Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing the Quilting Life Podcast Episode 23 Show Notes. Episode 23 airs today, and we cover a wide variety of fun topics for quilters in this episode. Get all of the details, links, and need to know information in today’s post. And we hope you’ll enjoy today’s episode on your favorite platform (links below).
Quilting Life Podcast Episode 23 Show Notes
Episode 23 Topics
Here is a list of topics we shared in this episode of the podcast:
- Our new Sincerely Yours fabric collection
- The definition of a scrap quilt
- Skill sets that define beginner, intermediate, and advanced quilters
- The cost of long-arm quilting
- What inspired the changes in the Sincerely Yours collection
- The naming process for fabric collections
- How Chelsi and I meal plan
- How to differentiate between the different qualities of cotton fabrics
- Comparison as the thief of joy
- The quilting journey
- Saturday, March 20th is National Quilting Day
- And a couple of Apple Podcast Reviews…
Episode 23 Links
And here are links to the products, patterns, books, and more that we shared:
- Sincerely Yours fabrics
- A Quilting Life new Sincerely Yours Patterns bundle
- Quilt on the Wall: Hearts at Home II
- Quilt on the Table: Community
- Scrap School Quilt Book
Where to Listen & Watch
Where to Find Sherri & Chelsi
- Sherri’s Blog (you are here)
- A Quilting Life Pattern Shop (Sherri’s)
- Chelsi’s Blog
- Chelsi’s Pattern Shop
- A Quilting Life Instagram
- Chelsi Stratton Instagram
- A Quilting Life YouTube Channel
- Sherri & Chelsi Facebook Group
Our Next Episode
Our next episode will air on Monday, March 29th. I hope you enjoyed the Quilting Life Podcast show notes. Find all of the Show Notes posts for the earlier episodes of the Quilting Life Podcast here.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Diane Clavin says
Just found your FB group after listening to today’s podcast. Love the SAL blocks. Where fan I find the patterns please? Thank you.
PS I love your quilt in American Patchwork and Quilting
Linda Kendall says
Sherri and Chelsi, I just watched today’s episode and had to tell you I found you by accident too when you posted Episode 4. Wish I could remember how I found you, but the important this is – I did! I immediately went back and watched (listened to) the first 3 episodes! AND I’ve shared you with several friends! An idea for sharing your fabric, esp. those rep samples, use a book stand or small easel to clamp or hang them onto so the camera can get a better angle and we can see them better. Last week while it was pouring rain outside and I as doing things inside, I started re-watching the older podcasts which is great fun! One thing I had been thinking about suggesting and then saw that is how you started, Chelsi’s beautiful hair hides her face! In the earlier episodes you had it behind your shoulder on the camera side and down in front on the other side which allowed us to see both your kind, expressive face and your beautiful hair! Maybe because Sherri is more practiced at being in front of audiences, Sherri does a good job of facing the cameral more often so we can see your expressions and smile back at you (even though you can’t see us — know we are!). May God continue to bless you in your businesses and family!
I’ve been enjoying your podcast, but was disappointed in your answer about the cost of having a quilt professionally long armed. Professional artists need to be able to make a living wage from their craft along with covering the cost of supplies and equipment. If someone is questioning the cost, they may want to ask their quilter more questions such as how many hours will the quilting take and whether it will be an all-over design or any custom work. Are thread and needles for the machine included? The other thing I would suggest is to try renting or borrowing a long arm machine and trying it once. I did a king size quilt on a rental machine and while I enjoyed it and would probably do it again, I was also completely exhausted after 7 straight hours quilting. I now have a much greater appreciation of what goes into the process and know exactly what I am paying for when I take something in to be quilted.
sherri McConnell says
Thanks so much! I hope we weren’t misunderstood. We both completely understand the incredible work that goes into long-arming quilts. And we appreciate all of the costs involved that many people don’t see. So truly, we believe that the costs are well-incurred. With that, though–there are sales available and special pricing, so we did want to be sure to mention that so people could look for that. I think once someone has a quilt professionally quilted they will understand and appreciate the value even more. And we should have mentioned the fact that renting machines is an option–thank you!