Crafty Planner Podcast

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Dr Carolyn Mazloomi {Episode #114}

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, diversity, community, makers, fiber arts

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is a quilt historian, curator, author, lecturer, artist, wife and mother. She also founded the African American Quilt Guild of Los Angeles and the Women of Color Quilters Network. Passionate about educating the public about African American quilts, Carolyn has curated 17 exhibits including the largest travel exhibit of African American quilts called "Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations" along with having her own quilts in over 70 exhibits. She was named the National Heritage Fellow by the National Endownment for the Arts in 2014 and the Distinguished Scholar and celebrated artist lifetime acheivement award by Faith Ringgold's Anyone Can Fly Foundation. She was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame Museum in 2016. During our conversation, we talk about what she considers to be her greatest achievement, dispelling the myth of what an African American quilt might look like, why quilts are her passion, the line between inspiration and appropriation along with art being reflective of a community's social, political and cultural current. As a warning, there are a few explicit words. 

Podcast Music by Mekanism Sound

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website. 
 
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Ashley Nell Tipton {Episode # 106}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, diversity, community, makers
 

Today's podcast guest is Ashley Nell Tipton. Living in San Diego, Ashley is a fashion designer and winner of Season 14 of Project Runway. During our discussion, we talk about her design process for plus sized clothes, her experience on Project Runway and the importance of self acceptance. There are a few cuss words but I have not labeled this episode as explicit so I'm warning you now. I love Ashley's energy and perspective and hope you enjoy our conversation.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Simplicity Patterns is proud to sponsor this podcast episode with Ashley Nell Tipton. Ashley brings her bold fashion sense to our creative group and designs wearable plus sized clothes. She has a fantastic knit bodysuit pattern (Simplicity number 8344) and a dress, top and skirt combination pattern (Simplicity number 8345). We can't wait to see what she comes up with next! You can see her latest collection at simplicity.com

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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Jen Hewett {Episode #105}

Today's podcast guest is Jen Hewett. Living in San Francisco, Jen is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist, teacher and mother to Gus, her adorable dog. During our discussion, we talk about her personal challenges such as Print, Pattern, Sew along with her 52 Weeks of Printmaking. We delve into the importance of self confidence while making, the sensitivity to nuance created when in between "worlds", how anxiety can shape creative work, and more. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to Hunter's Design Studio for sponsoring this episode (and check out her latest quilt pattern: a tribute to Carrie Fisher and General Organa with proceeds going to ChickTech)
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Sarah Bond {Podcast Episode #101}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

For episode #101 of the Crafty Planner podcast, my guest is Sarah Bond. Living in Philadelphia, Sarah is a quilter, teacher and mother. During our podcast, we talk about the interaction between her quilts and her family's history, fostering a community through teaching, how her practice has changed since the election, and more.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
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Lisa Congdon {Podcast Episode #97}

Posted by craftyplanner in diversity, community, makers

I'm honored to introduce today's guest, Lisa Congdon. I had the privilege of hearing her keynote address at Craftcation a few years ago and wanted to share her wisdom on the podcast. Lisa is a surface designer, illustrator, author of seven books, speaker, teacher, wife and animal mom. During our conversation, we talk about her creative journey starting in the education field and how a chance art class led to her art career. She gives advice on how creative people can develop their own voice and the importance of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. As a proponent of integrating her experiences into her work, Lisa talk about how politics has changed her practice and the impact of judging Quilt Con on her work. After years of living in California, she and her partner recently moved to Portland, Oregon so we talk about the move and her feelings about her new neighborhood. We also touch on how daily/weekly projects motivate her along with the aftermath of the Cody Foster lawsuit. I hope you enjoy the episode.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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Patrick Lose / Episode 90

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, sewing, quilting, diversity, makers

Today's guest is Patrick Lose. Living in Arizona, Patrick is a quilter, pattern designer, fabric designer and teacher. During our podcast, we talk about his twenty years of experience in the sewing industry, how traditional and modern quilting interact along with why he is starting his own fabric company. Patrick and I barely scratched the surface with this conversation and hope for a part two in 2017. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this episode. 

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Sarah Nishiura / Episode 88

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, diversity, makers, improv quilting

Today's podcast guest is Sarah Nishiura. Living in Chicago, Illinois,  Sarah is quilter, teacher, wife and mother. During our podcast, we talk about how she integrated thrifted pieces into her quilts, her love for math and how she teaches others to quilt. I hope you love the episode. 

Special thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring today's episode. 
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Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing / Episode 70

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, diversity, makers

Today's podcast guest is Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing. Living in San Francisco, California, Sonya is a maker, garment pattern designer, wife and mother.  During our podcast, we talk about her journey, how the act of sewing changed her perspective about herself, her thoughts on "fast fashion" and the empowerment of making for yourself.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics for sponsoring this episode. 
For more information about this episode and a chance to win a subscription to Creativebug, please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
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Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott / Episode 67

Today's podcast guest is Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott. Living in Toronto, Canada, Libs is a fabric and quilt designer, teacher, wife and mother. During the podcast, we talk about her work with textiles and the design world, her relationship to music, how she designs her quilts using a computer program and so much more. 

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to Andover Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this episode. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
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Jack Edson / Episode 64

Posted by craftyplanner in diversity, makers, improv quilting

Today's podcast guest is Jack Edson. Living in Hamburg, New York, Jack is an art collector, self taught sewer/quilter and trained librarian. During our conversation, we talk about taking chances while making, art versus craft, gender and the inspiration behind his quilts .


Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this episode. 
For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
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John Q Adams / Episode 59

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

Today's podcast guest is JQ Adams from Quilt Dad. Living in North Carolina, John is an author, pattern designer, quilter, husband and father of three children. During our podcast, we talk about how he balances a full time career and his quilting, his collaborations, and his thoughts on the quilting community.


