Crafty Planner Podcast

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Timna Tarr {Podcast Episode # 104}

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

Today's podcast guest is Timna Tarr. Living in Massachusetts, Timna has a bachelor's degree in Art History and is a quilter, teacher, designer, and long arm quilter. Her quilts have won awards at Road to California, Quilt Con, the Vermont Quilt Festival and more. During our conversation, we talk about her color selection process, how she made her first map quilt and what has changed since then, the perspective of art and craft and so much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation. 

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Amanda Jean Nyberg / Mighty Lucky November Edition

As part of my continuing series with the designers of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Amanda Jean Nyberg. Also known as Crazy Mom Quilts, Amanda is hands down one of the queens of scraps. She is a pattern designer, has a fabric collection called Good Neighbors with Connecting Threads, co-wrote Sunday Morning Quilts and is a wife and mother. For this month, she is teaching color for her design challenge. During our podcast, we talk about her scrap collection, designing fabric and the importance of good friends. I hope you enjoy the 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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Jacquie Gering / Mighty Lucky September Edition

As part of the ongoing Mighty Lucky Quilting Club series, today's podcast guest is Jacquie Gering. Living in Kansas City, Jacquie is the co-author of Quilt Modern and author of an upcoming book called Walk, quilter, teacher, Chair of the Modern Quilt Guild, wife and mother to two sons. During the podcast, we talk about how her design style has changed, her Mighty Lucky challenge to explore negative space, the Modern Quilt Guild's blog post about derivative work and how to see quilts from a compositional perspective.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media and Sewtopia for sponsoring this episode. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
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Heather Jones / Episode 79

Today's podcast guest is Heather Jones. Living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Heather is a quilter, two time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, author, teacher, fabric and pattern designer. During our podcast, we talk about why she declined her first book offer and waited to write Quilt Local, how she followed her heart and pursued art as a career and her thoughts about the idea of "derivative" work in modern quilting.

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

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Gotham Quilts for sponsoring this episode!
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Cheryl Arkison / Mighty Lucky July Edition

As part of my continuing series of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Cheryl Arkison. Cheryl is a Canadian pattern designer, author, wife and mother. For this month, she is teaching the "One Fabric, One Quilt" design challenge where she tackles the beauty of using one fabric in a quilt. It's also a great way to use up your large scale quilting cottons. During our podcast, we talk about her sketchbook process, being a QuiltCon judge and developing your quilt voice.


Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media, Fat Quarter Shop and Sewtopia for sponsoring this episode. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes and the Aurifil thread box giveaway!), 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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Rossie Hutchinson- Mighty Lucky March Edition

As part of my continuing series of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Rossie Hutchinson. Living outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rossie is an improv quilter, wife and mother to many animals. For this month, she is teaching "One Wrong Color" about using color in your work. During our podcast, we talk about crafts of self sufficiency, love of color and the importance of credit and respect in the community.

This episode is sponsored by Lucky Spool Media (luckyspool.com), Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com) and Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) 
Music by Mekanism Sound. 
You can find show notes on my website (craftyplanner.com)
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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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Season Evans - Mighty Lucky February Edition

As part of my ongoing series with the designers of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Season Evans. She will be teaching this month's lesson on minimal improv quilting. We talk about how she fell in love with quilting, her favorite fabrics and how she designs her quilts. 

This episode is sponsored by Lucky Spool Media (luckyspool.com) and Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com). 
Music by Mekanism Sound. 
You can find show notes on my website (craftyplanner.com)
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Krista Fleckenstein - Mighty Lucky January Edition

Today's podcast is the first in a new series about the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, founded by Lucky Spool Media. Our first teacher is Krista Fleckenstein of Spotted Stone and author of Beyond Cotton. During our conversation, we talk about how she has always been artistic, her award winning quilts at Quilt Con 2013 and why she is teaching others about the many uses of bias tape.


This episode is sponsored by 
Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com). 

Music by Mekanism Sound. 

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

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Gwen Marston / Episode 40

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

Today's podcast guest is Gwen MarstonDuring our conversation, we talk about talk about how she learned to hand quilt on a quilt frame, the inspiration she receives from antique and folk art quilts, why she uses solid fabrics and how it feels to make your own quilt designs.


This episode is sponsored by 
Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and The Modern Quilt Guild (themodernquiltguild.com). Music by Mekanism Sound. You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast).

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Zak Foster / Episode 36

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, makers, improv quilting
Today's podcast guest is Zak Foster. As a teacher, quilter and long arm quilter, we talk about how the Gee's Bend quilters influenced his decision to create quilts, the beauty of imperfect quilts, the effect of living in New York on his creative process and the process he went through for his Kickstarter campaign.


This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia
Introduction music by Mekanism Sound. 
You can find show notes for this episode here. 
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Denyse Schmidt / Episode 27

Today's podcast guest is Denyse Schmidt. We talk about how vintage fabrics influence her design process, her approach to teaching improv sewing and the connection between the past, being present one moment at a time and her work. 

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. Thank you! 

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe / episode 25

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, improv quilting

Today's podcast guest is Victoria Findlay Wolfe. We talk about how her double wedding ring quilts serve as a vehicle to share her experiences, the inspiration she finds with her 15 minutes of play and the lessons she wants everyone to know about improv sewing.


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. Thank you!

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Sherri Lynn Wood / episode 24

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, improv quilting
Today's podcast guest is Sherri Lynn Wood. We talk about her journey from divinity school to today, the idea of empowering yourself through creative pursuits and her perspective on the connection between patter, improv and quilting as a life practice. 

For show notes, please check out this post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys
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Jacquie Gering / Episode 23

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, improv quilting

Today's podcast guest is Jacquie Gering. We talk about where she finds inspiration, the impact of the Gee's Bend quilters on the modern quilt movement, improv as a design process and making quilts with messages. 


For show notes, please check out this 
post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys. 

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Malka Dubrawsky / Episode 22

Posted by craftyplanner in modern quilting, improv quilting

Today's podcast guest is Malka Dubrawsky of A Stitch in Dye. We talk about her journey exploring hand-dyed fabric and improv quilting along with her creative process and her desire to have her work connect with people. 


For show notes, please check out this 
post.  My introduction music is by the Beastie Boys

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