Program 139 – Four Fabulous Quilters and a Final Quilt Market Report


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To see the complete listing of award winning quilts from Quilt Festival visit For the first time, has vidcasts to enjoy. I loved being able to see the videos and the award winning quilts. I saw the quilt exhibit but none of the awards are bestowed until Quilt Festival opens. It’s especially great to see the quilts that were displayed if you didn’t get to attend Festival.

The website also added a monthly festival gallery of quilts.

Drum roll, please…………….. the winners of the podcast #138 prize drawings are:

for Cassie Barden’s book:
Tammy Maybry of Christiansburg, VA
Penni Smith, Burlington, NJ

for Virginia Coles’ Quilt Study book;
Carol Mallozzi of West Seneca, Ny

for a Prairie points ruler:
Joan Gunter of Othello, WA
Sheila Fuhrmann of Fairburn , GA
Tami Dunham, Anaheim, CA

Congratulations, gals!! Your prizes are on their way.

Three interviews, four great quilters:

Beth and Karen – I finally got to talk with my friends –


Karen Boutte and Beth Ferrier – best friends and great quilters


Karen’s Grand Canyon jacket – Would you believe it started out as a sweatshirt?

Beth’s groovy hand-knitted sox and shoes – hear the story about these too cool shoes!

For a chance to win one of the their books, visit Beth’s blog and Karen’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.  Comment by Dec. 27th

Don’t forget to visit Beth’s website and Karen’s website for complete details, all about them!

I finally had the chance to meet Pat Sloan, wonderfully warm, funny and creative quilter. I have always loved Pat’s folk art style of quilting and her whimsical nature. It was a real thrill to talk with Pat.


Here we are in the Leisure Arts booth, Pat’s publisher. Check out the sign on the right and Pat’s picture. I love this picture of Pat in the ad — the smile on her face is simply infectious.

For a chance to win one of Pat’s books, visit her blog and leave a comment, too. Oh — and don’t forget Pat’s website, which is full of all kinds of cool quilty things, including Pat’s videos which offer great how-to tips.


I was star-struck to meet Philippa Naylor in person! I have a profound respect for her machine quilting skills. Philippa won Best of Show at AQS in Paducah for her Limelight quilt.

Here is a close-up detail pic of the quilt Philippa entered in Quilt Festival, which won the  Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry. Can you guess why?!


Listen to what Philippa said about creating this quilt in time for the Festival deadline!

Speaking of Limelight, Philippa has a new book out called “Quilting in the Limelight”, which you could win! Leave a comment on my blog, below for a chance to win Philippa’s new book.


Rest of the pictures from Market:

Only the left hand side of the line into Sample Spree – which goes back at least 100 yards. The right hand side was as long and the front of the line is only half as wide as the picture shows. It’s a virtual nut house — but oh so fun!


My Market buddies, Holly Mabutas of Eat Cake Graphics and Aneda Phillips of YoYo Stitches. I love to travel with these two quilting buddies.


How fun it was to meet Jay McCarroll, the first winner of Project Runway’s debut season. He is truly a kick. His new fabric is divine.


The infamous quilt and coat pose for a pic with friend Valerie Burton.

One of the most darling items that I found at Market was this robe designed by Cindy Taylor Oates using Lakehouse Dry Goods new fabric. Isn’t it sweet? You can find it on Cindy’s website and blog. Look for the Any Season Robe.
I’m always looking for inspiration and found this in the bathroom window at the house where we stayed while we were at Market. Our dear friend, Pat Steapp’s mom,  Jean Lauderdale showcases her shell collection this way:


Isn’t this beautiful?!

I can’t leave this trip without telling you about at least one place that we ate that was truly inspirational — Holly and I both agreed that our favorite place was the Black-Eyed Pea -no, not the rock band, the restaurant.


We still think about that lovely meal with Pat and Jean. They have the best chicken fried steak –oh, it must be time for dinner!

One last picture for my trips of 2008


I just thought you’d like to see what my bathroom looked like when I traveled to Kenora, Ontario, Canada. What could be better than a new quilting magazine, a bubble bath, and Oreos and milk? (Sorry, no pictures in the tub. That would be too much information, as my kids would say.)

