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 …

Laura McDowell Hopper of Sonic Stitches {Podcast Episode # 121}

One of the aspects I love about hosting the podcast is the ability it gives me to explore topics of interest. Having spent hours working on a quilt, thinking about the connection we have to makers in the past and making individual decisions about the quilt, one aspect I haven’t considered is what happens to the quilt in the long …

Tricia Royal {Podcast Episode # 120}

Today’s podcast guest is Tricia Royal of Bits and Bobbins. Living in Chicago, Tricia is a sewist, quilter, teacher, artist, wife and mother. She is the founder of the Flickr group, Wardrobe Remix, a DIY street fashion community. With over 20,000 members and 88,000 pictures, Tricia encourages others to celebrate their every day outfits. While exploring textiles, she fell in love …

Rachel Clark {Podcast Episode # 118}

When the passion to make quilts meets the desire to turn those quilts into clothes, the emerging marriage becomes wearable art. Several wearable artists took the marriage one step further and turned their art into an extension of their life story. One such artist is the talented Rachel Clark. Growing up in a family full of sewists and armed with skills …

Jane Dunnewold {Podcast Episode #116}

When I decided to produce a surface design podcast series, Jane Dunnewold was a natural choice. Spanning a thirty year career, Jane has worked in various surface design medias, written several books including Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design, Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric and Creative Strength Training: Prompts, Exercises and Personal Stories for Encouraging …

Karen Lewis of Blueberry Park {Podcast Episode #115}

The first in my three part series on surface design is Karen Lewis. Living in Leeds, England, Karen Lewis is a quilter, screen printer, teacher, fabric designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, wife and mother. During our conversation, we talk about how she designs her screen prints, the biggest unfounded fear about screen printing, the importance of handmade products and how …

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi {Podcast Episode # 114}

Today’s podcast guest is Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. Carolyn is a quilt historian, curator, author, lecturer, artist, wife and mother. She also founded the African American Quilt Guild of Los Angeles and the Women of Color Quilters Network. Passionate about educating the public about African American quilts, Carolyn has curated 17 exhibits including the largest travel exhibit of African American quilts …