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Jog My Memory For Me Please   General Discussion

Started May-25 by judyinohio; 540 views.

From: judyinohio


What are the names of the twin sisters who have published quilting books for decades?  They live in the same house and "borrow" from each other's stashes from time to time.

I met these women once during breakfast at the Chicago IQF (shows you how long ago that was) and they jokingly thought I should take off my dress and give it to one of the sisters; I think Mary was the name of one of them?

I'm asking because I am packing up my basement sewing space getting ready to clear it out because I won't be doing longarm work down there any more. Now I will have two Featherweights to give to my twin granddaughters and I want to tease them about the famous quilting twins but I can't recall the names of those women.

My girls are nineteen and well into computer work as a summer job between university computer courses at Carnegie Mellon. But just in case they tire of being perfect at computers I am going to tempt them with vintage sewing machines that still run like champions after decades of living at Grandma's house.

Oh, I remember them - specifically seeing them on HGTV before it became all real estate, all the time.  I distinctly remember seeing them featured on Simply Quilts and one or two other shows, but I cannot remember their names.  I haven't heard about them in a long time.  I remember at least one of them had long hair in a very long braid.  


Here you go -- Mary Mashuta and Roberta Horton - they appeared on The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky.

I also meant to say that it appears Roberta died in 2021.

Also, things sure change quickly.  I believe Ricky is now married to a different guy than Justin.

At this site, you can view the entire 2014 appearance of Mary and Roberta on The Quilt Show. 


From: judyinohio


Wow!   Thank you oodles for finding that episode and sharing it with us. I watched it and really enjoyed it a lot. I had forgotten how many of the books I own written by one or the other of them.

I really appreciate you finding that episode of the Quilt Show as I had not been a fan of the show for years. Hugs to you Jonna.

You're welcome.  I have a box somewhere that has several VHS tapes full of Simply Quilts, The Carol Duvall Show, and other sewing and crafting shows that were on HGTV.  I would like to convert them to digital form and upload them to YouTube, but I don't think there will be time to do that and everything else I want to do, so I'll likely just dump them one of these days.  There's a LOT of good stuff on those tapes.  


From: judyinohio


I have a hunch it would be illegal to do that; those Quilt Show programs are copyrighted and you would not be allowed to put those shows on YouTube without the permission of Ricky and friends.

I suspect that it's one thing to share them with small private groups but something else to blast them for the whole world to see

I just watched that episode recently, don't remember why.  And Simply Quilts is a big reason why I got hooked on quilting.  I still have the VHS tapes that my DH recorded for me.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

I believe Ricky is now married to a different guy than Justin.

yeah...he is married to Hugo Dos Santos...evidently Hugo is an excellent cook and a budding quilter. There is a series Ricky is publishing about teaching Hugo how to quilt  - it's very entertaining - Ricky still hasn't published the episode where  Hugo finally makes the quilt though! (I understand it was actually done several months ago...)  Hugo gets to polish up his language skills - he is Spanish, I think.