Thursday, September 25, 2014

Episode 062 Canadian Quilt Talk - Inspiration in the Studio Part 2

Join Brandy Lynn this week for her second dose of inspiration. Following up on Episode # 8 - Inspiration in the Studio, Brandy brings you more of what you want to keep you inspired. 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 62

Welcome to the Tuesday Preview. Unlike other parents, I've always been slightly bummed out by my son's return to school because I miss him, but this year has been a little different. With the BC teacher's strike, my 2 summer months of a little less work and a little more play has turned into 4 months of barely getting any work done at all. So having him back at school this week has been a huge relief.

So where do I start? Looking back at how far I've come with this podcast I can't believe the topics I've covered and the people I've met along the way. It is a journey I want to keep on taking as long as you'll listen. So what I've decided to do today is listen to you. So I looked back at the episodes that had the most feedback and a clear favourite stands out. Yes, Ricky Tims was the most listened to podcast I've ever done. He was such a sweetheart. And speaking of him - he'll be returning to Canada in May to teach his Super Seminar in Manitoba at the International Peace Gardens. You can quickly find out information on that by going to And while you are there be sure to like that page. Melissa is a quilt advocate and wonder woman. I just love her passion.   

But back to your most-loved podcast, when it comes to topics the clear winner was Podcast # 8 - Inspiration in the Studio. So if you want to go back and take a listen to those 2 podcasts before you tune in this Thursday, just go to the brandylynndesigns website and click on LISTEN NOW CQT PODCAST and choose episode 7 for Ricky Tims or Episode 8 for Inspiration in the Studio. So this week on the podcast I'm giving you ore of what you want. 

Canadian Quilt Talk Episode 062 - Inspiration in the Studio Part 2

Last time I talked about setting aside time, clearing clutter, breaking down your limitations, taking on a new challenge, creating a dream board and making something really special for yourself. But this week I'll be bringing you a whole new dose of ideas to inspire you to get off your creative butt and have some fun. If you ever feel like you're in a lull and need something to spark your creativity, then this is the podcast for you. Here are a few photos to show you how nature is one of my paths to inspiration. 

Inspired by the wilderness

Me in a favourite tree at Kilvert Lake

Kilvert Lake sunset

Kilvert Lake Fibre Art Piece

AND NOW THE WINNER of our Quilter's Corner segment - Gayle Grier with a story of how she started quilting, formed her local guild and how she felt proud to carry on her grandmother's heritage of quilting.                                               CONGRATULATIONS Gayle! You have won a fat quarter bundle by Northcott Silks Inc. Northcott - cottons that feel like silk! 
As always, at the end of this week's episode, I offer up MY TWO STITCHES on Inspiration in the Studio!                                                                  
Until next time . . . dream big and work hard in the studio . . . with Canadian Quilt Talk

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 61

This week's preview is short and sweet with a mobile post from my phone. (I still think it's so cool that I can do this.)

I was inspired this week to write the podcast when I found a lovely little bin of 12 fabric-filled baggies, each with their own set of instructions. They have been buried in the back of a cupboard, tucked away for years. We've only been living here for 3 years, but I'm sure I haven't noticed these fabrics for over 5 years. 

Oh, the suspense you say? Well, they are a block of the month purchased for me one month at a time by my mom-in-law. 

CQT Episode # 61 - Block of the Month

It was a great gift idea on her part and I was very excited each month to receive the new package, but I never actually felt I had the time to even open them up. I also felt like I couldn't make the July block before I'd made all the earlier months so I tucked it away and as time passed, I completely forgot it was there. 

Yes, you may notice that there are two Februaries in the photo. They are different fabrics so it must be my labelling mistake and one is March because March is missing. 

So this week I'll explore with you just what is a Block of the Month or as quilters affectionately call it a BOM!

I'm not at my computer right now so I can't choose a winner for the weekly Quilter's Corner, but I'll have one picked by Thursday to announce on the show. Good luck everyone! And if you have a story to share, send it to

So join me this week for the my take on Block of the Month. What is it? How do they work? And how to organize one yourself or find a great one online.  


Brandy Lynn

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Episode 060 Canadian Quilt Talk - Pins Galore

Join Brandy Lynn this week to get the the "point" of choosing the right pins for your project. Whether it's sandwiching a quilt or pinning swatches to your design wall, you'll have the info you need to get rid of the junk and outfit yourself with the right pins for the job. 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This week's podcast tackles the topic of pins. You'll get the skinny on which pins to use and which pins to lose, and even a few tricks on how pins can make your quilting life easier. 

Tune in as we celebrate our 60th Episode with PINS GALORE on Canadian Quilt Talk. 

CQT Episode # 60 - PINS GALORE! 

And now for the winner of this week's Quilter's Corner... (drumroll please...)

Congratulations to Lisa Rosen! Lisa tells us a story of how her sewing started just 3 years ago when she was having her first baby. You won't believe how far she's come! Lisa has won a fat quarter bundle by Northcott - the cottons that feel like silk.