Music by Mekanism Sound. 

This episode is sponsored by Creativebug, Fat Quarter Shop and Sewtopia. 

You can find the show notes on my website: craftyplanner.com/podcast.

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Brandon Mably / Episode 55

Today's podcast guest is Brandon Mably of Kaffe Fassett Studio. Living in London, England, Brandon is a knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns and Vogue Knitting. He also designs fabric for the Kaffe Fassett Collective. During our podcast, we talk about his instinctive use of color, how he never stops learning and his positive and inspiring perspective on life.

This episode is sponsored by Creativebug and Fat Quarter Shop. 

You can hear the show notes at craftyplanner.com/podcast.

*Please note that the previous version omitted ten minutes at the end of the interview. This is the latest version. Thank you!*

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Diversity in the Quilting World Panel Discussion - Episode 50

Posted by craftyplanner in diversity

Today's podcast is different than any of the other episodes. It is a recording of the Diversity in the Quilting World panel discussion from Quilt Con West. Since we stripped the audio from a periscope recording, I apologize in advance for it not being the best. I still hope you will be able to enjoy the discussion. Thank you for listening.

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Drew Steinbrecher / Episode 49

Today's podcast guest is Drew Steinbrecher. Living in Cincinnati, Ohio, he is a graphic designer, knitter and quilter. During our conversation, we talk about his crafty history, the inclusion of his Letting Go quilt in Sherri Lynn Wood's Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters and what he is working on now.


Music by Mekanism Sound. 

This episode is sponsored by Creativebugthe Precut Store and Sewtopia

You can find the show notes at craftyplanner.com/podcast.

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Frank Palmer / Episode 45

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, diversity, makers

Today's podcast guest is Frank Palmer of Full Frontal Quilt and Dyeworks. Living in Florida, Frank owns a long arm quilting business creating unique and fun quilts. During our conversation, we talk about how each quilt tells him how they want to be quilted, the importance of fulfillment in your work and his thoughts on the recent discussions about men in the quilting industry. As a warning, there are cuss words so I have labeled the episode as explicity.


This episode is sponsored by 
Bill Volckening (willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com), Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com). 


Music by Mekanism Sound. 


You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast).

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Karen McTavish / Episode 39

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, diversity, makers

Today's podcast guest is Karen McTavish. During our conversation, we talk about her first and only art class, why she bought her long arm machine, the reason her designs are copyright free, the reception she has received in the quilting community and why she feels long arm quilters should charge what they are worth.


This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com). Music by Mekanism Sound. You can find the show notes at craftyplanner.com/podcast.

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Amy Sinibaldi / Episode 29

Today's podcast guest is Amy Sinibaldi from nanacompany. We talk about her creative journey starting out as an etsy store owner to today, why she still loves blogging and how she balances her work and life with four children.
For show notes, please check out this post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys

If you want to donate to the podcast, you can find the details here

I hope you enjoy the episode!
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Ben Venom

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, diversity

Today's podcast guest is Ben Venom. We talk about how a Gee's Bend exhibit at the de Young museum influenced his current work in textiles, how he chooses his quilt designs and upcycled materials along with his perspective being an artist exploring different mediums.


For more information, please check out my website, Crafty Planner. Music by the Beastie Boys

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Lisa Solomon

Posted by craftyplanner in diversity, community, makers

For today's episode, I chat with Lisa Solomon. She is a Bay Area artist and teacher. We chat about how she uses color in her work, the benefits of collaboration and social practice along with our experiences being "hapa". As a warning, there is one cuss word in the discussion but I am not going to tag this episode as explicit. 

For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys. 
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Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

In episode #14, I chat with Giuseppe of Giucy Giuce, we talk about his creative journey as both a knitter and quilter, how he designs his projects and his experiences as a gay, male maker.


For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys. 

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Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, modern quilting, diversity, community, makers

In Episode 12, I chat with Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini, This is a "no holds barred" episode.  We cuss (hence the explicit rating) and talk about her childhood in New York and brief stay in the Dominican Republic. She describes about how she and her husband have been treated in quilting stores and her worse youtube comment received to date.  You might want to listen all the way until the end to hear about her newest adventure.


For more information, please check out this post.  Music by the Beastie Boys

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Latifah Saafir

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, diversity

In Episode 10, I chat with Latifah Saafir about the founding of the Modern Quilt Guild, how quilts are judged at Quilt Con, and her experiences as an African American woman in this industry and society overall.  For more information and show notes, please check out this post Music by Beastie Boys

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Paul Hallinger of Evil Demon Devil Dog

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, modern quilting, diversity

In Episode 9, I talk with Paul Hallinger from Evil Demon Devil Dog about his creative journey, his "real life" job, and sewing for others.  For more information and show notes, please check out this post Music by Beastie Boys

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Tsoniki Crazy Bull of Me Being Crafty

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, diversity

In Episode 7, I talk with Tsoniki Crazy Bull about her experience growing up on a reservation, how she found her creative community while frequently moving and what she feels seeing other people interpret Native American work.  For more information and show notes, please check out this post.  Music by Beastie Boys

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Katrina Hertzer

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, diversity

In Episode 8, I talk with Katrina Hertzer about her experience growing up next to a reservation, how she infuses her Navajo culture into her work and how she builds and celebrates community.  For more information and show notes, please check out this post.  Music by Beastie Boys

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Chawne of Cauchy Complete

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, diversity

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Crafty Planner podcast.  My guest is Chawne of Cauchy Complete. We talk about where she sews, her quilts at Quilt Con and diversity in the community. For more information and show notes, please check out this post.  

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