When I started sewing on the regular nine years ago I remember finding Elizabeth Hartman’s blog, Oh Fransson. She always had super colorful projects that were our of this world cool. She is still the same oh so cool pattern designer but has expanded to fabric design, books, craftsy class, and I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve. Elizabeth knows how to make patterns with cool creatures and doesn’t shy away from color. We chatted about her journey, her patters, fabric lines, and so much more. She has always been so kind and helpful to me in my own sewing journey. I think you are going to love this chat as much as I did.
Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S was the first blogger who took being scared of garment sewing away for me. I think she is that person for so many of us in the sewing industry. She always has patterns that with detailed directions with video tutorials on her website for the parts that might trip you up. She is the queen of diagrams that don’t leave you guessing. She is just a powerhouse and I am constantly referring to her website and instagram feed for inspiration. Her latest book, Building Block Dress, which she self published is amazing. We talk about all that because I think that is the next trend in publishing. I mainly geek out about all the things. I really enjoy Liesl and if you ever have the opportunity to meet her in person you will feel like you are instant BFFs.
I went to my first quilt retreat last year called Quilt Bliss which was so much fun. My guest today didn’t get to attend the retreat but she lives nearby and I needed a ride to the airport so I sent her a text with hopes that we could catch up. It was only several months before that we had shared a cab to the airport in Houston after Quilt Market. I can’t tell you how happy I was when she picked me up and we chatted all about our families, sewing, fabric, struggles of being in this industry met with the abundant blessing as well, the retreat, and well just about everything. I love that quilters just make me so happy and I always feel like whether we know each other or not I can always talk fabric and we will get each other instantly. This episode is a chat between two online friends who have also met in real life. Click to listen.
Bonnie Hunter is a quilter that is full of helpful information that will make you a better and more efficient with her tips and tricks. She has taught at so many guilds and retreats I have lost count and she even hosts vacation tours and cruises for quilters. She is someone I had to have on the podcast so you can know more about her amazingness! Click on the link in the profile for more.
Siohban Rogers is an from a long line of makers and creatives. She, like most of us, came to quilting when she started to have friends who were having babies and quilts seemed like the perfect gift. That was her start to a passion for sewing and quilting which has lead her to publish many patterns in magazines, online, and her first book, By the Block. You are going to love hearing all about her journey. Click on the blog post title for show notes.
Suzy from Suzy Quilts attended the recent Sew Pro Convention in Chicago. I invited Suzy on the podcast to chat about some of her top take aways from the convention. She also has two blogs posts up about her thoughts on SuzyQuilts.com. Click on the post title for more…
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