Crafty Planner Podcast

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Tara Faughnan {Episode #129}

Today's guest is Tara Faughnan. Living in Oakland, California, Tara is a textile designer, quilter, teacher and wife. During our conversation, we talk about how she has developed her sense of color, her double wedding ring and Pine Burr quilts, the importance of valuing your work, and her upcoming role as a Quilt Con judge. I hope you enjoy this interview. 

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

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Mark Lipinski {Episode #128}

As the fourth guest in my Slow Making series, today's guest is Mark Lipinski of Pickle Road Studios. After a career in television production, including shows like Oprah, the View, Crossing Over and Sally Jesse Raphael, Mark decided to follow his creative passion and enter the quilting world. Never content to stay on the sidelines, Mark founded and edited Quilters Home magazine, was the co-host of Quilting Out Loud (a television show about quilting), hosted an internet radio station called Creative Mojo, formed the Slow Stitching Movement, while designing fabric and patterns. Through his laid back style and vast experience, Mark has entertained and inspired countless quilters. He is also a devoted father and supported by his life partner. After discovering Mark had a genetic kidney disease, he has changed his creative practice to support his refined sense of self and place. During our discussion, we talk about how the industry has changed since he became involved, how he balances his life as a "sewlebrity", why he started the slow stitching movement and more. I hope you enjoy this thoughtful interview. 

 

Special thanks to Plum Deluxe, a Portland, Oregon based tea company who hand blends small batches of loose leaf tea, for sponsoring this episode.

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

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Roderick Kiracofe {Episode #124}

Today's guest is Roderick Kiracofe. Living in San Francisco, Roderick is a former quilt dealer, quilt collector, and author of The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort, Cloth and Comfort: Pieces of Women's Lives from Their Quilts and Diaries as well as Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar. During our conversation we talk about the beginning of his quilt collecting, his passion for quilt history, why he took a break from the industry and how he overcame his own form of imposter syndrome to write Unconventional and Unexpected. This is a longer interview but there is so much important quilt and cultural history that I wanted to preserve. I hope you enjoy Roderick's forty year journey and wisdom. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
A special thank you to my listeners who support the podcast through their donations. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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Amy Milne of the Quilt Alliance {Episode #123}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, textile preservation

Today's guest is Amy Milne, the Executive Director of the Quilt Alliance whose mission is to "document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities."

During our discussion, we delve into the importance of preserving quilt history through labels and story, the evolution of the Quilt Alliance's preservation programs including Quilters' Save Our Stories, "Go Tell it at the Quilt Show"Quilters Take Manhattan and Not Fade Away. I hope you enjoy the episode.

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Nancy Bavor {Episode #122}

For my second interview in a mini series on the historical role of quilts and their preservation, today's guest is Nancy Bavor. Nancy is a quilter, quilt appraiser, wife, mother and the Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, the world's oldest quilt museum. During our conversation, we talk about quilts as a form of creative expression, how museums decide what quilts are acquired along with which exhibits are shown, the idea of credit and derivation in art and more. Nancy's thoughtfulness and extensive knowledge are an excellent addition to the mini series and I hope you enjoy the discussion.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
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Laura McDowell Hopper {Episode #121}

One of the aspects I love about hosting the podcast is the ability it gives me to explore topics of interest. Having spent hours working on a quilt, thinking about the connection we have to makers in the past and making individual decisions about the quilt, one aspect I haven't considered is what happens to the quilt in the long term. Bombarded with consumerist ideas, it seems like an endless cycle of making the latest and newest thing. But who decides what we preserve of this time in quilting history? What will be remembered and by whom? I tackle this topic a bit with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and Bill Volckening. Eager to explore the topic more extensively, I'm starting a podcast mini series about the preservation of quilts and the role of quilting making in history.

My first is Laura McDowell Hopper. Laura lives in Chicago and is a quilter, teacher, textile preservation specialist and curator at the James B and Rosalyn L Pick Museum of Anthropology. I met Laura at Quilt Con earlier this year and appreciated the opportunity to hear her insightful connection to textiles. We share a love for music and both enjoy exploring the idea of craft and art. During our conversation, we talk about the Pick Museum's upcoming Quilts and Human Rights exhibit as well as why she feels quilt making is a feminist act. I also make a hilarious mistake in the episode. It's a fun conversation and I hope you enjoy it.

