Victoria Findlay Wolfe on the Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode # 25: Victoria Findlay Wolfe


Victoria Findlay Wolfe on the Crafty Planner podcast

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is probably best known for her series on double wedding ring quilts and won Best in Show for her “Double Edged Love” quilt at Quilt Con 2013. Her modern interpretation of the traditional double wedding ring quilt challenged quilters to think about how they can tell their stories through their quilts. Even though I knew a bit about her, I wanted to know more. (That sentiment explains how I choose many of my podcast guests!)

Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

During our conversation, we talk about how her double wedding ring quilts serve as a vehicle to share her experiences, the inspiration she finds with her 15 minutes of play and the lessons she wants everyone to know about improv sewing.

Would you like to win a copy of Victoria’s Double Wedding Ring Quilts book and her own double wedding rings templates? Leave a comment here with your favorite part of the interview and you will be entered for a chance to win. (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

The winner is Mary on Lake Pulaski!

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Here are links to topics discussed during the show:

What’s in a Name blog post

Kim Werker (author of the Mighty Ugly book)

Sherri Lynn Wood podcast

Jay McCarroll

15 minutes of Play — Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing Traditional Blocks Scrap Challenges  (Daisy reviews Victoria’s book here)

Double Wedding Ring QuiltsTraditions Made Modern: Full-Circle Sketches from Life

BASICS quilt drive

Comments 27

  1. Mary Willis

    Nice interview with Victoria. I will be checking out more of your podcasts. My favorite part was hearing about the drops of glue sewing machine. I’ve never heard of such a thing. Mary

  2. Jane Coombs

    Great interview from a historical viewpoint. Teachers can really subdue a student’s enthusiasm. I love Victoria’s creative engineering.

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  4. Sarah

    I loved this! I thought when she was talking about her process was super interesting. I wish I was like a child in fantasy land. My mind just doesn’t work that way, unfortunately. Thanks for doing this. I will definitely be listening in the future.

  5. Janet

    I love the fact that Victoria does not sort her scraps. I don’t either and I keep them in large plastic bins as well. I love what she had to say about bringing joy into the quilt process. Her relationship with her grandmother is also special I’m a grandmother and I’m looking forward to quilting with my granddaughter, Elizabeth. I’m moving to be closer to her and have talked with her about quilting together. I have a sewing machine for her to use and lots of fabric for her to play with. She’s going to be five in September but I think we can make this work.

  6. Gina

    I love that she wanted to make the perfect quilt for her baby and so she made ten! I also love that she has eight or ten quilts going at once. It makes me feel validated. I’m moving your improv artists. Thanks!

  7. mary ellen peterson

    having technical difficulties this a.m., so i’ll cut to the chase. victoria’s dwr quilts have opened my eyes to so many quilty possibilities. I can’t stop making them!! I NEED to WIN those luscious templates…

  8. Jenny

    Love hearing there are no mistakes in quilting…and no need for labels.
    (Or working from pattern) More than any specific guild title, that statement validates for quilting!

  9. Chrissy O.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and especially love the story of the salesman coming to her door to sell Art School lessons. I probably drew “Tippy” in the back of the magazine fifty times but never sent it in! Top think someone went out to the country of Minnesota cracks me up!
    I love Victoria’s work and would love to win this give-away!
    I enjoy your podcasts immensely!

  10. Ellen K

    It makes me happy that she doesn’t know what the final quilt will look like. I deviate from the original inspiration and am still happy with the results, even if my friends say, “but, that’s not what the pattern was”. Thank you Victoria!

  11. cindy-liveacolorfullife

    It’s hard to narrow down my favorite part–loved hearing more about double edged love. My husband also comes from Minnesota and every summer I attend a quilt retreat in MN that Victoria originally started so there is a tiny connection

  12. wednesday's creations studio

    I feel, like The Lorax by Dr. Seuss to trees, Victoria speaks for me. No pigeon holes, no boundaries, no plan and yet structured and disciplined in terms of passion and love of synchronicity. Fun to listen “to myself ” speak 🙂 Thank you for this interview.

  13. Leah Corbin

    I love how Victoria doesn’t know how her quilt will end up when she starts working on it. I am such a planner and would love to try this to open up my creativity. I also like the idea of adding a color you love if you’re not happy with what you have. This was a great podcast. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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