I love improv quilting and when I saw Patricia Belyea’s new book, East Meets West Quilts, I was intrigued. I couldn’t stop looking at the colors of the fabrics, the quilting, and the binding. I know binding isn’t usually something I get excited about but I really loved how Patricia showed the purpose and beauty of a faced binding. I really want to try that technique out and that says a lot because I don’t hand bind very often.
Laurie Baker from Modern Quilts Unlimited joins us on todays episode to share more about being an editor for the magazine. Modern Quilts Unlimited recently changes some things up including bringing on Laurie as the new editor, updating the look of the magazine, and redesigning the website. Laurie wants to reach more modern quilters and has attended various functions to meet more makers. We chat about the redesign of the magazine to give it a fresher look and also Laurie’s quest to find contributors with amazing projects. I know so many listeners would love to submit a project to a magazine so we chat about how you would go about doing that and I have included a link in the show notes. I hope you enjoy the episode.
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.
Cheryl Arkison is someone I could chat with all day long about sewing, quilting, fabric, family, and how I love warm weather and she loves cold weather. She just inspires me to look at my process and think about it in a new way. We chat about her new fabric line with Connecting Threads called Tag. She also shares why she thinks her time in the morning being creative helps her to stay creative even when she may want to take a break. I need to adopt her process in some way because I think it would help me to stay in the creative zone. I tend to stray sometimes and getting back on track can be difficult. I wanted to know all about her process of sorting scraps. We really just had a great chat and I can’t wait for you to listen. Cheryl always has some great tips and advice. Click on the link to listen.
Have you heard about the Zeller family? If you are on instagram you probably saw, participated, or shared about the @thezellerauction that Katy Kristin hosted to benefit them. The Zeller’s have lost three children, their home and belongings, and now their health is suffering because of exposure to mold. They have three children as well that… Read More