Stitched Podcast
Up Close It’s Just a Bunch of Little X’s

Up Close It’s Just a Bunch of Little X’s

May 31, 2019

Up close it's just a bunch of little X's but when you step back and take a look at the whole picture a beautiful image emerges.

Join Elizabeth and liZ as they recount the history of cross-stitching...from ancient Egypt tombs to Catherine of Aragon's underwear and from 1980's Christmas ornaments to it's new modern feminist twists...this episode promises to be an interesting ride!

I was right…this race would be epic.

I was right…this race would be epic.

May 24, 2019

Whether you are running a race or creating a quilt you are never alone as long as you carry with you the memories and the lessons learned from your loved ones.  Join liZ and Elizabeth as they talk about running marathons and the history of Sampler Quilts.  Then stayed tuned for "I've Got a Notion" to hear all about how the zipper came into being.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

May 14, 2019

Lemony Snicket said in his first book of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Sanctuary is a word which here means a small, safe place in a troubling world.  

Join Elizabeth and liZ as they walk you through the art of creating a french knot, the history of the Notre Dame cathedral, and of course, creating a sanctuary.

It Takes A Hive

It Takes A Hive

May 7, 2019

It takes a hive of about 60,000 bees all working at the endless cycle of pollinating, gathering nectar to make golden, delicious honey...and it takes a hive of women an afternoon gathered around a set of frames to hand quilt about 60,000 stitches into a quilt top.

Travel back in time with Elizabeth and liZ to the days of quilting bees to learn about their origins...and discover that you might just need to hold a quilting bee of your own.

The Joy of Painting…and of Quilting

The Joy of Painting…and of Quilting

April 2, 2019

Bob Ross was a master of helping those painting along with him enjoy the journey...and embracing the idea that there are no mistakes, only happy little accidents.  Join liZ and Elizabeth in this episode of Stitched as they discuss Bob Ross, crazy quilts, and the imperfect perfectness of quilting. 

Forever in Blue Jeans

Forever in Blue Jeans

March 14, 2019

What do you get when you mix the history of indygo in the United States, the birth of the blue jeans, quilting, and Neil Diamond?  You get Episode 11 of Stitched "Forever in Blue Jeans".

And stick around at the end for our newest segment "I've Got a Notion"...in today's episode we are talking about pinking shears.

Hand Quilting in Paradise:  Hawaiian Quilts

Hand Quilting in Paradise: Hawaiian Quilts

February 26, 2019

Traditional raw edge applique quilts from Hawaii are as striking as they are distinctive.  Join Elizabeth and liZ as they recount the origins of these beautiful quilts and then stick around for the new segment at the end of the episode called "I've got a notion" to find out why your pin cushion is shaped like a tomato.

Fabric, Gingham, and Quilts…OH MY!!!

Fabric, Gingham, and Quilts…OH MY!!!

February 11, 2019

It's hard to imagine The Wizard of Oz without picturing Dorothy in her iconic blue and white gingham dress...but where did this print come from and how was it named? 

Join Elizabeth and liZ as they wander down the yellow brick road retelling the history of one of the world's most recognizable prints...gingham.

And for gingham inspired projects visit Simple Simon and Company where you can find a pile checked quilt patterns and tutorials.  Like THIS TUTORIAL that walks you through how to make an oversized, gingham inspired baby quilt.

When You Look At The Bigger Picture

When You Look At The Bigger Picture

January 22, 2019

Vintage Yo-Yo quilts were created using scores of hand stitched yo-yos.  Many of these yo-yo's were made with scrap fabric that when, upon closer inspection, and viewed separately from the quilt in its entirety aren't that charming.  But...when viewed in context with the rest of the quilt top create something magical.

Join Elizabeth and liZ for this episode of Stitched to learn all about the endearing history of yo-yo's.

And for more quilting inspiration, patterns, and tutorials check out their website:  Simplesimonandco.com

A Quilter’s Heart is Golden

A Quilter’s Heart is Golden

January 9, 2019

One long day a penniless traveler, a terrible lightning storm, some homemade beef jerky, and and a group of strangers collided...reminding me that a quilters heart is golden.

Join Simple Simon and Company as they take you on a journey across the country to a parking lot late one night where they were introduced to the magic of the quilter's at Gee's Bend.