Thursday, January 30, 2014

Episode 030 Canadian Quilt Talk - 52 Weeks of Fibre Art

Join Brandy Lynn this week as she shares tips for creative success when first trying out new fibre art techniques. Join her on her new adventure in 2014 with 52 Weeks of Fibre Art on the Brandy Lynn Maslowski YouTube Channel. 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday Preview CQT Episode 30

CQT 30 - 52 Weeks of Fibre Art

CQT Episode 30 - 52 Weeks of Fibre Art

This week's podcast episode is all about the 52 Weeks of Fibre Art - my new YouTube fibre art video adventure for 2014.

Here's what I'll cover: 
  • why I decided to embark on this crazy journey of one fibre art video every week in 2014
  • what kind of fibre art techniques I'll be featuring throughout the year
  • and my favourite tips for fibre art success
If you are a quilter and you've always wanted to try a few fibre art techniques be sure to subscribe to my Brandy Lynn Maslowski YouTube channel today!

Instead of the Quilter's corner today I'll share a story of a student in one of my workshops experiencing fibre art for the first time with a hint of skepticism and we'll also have our monthly segment of the Gentle Judge.

Talk to you on Thursday!

Week # 3 - Texture Magic

Come join me for 52 Weeks of Fibre Art! 

Click here to watch: WEEK # 3 - TEXTURE MAGIC

Once you watch the video, be sure to give it a STAR RATING. Whether you like it or not - I'd love to know what you think! And SIGN UP to follow my YouTube channel so you get the new video in your inbox each and every week. If you like what you see - then give me a YouTube THUMBS UP! 

You can find Texture Magic at Superior Threads, in most quilt shops, or in my Amazon eStore

Saturday, January 25, 2014

NEW WEBINARS coming soon...

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for more online webinars by Brandy Lynn Designs

Bijoux Landscapes 
Sat, Feb. 15th at 10am Pacific

Bijoux Landscapes

For only $10 join me for Bijoux Landscapes right from the comfort of your home studio. We'll play together for 3 hours of fun and simple techniques including; colour and layout, hidden hand appliqué stitch, couching, beading and more. There will be a bonus mini tutorial on stamping, foiling and stitching for a creative sun feature.

Supplies needed include; 10" x 4" fabric land scraps, an 8" x 10" sky fabric and muslin backing, a 5" x 7" matte and picture frame, yarn scraps, beads and more…(detailed supply list upon registration).

I'm LISTENING! This one is on a Saturday for those of you who were bummed because you can't take a webinar on a weekday morning. So, sign up and try it out!

Don't miss this fun and affordable event. SIGN UP HERE TODAY

And for those of you who missed the last webinar I'm running a REPEAT of the Mini Table Topper Webinar Wed, Mar. 5th at 10am Pacific. We'll repeat this one on a weekend as well later this year.

Mini Table Topper

I got such great feedback for this Mini Table Topper webinar, so I hope you'll join me. SIGN UP HERE

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

Friday, January 24, 2014

Week # 2 - Shiva Artist's Paintstiks


52 Weeks of Fibre Art! 

Once you watch the video, be sure to give it a STAR RATING. Whether you like it or not - I'd love to know what you think! And SIGN UP to follow my YouTube channel so you get the new video in your inbox each and every week. If you like what you see - then give me a YouTube THUMBS UP! 

You can find Shiva Artist's Paintstiks at most quilt shops, or artist supply stores and you can find the Cedar Canyon Brush Soap and so much more in my Amazon eStore

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Episode 029 Canadian Quilt Talk - Inklingo with Linda Franz

You've likely heard of Inklingo, but have you given it a try? Offering 2 collections of FREE designs for download on her website, Linda Franz chats about what Inklingo actually is and how simple it is to get started. 

Check out this episode!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Quilt of Valour # 2 by quilter Chris Reid

Hooray! I'm so excited to receive another email already for a Quilt of Valour by quilter Chris Reid. As promised she has earned herself a free pattern by Brandy Lynn Designs.

Here's the lovely quilt she made…

Quilt of Valour 2014 by Chris Reid
Congratulations Chris! Your pattern is in the mail. 

And just a reminder for those of you thinking of making a Quilt of Valour - I am giving away my Black Sheep Block Party pattern (value $14.99) to every quilter who sends me a photo of a quilt they made and donated to Quilts of Valour in 2014. Here's the pattern in case you need a little nudge to get inspired. 

If you want to learn more about Quilts of Valour simply visit their website at or listen to Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 24.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Preview CQT Episode 29

Our special guest this week is Linda Franz, Canadian Quilt Professional and creator of Inklingo. If you haven't heard of Linda & Monkey you just have to check out her All About Inklingo blog and follow along with her adventures. Monkey is so cute with a bit of attitude! If you haven’t heard of Inklingo, then you have a pleasant surprise in store because it is a fabulous, affordable product that can make your quilting easier and faster today, and we’ll tell you how!

CQT Episode 29 - INKLINGO
And the winner of this week's Quilter's Corner is Emily Hinkel! Emily writes a short story about how a quilt can provide more than just a warm hug. 

