The Off-Kilter Quilt

Reviews For The Off-Kilter Quilt

Love that we share the hobby of quilting but Frances has made me look at quilting as more than the hobby that saves my sanity. Now I think more about the historical aspect of quilting. I can relate to a lot of her takes on life in general. So often I will think “amen, sister” when she shares something with her listeners. Witty & interesting!
Relistening to old shows and I’m chuckling and smiling while I listen to Frances recount things happening in her life. A feel-good, glad I stopped by to visit kind of podcast.
Always a good listen.
I love listening to Frances. She’s funny and entertaining, and I appreciate her laid back approach to quilting.
So enjoy this podcast!
So glad I found your podcast, with your help. So I am listening to many episodes as I finish my latest quilt. And I have your FB quilt fiction page that I am following. But must say I love the podcast best of all. I get to hear your voice and feel like I am spending the afternoon with an dear friend. I went to your website so I could see your quilts as I listened to you discussing them. Love it all. But I have to look for copies of Margaret hoes Modern and Birds in the Air. Keep up the great work. You are top rated of all the podcast I listen to.
Frances- I love the idea of skill building. I try to always take those classes and plan to offer these regularly at my new shop. I think it is almost more important than just the let’s make this quilt class. I think every class should have a skill built into it. Just my opinion.
I can’t believe I have not found this podcast until now. Listening to Frances is like being with your best girlfriend and sharing her day and your favorite quilty news. Frances voice is such a pleasure to listen to... Thanks, Frances. Can’t wait for more episodes. And, I love the Friendship Album!
You can hear Frances’ smile as she shares from her heart. She’s the BFF everyone wants to have. I’ve been listening from nearly the start, and am so thankful she has kept it going for so long. Yes, I’ve left many comments in my head, too, and am glad to be finally sending a real one.
Definitely my favorite podcast! Frances is witty and intertwining. She makes it seem like she’s in the room with you. She never fails to make me laugh! Keep up the good work Frances and thank you so much for your contribution to our quilting community!!
Frances is down to earth, funny, informative and a great writer. This is my favorite podcast. I would love to have her as a friend.

5/5

By CJaws
This is a great podcast. Very encouraging on my quilting journey. And not only that....it’s humorous, insightful and very family friendly. Keep up the good work!
I look forward to each of your podcasts. You are honest, encouraging and so fun to listen to. Keep up the podcasts. Thanks
I love listening to Frances’ life stories and quilty stories. She’s one of my best friends in my sewing room while I quilt yet she never interrupts. I love that don’t ever have to stop sewing or even talk back while we are “hanging out” at my machine. Keep the great content coming!!
I enjoy her podcasts very much. I especially enjoyed this one. I love hearing about quilts, I loved hearing about the books she was reading. She’s someone I’d love to have for a friend. I am also enjoying her read the book about 1930’s town in Ohio. I look forward to each set of new chapters. I love Feedsack fabrics so I assume the fictional quilts in the story might have contained some of those. I bought one of her children’s books for my grandson. He lives in NC. It’s always fun to find an author who lives somewhat close. Authors are my heroes.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. When I’m listening, I feel like Frances and I are having a neighborly chat while she shares what’s happening in her family, Quilting, and writing life. She feels like a friend.
I love this glimpse into Frances's creative process with her quilts and with her writing.
Francis is still a hoot! But yet she's a talented author and quilter. Enjoy!
I have tried many quilting podcasts and have deleted them all . . . Except this one. I love how Frances shares her internal conflict and thought process as she explores her quilting progress. I hope to run into her some day at the Scrap Exchange and dig through some fabrics together.
I love these podcasts. I'm a new quilter so there's a lot of topics that are hard to keep up with just because of my ignorance in quilting but it's so nice to hear her talk it's like I'm sitting there in her porch with her. And I don't know about everybody else but I LOVE to hear the birds and bugs. So please for me don't stop recording outside.
I really enjoy this podcast. I find Frances's voice soothing and her stories relatable. Listening to her podcast while I sew makes me feel like I'm at a familiar sewing bee, free from the worries of the outside world. I really enjoy listening to the birds singing when she records outside. She talks a bit about her family but not so much that it detracts from the podcast. As the Mom of an only-child 12 year old boy, I've found her comments about her boys reassuring.
i love frances’ rambling podcast…it’s perfect to quilt along to! it’s kind of like visiting with a good quilty friend!
I just recently found your wonderful podcast, I feel like we are quilter friends even though we have never met! Thanks from Texas for all the effort you put into each podcast : ) Happy Birthday to your son!
I greatly enjoy listening to Frances and particularly like her interest in reading. Great book recommendations!
Listening to Frances is like listening to your friend talk to you over the phone. I really like this podcast! Thanks Frances!
Wonderful chatty podcast, love to hear about the quilting and the family! A must listen for any quilter.
thanks for a great podcast. i look forward to listening to you while i create or go for my walk. i love the way you mix in your family life with your crafting. it makes it interesting and homey.
I love her calm voice, talking about life, books, quilting, or anything that's happening. Love the sounds of the birds, or even Travis, the watchdog :)
I love hearing the birds in our yard when you podcast. This one is a good one. She is a writer so she can tell a gread story about her life and quilting.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Frances is definitely one of my quitling buddies, even thought I've never met her. Thanks for the great podcast!
UPDATED: JULY 2013... I can hardly believe it has been three years and I never miss a podcast... funny, quilty and so much fun... even when there is no quilting going on... Just love this podcast. updated---OCTOBER 2011-- -- Frances is getting to be a very productive adventuresome quilter but even a better podcaster; this is one of my favorite podcast... Love Frances southern ramblings... life, family and just about anything. Even when Frances is not quilting this podcast is not to be missed. I love the convesation and the agonizing over every little stitch. She talks about what I think. Love it Love it Love it. NOT TO BE MISSED. .
Frances' podcast is one of my absolute favorites. My day becomes brighter the minute I see she has released a new episode. Frances has a delightful mix of talk about her family, her quilting projects, decisions made as she works through the quilting process, some fantastic interviews and a really lovely mix of everything wonderful about quilting. Her soft, slightly Southern accent is an additional bonus as it makes me feel so welcome and at home. This podcast is one not to be missed if you enjoy quilts or quilting.
Frances is so enjoyable to listen to, whether about her family, books, daily activities, knitting or quilting. Her relaxed style, pleasant voice make you want to tune in. You'll always learn something, even if you are more experienced in quilting. Highly recommend tuning in and listening to all back podcasts too.
I have been listening to you for some time and was all caught up on your podcast. Then something happened and I was no longer subscribed to you. I felt as though I lost a dear friend! I love listening to you as I work on my quilt, it is very calming to listen to you. I can't tell you how excited I am that I found you once again!! I could write so much more but I must go and get caught up again with your podcast. Thank you for your time and sharing!! One happy camper.
I have been a listener since the first episode and I really enjoy Francis's style. I feel like she is a friend sitting down to talk to me about her week. Her style is laid back and easy going, I don't get the feeling she is trying to impress me with the volume of quilts she cranks out or her expertise. She is just doing what she enjoys, having a good time with it, and welcoming us into her world along the way. Thank you, Francis!

