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April 29, 2020
Mally the Maker – Chapter 3 – Podcast #139 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’ve recorded Chapter 3 from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. This is one of my favorite chapters from the book because a certain special person comes alive and starts talking!

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Jump straight to the audiobook at time: 32:12

Also jump straight to the basement tour to see what we’ve fixed and finished (not much) and what is still ripped up (almost everything): 8:13

Learn more about Mally the Maker here. I’m going to share 1 chapter ...

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April 15, 2020
Mally the Maker – Chapter 2 – Podcast #138 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

In order to make this Mally the Maker audiobook a reality, I’ve had to drop the podcast to every other week. The main reason is the basement remodel which is filling up every day, leaving only time in the evening for recording and editing, which took a lot longer than I expected. This goal is very important to me so I really want to continue, but it just has to proceed at a slower pace. Enjoy!

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Jump straight to the audiobook at time: 13:04

Learn ...

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April 2, 2020
Mally the Maker Chapter 1 – Quilting Podcast #137 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Life is crazy right now, which is why I think it’s the perfect time to escape into a magical quilt world! Join me for an adventure into the world of Quilst as I share 1 chapter a week from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt:

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Jump straight to the audiobook at time: 23:47

Learn more about Mally the Maker here. I’m going to share 1 chapter a week for the next 13 weeks and then begin writing the second book in ...

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March 18, 2020
Finding Strength in Crisis – Quilting Podcast #135 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Suddenly we have found ourselves in the midst of a global crisis – cronovirus. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and finding comfort in quilting. This week for the podcast I decided to share an article The Crisis, written by Thomas Paine in 1776. I found strength in reading this article when my house flooded in February. I hope you enjoy it as well!

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Jump ahead to time 38:48 if you want to get straight to my reading of The Crisis ...

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March 11, 2020
Distraction and the WEIRDEST Podcast Video Ever from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’m embracing distraction this week and playing with a 360 camera and touring the basement, which no longer feels like my house. Just a warning from the outset – this is the weirdest video I’ve ever created. I thought you could mix 360 videos with regular videos. Turns out – NO! LOL! That really doesn’t work. So I’m sorry in advance for the weirdness!

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Yes, this is the shortest podcast ever. I decided to double down on the Dream Big Quilt Along and have been writing a ...

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March 4, 2020
How to Say NO! Quilting Friends Podcast #133 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I had to say No to teaching a quilting class and it made me think a lot about saying no in general. When we say “yes” to making one thing, we are also saying “no” to making other things, possibly more meaningful projects. I share thoughts on this throughout the podcast while I stitch on my Quilst landscape hoop quilt in this episode:

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Saying No is Actually Saying YES!

I usually know it’s time to say “No” to something when I get an itchy ...

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February 26, 2020
Stay Flexible! Change, Bend, or Pivot So You Can Keep Quilting! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Flexibility is key! This week I’m feeling extra flexible as I’ve decided to make some big changes to our upcoming Dream Big Quilt Along and Mini Block Monday monthly patterns. When things aren’t working, it’s easy to feel pressure to stay the course, but a flexible bend, change, or pivot is often a better choice. Do whatever you must to keep quilting!

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Lots of Flexible Decisions this Week!

I’m cutting out Dream Big Panels on my kitchen table through this week’s ...

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February 19, 2020
Be Creative and Make What You Love NOW! Quilt Podcast #131 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Please stop putting off making the quilts and projects you’ve most wanted to create! It may be difficult, but it’s definitely easier than trying to create when your sewing space has been destroyed!

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Just in case you missed it – Click Here to listen to last week’s podcast and tour of my recently flooded basement.

This has been a week of ripping out and assessing damage. My daily work attire has gotten a bit more complicated:

Leah Day Basement Flood

Yes, we’re being very careful and safe. I ...

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February 12, 2020
Epic Flooding Disaster – Podcast #130 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Just a month after sharing a studio tour for 2020, my basement flooded. Within 5 days almost everything about my quilting studio and office has changed. So for this podcast, I decided to share another tour, this time of the entire basement and how much things have changed:

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Recovering from the Flood

Josh, Dad, and I have been running 180 miles per hour to clean up, rip out, and minimize the damage the water could do to our lives and business. But it has definitely rocked our ...

