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Welcome to the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, a podcast aimed at making your quilting life more fun and creative, while connecting with quilters just like you. Join the staff of the magazines you love for a great episode filled with tips and tricks. This podcast is sponsored by Baby Lock. Enjoy! Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/podcast to see our complete podcast archives!
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! w ...
 
Light hearted, entertaining and amusing as it takes on contemporary American life would best describe The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder whish is a compilation of humorous passages from various works of American literature. Ranging from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dinah's Kitchen to Dislikes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Little Orphint Annie by James Whitcomb Riley, The Auto Rubaiyat by Reginald Wright Kauffman, Garden Ethics by Charles Dudley Warner and Morris and the Honorabl ...
 
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November is sometimes seen as a time of reflection and gratitude, so on today’s show, we’re exploring what we and our listeners are thankful for in our quilting lives. We also chat about different types of scissors, a fun project a staff member is working on, tips for washing wall quilts, and ideas for your quilty holiday wish list! For more resour…
 
In November of 1620 the Pilgrims arrived by ship to a new land filled with danger and uncertainty, a world in which nearly half of them would soon die of starvation and sickness, their final resting place being unmarked graves so as not to let the surrounding Indians know how many of their group had been lost. Yet with unshakable faith and strength…
 
Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected prime minster of Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was known then, in 1960 following the assassination of her husband, Solomon Bandaranaike and became the first female prime minister in the world. We hear from Dr Asanga Welikala about her legacy. Plus the first Arab leader to visit Israel, the former hostage taken captive…
 
You may not have heard of this largely unsung hero of the Civil War- William J. Cushing...but you are about to. In this interview with author Jerome Preisler (Civil War Commando-William J. Cushing and the Daring Raid to Sink the CSS Albemarle) we are treated to a first-hand look at what goes into the writing of a great non-fiction novel and why 21 …
 
On today’s show, we’re talking about precuts: why we love them, tips for using them, and how we store them. Many quilters love precut fabrics, so this is our little ode to them. We also chat with Jessica VanDenburgh of Sew Many Creations. You’ll love hearing all the tips she shares about bag-making, using cork fabric, and more. For more resources f…
 
87 year-old Marie Castro, who was a young child on Saipan in 1937 during the Japanese occupation, recalls accounts of Amelia Earhart as a Japanese captive in the summer of that year before her death due to dysentery. Ms. Castro provides a fascinating first-hand account of life on Saipan during the American invasion in 1944. Catch ALL our author int…
 
In 1985 a group of anonymous female artists in New York began dressing up with gorilla masks on their heads and putting up fly-posters around the city's museums and galleries. We hear from two of the original Guerrilla Girls, who launched a campaign to demand greater representation for women and minorities in the art world. Also on the programme, t…
 
The search for hijacker D.B. Cooper has perplexed the F.B.I. and hundreds of investigators for 50 years. The History Channel contacted us at 1001 to let us know they are launching a new show called Histories Greatest Mysteries on Nov 14th and asked if we would like to interview the lead investigator for the premier show of the series, titled THE FI…
 
‘Tis the season of giving! The holidays are a meaningful time to sew for a charity. Using your talents to help others will spread cheer to your community and those in need. Especially this year, it seems like many people need a little lift in their spirits, and nothing shows you care more than giving a handmade item. On today’s show, we’re giving s…
 
Tom Bass was the son of a slave who developed highly sought after skills in horse training and was known for introducing a new, gentler way of training horses. He became known world-wide for his skills, becoming friends with a wide range of showmen and celebrities like Wild Bill Cody, Will Rogers, and a number of US Presidents. This is his story. E…
 
In 1995, the Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, was murdered at a peace rally in Tel Aviv. We hear how his death scuppered hopes of peace in the Middle East. Plus, the racism endured by children born to black American soldiers and German mothers after World War Two, the rebuilding of Dresden's most famous church, and nude theatre in London and …
 
On today’s show, we’re acknowledging the resourcefulness many of us feel around the holidays. When budgets are tight and we’re short on time, we may need some good make-do hacks for our projects. That’s why we’re sharing some MacGyver sewing tips to help anyone that finds themselves in a pinch for that last-minute holiday sewing. We also chat with …
 
In 1764 in a small province in south central France,a wolf-like beast began to prey on the people of that community. For three years it continued killing, savagely, terrorizing the region, while eluding all efforts to kill it. Many thought it was unstoppable-that it was the beast from hell. In this story we cover all the theories as to what this be…
 
Eyewitness accounts of moments in US presidential history: Inside JFK's election victory, remembering Shirley Chisholm - the first African American from a major party to make a presidential run, plus a senator's account of the Watergate hearings, the rise of the religious right and the story of President Bush's 9/11.Photo: US President John F. Kenn…
 
1001 had the rare opportunity to speak face to face (on Skype) with physicist, lecturer, and professional UFOlogist Stanton Terry Friedman last year and at that time he shared his knowledge of UFO's as well as his ties to the story known as The Braxton County Monster. This episode is offered here in his honor, as we lost him this pat May 13th. He w…
 
Rob Demarest, former TV host of the hit show, Ghost Hunters International, takes us on a tour of the some of the spookiest places in the world. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https…
 
On today’s show, we’re giving tips for sewing with children – this is especially handy if you’ll need to entertain kids or grandkids around the holidays. We’re also sharing the do’s and don’ts of displaying antique quilts, tips for planning your handmade holiday gift-giving, and some favorite quilty products on our wish list. We also chat with Cali…
 
In 1952: THE YEAR OF THE UFOS (PT 2)/SAUCER SWARMS OVER DC/DR. STANTON FRIEDMAN INTERVIEWwe tell "the rest of the story", including the 1952 flying saucer swarms over Washington DC on two consecutive weekends in July of 1952, Washington's reaction, the scrambling and loss of US jet fighters, Feschino's work to discover this and tie all these events…
 