Warm wishes for the very best of the Holiday season – Merry Christmas!

©2008  Annie Smith   All Rights Reserved

21 thoughts on “Program 139 – Four Fabulous Quilters and a Final Quilt Market Report”

  1. Annie,
    I guess I’m getting caught up on blogs here. Loved listening to this podcast. Beth Ferrier is my hero. She has given me permission to do more stuff without worries! I truly enjoy her. And your new look is fantastic!


  2. Hi Annie,
    SERIOUSLY??? This is great to have things to give away. fun fun fun. Philippa’s book looks wonderful. What a fun podcast. You really gave us a good taste of Quilt Market this time. As always, great interviews. Thank you, thank you.

    I love your new blog!

    Have a great holiday to you, Kirstin and your boys.

    Phyllis in Sonoma

  3. I would love to win the book, but better yet, I downloaded your podcast. I have enjoyed your previous podcasts so I am looking forward to time to listen to the current one! Thanks.

  4. Annie, Thank you for the wonderful post and the opportunity to win a wonderful looking book. Phillipa’s quilts are beautiful and it would be great to learn from her. I am off to listen to the podcast. Take care and God bless, Cory

  5. Love your podcast. Would love to get that inspireing book. I love all things crafty sewing…ect. Love your podcast. Keep up the good work.!! Kate

  6. What great interviews Annie! Loved them. I was fortunate enough to watch Phillipa Naylor do a shot demo on the last day of Quilt Festival. She was fantastic, and quilted so slow I couldn’t believe it. She says it’s the hardest thing she does – getting people to SLOW DoWN!

    I’d love to have her book!!!

    Lynn, Houston

  7. I love the new web site! Very nice. I love contests! Phillipa’s quilts are out of this world stunning. The quilting alone will blow your mind!!! Awesome! Have a very Merry Christmas Annie!

  8. Hi Annie, I found your podcast a few months ago and am totally hooked. I learn something new on every podcast I listen to. I think Philippa is a fantastic quilter and couldn’t resist trying to win a book. Thanks so much for all you do. Chris

  9. Annie…love the new look of your blog. I’ve been listening to since episode 5 and love your podcast. I’d love to try Phillipa’s book out…….

  10. Annie, That looks like the best bath ever!
    I really like this new format, it’s nice.
    Merry Christmas everyone

  11. I love to listen to your podcasts on my ipod while I walk. Thanks for bringing us such good quilting information. Philippa’s book looks wonderful – would love to add it to my library. Cathy Fay

  12. Love the podcasts. I Listen whenever I can. I was so surprised to hear my name that I had to listen 2 more times and re read the blog before I believed it. Thank you
    I have done one of Beth’s BOM and she does beautiful easy to understand quilts. I only have the top finished though.
    Phillipa’s quilts are beautiful, something to aspire to.

  13. Hi Annie,

    I have been listening to your wonderful podcast for about 6 months and trying to catch up with all your episodes. Love them and all the things you talk about, love all the topics. Thanks for always giving us the opportunity to win things and hopefully I will win one day. I love your new website and the ability to comment.

    Happy Holidays!
    Cyn in HI

  14. Annie, I just discovered your podcasts….fabulous! I really enjoyed your interviews with Karen, Beth, Philippa, and then finding your website with all the neat photos. You now have a fan in Illinois.


  15. I’m not sure I’m “worthy” to win Phillipa’s book but here I am.
    The funny thing is that I’m listening to the podcast as I write this.
    Your podcast is my quilting favorite.
    HAPPY 2009.

    Pat, Marion LA

  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Annie and family! Thank you so much for your podcasts, this one and all year long. Would you believe I am just now listening to Podcast #139.

    I appreciate the wonderful interviews, I have also done Beth’s BOM this year (it is still a WIP) and look forward to the new one for 2009.

    Phillipa’s quilt is beautiful! I can more than understand why it won the Master Award from Pfaff.

    All the best to you,
    Donna, LI, NY

  17. I really enjoyed this pod cast. You really enjoyed doing these interviews and it came across loud and clear. Keep up the good work!

  18. Just found your blog after reading about it in the Dec/Jan 09 QNM. What fun!
    Saw Philippa at Paducah in 2007- amazing quilter!

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