Author Archives: Cheryl Sleboda

Interview with Melinda Bula

Fiber artist Melinda Bula teaches you how she plans her “Renegade Thread Play” quilting  in the November/December 2017 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited. We sat down with Melinda to ask a few more questions about her work. When did you first learn to sew? When did you make your first quilt? When I was about… Continue Reading

Machine Motif of the Month – Icicles

It’s winter time, which is a wonderful time to quilt.  Since the temperature is dropping, it’s a good time to practice making icicles for your next quilt! I started off by making an area where I will be sewing my motif, but you can do this inside of a block if you like.   I’m sewing… Continue Reading

Interview with Cathy Geier

In the November/December 2017 Issue, Cathy Geier shares with us her methods for color in her article “Playing with Color”. We had a chance to catch up with Cathy and ask her a little about her quilting career and where she’s headed next. When did you first learn to sew? When did you make your… Continue Reading

DIY Hack for a Custom Sewing Table

Contributor Cindy Seitz-Krug gives some amazing machine set up tips in the November/December 2017 Issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited.  The article, “Machine Quilting Basics for Domestic Machines”, is full of photos showing various set ups for domestic machines by altering the table surfaces.  Our blogger, Cheryl, gave one of these a try. Cheryl typically sews… Continue Reading

Collaborating with Quilter Gail Stepanek

In the November/December 2017 issue, Jan Hutchinson shares with you her tips and secrets on “Collaborative Quilting”.  Today, we caught up with Gail Stepanek, Jan’s long time collaborator and the  creator of the intricate quilt tops that Jan so masterfully quilts. How long have you been sewing?  When did you make your first quilt? I… Continue Reading

Reader Resource – Sewer’s Aid

When browsing through the November/December 2017 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited, we came across a tip in Melinda Bula’s article “Renegade Thread Play”.  She suggested using a product called Sewer’s Aid on her thread in the article, and in case you have never heard of it before here’s a little bit more about this resource… Continue Reading

Remembering Nancy Zieman

Here at Meander Publishing, we were devastated to learn of the passing of Nancy Zieman, founder of Nancy’s Notions and longtime host of Sewing With Nancy on public television.  Nancy inspired millions of people to take up sewing and quilting as a hobby or profession. Owner and Founder of Meander Publishing Vicki Anderson had a… Continue Reading