Sarah Bond {Podcast Episode # 101}

Quilt shows are a great way to observe quilters “in their natural environment”. We can talk about flying geese, color selection, crinkle texture or burying our threads and suddenly we are speaking the same language. Offhand, I can’t remember who introduced me to Sarah Bond at Quilt Con but I am eternally grateful they did. As happens at large events, …

Aneela Hoey {Podcast Episode #99}

While paying for fabric, I spotted a charm pack of Aneela Hoey’s Little Apples fabric line. The whimsical illustrations along with perfect coordinating pieces were perfect for an upcoming baby quilt and made me anxiously await her next line. I have continued to follow Aneela’s career and was grateful to meet her at Quilt Market two years ago. She was warm …

Interview with Patrick Claytor of Quilty Box

Since last year, I have had the privilege of partnering with Patrick Claytor of Quilty Box and producing podcast episodes with designers who curate their monthly boxes. (Some past episodes include Jeni Baker, Natalie Barnes, Kaari Meng and more). When we first talk about our collaboration, I asked Patrick about his passion for the industry and measure of success for someone …

Lisa Congdon {Podcast Episode # 97}

Today’s podcast guest is 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 …

Quilty Box December Edition: Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef

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 …

Mighty Lucky December Episode: Carolyn Friedlander

Today’s podcast guest is Carolyn Friedlander. If you have listened to the podcast before or followed my blog, you know I admire Carolyn’s work. I dedicated a mini quilt to her (“Thank you, Carolyn”) and have taken her Tangelo class. Along with admiring her work, we share an interest in cities through her architecture and my city planning degree. As …

As seen in Crochet Scene

Flattered to have Crochet Scene’s guest editor, Vickie Howell, recommend the Crafty Planner podcast in the latest Special Issue. As the host of her own show, CRAFT-ish and someone I have followed for many years, her recommendation is especially meaningful. If you would like to order Crochet Scene, you can find the digital and print editions here. And if you would like …

Podcast Episode #92: Brenda Ratliff

Today’s podcast guest is Brenda Ratliff. Brenda is one of the most prolific producers in the industry between owning Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbor, Michigan, designing two fabric collections 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 …

Amanda Jean Nyberg / Mighty Lucky November Edition

Amanda Jean Nyberg (also known as Crazy Mom Quilts) is hands down one of the “Queens of Scraps”. Every time I think about keeping a scrap, I think WWAJD “what would Amanda Jean do?”! It has led to the keeping more scraps but I love when I use them up. With Cheryl Arkison, Amanda co-wrote Sunday Morning Quilts all about …