Mark Lipinski {Podcast Episode # 128}

Continuing with my series on slow making, today’s podcast 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 …

Katrina Rodabaugh {Podcast 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 …

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

One of the most prolific and thoughtful voices in the Slow Fashion and Making movement is Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co and Fringe Association. As the originator of Slow Fashion October, Karen encourages conscientious wardrobe decisions based on long term use and durability. Evidenced by her store, blog and thoughtful knitting tools like the Field Bag, Karen is committed …

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

  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, …

Roderick Kiracofe {Podcast Episode #124}

Continuing my mini podcast series on quilt history and preservation, today’s podcast guest is Roderick Kiracofe. Growing up in the Midwest, Roderick valued items from the past and attended auctions. Thanks to a quilt on his bed and one seen hanging as home decor, the quilt industry added Roderick into the fold. In collaboration with Michael Kile, he became a quilt …

Amy Milne of the Quilt Alliance {Podcast Episode #123}

Amy Milne Continuing my podcast series about quilt preservation and history, my guest is Amy Milne. Living in North Carolina, Amy is the Executive Director of the Quilt Alliance, a nonprofit organization 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 …

Nancy Bavor : San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles {Podcast Episode # 122}

Today’s podcast is the second in a mini series on the historical role of quilts and their preservation. After interviewing Dr Carolyn Mazloomi, I became fascinated with this topic and thinking about what quilts are preserved and how those quilts will tell stories for future generations. To start the series, I interviewed Laura McDowell Hopper of the James B and …