Crafty Planner Podcast

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Sarah Watson {Episode # 140}

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

Before we get to today's guest, I wanted to let you know that I will be taking a hiatus from the podcast after this episode. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your support. One hundred and forty episodes is a tremendous milestone and I am proud of the stories I have been able to share and hope it inspired you, the listener. 

Living in Brazil, Sarah Watson is an illustrator, fabric designer for Cloud 9 Fabrics, author, mother and wife. She has a degree in textiles from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is passionate about repeat patterning. Well known for her floral and natural illustrations, Sarah supports human and environmental stewardship through volunteer work and donations. As a mother of two young children, she talks about her career evolution, why organic fabrics are important to her and changes she has made since moving to Brazil and becoming a mother. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

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

 

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Gillian Whitcombe {Episode #139}

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

Today's podcast guest is Gillian Whitcombe of Crafting a Rainbow and the Sewcialists. Living in Canada, Gillian is a teacher, sewist, wife and community builder. She learned to sew at an early age and started her blog, Crafting a Rainbow, in 2011. After serving as an editor for the Curvy Sewing Collective, Gillian revitalized the Sewcialists website with collaboration from other sewists. During our conversation, we talk about her love for community building and teaching, the development of the "who we are" series on the Sewcialists, her fun sewing dares and more. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

 

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

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Sara Trail and the Social Justice Sewing Academy {Episode #138}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, diversity, community, makers

Today's podcast episode is a bit different than those of the past. I became interested in the Social Justice Sewing Academy  in April of last year while working on my "Make a Difference" series and highlighted their work in this post. Since then, I have watched their progress through social media and saw pieces of their work firsthand at Quilt Con. For this interview, I start with a segment from Colleen Haraden, who is their Operations Director. We recorded before Quilt Con and talked about her volunteer experiences along with how their Quilt Con pieces came together. The second segment is an interview with Sara Trail, the Executive Director. We talk about her work with the Social Justice Sewing Academy along with her creative journey, the lessons she hopes to bring out in her student, the impact of trauma, and her work today. This is a thought provoking episode and I hope you enjoy it.

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Kim Eichler Messmer {Episode #137}

Today's podcast guest is Kim Eichler-Messmer. Living in Kansas City, Kim is a teacher, author of Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts, fabric designer for Marcus Fabrics, owner of the Kansas City Textile Studio, textile artist and wife. Growing up in a creative household, Kim learned to sew from her father. She received her bachelor's degree in print making and master's degree in fine art/textiles. She has been an artist in residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and currently teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute

During our conversation, we talk about the common concerns people have in their first fabric dying class, designing her first fabric line, the sustainability of making, when she decides to say no and how she gets out of a creative funk. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 

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

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Freddy Moran {Episode #136}

Posted by craftyplanner in makers, fiber arts

Today's guest is Freddy Moran. Living in northern California, Freddy is a fiber artist, author, teacher, matriarch of quilting and mother of five boys and grandmother to eight girls and five boys. During our discussion, we talk about her relationship with Gwen Marston, her passion for color, how she creates with macular degeneration and her three pieces of advice for quilters.

Special thanks to Darling Rose, Jessica Darling's fabric store, for sponsoring this episode. Crafty Planner podcast listeners may use the coupon code SHESCRAFTY for 15% off total purchase OR use HELLODARLING for free shipping.

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

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Ellen Baker of The Long Thread {Episode #135}

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

Today's guest is Ellen Baker of the Long Thread. Living in Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen is a fabric designer for Kokka Fabrics, maker, author of 1,2, 3 Sew and 1, 2, 3 Quilt, as well as being a wife and mother. During our discussion, we talk about changes in the quilting and making community over the last decade, how she integrates imperfection in her design process, crafting as a feminist act and how she shares her passion in her work. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 

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

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Erin Burke Harris of House on Hill Road {Episode #134}

Posted by craftyplanner in quilting, modern quilting, makers

Today's guest is Erin Burke Harris of House on Hill Road. Living in Louisville, Kentucky, Erin is a quilter, maker, author of Quilt Essential and Make Your Own Medallion as well as being a wife and mother. During our discussion, we talk about living with a visual impairment, why she initially held back on the publication of her second book, Make Your Own Medallion, when she heard about another potentially similar book, how her gratitude practice has influenced her daily perspective, why she cut up her color card and more. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 

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

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Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated {Episode #133}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's guest is Meg McElwee. Living in North Carolina, Meg is a garment maker and designer as well as author of the book Sew Liberated and Growing Up Sew Liberated, teacher, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about how Montessori led to her pattern business, the way her life changed after becoming a "heart Mom", pride versus bravery in clothing choices and so much more. I hope you enjoy the episode.

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

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Rebecca Ringquist {Episode #132}

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Today's guest is Rebecca Ringquist. Living in Portland, Oregon, Rebecca is a textile artist, author of the book Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops, owner of Dropcloth Samplers, Bernina sewing machine ambassador, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about how her work began and has evolved through moves and motherhood, her best tips for thrifting and learning to embroider, why embroidery is her chosen medium and a few of our secret crushes. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

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Kathryn Clark {Episode #131}

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Today's guest is Kathryn Clark. Living in San Francisco and Sonoma, California, Kathryn is a textile artist, maker, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about her Foreclosure Quilt series, as seen in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, how she connects her voice to her work, craft as a fine art medium and more. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

 

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

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Maritza Soto {Episode #130}

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

Maritza Soto is today's guest. She is a maker, teacher, wife and mother. Her quilt, Go North, is on the cover of the newly released Modern Quilts book from the Modern Quilt Guild. During our conversation, we talk about the making of Go North, the reaction she received to her "I'm with Her" quilt block, how she approaches both her improv and structured work and more. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

 

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

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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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Katrina Rodabaugh {Episode #127}

Continuing October's mini series on the value of slow making, today's podcast guest is Katrina Rodabaugh. Living in New York, Katrina Rodabaugh is a writer, mender, natural dyer, teacher, wife, and mother.

