Thursday, July 31, 2014

Episode 055 Canadian Quilt Talk - Part 2 of Quilting Ergonomics with Wendy Otto


Do you sometimes stop after hours of stitching away only to feel every muscle ache and pain yelling at you? Tune in this week as Brandy features physiotherapist Wendy Otto's recommended exercises and stretches to get those quilting muscles feeling at ease. 


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 55

CQT Podcast # 55 - Part 2 of Quilting Ergonomics with Wendy Otto


Wendy Otto - Physiotherapist and
Owner of Summerland Physiotherapy. 
Whether your neck feels kinked from hunching over your machine too long, your wrists are tired from obsessive quilting, or you are stiff and sore from sitting for hours working on the last bits of binding a quilt, aches and pain from prolonged quilting are a common problem. 

Keep yourself in tip top shape for quilting and prevent aches and pains with Wendy's 7 exercises for quilters.  I did a little Q & A last week with Physiotherapist Wendy Otto, Owner of Summerland Physiotherapy and she shared her 10 Tips on Quilting Ergonomics and this week she shares her 7 quick exercises specifically for quilters. 


Brandy + yoga = hilarious to watch. 
So if you are feeling quilt induced pain on a regular basis OR you want to take measures to prevent pain so you can keep on quilting, then be sure to listen in this week to CQT Episode 55 and try a few exercises for quilters in Part 2 of Quilting Ergonomics. 



And don't forget The Northcott Silks fabric give away for our weekly Quilter's Corner.  Our winner this week is ABBY WORKMAN with a story about what it's like to grow up with a mom who is a wonderful quilter....

Congrats Abby - you have won a fat quarter bundle from Northcott - the Cottons that feel like silk - and since you are a self-proclaimed non-stitcher, I'm sure our mom would love it if you pass on your fabric prize to her. It will be such a nice surprise.  
And all the rest of you - Plug in your earbuds and go for a walk, or grab a cup of tea and relax in the easy chair to join me this week on CQT Episode 55 where I’ll talk about caring for your lovely bones and muscles so you can continue to quilt for years to come. 




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Episode 054 Canadian Quilt Talk - Quilting Ergonomics with Wendy Otto


Join Brandy Lynn this week as she shares expert tips from Physiotherapist Wendy Otto to keep your neck, shoulders, hands, wrists and eyes in tip top shape while quilting to prevent strain and injury - Quilting Ergonomics. 


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 54

This week on the podcast we have a topic that no quilter wants to endure, so every quilter should listen in! 

Whether your neck feels kinked from hunching over your machine too long, your wrists are tired from obsessive quilting, or you are stiff and sore from sitting for hours working on the last bits of binding a quilt, aches and pain from prolonged quilting are a common problem. 

CQT Podcast # 54 - Quilting Ergonomics with Wendy Otto
Wendy Otto - Physiotherapist and
Owner of Summerland Physiotherapy. 

Have you every found you finally have a day set aside to quilt to your heart's content and your wrists, shoulders and neck are not agreeing with your afternoon plans? Have you ever found yourself trying to stretch out the kinks and stiffness in your neck and back in the middle of a quilting retreat? Well I did a little Q & A this week with Physiotherapist Wendy Otto, Owner of Summerland Physiotherapy and she shared her 10 Tips on Quilting Ergonomics PLUS her 7 quick exercises specifically for quilters. 

So if you are feeling quilt induced pain on a regular basis OR you want to take measures to prevent pain so you can keep on quilting, then be sure to listen in this week to CQT Episode 54 - Quilting Ergonomics. 

And don't forget The Quilt Pattern Magazine's subscription give away for our weekly Quilter's Corner.  Our winner this week is Marlene Fitzsimmons with a hilarious story about how a friend's husband describes minky fabric.


TQPM Website
Congrats Marlene - you have won a one year subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine. And for everyone else - TQPM is doing something so fun this fall, you just have to check it out. It's the TQPM 2014 Quilting Retreat. 
You are invited to
Sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine
and hosted by staff member and designer Isobel Meekins
Leave all the stresses of daily life behind and join TQPM for 4 days of
REST, RELAXATION, QUILTING, and FUN!
So grab a cup of tea and join me this week on CQT Episode 54 where I’ll talk about caring for your lovely bones and muscles so you can continue to quilt for years to come. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Episode 053 Canadian Quilt Talk - Copyright with Kathy Bissett


Have you ever recieved a photocopy of a pattern from a friend or guild and thought - is this really OK? Well this week on CQT you'll learn the real deal about copyright with special guest Kathy Bissett. 