In the grips of a drug crisis, why Portugal took a radical approach in 2001 and became the first country in the world to decriminalise all drugs. Also searching for those who disappeared during apartheid rule in South Africa, how mistakes with the initial production of the polio vaccine made thousands of children ill in 1995, plus the black women w…
 
In JACK THE RIPPER (PT 3 OF 3) FROM SUSPECTS TO KILLERS we finish laying out the case for the prime suspects in the brutal Ripper murders that rocked England's Whitehall district in the late 19th century.. This is one of the most heavily researched episodes we have ever done at 1001 Heroes and we believe that the information provided here leads to …
 
This episode is all about scraps. If you’ve been wondering how to get started sorting and organizing your scrap bins, we’re offering some basics. We also chat with Jessica Vetor, a scrappy quilter and pattern designer, who has lots of fun tips and info to share. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com…
 
A manned UFO lands in a small West Virginia town and becomes of the most believable UFO incidents in American history. Contains an in-depth Ivan Sanderson review. Part two next week we will be speaking with nuclear physicist Dr. Stanton Friedman.and covering the UFO swarm over Washington D.C. 1952. Enjoy 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries …
 
In June 1980, US media mogul Ted Turner launched the first TV station dedicated to 24 hour news, Cable News Network or CNN. We get a first-hand account of the early days of a channel that transformed news and politics. Plus, the end of Lebanon's civil war, the long fight for full voting rights for African-Americans and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein…
 
We name the suspects and narrow them down for you. Then in Part 3 we give you our opinion based on a lot of research as to who did- and we believe it was multiple killers. We will explain why. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (…
 
No quilt police! We’re tackling a controversial topic today: quilting rules – and which ones our staff and listeners are breaking! (From serious offenses to more tongue-in-cheek rules we ignore, this discussion is one many quilters will relate to.) We also share stories of quilters making a difference in their communities, a staff member’s birthday…
 
In part two we cover the finding of the Pendleton bow section with all hands lost, and the rescue of the Ft. Mercer bow and stern sections in high seas off Cape Cod. At the end- parts of a Cape Cod Times interview with Andrew Fitzgerald; portions of the Coast Guard memorial flag ceremony for Berne Webber with words from USCG Master Chief Petty Offi…
 
We present five eyewitness accounts of moments in British black history. Including the late Sam King remembering the voyage of the Empire Windrush, plus Britain's first black headteacher Yvonne Conolly, Dr William Lez Henry on confronting the Far Right in the battle of Lewisham, Reggae star David Hinds on fighting the nightclub colour bar in 1970s …
 
EXPLICIT-In 1888 London, in the slum district of Whitehall, a murderer was attacking a brutally killing women n the early morning hours. He became known as Jack the Ripper. This is his story.. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (…
 
As we prepare for what could be a long and possibly lonely winter of being quarantined, we wanted to share some ideas for hosting a virtual quilt retreat. Hopefully it inspires you to connect with your quilting friends in a new way and still get your sewing fix. We also share a project one of our staff members is working on, some basic info on diff…
 
Part One- Saving the crew of the Pendleton- On February 17th, 1952, a wicked nor'easter tore through New England, leaving 42 deaths n its wake. The cyclone winds, driving snow and sleet, and 70 foot waves caused havoc off Cape Cod, causing two huge T-2 oil tankers to break in half- leaving over 80 crewmen and officers in all 4 ship sections at the …
 
The trial which linked a senior Italian politician to the Mafia, the death of the charismatic Egyptian President - Gamal Abdel Nasser, a whale rescue which brought together cold war enemies, the German house which witnessed a century of change and the birth of Google.Photo: Giulio Andreotti in 1983. Credit: Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images…
 
On this episode, we share three techniques for basting a quilt (we give the pros and cons, so you can find the right method for your project). Then we share the story of a quilt shop owner who pivoted her business during the pandemic with creative and fun ideas that encouraged her customers during a hard time. We also talk about creative ways to up…
 
One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea For Help- "you are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Europe...help us to follow our children. It is our last and only hope"... This was the desperate plea of Alfred Berger, mailed in a letter to an American stranger who shared the same last name. Fifty years later, after languishing in a trunk …
 
An Iraqi father remembers the day in September 2007 when US private security guards opened fire on civilians in central Baghdad killing 17 people, including his 9-year-old son. Plus, former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on negotiating the cancellation of Liberia's massive debt; the chaos of Florida's 'hanging chads' in the 2000 US elections; when…
 
Now that the weather is getting cooler and we’re spending more time inside our sewing rooms, we wanted to share some things we’re obsessed with now. Our staff shares a few trends, fabric, and products they can't get enough of -- we hope you find something you’re excited to add to your quilting life, too! We also chat with Christian Henry from The F…
 
One of the greatest cold case mysteries in history- a man is found dead lying on a beach in South Australia.on the morning of December 1, 1948. He is wearing business attire, and is lying with his head slightly propped up on the embankment behind him with his legs crossed. An unsmoked cigarette is on the lapel of his jacket. There are no signs of a…
 
Max Pearson brings you a roundup of this week’s Witness History stories of resistance from the last 70 years. From the early days of opposition to President Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus, through the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya, a photographer's memories of the 1989 demonstrations in China, an iconic civil rights story from the USA, to Argentina an…
 
On today's show, we share tips for adding borders to your quilt without annoying waves or puckers. We also chat with the amazing Sandra Johnson about sashiko and boro stitching, as well as how Sandra is empowering herself and others through her creations and teaching. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequi…
 
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