secret projects: a few magazine articles, another book in the pipeline, and some creative projects. I'm working on a Cat Face Quilt, inspired by Melissa Averinos, and on-deck is some block printing, inspired by Valori Wells.

Cat Face Quilt, inspired by Lulu and Melissa Averinos (in progress)
block print and plate, inspired by Valori Wells
block print whole cloth quilt design mock-up, inspired by Valori Wells
On a personal note, I am doing well. After some health issues this year, I lost 60 lbs., and gained access to a world of clothing I never imagined.

before and after
Surprised to fit in 34 waist trousers at Calvin Klein in Freeport, Maine

So, tune in on Monday, November 21st - click here - and if you miss the show, it'll be available on iTunes after it airs.


  1. My sister quilts. I have one of the few pieces done entirely by hand before she invested in a commercial quilting machine. She makes them now professionally. I will have to show you pics some time. The kind of turquoise block print toward the end of the article would look fabulous in the guest bedroom we are setting up adjacent to the art deco cocktail lounge in progress in our basement.

  2. Oh to be able to hear. I know the podcast will be great. And you scrapbook post today is great as well.

  3. These are really beautiful! And you look happy & healthy, Bill. Have a great time on the show!