• 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

  • 00:30

    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.

  • 01:29

    Reap What You Sew, Really!

    in Entertainment

    I've often wondered whyit is that, when I am going through something; it is in those timesthat I feel most creative? Is it possible that in those times a person becomes more aligned with his/her inner being? 

    We've all heard the expression "Reap What You Sew" right? But what does that "really" mean. Author Chris Boersma Smith joins me to discuss the connection between creativity and healing. As she shares the inspiration behind her newly release book "Reap As You Sew" on this episode of "Real Talk With Tammie".




  • 02:59

    EGUA - Marketplace: Our Guest is Nailah Sankofa of Tiwantiwa Abibiman Village

    in Education

    In this episode of EGUA - Marketplace, our guest is Iya Nailah Sankofa owner of Tiwantiwa Abibiman Village and Artisans Collective which includes KA-ASO Afrikan/Adulawo Women's Textile Guild.

    Excerpt from her website:

    "KA-ASO Afrikan/Adulawo Women's Textile Guild is a social crafting club, network and studio program in which women of Afrikan ascent can come to hone their skills, refresh or learn new ones,  network and study numerous techniques to create and adorn quality hand-crafted textiles from knitting, crochet, weaving, hooking and embroidery to tie-dye, batik, fabric painting, felting, beading, quilting, and more..." 

    TiwanTiwa Abibiman Village is one of the businesses in our OKOM Economic Development initiative. 

    Visit Iya Nailah's website at:



    Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan 

    Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu

    Akwamu Nation in North America


  • 00:33

    Author, Creativity Coach Chris B. Smith stops by Good Deeds w/ Dr. Renee Sunday

    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.

  • 00:36

    What do Quilting & SEO have in common? (Interview)

    in Business

    Welcome to Episode 40 of the Launch Ladies Online Marketing Cafe podcast. This week's episode is dedicated to an interview Meredith did with Karen Dennison who is an SEO Ninja (who also teaches quilting online). Her website is keywordyourwaytotraffic.com In fact, it was her need to get attention for her quilting courses that led her to learn how to do SEO - now people are coming to her to find out how she is so successful in her own SEO and asking her do SEO for them!

    Karen talks about the new Google Hummingbird update and the effect on search of mobile applications like Siri which are increasingly becoming the main way that people are searching - and how search is becoming more and more about answering people's questions.

    We also introduce our new email and business systems automation platform especially designed for coaching businesses - 'Coaching Magic' by The Magic Marketing Machine - http://magicmarketingmachine.com - Think Infusionsoft but much more affordable! We are inviting people who are interested to sign up to be the first to be notified as soon as the platform is launched - check out the link above to see just how much it does! 

  • 00:34

    Roving Report Laura Days in Pepin WI 2014

    in Travel

    Join host Sarah Uthoff as she reviews the recent Laura Days event in Pepin, WI. Whether you like sailing, Laura Ingalls Wilder, quilting, or fiddle playing you'll enjoy Laura Days. Laura Days in Pepin WI will be held next year Sept. 12-13, 2015.

  • 00:31

    Reader's Entertainment Radio Presents: Wanda Brunstetter

    in Books

    Join me on Thursday, September 4th at 6pm EST.  I'll be speaking with Amish Country's Most Beloved Storyteller, Wanda Brunstetter.  

    Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD.  Her latest novel, The Healing Quilt is book 3 in The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club series.

    The Healing Quilt:

    Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly-retired widow, and BJ, an artist facing illness. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?


  • 00:30

    On Purpose: Your Path to Fulfilling LifeWork

    in Work

    Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live

    On the path to a LifeWork of passion and purpose what  part does your imagination play?  What if it was a vital step to love the life you life, would you know how to tap into your imagination?

    Join us for an imaginative and inspiring On Purpose Show interview with Peg Conley who clearly knows how to tap into the power of imagination.  Peg is the authore of  Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It: 52 Inspired Habits and Playful Prompts.  She is also an artist, writer and CEO of her own company, Words and Watercolors, in San Francisco. Her work is on cards, calendars, journals, wallpaper, wrapping paper and now quilting fabric.


    Susyn Reeve is the best-selling author of The Inspired Life:  Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy.  She has 35 years experience as a Corporate Consultant, Self-Esteem Expert and InterFaith Minister.  She has been a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. (www.SusynReeve.com)

    Rikk Hansen is one of the nation's leading experts in guiding midlife professionals and entrepreneurs to discover a life work that's truly their CALLING.  As founder of Brilliant NEXT, he has pioneered a system called New Fire Discovery that guides midlife women and men to find certainty of purpose and and exciting direction for their next fulfilling work - in a short period of time despite any obstacles or fears.  (www.BrilliantNEXT.com)

  • 00:32

    Beth Maitland of Young and the Restless

    in Television

    The Emmy Award-winning actress has played Traci Abbott on the #1 daytime Drama, The Young and the Restless for 31 years. She is an avid equestrian and animal lover. In addition that that, she is heavily involved in programs to keep the arts in schools. She has written a book about quilting and teaches people that anyone can be creative. Join Rob as he chats with the multi-talented Beth Maitland.

  • 01:06

    BYO Brilliance: The Brilliance of Finding a New Hobby

    in Lifestyle

    We all have busy lives and there never seems to be enough time to use the water closet practically, but finding a new skill, talent, hobby, or interest may just save your life some day.


    A big percentage of retirees without established hobbies or interests die sooner than those who already have established activities.  These activities need to be ones specifically  done for themselves.  In other words it needs to be something that is not necessarily dependent on others, such as babysitting your grandchildren.

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