There are rare times in my life I get to go away to magical places. Okay one time but it was amazing. I got an email from Pamela who coordinated the sewing retreat, Quilt Bliss. She wanted to trade out advertising for a ticket to the retreat. I said yes before asking anyone in my… Read More
I love working with Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I have had the honor of several quilts being featured their magazine and every single time it is like Christmas when I get to see my quilt in the magazine. I worked with Me + You Fabrics for the first ever batik quilt in LP&Q. Yea! I… Read More
Svetlana from S.O.T.A.K. handmade is someone I have followed via her amazing blog and social media accounts for a long time. I love her classicly modern patterns and playful handmades. I also love seeing how she mixes fabrics in her projects. Her latest posts boast bags made with waxed canvas which makes me want to make my own version right away. Svetlana is fearless with her creative endeavors which range from making bags to quilts to hand stamping her own prints. We chat about her patterns, her creative process, and I ask all the business questions because I am a huge admirer of her business model. I get all of the information about her gorgeous photographs of her makes and why she has decided to keep her personal life out of her business life. She seriously has some of the cutest photographs on her blog and social media. I left this conversation so inspired to think about my own business in a new way as well as my creative life. Svetlana also has an amazing resource of tutorials that I will make sure to link to in the show notes.
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.
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!
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.
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 think writing a book has always been a dream of mine so when I have friends who actually do write books I can’t wait to ask them all of the questions. I want to know the details because I can only imagine the process being difficult but so much fun when it is finished. So Carole Lyles Shaw is self publishing her own books and I think that is something I have heard a lot of buzz on lately. We talk about her process and why she chose to self publish. She is one modern quilter that is on fire. Sarah and Jen are two friends I met at Quilt Market in the Fall. We instantly hit it off and chatted the whole weekend. They have teamed up to co author a new book, Transfer Embellish Stitch – 16 Textile Projects for the Modern Maker. It is a book full of fun projects for all kinds of creatives. Click on the link to learn more.
I always love to make quick quilts and I think baby quilts usually fit in the quick category. I should make more of them because they are just fun… And, well, fast! I have always enjoyed working with Michael Miller since I started the Podcast. I remember calling them blindly and chatting with Kait, the… Read More