Heather Bailey Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

My latest Designer Profile interview for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine is on Heather Bailey. Living in Arizona, Heather is a fabric and lifestyle designer, inventor and mother to three amazing children. After meeting her at Quilt Market, I would also describe her as tall, perpetually smiling and incredibly helpful. Her softie patterns and fabric lines were my first introduction …

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 …

Alison Glass Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting

Alison Glass is one of the most versatile makers and designers in the sewing industry. With nineteen fabric lines under her belt, her book about modern applique, her pattern company collaboration and so much more, Alison makes gorgeous creations. After our podcast last year, we decided to team up again to talk about her creative journey, fabric design process and …

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 …

April Rhodes Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 43

After interviewing April Rhodes for the podcast, I discovered a maker who could laugh at herself, teach others about making and design, push through her boundaries and create. Her honesty, contagious personality and talent drew me (and others!) to her. For her interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting, she talks about designing her Staple Dress pattern, exploring fabric design and how the …

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 …