Congratulations Emily! You have won $25 worth of downloadable designs from Inklingo. CLICK on the caption below to watch Inklingo Quilting in 90 Seconds! 

Inklingo makes it easy to get started with two FREE shape collections!  See the Quick Start Guide under the Support & Goodies tab at Print your first shapes on fabric in the next few minutes and get excited about starting and FINISHING your next quilt with better results in less time. Visit them today at

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Week # 1 - Derwent Inktense Pencils

Let's get started with our YEAR LONG CELEBRATION!

52 Weeks of Fibre Art! 

Click here to watch: WEEK # 1 - DERWENT INKTENSE PENCILS

Once you watch the video, be sure to give it a STAR RATING. Whether you like it or not - I'd love to know what you think! And SIGN UP to follow my YouTube channel so you get the new video in your inbox each and every week. If you like what you see - then give me a YouTube THUMBS UP! 

You can find Derwent Inktense Pencils and so much more in my Amazon eStore

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Celebrate Good Times…Come on! Nananana na na na na Woohoo!

It's an online celebration! 
Here's a  flashback to the Kool & The Gang video that I am singing in the title. The dance moves are hilarious! 

The CQT Facebook page has reached a milestone of 500 likes! 

I've been talking for weeks about how I'm planning to celebrate with you and you've all come through with LIKES galore. But it's not ONLY about the likes. We have taped over 30 episodes of the Canadian Quilt Talk podcast over the last 6 months and I can't be more proud of the wonderful feedback and amazing talent we've had on the show. Thank you so much for LIKING Canadian Quilt Talk!

Well, I thought long and hard about how I'd like to celebrate and it all kept coming back to how I could give you even more of the best content possible in the most fun, easy and effective way. I've been planning for weeks to get this started and here's how I'm going to celebrate with you…


YEP, YOU READ IT RIGHT. There is no better way to celebrate all of you who LIKE the CQT Facebook page and the weekly podcast than to give you MORE of what you like. I'm going to post a new FIBRE ART video every single week for 52 weeks!


  • WATCH THE VIDEOS (starting tomorrow!)
  • LEAVE COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK anywhere, anytime!

So please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. You'll have fun, be inspired and get your creative groove on with a 2-5 min. video tidbit of a fibre art product and technique EVERY SINGLE WEEK FOR A YEAR. 

Thank you all so much for LIKING the Canadian Quilt Talk Facebook page! 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Episode 028 Canadian Quilt Talk - Kennel Quilts

Don't miss this week when Brandy Lynn talks about the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team - Quilters make 12" x 18" quilts for pets who have suffered through a natural disaster. Special guest - Nan Baker, the Marketing Director of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday Preview CQT Episode 28

Small Kennel Quilts Team
CQT Episode 28

Have you ever stopped to consider what happens to pets during a natural disaster? Well The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) has a staff member who really takes saving pets in a disaster to heart and she is their Marketing Director, Nan Baker. Nan is the inspiration behind the Small Kennel Quilts Team. They invite quilters to make small quilts to send to an area in disaster. A small kennel quilt is such a quick, achievable project for any quilter that could really make a difference to a pet in need, and a great way to practice new piecing and quilting techniques. Click on TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team to find out size suggestions, free patterns and more. 

When faced with the notion that some people think it's JUST a pet, Nan says, "When you care for pets in a natural disaster, you CARE for people."

AND this week's winner of the Quilter's Corner is Carli Heinrichs. Her story fits right in to the idea of giving back to your community and you can visit her blog at

Congratulations Carli! You have won, not just one, but THREE gorgeous pdf patterns by Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots. Here's a great collage of the 3 different patterns. 

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Episode 027 Canadian Quilt Talk - The Kristy's Quilt Picture Book Project

Listen in this week to learn about the Kristy's Quilt Picture Book Project. Brandy will explain Kickstarter and how you can make a difference in the quilting world by sharing this book with a child. 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday Preview CQT Episode 027

Kristy's Quilt 
The Picture Book Project

Join us this week for our 27th Episode of Canadian Quilt Talk as we discuss the brand new children's picture book called Kristy's Quilt. You can be the first to get your hands on a copy before it hits the store shelves this spring. Here's how it works…

1. UNDERSTAND OUR GOAL: To engage a youthful generation of quilters by publishing the book and getting it into the hands of children. 

2. BACK THE PROJECT: Valentine's Day (FEB. 14TH).

3. GET YOUR BOOK AND REWARDS before it's in stores this spring.

Kristy's Quilt is a heartwarming quilt adventure based on a true story. This children's book features 10 year old Kristy, a spunky little quilter, who blossoms at the In Stitches Quilting Retreat. 
A book for ages 2 - 92. 

