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  • 00:31

    Nicole Lester Mom-Made owner of Parra Quilting on The Mompreneur Model Show

    in Family

    Nicole Lester and I am the owner of Parra Quilting. I am a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom who is constantly balancing two kids and work. Sewing and creating customized products for people is my passion and something I foresee myself doing as a career for the long run.

    Parra Quilting creates quality, customized products including but not limited to: T-shirt quilts, regular quilts, tutus, embroidered onesies/shirts, headbands, totes/bags, burp cloths, and so much more! 

    Follow Nicole on Facebook business page, www.facebook.com/parraquilting, her Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/parraquilting and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/parraquilting 


    Thanks to our sponsors today - TeaScapes and Safety Bags LLC. Meet them and all of our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace on our website.
     

  • 00:31

    Quilting- yes you can!

    in Hobbies

    Liz Nies is a very well hobbied person. We had her on a few months ago to talk about fly fishing. She's also a very avid quilter. Join me as we talk about quilting, how to start, tools you need, tips n tricks, and anything else you need to know about quilting.


    Some of the language of quilting is also kind of fun and we'll talk about that as well. Different ways of piecing the top of the quilt, the parts of a quilt, the best kind of fabric for quilting and whether or not you can travel and continue on quilting as your hobby (yes, you can).


     


    Host: Shirley Gutkowski
    Producer: Gaylene Baker

  • 01:06

    A Kind Voice on Employment, Opportunity and Innovation

    in Hobbies

    Our guest tonight, Vanessa Vargas Wilson (a.k.a- Crafty Gemini) has created hundreds of videos on quilting, cooking, gardening and more.  The videos on her You Tube Channel clearly explain the topic at hand, are created with enthusiasm and some humor.  She is clearly having fun, sharing her kind voice and many skills.


    We will learn the story behind her videos and explore some of the things she shares in these wonderful videos.  If you'd like to join the conversation please call (347) 850-8907.


    Hosted by David Levins


      

  • 00:59

    Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time

    in Relationships

    This week on Relationships 2.0 my guest is Ruth Danner author of Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time: Inspiring Stories about Quilters and How They Have Touched Lives


    Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something that will help someone.


     


    About the author:


    Ruth McHaney Danner, the author of What I Learned from God While Quilting, has written extensively for various publications. She has made dozens of quilts for charitable organizations and for individuals in need, and many of her projects have won awards. Her sewing room in Spokane, Washington, overflows with stacks of fabric, bags of scraps, and an endless supply of UFOs (unfinished objects).

  • 00:46

    Part 2 of I Chose Life Stories of Suicide Survival with Filmmaker Jacqui Blue

    in Film

    Jacqui Blue is back with us on #WoMRadio because last week was not enough to share her upcoming film "I Chose Life: Stories of Suicide & Survival". This is an independent feature documentary film being made by this internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker. This film's focus is on suicide and survival with a strong message of hope through relatable stories that are real and raw as told through the voices of suicide survivors and those left behind.The main focus of our film and what sets it apart is that we are  talking to real people about their real life experiences and how it’s personally affected them, instead of talking to the so-called and self proclaimed textbook experts, (many of whom have never actually been suicidal themselves).


    Suicide survivors and those left behind by a loved ones suicide share their stories of loss and how or why they chose life in the aftermath. Join us on February 4th at 10amPT/1pmET and ANYTIME in archive for the second part of this very important, thought provoking and empowering conversation.


    Thanks to our show sponsors today Safety Bags, LLC and their new division StadiumBags.com and Parra Quilting. Meet them and all of our sponsors in our mompreneur marketplace at WordofMomRadio.com.