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

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Tricia Royal {Episode #120}

Today's guest is Tricia Royal of Bits and Bobbins. Living in Chicago, Tricia is a sewist, quilter, teacher, artist, wife and mother. She is the founder of the Flickr group, Wardrobe Remix, a DIY street fashion community with over 20,000 members and 88,000 pictures. While exploring textiles, she fell in love with quilting and won third place in the improvisation category at Quilt Con 2015 for her quilt, "This Way". During our conversation, we talk about starting Wardrobe Remix, why quilting is an art form and the greatest lesson she has learned in her creative journey.

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

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Amy Butler {Episode #119}

Today's podcast guest is Amy Butler. Living in Ohio, Amy is an artist, fabric designer for Free Spirit Fabrics, teacher, author, and wife. Considered to be one of the leaders and community builders in the modern quilt movement, we delve into her work style, what motivates her, how she met her husband and best friend, her decision to start Blossom Magazine and more. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 
For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Special thanks to The Confident Stitch for sponsoring this episode. 
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Dan Rouse {Episode 108}

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

Today's guest is Dan Rouse. Living in Oakland, California, Dan is a textile artist, landscape designer, quilter, teacher and father. During our discussion, we talk about his exploration into raw edge applique quilts, advice about creating denim quilts, his design process for quilts and gardens along with the importance of making on your own terms. 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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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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Alison Glass and Chen Wu {Quilty Box March Episode}

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, quilting, modern quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's podcast will be different than past episodes in that there are two guests! As Alison Glass is the curator of the March Quilty Box and I interviewed her last year, we decided to interview Alison along with Chen O'Malley/Wu, known as mushyhed on Instagram. Chen works with Alison and is behind the hashtag chenisthebest and now a new one called sidekickchen. This is a fun conversation about stalkers who become friends, the reality of artistic inspiration, what Alison choose for this month's Quilty Box and more. I hope you enjoy this giggly conversation. 

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Melody Miller {Episode #102}

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

Today's podcast guest is Melody Miller. Living in Atlanta, GA, Melody is the Creative Director and Founding Designer of Cotton and Steel, author of Ruby Star Wrapping, wife and mother. Since the debut of Cotton and Steel at the Spring 2014 Quilt Market, Melody has been at the forefront of a powerful commitment to the modern aesthetic. I wanted to hear how she created Cotton and Steel, her thoughts on fabric design and her personal and professional vision. While we talk about those questions and more are discussed in the podcast, I also came away with confirmation of the power of collaboration, the importance of pursuing your dreams and how friends can push you to be your vest best. I am grateful to the Modern Quilt Guild for providing a place to podcast at Quilt Con. It gave Melody and I an opportunity to record in person and Quilt con participants a behind the scenes glimpse at the recording process. I hope you enjoy our conversation.  

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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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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Angela Pingel {Quilty Box February Edition}

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, quilting, modern quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's podcast guest is Angela Pingel. Living in Indiana, Angela is a textile designer, author of A Quilter's Mixology about curved sewing, pattern designer, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about what she included in her Quilty Box, how quilting has become therapy, and her self proclaimed #nerdalert status. 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.
 
Special thanks to Quilty Box for sponsoring this episode. 
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Aneela Hoey {Podcast Episode #99}

 
Today's podcast guest is Aneela Hoey of comfortstitching. Living in England, Aneela is a textile designer, author of Little Stitches about hand embrodiery and an upcoming book called Stitched Sewing Organizers. She has designed fabric for Moda Fabrics and now designs for Cloud 9 Fabrics. She is also a pattern designer, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about her creative journey training as a commerical textile designer to today, her thoughtful design process including the story behind the cat print in her Hello Petal fabric line, her role in the e-zine Fat Quarterly, her decision to share her cancer diagnosis and so much more. 
 
