Podcast Episode # 62 : Sarah Watts

I remember watching this video about the Cotton + Steel collaboration and being excited about what was going to happen next. Five talented entrepreneurs set out to change the way fabric lines are designed through extensive collaboration and outstanding design. As the fabric lines have come out, I noticed my fabric hoarding collecting always includes the illustrations of Sarah Watts of …

Podcast Episode # 52 : Violet Craft

When I first saw the Waterfront Park fabric line by Violet Craft, I fell instantly in love. Initially drawn to the purple fabrics, the coral and navy prints perfectly complement the purple and showed me new ways to use my favorite color, purple. Over time, mustard yellow has become another inspirational color and I wish I had bought more of the dots! …

Mighty Lucky March Podcast : Rossie Hutchinson

I feel lucky (pun intended!) to host the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club podcast conversations. For January’s challenge, Krista Fleckenstein and I talked about using bias tape as a design feature. Season Evans hosted February’s challenge and talked about making minimal improv pieces. With her exercise as guidance, I made a mini quilt. March’s designer is Rossie Hutchinson. Growing up in Wisconsin and currently living outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, …

Lizzy House on Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode #30: Lizzy House

Somewhere along my sewing and quilting journey, I discovered Lizzy House. Her fabrics are whimsical, fun and beautifully colored. When I go to my stash to pull rainbow colors, I tend to gravitate to her fabrics. Between the cats in her Catnap fabric line, her pearl bracelets, Constellations fabric  or her Halloween line, Guising, I am not sure which is my …

Victoria Findlay Wolfe on the Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode # 25: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is probably best known for her series on double wedding ring quilts and won Best in Show for her “Double Edged Love” quilt at Quilt Con 2013. Her modern interpretation of the traditional double wedding ring quilt challenged quilters to think about how they can tell their stories through their quilts. Even though I knew a bit …

Sherri Lynn Wood on the Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode #24: Sherri Lynn Wood

Continuing with Improv Quilting Challenge, I interview Sherri Lynn Wood of daintytime. Her book, Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously, was the first improv quilting book I read that emphasized learning more of the techniques behind different improv styles. Consisting of “scores”, the book introduces the improv lessons and shows you ways to personalize them. …

Ben Venom on the Crafty Planner Podcast

Podcast Episode #18: Ben Venom

Ben Baumgartner (also known as Ben Venom) is a fine artist, currently working with textiles. Meighan O’Toole introduced me to him and I have been fascinated with his perspective since then. Have you seen his work? [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] Even if his style does not appeal to your taste, I love that he challenges what people think about punk, …