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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Samantha Lindgren of A Gathering of Stitches {Episode #125}

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

Today's podcast is the first in a mini series about slow making and I am honored to present Samantha Lindgren of A Gathering of Stitches as my first guest. Living in Maine, Samantha is a teacher, garment sewist, quilter, community builder and hosts the Slow Stitching and Slow Fashion retreats. We talk about how experience is more satisfying than stuff, the importance of connection and meaning, the closing of her physical space and her evolving career. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

 
For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Special thanks to Plum Deluxe and their fantastic tea subscription service for sponsoring this episode. 
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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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Rachel Clark {Episode # 118}

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

Rachel Clark is a wearable artist, pattern designer, lecturer, teacher, and mother. She began creating wearable art in 1973 and teaching on the national circuit in 199o. Known for her intuitive sense of color, Rachel mixes fabric types along with the story behind each piece. Her work has been in one woman shows along with magazines and in the Fairfield/Bernina Fashion Show. 

During our conversation, we talk about her journey as a child from Louisiana to her home today in Watsonville, California as well as how she designs her wearable art pieces, getting over the loss of her work and her "organized chaos" working style. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 

This episode is sponsored by The Confident Stitch, a new fabric store specializing in garment fabrics, modern quilting cottons, and great customer service. At The Confident Stitch, you’ll also find patterns, notions, and everything else you need to feel empowered expressing yourself through fabric. To celebrate Rachel Clark's commitment to wearable art, The Confident Stitch is offering a one-time 10% discount to Crafty Planner listeners. Use the code, RACHEL10 at checkout to receive your discount.

 

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

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Karen Lewis of Blueberry Park {Episode #115}

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, quilting, makers, fiber arts, surface design

The first in my three part series on surface design is Karen Lewis. Living in Leeds, England, Karen Lewis is a quilter, screen printer, teacher, fabric designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about how she designs her screen prints, the biggest unfounded fear about screen printing, the importance of handmade products and following her passion led to her fabric lines. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to Dharma Trading Company for sponsoring this episode. Dharma has all of your fabric printing, painting and dyeing bases covered. Serving the fiber artist community since 1969 with great prices and the best customer support in the industry, Dharma Trading is your source for textile art supplies. You can find them online at dharmatrading.com or call toll free at 800-542-5227. Podcast Listeners can save 10% off their order with promo code Dharma10
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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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Alex Anderson {Quilty Box May Edition}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's guest is Alex Anderson. Living in Northern California, Alex is a quilting legend who has written thirty books, is an ambassador for Bernina sewing machines, designs fabric for RJR Fabrics, is a founding partner of the Quilt Show and so much more. During our discussion, we talk about how Alex met Ricky Tims, how she describes her career, the start of the Quilt Show, her advice for quilters developing their voice, what she included in her Quilty Box and how she plans her future projects.

This episode is sponsored by Quilty Box. Since 2013, Quilty Box has delivered quilting inspiration to your door each month. Featured artists help curate a collection of the latest fabrics, newest products, and best designs. Treat yourself to a monthly surprise at QuiltyBox.com

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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

 

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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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Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter {Quilty Box January Edition}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's podcast guest is Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter. Living in Austin, Texas, Stephanie is a pattern designer, long arm quilter, created the Quilters Planner, part of the Quilt Theory design collaborative, wife and mother of four. As this month's Quilty Box curator, we talk about her move from clinical psychology to quilting, how she became an Ambassador for Handi Quilter, developing her Quilters Planner, and what she included in her Quilty Box. 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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Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef / Quilty Box December Edition

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

Today's guest is Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef Patterns. Living in southern California, Natalie is a quilter, author of A Modern Twist, teacher, dog mom, pattern and fabric designer.

During our conversation, we start out by talking about her creative journey as an interior designer and how she started Beyond the Reef after a relaxing morning in Hawaii. Exploring her organic design process, we also talk about how she records her inspiration and how her book came into fruition.  Known for her inclusiveness in the industry, she talks about the decision to work with "her nine" to produce pieces for her Windham Fabrics Handmaker Quilt Market booth along with why going to Quilt Market is important to her and the industry. She discusses what she included in her Quilty Box along with gives suggestions for those considering a career in design. 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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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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Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis / Quilty Box November Edition

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

For today's episode, my guest is Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. With over twenty years of sewing experience, Tammy is a pattern and fabric designer, wife and mother. Tammy talks about her love for batik fabrics and her upcoming line with Island Batiks along with her tips for a successful sewing project and what she included in her Quilty Box. 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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Brenda Ratliff / Episode 92

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

Today's podcast guest is Brenda Ratliff. Brenda is one of the most prolific producers in the industry between owning Pink Castle Fabrics, designing fabric for RJR Fabrics, hosting Glamp Stitchalot, co-organizing Sew Pro, and being a wife and a mother. We talk about how she balances her family and work, designing her fabric lines, and her advice for someone starting out in the industry. You wouldn't want to miss this 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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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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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 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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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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Kaari Meng of French General / Quilty Box September Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, quilting, fiber arts, quilty box

Today's podcast guest is Kaari Meng. Living in Los Angeles, California, Kaari is the owner of French General, author of six craft books, creative retreat organizer, wife and mother. During our podcast, we talk about her love for French design, her pursuit of things that make her happy and what she has included in her Quilty Box. I hope you enjoy this inspiring episode


Special thanks to Fat Quarter Shop 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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Kathy Hall of Andover Fabrics / Episode 80

Posted by craftyplanner in fabric design, sewing, quilting

Today's podcast guest is Kathy Hall. Living in New York, Kathy is a fabric designer, sewist, and Design Director for Andover Fabrics. During our podcast, we talk about her work as a fabric designer including the Little House on a Prairie fabric line, what she looks for in a new fabric designer, the process of creating a fabric line and her thoughts on modern and traditional quilting.

Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop and Andover Fabrics for sponsoring this episode!
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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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Amy Barickman / Quilty Box August Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, fabric design, quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's podcast guest is Amy Barickman. Living in Kansas City, Amy owns Indygo Junction and designs both patterns and fabric. During our podcast, we talk about the role her mother has played in her career, her design process, what she included in her Quilty Box and the changes she has seen in the last twenty five years in the industry. I hope you love the episode!

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
Special thanks to Quilty Box for sponsoring this episode. 
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Kathleen Starr of Starr Design Fabrics / Quilty Box July Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's guest is Kathleen Starr of Starr Design Fabrics. Living in a small town in Northern California, Kathleen is a quilter, pattern designer, wife, mother and hand dye expert. During our podcast, we talk about her hand dye practice, how the industry has changed in the last twenty years and how she designed the fabrics and patterns in her Quilty Box. I hope you enjoy the episode.

This episode is sponsored by Quilty Box. 
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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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Angela Walters / Mighty Lucky June Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, makers, mighty lucky

As part of my continuing series of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy. Living in Missouri, Angela is a longarm quilter, fabric designer, author, teacher, wife and mother. For this month, she is teaching about Quilting with Words for her design challenge. During our podcast, we talk about her teaching style, why she decided to open up a store and the importance of finishing as opposed to perfection. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media 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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Sarah Watts / Episode 62

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

Today's podcast guest is Sarah Watts of Wattsalot. Living in Atlanta, Georgia, Sarah is an illustrator, fabric designer, co-founder of Cotton + Steel, wife and mother to Pennie Pants. During our podcast, we talk about fabric hoarding, her path as an illustrator, the latest collaboration with Anna Bond and so much more. I hope you love the episode!

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Cotton + Steel, Fat Quarter Shop 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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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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