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February 10, 2020
Let’s Destress Episode #106 from Hobbies Up To Here

In episode #106, we sit down and chat about what we do to destress. Certain activities really satisfy our need to relax while others can add to the stress.

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February 5, 2020
Stitching Myself Out of JAIL! Podcast #129 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’ve put myself in jail today and I’ve got to stitch myself back out! I’m ready to put this double wedding ring quilt aside, but in order to do that, I had to attach all the arcs I’d prepared. So I’m in jail today until the stitching is done!

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Yep, I said Dream Big and suddenly it’s a Quilt Along! Click Here to find a Dream Big Panel so you can follow along. The videos will begin on March 13th and ...

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January 29, 2020
Keep It Simple Sweetie! Podcast #128 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’m keeping things simple today! I realized this week that I was making many things way too complicated and I needed to give myself permission to simplify and just get the work done. Enjoy this topic in this week’s podcast:

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Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 24:56

**I’m really sorry about the weird audio stuff in this episode. This was a brand new mic and it had been working so well and then suddenly decided to go very ...

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January 22, 2020
Crafting Through a Limbo Time, Quilting Podcast #127 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Are you in limbo? This is a time of waiting with no idea when the waiting will end, or if things will work out the way you want. Hear how I’m wrapping my brain around my limbo time and choosing to be satisfied and content with what I have.

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Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 25:55

Click Here to check out Mini Block Monday! We now have three mini block videos, each right around 3 minutes long. So you can ...

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January 16, 2020
Free Little Library Episode #105 from Hobbies Up To Here

Today we share some of the most important books that we would include in a free little library, if we had one! What would you include??

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January 15, 2020
What Will Change in Quilting in 10 Years? Podcast #126 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I am sharing a fun podcast with my predictions for changes to the quilting world in the next 10 years. I’m looking forward to the next decade because I know it will be filled with awesome new machines and materials. The internet is getting faster so learning and creating will become even easier!

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Jump straight to the topic by sliding up to time: 13:03

Click here to learn how to piece a Mini Pinwheel Block. This super simple, traditional quilt block is the ...

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January 8, 2020
2020 Studio Tour! Walk Through All My Creative Spaces from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s 2020 and time for a studio tour! I haven’t shared a video like this since 2012 and it was fun to see what has changed, what is the same, and how differently I work now!

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See what has changed! Find my original studio tour video from 2012 here.

Back in 2012, I was doing everything on my own and didn’t have much quality control over the dust or mess in my house. Having Dad come into work every day has certainly shamed me ...

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January 2, 2020
Evolution in 2020 Episode #104 from Hobbies Up To Here

  Together we welcome in 2020 with a review of 2019 and a glance at what may come to be in the months ahead.

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January 1, 2020
My Word of the Year for 2020 – Focus on the Light! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! In this Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast episode I’m sharing my new word of the year as well as lots of news from around the house. Enjoy watching and seeing lots of beautiful projects as well as my first painting!

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Quick links from this Word of the Year 2020 Podcast:

Click Here to check out Leah Day’s Goddess Quilts – I included a few minutes from this new book to explain my new word of the ...

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December 11, 2019
Making a Memory Quilt, Quilting Podcast #123 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I have a sad podcast about my Mother-in-law, Ellen, who passed away on Thanksgiving day. I’m sharing stories about Ellen as I begin making a memory quilt from her clothes.

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Working With Grief with a Memory Quilt

I don’t think grief is a straight road. It’s a twisty, windy path through the woods. Some days are great. Some days are very sad. Making this memory quilt for my Father-in-law, Chet, is helping me walk this path and process my sadness.

Here are the ...

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November 20, 2019
How to Design Your Own Goddess Quilt from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time to design your own goddess quilt! I’m celebrating the launch of my new book, Leah Day’s Goddess Quilts, and diving into goddess quilt design in this episode of the Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast. Watch the episode and see all my crazy sketches that eventually get cleaned up and become beautiful quilts!

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Leah Day's Goddess Quilts BookClick Here to preorder Leah Day’s Goddess Quilts! This is an artistic memoir that tells the story of my goddess quilts and how making each one has changed ...

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