My guest today is HollyAnne Knight from String and Story. I got to meet HollyAnne in person at Quiltcon in Savannah, Ga. We quickly start chatting all about fabric, quilts, sewing, and podcasts. She needed to charge her phone and several of us were in the podcast booth hanging out so HollyAnne joined us. That little group of amazing people in that booth watching everyone walk by us was so much fun. Maybe one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. HollyAnne is a quilter who shares her love of mastering techniques with her blog readers. She also has several new eBooks out as well. As if that isn’t enough to keep her busy she also helps with a charity that is near and dear to her heart, Quilts for Cure. You will find out all about HollyAnne and her journey into quilting in this episode. Click the link to listen.
My guest today is Rachel Hauser of Stitched in Color. I have been a fan of Rachel’s blog for a long time and I give her the awesome blogger award several times in this episode. She has so much amazing content on her website that you can spend hours find projects to make or getting inspiration for your new project. She shares how she got started sewing and why she decided to take her passion online, what she has learned, her most popular posts and patterns, and her latest class Stitched Holiday. I really enjoyed this chat with Rachel and I know you will too. Click on the link to listen.
Angie Wilson and her Aussie accent are a force in the quilting world. She hosts so many sew-alongs at one time it will make your head spin. She also just released her debut book, Fussy Cutters Club, which is fabulous! She has a popular newsletter she sends out weekly with links, sew-along news, amazing things on the internet, and bits about her daily life. The amazing thing about Angie is that she has only been at this sewing gig for six years. Yea crazy huh?!?! She is on fire and I am so happy to be able to call Angie my friend. She is an amazing person inside and out with a passion for color and fussy cutting. I love her confession about fussy cutting in this interview. It is so much fun to chat with someone so fired up about this industry and the passion we all share for fabric and sewing. You are going to love this episode. NOTE:: we may have let some adult words sneak out so be aware if you listen while the kids are around. The audio was really acting up on this chat. I mean using skype can be tricky sometimes but we did our best to make it not too bad.
Hi everyone and welcome to Modern Sewciety and our stop on the Back to School Blog Hop. I really tried to overthink this assignment but when it came down to what I wanted to do I thought about my kids. What is something I could make that would be used a lot and needed for that matter. I happen to be lucky enough to have two beautiful girls with a head full of beautiful hair. So hair bows seemed like the perfect project. Easy and useful.
I thought I would do something different with my weekly newsletter this week. I love sharing my newsletter picks each it is my sunshine to my subscribers. So welcome if you are new here and welcome if you are coming over from your weekly email.
This week has been full of wishy washy for me. I have this gut feeling that I am going in the right direction but where I am going it is fuzzy. These are the things I know lately and get ready because they are random so hang with me.
Sandi Sawa Hazlewood, from Crafty Planner, is one of the sweetest creatives I have ever met. Sandi also has a podcast where she chats with creatives. Having another podcaster on the podcast is always so much fun for me because we talk about podcasting stuff as well. Sandi and I chat about podcasting, of course, but also her sewing style, what her favorite newsletter to subscribe to is, and what podcast is always on play for her. She gives us the details on her latest make and what her creative process looks like. You won’t want to miss this episode!
I am so excited about my new series on the podcast called MY side. I have three friends in real life that keep me grounded, inspired, and feeling normal. You have met January so far and today you will meet Lacey. Lacey is also the only one in the group I have talked into sewing with me. She currently has three quilt tops ready for the longarm and I can’t wait until she comes over to sew all day with me again. We chat about learning to listen to ourselves in this episode and how that is changing the more we age. Click on the link to listen in.
Blair Stocker, from WiseCraft Handmade, is a creative with a passion for teaching others how to use what they have to make warm and snuggly quilts. Using different textiles to create one of a kind quilts, wall hangings, and pillows. I struggle with cutting into beloved fabrics to make something special but Blair’s new book, WiseCraft Quilts, guides you along in such a way that it is sacred and not scary. We chat on this episode about Blair’s background as a creative, her books, having a creative business, her new videos focused on guiding you to make your first quilt. Click on the post title to learn more.
I am over on the Janome Blog today with my Modern Ditty Bag tutorial. This is a special project for me for many reasons and I am so happy I get to share it today. I gave these two bags to my daughter’s teachers the first day of school to carry when they aren’t in the classroom and they have commented so many times how much they love them. This is an easy project to sew up and such a perfect project to make for someone special.
Victoria Finlay Wolfe does modern classic like no other. She often takes a traditional block and puts her own modern spin on it. I remember finding Victoria’s work in her book titled Double Wedding Ring Quilts and I was blown away. She really made me see that using fabric can really make your quilts look unique. I wanted to get to know more about her dive into the sewing world, what she had going on with her fabric collections, opening up a brick and mortar store in NYC, and how she handles the juggle of it all. We also chatted about her new book that just released called Modern Quilt Magic, which is full of seriously cool projects that look harder to make than they are hence the magic part. I can’t wait for you to learn more about Victoria and if you are anything like me you won’t be able to resist checking out her shop!