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    I went online to find Simply Quilt programs with Alex Anderson because I had seen some here, and all I can find are written instructions for projects or videos that go fast through a program with just a narrator giving directions that are too fast to follow.

    Does anyone know where to find the original program videos?

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    HGTV has a few of the programs to watch but not all of them. HGTV website is so confusing, it's hard to find the episodes that are online but they are there. Alex Anderson does not own the shows and I doubt HGTV will ever have them on DVD. It would be bad for their image. I heard from one of the producers that use to work for HGTV that any show that wasn't geared toward the younger modern audience was cancelled and that included all craft and needlework shows.

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    This so sad.

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    how awful of hgtv

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    I learned a lot by watching her show. The only one I get now is the Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day on Wednesdays, but I wonder how much longer they will be broadcast.

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    Sounds like a case of age descrimination. Do we have a lawsuit here? LOL Actually, I guess it's their network and they can do as they darn well please. I seldom watch it anymore. I'm pretty sick of home improvement and buying the house of your dreams shows.

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    That is sad. I dont ever watch it anymore either, I am not big on the buying a new home type of show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am not big on the buying a new home type of show!
    Same here. Too many times I've seen people walk into a home that looks pretty much like mine and comment on how "dated and old" it looks and they could never live there. Just got tired of hearing it. I realize my house is no mansion but I don't live in a dump by any means. Those shows are designed to feed their sponsors - make us unhappy with what we've got so we'll buy their products. Sorry, I'm comfortable, I'm satisfied, I won't go into debt.

    And that's my rant for today. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am not big on the buying a new home type of show!
    Same here. Too many times I've seen people walk into a home that looks pretty much like mine and comment on how "dated and old" it looks and they could never live there. Just got tired of hearing it. I realize my house is no mansion but I don't live in a dump by any means. Those shows are designed to feed their sponsors - make us unhappy with what we've got so we'll buy their products. Sorry, I'm comfortable, I'm satisfied, I won't go into debt.

    And that's my rant for today. :)
    Good for you!!! I noticed that a lot of sewing machine manufacturers do the same thing.

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    I very seldom watch HGTV anymore. Not interested in the type of programs they have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am not big on the buying a new home type of show!
    Same here. Too many times I've seen people walk into a home that looks pretty much like mine and comment on how "dated and old" it looks and they could never live there. Just got tired of hearing it. I realize my house is no mansion but I don't live in a dump by any means. Those shows are designed to feed their sponsors - make us unhappy with what we've got so we'll buy their products. Sorry, I'm comfortable, I'm satisfied, I won't go into debt.

    And that's my rant for today. :)
    I have come to the same conclusion, and about the only show I watch now is "Clean House" occasionally. It inspires me to pick up a few things and put them away. :lol:

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    agree with all your comments. hgtv has lost me. guess i am "old". lol. however, i understand that my kids and grandkids have different tastes just as i did from my parents. unfortunately it means that crafting, in general, and quilting specifically will die out if we can't get them back. too bad!

    nolee - you might try online at QNN or youtube, and, of course, tutes here. they all have lots of great how-to's.

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    OK - you weren't kidding when you said the HGTV website was confusing!! When I went straight to it, I couldn't find anything. If you Google HGTV, it will bring up a link that says "Episodes". It's easy to follow from there to the Simply Quilts shows. It appears there are 11 episodes available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    OK - you weren't kidding when you said the HGTV website was confusing!! When I went straight to it, I couldn't find anything. If you Google HGTV, it will bring up a link that says "Episodes". It's easy to follow from there to the Simply Quilts shows. It appears there are 11 episodes available.
    Yep, here are those episodes http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv148/videos/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Sounds like a case of age descrimination. Do we have a lawsuit here? LOL Actually, I guess it's their network and they can do as they darn well please. I seldom watch it anymore. I'm pretty sick of home improvement and buying the house of your dreams shows.
    Do I ever agree. And you can lump in cooking shows. Cooking has lost it's charm with me after our kids were grown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Sounds like a case of age descrimination. Do we have a lawsuit here? LOL Actually, I guess it's their network and they can do as they darn well please. I seldom watch it anymore. I'm pretty sick of home improvement and buying the house of your dreams shows.
    Do I ever agree. And you can lump in cooking shows. Cooking has lost it's charm with me after our kids were grown.

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    The problem that I have in watching videos is they start and stop all through the video. I don't have high speed internet and I've been told that is why they (buffer) all the way through. You can let them load and then watch them but some of the episodes or tutes are quite long. I guess I'm just impatient and don't want to sit and wait for them to load.

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    There are two channels for cooking now. I only watch one cooking show "Good Eats" with Alton Brown because it is funny. Why do we need two networks of cooking shows?
    I used to watch HGTV when it had good decorating shows, now its not my bag.
    Alex Anderson has a show on the web but they want big bucks to watch it. Im discusted with her greed.
    You can watch lots of Eleanor Burns shows free on her website and at the quilterstv website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    HGTV has a few of the programs to watch but not all of them. HGTV website is so confusing, it's hard to find the episodes that are online but they are there. Alex Anderson does not own the shows and I doubt HGTV will ever have them on DVD. It would be bad for their image. I heard from one of the producers that use to work for HGTV that any show that wasn't geared toward the younger modern audience was cancelled and that included all craft and needlework shows.
    How short sighted. There are many young people interested in crafts, and apparently sewing machines are flying off the shelves these days. TV channels cover male interests like woodworking, fishing etc., but there is nothing for us girls, certainly not in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am not big on the buying a new home type of show!
    Same here. Too many times I've seen people walk into a home that looks pretty much like mine and comment on how "dated and old" it looks and they could never live there. Just got tired of hearing it. I realize my house is no mansion but I don't live in a dump by any means. Those shows are designed to feed their sponsors - make us unhappy with what we've got so we'll buy their products. Sorry, I'm comfortable, I'm satisfied, I won't go into debt.

    And that's my rant for today. :)
    Amen, Amen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine
    I very seldom watch HGTV anymore. Not interested in the type of programs they have now.
    We have ATT U-Verse - they've taken HGTV off the listings. Also DIY! Go figure...they must think if you say at home, all you want to watch are the "soaps"! :lol: :lol:

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    I agree. I am also sick of the House hunters thing.
    I use to see a lot of good stuff on there, which I did record a lot of them. Now wish I had done more.
    HGTV is not as good as it use to be.
    I'm glad I had a chance to say this. Thank you

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    If your cable provider or satellite provider has the BYU channel, they have the Fons and Porter quilt show.

    mltquilt

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    HGTV isnt what it was before. I used to have it on for most of the day but not anymore. Same with the Food TV.

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    I think HGTV lost lots when they got rid of Alex Anderson as well as the other perfessional quilters as most of my books were bought after watching a teacher on her show I tried her new show for one year and did not care for it just was not the same with the different teaches to much other stuff on it then tried CNNTV for a year but find I get more info here and on you tube saves money as I don't need all of those books thanks to all here for your help

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