5/5

I love listening to Frances. Her voice is so sweet and calming. The podcasts are rich in quilting, knitting, books and life updates. I have been sewing since I was 10 years old, but quilting for about 4 years. I love her artsy influence to quilting. Thanks!!
Love listening.

5/5

I really enjoy all you share. The knitting tooo,.... I have picked up the needles,knitting that is, but not to adventerous yet.....
Love your podcast! Have read one of your books--liked it very much! Keep inspiring us all in the quilt journey!
I love Frances! She has a very calm, soothing voice. I love hearing about her family, her boys, her quilting. Thanks, Frances for keeping my quilting life inspired! Jenny
France's is great. Down to earth and informative. She gives her viewpoint on many topics and entertains with each episode. This "Thursday girl" is worth a listen to anyone who wants a conversation with an intelligent friend who's not afraid to call it like she sees it! Thanks for all the great episodes!
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and many of them involve knitting, quiling, or other crafts. I just put a whole slew on my phone and hit shuffle... and I've come to realize that when Frances' voice starts coming through those earbuds I feel like I've hit the jackpot! I just love everything about this podcast. (I adore Frances' voice, for one thing.) I love that she shares about her life and her feelings about her family, her career, and her craft. As I've read in other reviews, it really feels like she's been a friend forever. She is incredibly thoughtful and insightful. And I love hearing about her quilty adventures, of course! I am so inspired when I listen, I can't wait to be able to get home to my stash, my rotary cutter, and my sewing machine! This podcast is just an absolute joy! As I said, I listen to many, but this is the first one I've felt the need to come and review. (I've even started cheating a bit, sometimes I let myself choose The Off Kilter Quilt first, instead of waiting for it to come up in the shuffle!)
Love your podcast. Very relaxing. I enjoy listening to you while piecing or just doing the day to day things at the shop where I work. The magazine reviews are very interesting and informative. The only thing that would make it better is having a glass of red. Carol Capshaw
I love Her style and could listen to Her 24/7. She's really calm and funny at the same time. Way to go Frances! :)
I so enjoy listening to Frances! She got a simply lovely voice, and I love having her for company as I quilt!
I look forward to each new podcast. Frances has such a nice way about her and I feel like she's someone I know. This is one of my favorites, whether she's talking about quilting or family or anything.
I never miss an episode! I usually devour them as soon as they are up in iTunes. Frances has a smooth voice and a delightful way of describing her quilting adventures. VeryLazyDaisy Lazy Daisy Quilts
Love this podcast. Love Frances' voice and her quilt diaries and how she shares what she is learning. Thanks for your hard work and keep up the good work!
This is a purely conversational podcast by an amateur quilter. The audio quality is good. Frances is articulate and has a very appealing, relaxed and natural podcasting style. The program never comes across as forced or scripted and the delivery is brisk. The character and personality of a woman who is warm, goodnatured, genuine, and happy shines through; she cheers and comforts me. Although discussing her quilting adventures is the reason for the podcast, she is a writer and a mother and so, inevitably, we hear a little bit about her work and family life in most episodes. It is not too much. I also appreciate the lack of music. Many other reviewers here have used the word "pleasure", and it is truly apropos.