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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Podcast Episode # 95: Sam Hunter

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

Today's guest is Sam Hunter of Hunters Design Studio. Living in Portland, Oregon, Sam is a pattern designer, teacher and mother. She also wrote Quilt Talk, a paper piecing alphabet book for Stash Books. Passionate about the value of craft, she created the "We Are $ew Worth It" series. During our episode, we talk about how she integrates her personal beliefs in her work, her process designing patterns, thoughts about derivative work and more. As a warning, there are a few swear words so the episode has been marked explicit. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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 and Project 48 for sponsoring this episode. 
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Carolyn Friedlander / Mighty Lucky December Edition

Today's podcast guest is Carolyn Friedlander. Living in Florida, Carolyn is an author, teacher, fabric and pattern designer. During our podcast, we talk about her design process, the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club challenge about project overwhelm and her advice on developing your own advice. I hope you love the episode!

 
For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media, Fat Quarter Shop and Sewtopia for sponsoring this episode. 
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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 Thomas of Sariditty / Quilty Box October edition

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's podcast guest is Sarah Thomas of Sariditty. Living in northwest United States, Sarah is a quilter, pattern designer, Handiquilter instructor, wife and animal mother. During our podcast, we talk about her creative journey, designing quilts and what she included in her Quilty Box. I hope you love the episode. 

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

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Quilty Box for sponsoring this episode. 

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Annabel Wrigley / Episode 82

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

Today's podcast guest is Annabel Wrigley. Living in rural Virginia, Annabel is the author of the "We Love to Sew" series, owner of the Little Pincushion Studio, fabric and pattern designer, teacher, mother and wife. During our podcast, we talk about how she became a children's sewing teacher, the best lesson she has learned from teaching and how she finds balance in her life. 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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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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Charlotte Newland / Episode 72

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, quilting, modern quilting, makers

Today's guest is Charlotte Newland. Living in England, Charlotte is a garment sewist, quilter, wife, mother and a contest on this season's Great British Sewing Bee. During the podcast, we talk about the process of becoming a contestant for the show, her garment making journey and her adorable bunny slippers. We talk extensively about this season (and there are some swear words) so let this serve as your spoiler alert. 

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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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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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Blair Stocker / Episode 65

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

Today's podcast guest is Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade. Living in Seattle, Washington, Blair is an author, upcycle artist, maker, quilter, wife and mother. During our podcast, we talk about how she concentrated her craft work, her thrifted stash collection and how she prepares for presentations.I hope you love the episode!

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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AnneMarie Chany / Quilty Box May Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, makers, quilty box
Today's podcast guest is AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters. Living in Columbus, Ohio, AnneMarie is a pattern designer, quilter, author, teacher, wife and mother. During our podcast, we talk about her modern interpretation of traditional quilts, her love of sampler quilts and her transition from engineering to quilting.

For show notes, please check out my website (craftyplanner.com/podcast).


This episode is sponsored by QuiltyBox and RJR Fabrics.


Thank you for listening!
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Amy Gibson / Mighty Lucky May Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in sewing, quilting, modern quilting, makers, mighty lucky

As part of my series for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's podcast guest is Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock. Amy is an author, quilting teacher, pattern designer, host of Craftsy's 2012 Block of the Month Club, wife and mother of four. Living in Denver, Colorado, we talk about how her seemingly disparate background experiences led to her success today, how to find your "quilt voice" and the use of contrast to create visually appealing quilts. I hope you enjoy the episode.


This episode is sponsored by Lucky Spool Media and Fat Quarter Shop


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

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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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Jeni Baker of In Color Order / Quilty Box April podcast

Today's podcast guest is Jeni Baker of In Color Order. Jeni is a pattern and fabric designer along with wife and mom to George, the bunny. During our podcast, we talk about her creative journey, why she is no longer designing fabric and her love of color.


Music by Mekanism Sound. 

This episode is sponsored by QuiltyBox (quiltybox.com) 

You can find the show notes on my website (craftyplanner.com)

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Alison Glass / Mighty Lucky April Edition

Today's podcast guest is Alison Glass. Living in Virigina, Alison is a wife, mother, author, fabric and pattern designerDuring our podcast, we talk about her motto to "live in the new", how she design fabric and why sewing is important to her. I hope you enjoy the episode.