  • 00:29

    Quilting History Stitchery and Sew

    in Culture

    Quilting can date back as far as ancient Egypt and China. The use of a layered fabrics with stitching were used for quilted armor and petticoats.
    Join us at the Campfire for a brief look into Quilting History and we have a Guest Appearance by Stacie Baumeister; the Owner of QuiltWorks Northwest who will be one of the exhibitor's at the upcoming "Sewing & Stitchery Expo" in Puyallup later this month, Feb 28th through March 3.
    Join us for a brief journey through quilting history, the current event and it's important connection to culture and tradition..... 
    WEBSITE: Storytellers Campfire
    Website: The Sewing & Stitchery Expo
     

  • 00:34

    Launch Your Creativity Today: Creativity Coach Chris B. Smith shares on GD

    in Motivation

     


    After years of relentless striving and burn-out, and then some wake-up calls and deep spiritual work, Chris Smith stopped holding back her authentic self and focused on freeing others to be the unique work of art each was created to be. Chris has made over 125 quilts and works of textile art, including award winners and some that have raised tens of thousands for charity. Her new book, Reap As You Sew: Spirit at Work in Quiltmaking, contains stories and practical exercises showing quilting and spirituality working together for women of different faiths and creative styles. A former attorney, Chris is also a Holy-Spirit led coach who combines the best of Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coaching and Convergence™ Coaching. For those open to it, she helps women through emotionally healing heart work and life-changing spiritual cleansing. At an energetic 65, Chris embodies her belief that it's never too late to express your creative potential and fulfill your sacred calling.

  • 00:30

    Decorate Your Castle-Custom Fabric Treatments with Virginia Quilting

    in Design

    Let's learn together about some custom fabric treatments that are available to you to decorate your home. Tina Lehman, Sales Manager of Virginia Quilting, will be this weeks guest on Blog Talk Radio. There is so much more to Virginia Quilting. And Tina will let us know about all of the wonderful things they have to offer.


    Virginia Quilting, Inc. was founded in 1968 as Northern Virginia Quilting and changed to Virginia Quilting, Inc. in 1975. The growth of Virginia Quilting has allowed them to acquire state-of-the-art equipment to produce premium products at reasonable prices. Their computer quilting and comforter machines enable them to offer a broad range of patterns. The width of their quilting machines allows them to match fabric and quilt patterns and to utilize a premium seamless lining. Virginia Quiting has recently added a design-training center that exhibits many of their products. These and other innovative products are explained in greater detail in their catalog.

  • 01:07

    Stepping Into My Power BTR Interviews Author & Historian Teresa R. Kemp

    in Health

                                                        Host Dr. Imani Ma'at


    Join us on June 17, 2015  Featuring Teresa R. Kemp, Author of Keeper of the Fire


                                  Show Time: 9PM EST, 8PM CST, 7PM MT, 6Pm PST)
                                                  Call in number: 646-915-9853


                                                  Press 1 to Join the Host Queue


    Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp (Nana) is the 5th generation quilter and owner of Plantation Quilts & UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum.  In 2005, with her parents she opened the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum. Closed in 2007, Mrs. Kemp is a colon cancer and congestive heart failure survivor. A staunch advocate for conservation, healthier lifestyles for all, she continues to return to be active in the YMCA's Live Strong program. Tune in to learn about her rich multi-cultural background and history.  She is heading to Ghana shortly for the very high honor of being Enstooled as a Nana.   

  • 00:38

    Lap Robes for Veterans on The Protector's Portal

    in Education

    Nancy Van Apeldoorn founded the Lap Robes for Veterans group. They started out as two members and grew to over 50 sewers. Their motto is “So many veterans, sew little time.” In the past 8 years the group has made and delivered over 3,000 lap robes to veterans who are participating in the Honor Flight Program. Volunteers meet the veterans at the airport when they are returning home from Washington, D.C., welcome them home and hand out the lap robes.https://www.facebook.com/LapRobesForVeterans?fref=ts

  • 00:28

    Small Rural Town Sees New Life Thanks to Missouri Star Quilt Company's Success

    in Entrepreneur

    What started out as a creative way to help his parents in their retirement has turned into an international, award winning business. Alan Doan Co-founder along with his sister Sarah Galbraith of Missouri Star Quilt Company talks about the inception of the company in 2008 and how it's grown to where it is today, including the most recent honor. Alan and his sister Sarah were named as the National 2015 Small Business Persons of the year. The award is presented each spring as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week.


    In addition to growing his business, Alan and host Kelly Scanlon discuss how Missouri Star Quilt Company is bringing life back to the town of Hamilton, the rural town of about 1500 in Northwest Missouri.


    Listen to additional shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon at our archives