16 episodes

Join Simple Simon and Company as they walk you through the history of your favorite quilt blocks and patterns while weaving in personal stories and insights about the ties that bind.

Stitched Podcast Simple Simon and Company

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Join Simple Simon and Company as they walk you through the history of your favorite quilt blocks and patterns while weaving in personal stories and insights about the ties that bind.

    Up Close It's Just a Bunch of Little X's

    Up Close It's Just a Bunch of Little X's

    Up close it's just a bunch of little X's but when you step back and take a look at the whole picture a beautiful image emerges.
    Join Elizabeth and liZ as they recount the history of cross-stitching...from ancient Egypt tombs to Catherine of Aragon's underwear and from 1980's Christmas ornaments to it's new modern feminist twists...this episode promises to be an interesting ride!

    • 16 min
    I was right...this race would be epic.

    I was right...this race would be epic.

    Whether you are running a race or creating a quilt you are never alone as long as you carry with you the memories and the lessons learned from your loved ones.  Join liZ and Elizabeth as they talk about running marathons and the history of Sampler Quilts.  Then stayed tuned for "I've Got a Notion" to hear all about how the zipper came into being.

    • 19 min
    Sanctuary

    Sanctuary

    Lemony Snicket said in his first book of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Sanctuary is a word which here means a small, safe place in a troubling world.  
    Join Elizabeth and liZ as they walk you through the art of creating a french knot, the history of the Notre Dame cathedral, and of course, creating a sanctuary.

    • 18 min
    It Takes A Hive

    It Takes A Hive

    It takes a hive of about 60,000 bees all working at the endless cycle of pollinating, gathering nectar to make golden, delicious honey...and it takes a hive of women an afternoon gathered around a set of frames to hand quilt about 60,000 stitches into a quilt top.
    Travel back in time with Elizabeth and liZ to the days of quilting bees to learn about their origins...and discover that you might just need to hold a quilting bee of your own.

    • 14 min
    The Joy of Painting...and of Quilting

    The Joy of Painting...and of Quilting

    Bob Ross was a master of helping those painting along with him enjoy the journey...and embracing the idea that there are no mistakes, only happy little accidents.  Join liZ and Elizabeth in this episode of Stitched as they discuss Bob Ross, crazy quilts, and the imperfect perfectness of quilting. 

    • 16 min
    Forever in Blue Jeans

    Forever in Blue Jeans

    What do you get when you mix the history of indygo in the United States, the birth of the blue jeans, quilting, and Neil Diamond?  You get Episode 11 of Stitched "Forever in Blue Jeans".
    And stick around at the end for our newest segment "I've Got a Notion"...in today's episode we are talking about pinking shears.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Zosew ,

Fantastic!

Fantastic stories and interesting history. So well done. I am a little sad when they are over. Thank you.

Willythefoo ,

So good!

I love this podcast! It encompasses everything quilting is all about...the history, the techniques and materials, and especially the people. So well written.

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