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HtbaS – Episode 306

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about making progress on the Dresden Garden UFO, working out the design for Summertime Blues, and the mania that is putting on a quilt show this week!

Here’s the latest look at Dresden Garden with two borders attached!

Books mentioned in this podcast:

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HtbaS – Episode 299

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about an update on my hair (scintillating!), getting a quilt into the Paducah spring show (thrilling!), and what quilt projects I’ve been sewing and finishing (even more thrilling!).

Books reviewed in this episode:

Behold, my tiny star:

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HtbaS – Episode 291

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about the results of the Black Friday Sew-In, my thoughts on entering quilt contests, doing more quilting for charity, using scraps, and my minimal start on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery En Provence!

Books reviewed:

The next Virtual Stitch-In is December 9, 7-8:30pm US Eastern! Watch it on YouTube.

Today’s podcat was Jett!

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HtbaS – Episode 289

In this jam-packed quilting podcast episode I give an update on our friend and production sherpa, some exciting publication news, an upcoming blog hop, the start of the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery at the end of the month, quilt forts, potential live shows for The Stitch, and some holiday gift market sewing. Oh yeah, and I did some quilting! Whew

Books discussed:


HtbaS – Episode 283

This week, I talk about fixing an applique faux pas after the fact, the Twilter Birds in the Air quilt, sewing for charity, and talk about a few books.

  • Zer0es by Chuck Wendig
  • Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner (note: I mistakenly said that someone died in the prologue, but I misspoke. The main character “lost” someone, so I interpreted it one way. Regardless, I finished the book and still love it!)

Today’s podcat is Morelli, who was helpering with the layout of one of the donation quilts I was working on.


HtbaS – Episode 282

HtbaS – Episode 281

This week I give a recap of the pattern launch party for The Stitch, my escape room experience, doing yoga with cats, and what I’ve been sewing.  Stay tuned for a Rafflecopter giveaway over on TheStitchTVShow.com to win a PDF copy of one of the new patterns! Next week’s episode will be the audio from this month’s The Stitch, and then I’ll be back the week after with just me.

Note: there’s an occasional electronic humming in this episode, which I think I’ve figured out the source of. It should be fixed in future episodes.

Books discussed this week:


HtbaS – Episode 280

This week is short and sweet since I’m frantically putting finishing touches on websites, storefronts and pattern for the launch of The Stitch TV Show Pattern Shop on July 16th! And my kids are home today and kept interrupting me.  I talk a bit about Morelli’s dental surgery and subsequent goofy behavior on painkillers and the mini-front yard rave we had for my birthday this week.

Books from this week:

Here’s Morelli in action (we call this his “treadmill”):

Note: this is normal behavior for him. But he’s still kinda high. #kittymomo #catsofinstagram

A video posted by Pam (@pantsfreesia) on

And after he settled down from rampaging a miniature city:


HtbaS – Episode 279

HtbaS – Episode 278

This week I catch everyone up on the big news from the past couple weeks, from meeting and taking a class from Bonnie Hunter, finally revealing the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild raffle quilt, launching our pattern line July 16 both online and at Red Hen Fabrics in Marietta, GA (stop by 11-2 on the 16th for cake and to submit questions for our live taping later that day), and when I’ll be at QuiltCon East.

I’m teaching an Aeroplane Bag class on July 23 at Red Hen Fabrics in Marietta, GA.  The shop should have sign-ups open soon if you’re nearby and interested.

Here’s me being mildly smug about sitting next to Bonnie during an impromptu show and tell session during our Blue Ridge Beauty class. Yes, I sat in front of the class like the big nerd that I am.


And here is the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild finished raffle quilt!  The drawing is June 10, 2017, and you can purchase tickets remotely from our raffle coordinator Claudia at ecqgrafflequilt at gmail dot com.

Finished ECQG Quilt

Here are the book reviews I give at the end of the episode:

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