This episode is sponsored by Lucky Spool MediaA Gathering of Stitches retreat and Fat Quarter Shop


You can find the show notes here (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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Valori Wells / Episode 54

Today's podcast guest is Valori Wells. Living in Sisters, Oregon, Valori is a fabric and pattern designer along with the daughter of Jean Wells. During our podcast, Valori talks about the day to day life of a fabric designer, working with her mother, the challenges of living in the moment when you are self employed and how traveling has changed her perspective. 

*This episode has been labeled explicit due to language.*


This episode is sponsored by Creativebug and Fat Quarter Shop. 

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

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Violet Craft / Episode 52

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

Today's podcast guest is Violet Craft (violetcraft.com)Living in Portland, Oregon, Violet is a wife, mother, fabric and pattern designer. During our podcast, we talk about growing up with crafty grandparents, the inspiration behind her fabric and pattern collections and the importance of doing what you love.


Music by Mekanism Sound. 

This episode is sponsored by CreativebugFat Quarter Shop and Sewtopia

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

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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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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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Kathy Doughty / Episode 44

Today's podcast guest is Kathy Doughty of Material ObsessionLiving in Australia, Kathy is a quilt store owner, fabric and quilt designer, teacher, wife and mother. Well known for her love of color and modern interpretations of traditional quilts, Kathy and I talk about the promise of joy with each new project, her fabric crusade for the love of brown, how she shares the permission to be "you" and so much more. 


This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com), Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com) and Free Spirit Fabric  (freespiritfabric.com)


Music by Mekanism Sound. 


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

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Cristy Fincher / Episode 43

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, makers

Today's podcast guest is Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting. 

She is a quilter, teacher and quilt designer. During the podcast, we talk about being the daughter of master quilter, Sharon Schamber, what skills she recommends for all quilters, and her thoughts on teaching.


This episode is sponsored by 
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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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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Anna Maria Horner / Episode 38

Today's podcast guest is Anna Maria HornerDuring our conversation, we talk about how her childhood supported her career as an artist, the progress of her career starting out as a boutique fabric store owner to her new space at Craft South, the inner workings of the fabric industry, her advice about living your brand, why she loves recording Creative Bug classes and how she stays true to her brand and artistic vision. 


This episode is sponsored by 
Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and Sew Modern (sewmodern.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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Mandy Leins / Episode 35

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting

Today's podcast guest is Mandy Leins. As a teacher, award-winning long arm quilter, pattern designer and author, we talk about craft versus art, her theory about the "quilt police" and how quilts can help you move through difficult times and tell your own story. 

This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia
Introduction music by Mekanism Sound. 
You can find show notes for this episode here
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Tula Pink / Episode 34

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, quilting, modern quilting, makers

For today's podcast, I chat with Tula Pink. She is a fabric and quilt designer, illustrator, author and overall fun person. We talk about growing up in Los Angeles, how her work embodies all of her skills, a message she has for her "Tula Troops" and her thoughts on out of print fabrics. I hope you enjoy the conversation!


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

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Karlee Porter / Episode 32

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, makers
Today's podcast guest is Karlee PorterDuring our conversation, we talk about how her run-ins with the "Quilt Police", how lucky she feels to find her passion early in life and the importance of putting the time into your craft. Her energy excites me and pushes me to just keep sewing! I hope you will love the conversation.

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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Lizzy House / Episode 30

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, sewing, quilting, modern quilting, makers
Today's podcast guest is Lizzy House. We talk about the perceived differences between artists and makers, societal expectations of women, the inspiration between her mystery and meadow quilts and so much more. This thought provoking conversation is one of the reasons I started the podcast. I hope you enjoy the conversation. 

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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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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Jen Kingwell / Episode 28

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, sewing, modern quilting
Today's podcast guest is Jen Kingwell. We talk about her transition from being a midwife to a quilt store owner, how she designs her quilt patterns along with her approach to teach hand sewing classes. It is a very fun conversation and I hope you enjoy it. 

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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