Guest on Quilter’s Newsletter TV

Last summer I took a little road trip to Quilter’s Newsletter headquarters in Golden, CO. Quilting friend, Donna Lynn Thomas and I drove from Kansas City where we filmed several episodes for Quilter’s Newsletter TV. The main reason for driving was to haul all our paraphernalia for our joint program, Four Decades of Quilting.

Score Barb and Donna! We got it all to fit and were on our way!

A road trip is incomplete without a stop or two – quilt shops and gas stations for sure, food is optional.

At Smokey River Quilts in Oakley, KS we came across a cover girl quilt, on display with the then current issue of Quilter’s Newsletter. That was fun.202

And in the same store I snapped a photo of this yardage counter which is like the one that was in the dry goods department of Daughtry’s Department Store in my hometown, Willows, CA, where I bought fabric for my 4-H projects. The department store is long gone but I still have scraps of some of those fabrics!201Once in Golden, CO our schedule was packed. We filmed a total of seven episodes with early morning call times for hair and make up. We unloaded the car and once the “on air” light went out Donna started getting set up for the next day.

My call time was a day later. I arrived at the studio for hair and make up, rubbing sleep from my eyes.

Into this

Barb with Big Hair

Barb with Big Hair

And it was showtime!

Final touches, then …

"Ok, I'm ready"

“Ok, I’m ready”

And

Take one

Take one

I wish I could tell you it was done in a snap but it doesn’t work that way. It took all morning starting with make up followed by set up and filming for two episodes. In the afternoon Donna joined me, fresh out of the hair and make up room, and we filmed two episodes of Four Decades of Quilting together. Working under bright lights in Mile High country is dehydrating, I was certainly ready when I finally heard the magical words, “That’s a Wrap!”

End of the day with my usual flat hair

End of the day with my usual flat hair

And what’s a trip home without a stop at a quilt shop or two? Here Donna and I enjoyed “book sightings” in Colby, KS.292

You can see Four Decades of Quilting parts one and two here If you don’t already subscribe you will need to purchase a subscription ($2.99 for unlimited videos for one month or $24 for a full year.)

Also check out the 2014 Jul/Aug issue of Quilter’s Newsletter for our article on the same topic

Here is the schedule for release of my two back basting applique episodes:

Barb Eikmeier presents: Front basting applique Nov. 21

Barb Eikmeier presents: Reverse applique with back basting Nov. 28.

Free for one week so mark your calendars and tune in to internet TV. See you there! (Check out Donna’s episodes too!)