I have a passion for creating and quilts are my medium.
I'm quilt designer and book author, radio/podcast show host and fabric designer Pat Sloan! Thank you for stopping in, I can't wait to get to know you.
I started sewing as a child (love those doll clothes!) and I continued to sew clothing for myself until I discovered quilting. I've been quilting now for over 20 years. But I made my first 'first quilt' way before that! CLICK HERE to read about it
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to put my quilt ideas into self published patterns.
I start out my designs by drawing them in note pads
Then I move them into the computer.
What I have found is that I really enjoy sharing what I do. I love to travel to talk and teach from my quilt designs. And I really love to see what other quilters do with my patterns. The best part is traveling around the country meeting you and watching what you do with my designs in a workshop! (CLICK HERE to have me come visit you!)
I have designed several fabric lines with P&B Textiles. Now I'm thrilled to have my fabric printed with Moda Fabrics. I design patterns to showcase my fabric lines and I have 30 books published with Leisure Arts.
My Books are Now published with Martingale!
The best way to see my work is to CLICK HERE and look around. I have books, patterns and my fabric. One day I'll have a pretty gallery page... one... day...
In addition to publishing my own patterns, I design patterns for all the major quilt magazines. Like American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall's Quilting, McCall's Quick Quilts, Quilters World, Quilting Arts, and the Fons and Porter magazines.
My other great passion is hosting my internet radio show! Every Monday is a new show where I interview loads of quilt authors, fabric designers, and interesting people in the world of quilting.
American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine is my sponsor and the show is all RECORDED! My Internet Radio show is hugely popular! It is the only "All quilting" radio show on the internet. New recordings come out each Monday afternoon after the live show at 4pm eastern. Subscribe via iTunes, listen on your computer or download to a player and listen while you quilt!
All the recordings are online FOREVER! So you can listen at a time that works for you.
I also work with several corporations to host events for them.
- Write articles for their blogs
- Research techniques
- Do Product Demos
- Make videos for them to showcase their products
- Advise on Social Media
- Evaluate new products
- Host blog hops
I am the Host of Auifil's Designer of the Month program for several years now
I helped Sullivan's USA with their EDGE ruler design and double sided mats
Designed and hosted the 2014 Block of the Month for FreeQuiltPatterns.Info
- I love to share. On my blog I do sew alongs, share fabric finds, tips, interivews and on Thursday it's show and tell day!... You can find me blogging HERE
- Chatting on Facebook HERE... twitter HERE
- And I have my own internget group of AVID quilters who I adore.. join me HERE!
- AND join my newsletter list. I send out insider tips, musing, and more several times a month CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
- Questions? CLICK HERE To contact me!
- 10 things you don't Know about me CLICK HERE
- Machine Quilting An article about how I machine quilt. Click here to read it now.
- What Inspires Me to Quilt How I started to quilt and what inspires my quilt pattern designs. Click here to read my article.
- A Quilter's Story - Click here to read an article about me in Connecting Threads.
- A Study of Yellow - McCall's Quilting August 2005 issue. This is an article on working with color and fabric. Click here to read my article.
- Fabric Quality - Click here to read my article on fabric quality.
- Guest Blogs for a week that were published on Just Be Connected. Click HERE to read all 5 days.
Products I Use
Sewing Machine Babylock Crescendo
Thread- For my machine work I use Aurifil 50 and 40 weight threads. I love them for Blanket Stitching, piecing and quilting.
Adhesives (fusible web)
For a consistent fusible web every time for every project, I use Thermoweb's Heat-n-Bond Lite.
Mats and ruler Sullivan USA
Batting Pellon and Hobbs batting
BIO for use in Newsletter, blogs, intros to events
Pat Sloan designer, author, lecturer, and with her weekly radio show... Pat truly is the "Voice of Quilting". She has a deep passion for making quilting fun for herself and everyone around her. Pat loves to hang out with quilters on the internet as well as visit you in person.. be inspired to get more done!
Sewing since she was a child and quilting for over 20 years, Pat eventually looked to her craft as a business. After a few years quilting she started to teach quilt making to others and then turned her skills to pattern designing. She found that she really enjoys designing and seeing how other quilters made her patterns. In 2000 Pat's designs became so popular that she and her husband Gregg formed a design and publishing company called Pat Sloan & Co. In addition to designing and publishing her work, they now travel around the country teaching and showing her quilts to quilt guilds and quilt shops. Also, Pat has had her designs published in all the national magazines, she has written 31 quilt books and has designed many lines of fabric for Moda Fabrics.
When Pat took her passion to the internet she built several quilt communities, the largest is her group on Facebook with over 41,000 quilters from around the world.
Over Five years ago started a weekly All Quilting radio/podcast. You can hear her interview quilt celebrities, historians, designers and authors from around the world, all on your computer! All the podcasts are available for download.
Visit her web site www.patsloan.com to see all the Pat Sloan & Co. patterns.
You can get to all her things from the link above. All you have to do is remember her name!
... newsletter sign up http://mad.ly/signups/99771/join
... article subscription http://mad.ly/signups/126175/join
... listen to her weekly Radio Show http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/
... Read her Blog - http://patsloan.typepad.com
... Free Pattern Page (several pages) http://patsloan.typepad.com/quiltershome/freepatterns.html
... See the Youtube videos https://www.youtube.com/user/PatSloan
... Join her Quilt page at Facebook for some fun! https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltWithPatSloan/
... Instagram http://instagram.com/quilterpatsloan
... And come twitter with Pat! http://twitter.com/QuilterPatSloan
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