During our conversation, we talk about her five year Make Thrift Mend challenge and how one decision about sustainability can lead to a cascade of mindset changes. Being parents of younger children, we touch on how slow making decisions influence the decision making process we try to instill in our children. As makers, we delve into the tender subjects of balancing inspiration with making something your own. We also talk about her Slow Fashion citizen series for Fringe Association and her move from California to New York. I hope you enjoy the episode

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Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co/Fringe Association {Episode #126}

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

 

Today's guest is Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co. and Fringe Association. Living in Nashville, Karen is a garment maker, knitter, store owner, community builder and wife. We talk about her career revolving around her values of content, commerce and community, why she started Slow Fashion October and small changes people can make to create a more conscientious wardrobe. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

 

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}

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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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Ashley Nickels {Episode # 117}

Posted by craftyplanner in makers, surface design

The third interview in my surface design podcast series is Ashley Nickels. Living in San Francisco, Ashley is a quilter, writer and teacher.  She grew up in the quilting community and is the daughter of Sue Nickels, an award winning long arm quilter/author/teacher. During our conversation, we talk about being the daughter of a quilter, the value of personal challenges, how living in Spain changed her perspective, her passion for teaching, and her life's theme song.

Special thanks to Dharma Trading Company for sponsoring this episode. 
 
For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. 
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Jane Dunnewold {Episode #116}

Posted by craftyplanner in community, makers, surface design

 

When I decided to produce a surface design podcast series, Jane Dunnewold was a natural choice. Spanning a thirty year career, Jane has worked in various surface design medias, written several books including Complex Cloth, Art Cloth and Creative Strength Training, is the Past President of the Surface Design Association, and founded the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest School of Craft. Living in San Antonio, Texas, she has her own teaching studio as well as works with her daughter on her Creative Strength Training courses. During our conversation, we talk about how personal challenges shape your work, the connection between psychology and creativity, how our work can be a reflection of our voice, and more. I hope you enjoy this episode.

Special thanks to Dharma Trading Company for sponsoring this series. As a second generation customer of their company, I know they have 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 Company 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

 

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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Melissa Fehr of Fehr Trade {Episode #113}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's guest is Melissa Fehr of Fehr Trade. Living on a boat in England, Melissa is a garment maker, thriving transplant athlete and runner. We talk about her passion for exercise, dealing with a major health issue and the empowerment of making activewear fit for you. We recorded in two segments so you may notice a difference at the end of the episode. I hope Melissa inspires you to follow your dreams and believe in your abilities. Thank you for listening.  

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

Today's episode is sponsored by imagine gnats

imagine gnats is a one stop shop for apparel fabrics, printed and digital patterns, and notions. along with everything you need to stitch a handmade wardrobe, you can also find sewing and crafting inspiration on the imagine gnats blog, including pattern reviews, fabric information, and crafting tutorials. see it all at imaginegnats.com and use coupon code "memademay" for 10% off all regular priced items for the entire month of may.

 

 

 

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Deepika Prakash of Pattern Review {Episode #112}

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

Continuing my garment sewing podcast series, today's guest is Deepika Prakash of Pattern Review. We talk about what motivated Deepika to create her website in 2001, why she feels that now is our time to sew, the technological changes since she started the website and what excites her about those changes and so much more. 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 imagine gnats for sponsoring this episode. imagine gnats is a one stop shop for apparel fabrics, printed and digital patterns, and notions. Along with everything you need to stitch a handmade wardrobe, you can also find sewing and crafting inspiration on the imagine gnats blog, including pattern reviews, fabric information, and crafting tutorials. See it all at imaginegnats.com and use coupon code “memademay” for 10% off all regular priced items for the entire month of May.

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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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Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness {Episode #110}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, makers

Today's guest is Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness. Living in New York, Peter is a garment maker, partner to Michael and dog dad. During our conversation, we talk about Peter's love for vintage sewing machines and patterns, the story behind his cousin Cathy Lane and why he considers himself a "craftsperson".

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to imagine gnats for sponsoring this episode. 
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Kelli Ward of True Bias {Episode #109}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

In honor of Me Made May, I'm hosting a series of garment designers/industry leaders on the podcast. My first guest is Kelli Ward of True Bias. Living in Denver, Colorado, Kelli is a pattern designer, garment maker, wife and mother.  During our discussion, we talk about finding identity as a mother, following passion in your career, how she sources fabric and background on her Hudson pant, Southport dress and LoDo dress patterns. 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 imagine gnats 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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Jennifer Moore of Monaluna {Quilty Box April Edition}

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

Today's guest is Jennifer Moore of Monaluna. Living in Walnut Creek, California, Jennifer is a designer, textile artist, wife and mother. During our discussion, we talk about her design process, the importance of developing an organic fabric line, what she included in her Quilty Box and more. I hope you love our fun 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 Quilty Box  for sponsoring this episode.

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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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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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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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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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