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Thread: Are you an Eleanor Burns fan?

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    Are you an Eleanor Burns fan?

    I lover her down home attitude and fast methods.

    This video is wonderful, it is an interview with her by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

    http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/shows.php/episode/913


    It lasts an hour, shows her home and her personal quilts. Attend a class in her studio and tour the historic town she where she lives.

    I enjoyed it and didn't mind the length.

    Jean
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    Her specific quilt patterns are not my favorites, however, I do like her teaching methods and showing how to do things easier and get a clean, perfect quilt square. Some of the historical background information is also interesting to hear.

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    I like her books. She gives great explainations and good illustrations in them and many are spiral bound.
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    That was alot of fun .Thank you so much.

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    I do love her videos, but don't always use her methods. Like all of us, some are great...some I chose to do something else...they are good reminders of how to break down a pattern though.

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    I applaud her hard work, talent and business-savy. She seems like a very decent person. However, if I had to listen to her more than a half hour.....sorry but I find her voice irritating. Maybe her voice comes across differently when she isn't informing/instructing?

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    thank you for sharing that link, we just this week got an internet connection that is fast enough to even bother with youtubes I'll watch it tomorrow
    It's been a long time since I've seen her shows, we haven't had a TV for about 8 years but I watched her religiously on Saturday PBS, and really admired how she instinctively knew how to do something quicker. The throwing junk over her shoulder made my eyeballs itch though...

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    Thanks for the link. I really enjoyed watching it.
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    I do like Eleanor because she really was at the forefront of making quilting easier with the strip quilting method. I admire how she has turned lemons (a divorce with young sons to raise) into lemonade (international business). Throwing fabric over her shoulder is a bit of silliness that makes me laugh. Still use her log cabin method to this day.
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    She has some really great quilting methods. I have several of her books, especially like her Sunbonnet Sue.
    She is entertaining as well as productive in her Quilt in a Day series. she has contributed a lot to the quilting industry.

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    I might not be a quilter if not for Eleanor Burns. I just love her and the techniques she teaches!

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    I learned much of my quilting skills from her, via her books and show. I think her way of making flying geese is genius and use it always. Kudos to Eleanor Burns.
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    I made her Log Cabin quilt and it turned out beautiful. Hubby helped pick out the colors...he did an outstanding job
    I just bought her " Delectable Mountain" book that comes with the template. .It is my next project after the "Aunt Cora's Cupboard" BOM I have had in my sewing room for 10 years.....civil war reproduction fabric speaks to me somehow!!

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    Fast and easy patterns, I've made a couple of her quilts, Lovers Knot and a log cabin of sorts from her larger books.
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    A few weeks ago I attended the Quilter's Dream Retreat with Eleanor. She taught one of the classes and I was chosen to have lunch with her. It was wonderful. She is a great person.

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    The first time I saw a show I had never even heard of her. The first time she got "rid of it" over her shoulder I think my mouth dropped open and after that I just loved her. She is so quirky that you know she is real. What a good time you would have if you could take a class from her or spend any time with her.

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    I have come to love her. I've made several of her quilts and have learned a lot. Her instructions to me are very simple and easy to understand. I watch her show wherever I am that gets it (Not here unfortunately, but all her shows are on her website free)

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    I adore her! She made believe that I too could quilt! I love it when someone is so enthusiastic and encouraging.
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    I did watch the video. Thanks so much for posting it. Makes me like El even more!!

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    Thanks for sharing!
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    I love El!!! She is so open and helpful. Thanks for sharing!!

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    I loved the video. Can't wait to meet her in person at Quilt Festival this year.. I saw her across the room last year, but being a new quilter, I was too intimidated to go over and meet her. Now I know she would have made me feel right at ease. She overcame some tough times by her sheer determination and hard work. What's not to admire.
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    I learned to quilt watching Eleanor, as well as Kaye Wood. Eleanor can be a little tiresome to listen to, but you can learn a lot watching her.

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    She is wonderful. She is the reason I'm starting to learn to quilt.

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    Thanks for the video -- I really enjoyed it. I started watching Eleanor Burns years ago (I have one of her old Log Cabin book and still use the method, though my strips are now smaller).

    Years ago she was on about the time my kids were napping and I would not miss her. She made me laugh -- the best medicine. Her set looked like an attic back then -- great fun. I think her greatest gift to us quilters is her ability to simplify the steps to make a quilt.
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