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Preview CQT # 53

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

This week's podcast is so interesting and informative and all about COPYRIGHT. Don't miss my interview with special guest Kathleen Bissett. 

CQT Episode # 53 - Copyright with Kathy Bissett

Kathy Bissett
While her love is teaching, Kathy now spends more time working on the CQA/ACC Quilt judge Certification Programme, chairing the Grand National Show and as the jury coordinator of the CQA/ACC 2014 and 2015 National Juried Shows. 

This week on Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 53 we'll talk all about copyright - the myths, some common misconceptions and more. I've had plenty of questions from listeners about what is OK and what is not when it comes to copyright and you'll get all the answers here.  

And who's the winner of our weekly Quilter's Corner? 

Joan in Nebraska wins with lovely short story and a quote from her friend on how quilting is cheaper than physical therapy and keeps you warm in the winter. Congratulations Joan, you have won 4 patterns from Kathleen Bissett.





The exciting thing about this prize is that I taped the show last week and announced the Magic Tiles pattern giveaway on the show and Kathy upped the ante and came back to say she was giving away 4 of her patterns to the lucky winner! BONUS! Thank you Kathy!

So join me this Thursday at 4pm Pacific time to meet Kathy Bissett as we chat all about copyright on CQT Episode # 53!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 52

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

I had so much fun interviewing Ionne McCauley for this week's show. And you've probably guessed it - if I'm interviewing Ionne, then the show has to be about colour! 

CQT Episode # 52 - All About Colour with Ionne McCauley


Ionne McCauley is a fibre artist, teacher and a household name to most Canadian quilters when it comes to colour but if you haven't heard of her, you might recognize the famous book that she co-wrote with Sharon Pederson called Color for the Terrified Quilter. 

This week on Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 52 we'll talk all about colour - the myths, some tips and more. I've been wanting to have her on the show all year long and I can't believe it's taken me this long to get it together. 

And here's the winner of our weekly Quilter's Corner: Kim Templin with a hilarious story about message taking gone wrong. Congratulations Kim, you have won Ionne and Sharon's book Color for the Terrified Quilter. 


It was so fun to interview Ionne, especially since she popped by for a visit to my very own studio in Summerland! It's always a thrill to meet my guests in person and I had the pleasure of giving a studio tour and recording an interview at the same time. Plus - the huge bonus was that she brought a few lovely quilts and gave me a mini trunk show. I was thrilled!

So join me this Thursday at 4pm Pacific time to meet Ionne McCauley as we chat all about colour on CQT Episode # 52!




Thursday, July 3, 2014

Episode 051 Canadian Quilt Talk - The Electric Quilt Company


Join Brandy this week for the 1 Year Anniversary Show of the CQT Podcast as she interviews Sara Seuberling of the Electric Quilt Company. Don't miss the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY of EQ7 software! 


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday Preview CQT Episode 51 - The CQT ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

Hey Everyone!

I am back from my deep woods camping holiday at beautiful Cathedral Lakes. The mountain hikes and wildlife were ridiculous, stunning, amazing, breathtaking and just the perfect retreat to lead into my 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PODCAST and get me ready for another year of Canadian Quilt Talk!
HAPPY CANADA DAY! 

Cathedral Lakes, BC

Billy the goat
I have had such a great year interviewing wonderful guests, mentors, experts and talking my heart out every week about every quilting topic I could imagine - and there's more where that came from! I hope you've all enjoyed this adventure as much as I have and I hope you'll stay tuned for more!

This week on Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 51
The CQT Anniversary Show 
featuring the Electric Quilt Company

If you enjoyed last week's episode with The Quilt Pattern Magazine's EQ7 expert Reeze Hanson, then you'll really enjoy this show! You'll meet Sara Seuberling from the Electric Quilt Company and learn more about their innovative quilting software, their website, their support groups, lessons and their team of experts that really go the extra mile to help you learn the product.  

And if you've been following along you know that we are going to celebrate in style with a HUGE prize give away. It's the biggest give away of the year - a full EQ7 SOFTWARE! I have dozens of Quilter's Corner stories on file that are all eligible for the random draw and you can send yours in too. 



THE DEADLINE TO ENTER YOUR STORY IS TONIGHT 
JULY 1ST, 2014 at MIDNIGHT pacific time.

Send me a story about how quilting has touched your life 
in 200 words or less to info@explorefibre.com. 

Be sure to listen in this Thursday at 4:00 pm pacific time to learn more about the Electric Quilt Company and listen to the Quilter's Corner story to find out who wins the EQ7 software. 

Until next time, dream big and work hard in the studio with Canadian Quilt Talk!