It’s an exciting day! Today I am announcing a new book, Quick Column Quilts, a Blog Tour, and a 3-part Sewing With Nancy miniseries to watch online (click here) or on PBS. There’s a lot going on!

Nancy Zieman's Quick Column Quilts Book Blog Tour

First, The Sewing With Nancy TV Miniseries on Quick Column Quilts

The Quick Column Quilts miniseries available on PBS, or watch online by clicking here. Column quilts are ideal projects for quilting newbies and fresh concepts for quilting enthusiasts. During this 3-part series and in the book, I’ll show you how to replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric.

The Heartbeat Column Quilt

The design bears only a vague similarity to an echocardiogram, yet I think you can see why I chose that name! Like the rhythms of the heart, the peaks and valleys of the fabric provide a pleasing and a rhythmic movement. The stitching may be quick, yet the pleasing result is long-lasting. This is a great beginner quilting project.

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV s

Heartbeat Column Quilt—Double, Queen, or King-sized

Not limited to a baby or lap quilt, the Heartbeat Column Quilt is ideal for larger quilts. Using gray, white, and black prints with a neutral background, the quilt design takes on a modern look. To adjust to the large bed-quilt sizes, just vary the number, width, and length of the columns.

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV s

Interrupted Column Quilt

This speedy queen-sized quilt is designed with a very easy lesson in color coordination. Simply find a print you love for the narrow columns, and choose five colors from the print to use for the column colors. The interruptions—horizontal strips—stop the lengthwise movement while creating an artistic design.

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV s

Blog Tour Stops

To showcase my new book,  Quick Column Quilts, and the companion TV series, you’ll be able to take a tour through the book via a Blog Tour. I’m pleased to announce that 27 bloggers have featured various projects or techniques. Please follow along!

Watch Sewing With Nancy online

There are four seasons of programs to watch online, or on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Have you downloaded the app?

Quick Column Quilts as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Sewing With Nancy on Public TV

We have the great fortune of having Sewing With Nancy air on 91% of all Public TV markets. Your local PBS programmer determines when the new season will begin. Often, the new programming begins later on TV. Check your local Public TV and/or Create TV listing for the new season, which begins with Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares.

Bye for now,

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