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Thread: Gotta love Eleanor Burns!

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    Glad someone else has that problem and can blame it on the women responsible for millions of "quilt addicts"!

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    I love her, so many times I think someone has come up with a new technique, I look at one of her really old videos and there she is doing it. I want to try her way of doing the Jewel Box quilt.

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    I had the pleasure to meet Eleanor Burns in her "Quilt in a Day" booth at the last 2 International Quilt Festivals in Houston, TX. She is such a very nice lady. Both times I had a nearby shopper take a picture of me and Eleanor together. Last year, she was wearing a frilly purple boa around her neck and she quickly put one end of the boa also around me for the picture. I also bought one of her books both times and she autographed each one of them.

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    I think I have a VHS tape of a show where she shows a lady who helps her, sweeping the scraps up and her comment is "I bet you thought I just throw them away, didn't you?" She is great..I taped many of her shows + others from PBS when I had TV.. have some of her books also..LOL

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    I've learned so much from her, especially with all that she's come through!

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    I love E.B.!! My DH thinks she's great too, his bucket list includs meeting Vanna White and Eleanor Burns.

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    All of her shows can be watched on her website, she has them all available there to watch, going all the way back.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaAlice View Post
    I think I have a VHS tape of a show where she shows a lady who helps her, sweeping the scraps up and her comment is "I bet you thought I just throw them away, didn't you?" She is great..I taped many of her shows + others from PBS when I had TV.. have some of her books also..LOL

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    I got to spend today with Eleanor in Melbourne, took her Magnolia Bud quilt class. She is a great teacher and so down to earth. She autographed any of her books for us and had a photo session. The quilt went together so nicely (or should I say the blocks) and I hope to finish the quilt in the very near future. I also got to see Eleanor in Houston last year at both a mini trunk show and a demonstration of one of her rulers. She has so much energy.

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    I love El... she is so down to earth. I have learned a lot from her. Jenny Doan is the QUEEN of pre cuts and her whole family is so talented that they just gush the happiness of quilting. A great day for me is watching videos of the how to make quilts whether I have any wine or not.
    I am the sew n sew my Mother made.

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    Eleanor has some great stuff, but her voice is anything BUT soothing to me. I agree that Jenny Doan is calm and easy to listen to. Her tutorials are so easy to follow also.

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    I just had the pleasure of meeting her in person and the sew expo and she is as nice and kind as she is on TV.

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    Wonderful website, thank you so much for sharing with us.
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GammaLou View Post
    My husband even enjoys Eleanor Burns. He calls her 'that crazy lady', but will sit there and watch her shows on TV with me. Doesn't hurt to have him somewhat conversational in 'quilt language'.
    When I was living with mom last year, her and I would sit and watch Martha Pullen, Fons and Porter, Nancy Ziemann and "that crazy lady" every sunday together. Eleanor is great. I love how when she is piecing she just goes off into a story while sewing that usually has nothing to do with sewing or quilting. She just goes on and on, sometimes wonder if she realizes she is chattering. LOL always made me laugh to watch her.

    I would watch Fons and Porter for designs, then go hunt up eleanors method of doing the same thing cause it was invariably easier to do Eleanor's way.

    I hope one day to meet her, she truly is an inspiration. She reminds me of that Auntie that everyone wants to have

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    I love Eleanor Burns, She' s one of the most important and made the Quilting Word go round! A big, big toast to her and bless her always!

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