Podcast Episode # 65: Blair Stocker

Blair Stocker on the Crafty Planner podcast

At Craftcation in 2015, I met Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade. Immediately, I was charmed with her craft knowledge, love for thrifting and her kindred introvert soul. Since then, I have followed her blog, subscribed to her newsletter and followed her on instagram. Her #myquiltcouldlivehere hashtag has inspired me to think more about where my quilts will live now and in the future.

Here are a few of her unique quilts:

Infield Tyvek Quilt by Blair Stocker

Turquoise Trail Quilt by Blair Stocker

As an author, upcycle artist, maker, quilter, wife and mother, our discussion ranged from her creative journey, how she stores her vast thrift stash and how she recharges her introvert soul. I hope you love the episode!

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Notes from the Show:

Blair’s Quilt Design Planner

Denyse Schmidt (and my podcast with her)

First Monday in May

Urban Craft Uprising

Sponsor and Giveaway:

This episode is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop who has graciously offered a Fat Quarter bundle of Cotton and Steel’s Boo line! I am in LOVE with this line. Just leave a comment here telling me if you like to shop thrift stores and your favorite thing to buy there. 🙂 This giveaway is open to only US addresses and will close on June 3rd.

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  1. I love thrift stores. Usually I don’t go in with a plan but I have an odd obsession with local shop t shirts so I always manage to find some random t shirt from an old business or something local sports team or something. Thanks for the chance.

  2. We have a great thrift store by my parents, great for Nike and Columbia finds because they are based nearby and drop off brand new stuff all the time! Otherwise I never find anything good.

  3. I love your podcast–I’ve learned about so many quilters and resources. You obviously enjoy the discussions so it feels like I’m eavesdropping on friends chatting.

    I used to shop in thrift stores when I lived in Austin, TX. I haven’t found any “good” thrift stores where I live in Florida but I do like to re-use items whenever possible. I made my daughter a crossbody bag using DH’s old jeans for the body and fabric scraps to create the paper pieced pumpkin flap. Also, a random thing I like to do is use the back of fabrics sometimes if it gives me the look I’m going for.

    Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the giveaway! That line is awesome!

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  4. I hate shopping in general (unless it’s for fabric!) and rarely go to thrift stores. I shop for specific things and get frustrated by the hunt.

  5. I love shopping at thrift stores. It’s like a treasure hunt. I’ve found some amazing things there like the leather backpack I’m currently obsessed with.

  6. Yes I do love to visit the thrift store. Mostly I go for furniture at our ReStore (does that count as thrift) and my local real thrift shops are only good for over priced damaged Pyrex and the occasional vintage (think 60’s & 70’s) mint sheet. I haven’t yet had the guts to actually buy any of the wild prints I’ve found, but I think they are glorious! And my fave finds have been some great pieces of depression glass.

  7. Definitely! I like trinkets, there are such fabulous little statues and wall hangings just waiting to be found.

  8. I have 4 amazing thrift stores right in my hometown. My kids didn’t know that clothes came from a real store until they were well into grade school!!! I like to look for things that nobody else might think is cool–but I just have a feeling that it might be the next collectible!!

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