Illustrations by Marcia Stacy
Kristy's Quilt is a Kickstarter project, which is crowdfunding. If you haven't heard of it, check out 7 Things to Know About Kickstarter.  It's a really cool concept. 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in creating a youthful generation of quilters by supporting this project. Our plain and simple goal is to publish the book and get it into the hands of children. I would really love your support and here's what you can do: 

1. LISTEN TO CANADIAN QUILT TALK this week to learn more about the story and why it is so important to share quilting with a younger generation. 

2. MARK FEBRUARY 14th ON YOUR CALENDAR and back the project at the rewards level of your choice. 

3. SHARE THE KRISTY'S QUILT PROJECT on your blog, or anywhere you play on social media, but BEST OF ALL by word of mouth to your friends. 

Kristy's Quilt has been a "big picture" goal of mine for 4 years and I'm asking you to help take me there, but it's not about me at all. It's about quilters sharing quilting for generations to come.  Please circle Feb. 14th on your calendar to support our project and get the word out about Kristy's Quilt. 

And now for the winner of THE WEEKLY QUILTER'S CORNER!

Congratulations to JESSICA LANGLOIS! Jessica shares her finest memory of quilting as a child which ties right into our theme of sharing quilting with a younger generation. CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA - You have won a $25 gift certificate to the online fabric shop - Quilt Stash Squared. 

Our prize for this week's Quilter's Corner is brought to you by Quilt Stash Squared - The Quilter's Community Stash Shopping Project for quilters, fabric lovers, story-tellers and artisans. Check out their online fabric shop at

Dream Big and Work Hard in the Studio (with a child) and Canadian Quilt Talk! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Welcome to Pattern Pastiche

Have you checked out The Quilt Pattern Magazine yet?

On January 25th TQPM will be celebrating their 3rd birthday with a fun chat online. They have this great online chat group called Pattern Pastiche. It's a virtual place to go to meet online quilting friends, follow along with the challenges or just ask a quilting question and get some great advice from the teachers.

PATTERN PASTICHE - a private quilter's community for the subscribers of TQPM. SUBSCRIBE NOW to join in on the fun!

You can enjoy chatting and sharing with quilters and designers. You can create your own blog, join a special group, post photos and have fun with the TQPM family of quilters.

Here are just a few exciting things they have to offer:

2014 BOM - Over the next year they'll be getting together monthly to sew a little 8" block. At the end, you'll have a nice throw to display during those autumn months.

2014 Block of the Month

Don't you love a mystery? Try Cindy McCoy's quick, easy, eight-part teaser resulting in a 36" x 36" table topper. It's great for both beginners and for experienced quilters who enjoy doing quick, easy projects in between their more complicated ones. (This one's FREE to anyone who signs up for the TQPM NEWSLETTER!)

Around a Star Mystery

Summer Iris Picnic Quilt - Join Reeze Hanson's EQ lessons with this lovely series which presents you with just enough challenge and variety each month to keep you engaged through the northern hemisphere's winter and spring.

The Summer Iris Picnic Quilt
SIGN UP for The Quilt Pattern Magazine to come and chat with Pattern Pastiche!

Tuesday - 7pm to 8pm
Friday - 9am to 1-am
Saturday - 9am to 10am

Times are Pattern Pastiche (central) time as posted on the clock on the Pattern Pastiche main page.

Mini Table Topper Workshop

Come join me to ring in the New Year with the 
Mini Table Topper Workshop

January 10th 
10am - 1pm Pacific
ONLY $10

Only ONE WEEK left!

Techniques include: 
Half square triangles two ways
How to insert a flange inner border
Old school adorable prairie points 
How to face a quilt and more...

That's 4 great techniques and more that you will have in your quilter's tool box to make an adorable little quilt for any side table in your home

This is a relaxed, fun 3 HOUR online workshop 

You'll get the supply list and fabric requirements in advance and you'll be making the project along with me. There will be live video, a step by step photo tutorial and you can ask as many questions as you like along the way. 

NOTE: This class DOES NOT INCLUDE screen printing - that is only in the live, in-person full day class. And you do not have to use holiday themed fabric. Anything goes! It's a time to relax, learn a few techniques and have some fun. 

All registrants will receive the free video tutorial to keep afterwards. 

COME JOIN ME for a few fun hours in the studio next week. SIGN UP HERE

Dream Big and Work Hard in the Studio with Canadian Quilt Talk! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Scrumptious Smoothie Recipe

This week on the CQT podcast I mentioned our favourite smoothie as a part of eating healthy food choices rather than, chips, cookies and junk food. So here it is….

1 cup of ice
2 apples, peeled and chopped
2 bananas
1 cup frozen fruit (strawberries or mangoes)
1 cup of fruit juice (your favourite -we love mango)
2 heaping tbsps rainbow sorbet

Place it all in a blender in that order and blend until smooth. For no sugar you can replace the sorbet with yogurt or sugar free ice cream - but with my family, this is a winner every time.

Eat well, feel well!

Episode 026 Canadian Quilt Talk - New Year's Resolutions in the Studio

Tune in for this first episode of 2014 as Brandy brings you her top 10 New Year's Resolutions in the Studio. Learn how to be more healthy, happy and productive in the quilting studio. 

Check out this episode!