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.
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 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.
Following your heart can be risky sometimes but Melissa Mendez did just that when she decided to leave the corporate world to go out on her own. I so enjoyed chatting with Melissa about all things business and patterns. I have always wanted to know more about designing clothing patterns because it looks so difficult to me. I enjoyed hearing Melissa’s process and also how she could helps any listeners who want to have their own pattern line. I am not the best at writing patterns and working on the technical part of things but that is where someone like Melissa could help. She also has a great podcast I think you will enjoy as well. Click on the link to listen to this episode.
I love talking to creatives that find what they really love doing with their skills. Kristy and Nissa are the team that wants to help you have the best patterns, books, and photography in your business. They know what will sell in this industry and they will help you get an online visual identity like no other. I loved chatting with them on how Page + Pixel started, what they learned along the way, and what they want to help you do in the future. They are such a powerhouse of talent and I seriously can’t wait to see their work evolve for years to come. Their Page + Pixel toolbox will be so so cool to use in your own business and there is so much more to come. These ladies want to help you look your best online and I can’t wait for you to hear this chat. Sewing has never looked so good. Click on the link to listen.
Katy from Greens and Blues Co is here to chat about getting your creativity. Whether you need to fine it for the first time or help getting it back Katy is your one stop resource for all things creative. She has developed online classes, as well as an email course, to help you ignite your creativity and keep it. Lauren McAfee is chatting with me about her family’s company, Hobby Lobby. I am a huge fan of Hobby Lobby because of their excellent service to their customers. They have a store full of everything you need in your creative life. Click on the link to listen to the episode.
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.
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