Last year at Quilt Con
, I came across this quilt:
Instantly, I was drawn to the bias cut curves and the green pieces. There was so much flow in the piece that it almost leaped off the cloth. I can’t remember if I had seen it on social media before that point but I do know that I will never forget seeing it in person. I started to follow Drew Steinbrecher
and discovered a kindred soul . He takes visually appealing photographs and his improv quilts are distinctly him. With each quilt, I see his progression.
Living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Drew has a degree in graphic design and is an textile artist. Along with quilting, he also loves to knit. During our podcast, we talk about his history exploring different crafts along with his experiences going to both knitting and fabric stores. He shares the story behind his Letting Go quilt and how the piece was included in Sherri Lynn Wood
‘s Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters
book. I also loved learning more about his practical love for mid-century modern and how he curates his fabric stash. I hope you enjoy the episode!
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Notes from the Show:
Stitch and Bitch book
Rose City Rollers sock pattern
Denyse Schmidt’s Modern Quilts: Traditional Inspiration
Heather Jones’ Quilt Local book
Sherri Lynn Wood (her improv book) (my podcast with her) (tutorial on Flickr)
Textiles in a Tube contest
Craft in America (Episode with Gee’s Bend quilters)
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Drew’s Instagram Feed
This episode is sponsored by Creativebug, The Precut Store and Sewtopia.