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.
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.
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!
Andrea Tsang Jackson, of 3rd Story Workshop, is my guest today on the Modern Sewciety Podcast. I first noticed Andrea’s work on instagram and instantly fell in love with her unique style and patterns. She recently released patterns for her unique gemstone patterns that she has been selling for some time now at crafts shows. We chat about her background and how she started her business, 3rd Story Workshop, and what she is looking forward to in the future. We also talk about the ups and downs of releasing your own patterns, selling your own sewn items, and trying to figure out how to price goods for sale. Andrea is such an amazing creative and I know you are going to enjoy this chat as much as I did. click on the link to listen.
I have had this idea on my heart for a long time… Show more of my side as I chat with my dear friends about every day life topics. I have three childhood friends who I still text, call, and hang out with on a regular basis. We are all different in many ways but we really value and cherish those differences. We are also so similar too which is the thread that brings us together as well. I will have each of the ladies on to discuss one topic and once they have all talked about it with me then we will move onto another topic. I love how you will hear each of their thoughts, stories, and commonalities. We will laugh, cry, agree, and probably disagree but my hope is to celebrate our friendship. I want to share the legacies of these amazing women with you dear listeners. Click on the link to meet my dear friend January and listen to our chat. Our topic is:: What it feels like to be almost 40 and finally trusting your heart and intuition.
Stephanie Kendron chats with Michelle Bartholomew about all things sewing. I met Michelle in real life at Quiltcon in Savannah, Ga this year. A group of us met up at an oyster bar one night and Michelle tried oysters for the first time. I am not lying when I say there were so many laughs that night mixed with a lot of quilt talk. I invited Michelle on to talk about her adventure into pattern design for her own brand and collaborating with friends in the industry for Quilt Theory. I also ask a ton of questions about her tiny house that she used to call home, her fabric stash, and newsletters. You won’t want to miss this episode. Click on the link to listen and see the show notes.
I met Leah Day at Fall Market last year I believe. We quickly started chatting about business and Leah couldn’t stop smiling. I love to chat business and Leah is always so open about what works for her and what doesn’t. She is honest about the ups and the downs in her business. I love that in a person. I love when someone shares their story, sure, but when someone shares their business secrets I get giddy. You see so many people don’t want to share what is working for their business because you might take some of their business. That could happen but I don’t think Leah is threatened by that idea. She is confident in who she is and what she is doing. She loves to share her passion for sewing and her passion for having a business that makes money. She is a pro at videos and patterns and she runs a thriving online shop as well. She even has a new sewing podcast called Hello My Quilting Friends. We chat about all of her many talents in this episode of the podcast. I think you are going to love it. Click on the link for this blog post to listen.
I am excited to have Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing on the show today to chat about her journey into designing clothing patterns. She has such a sense of style and really puts a lot of thought into her patterns and fabric choices. I have her Geodesic top, the longer version, and A-Frame skirt, version 1, printed out to make as soon as I can get market sewing finished. Taylor teaches classes in her hometown of Boston and if you are near you should totally look into taking one. I wish I were near because I love the thought and time Taylor puts into each project she works on. You will hear the love she has for teaching others to make garments they will love to wear. I love a designer that really thinks about what the maker would feel great wearing on a daily basis. I think it is so cool that so many of her patterns combine garments with patchwork elements. I just can’t wait to experiment with the pockets on the A-frame Skirt maybe adding a peak of my favorite fabric I have been hoarding. And the Geodesic I think will be perfect for using up some coveted fat quarters. I can’t wait to experiment.