The dirty words: Advertising/Sponsorship

I was recently tagged on an Instagram post asking for suggestions of regularly updated blogs that don’t “constantly push affiliated/sponsored products and posts”. Thankfully, I was being tagged because someone else felt my blog and podcast fit that description. When I read the post, I immediately had two very different thoughts. I get it! I want good content and inspiration …

Podcast Episode # 59 : John Q Adams of Quilt Dad

One of the very first modern quilting magazines I subscribed to was Fat Quarterly. I still have my issues! I love how they incorporated fun projects along with fostering community. Fat Quarterly was my first introduction to John Q Adams (also known as Quilt Dad). Since then, I have followed his personal and professional journey and wanted to hear more …

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, …

Podcast Episode #16: Lisa Solomon

Upfront, I have to admit I have a girl crush on Lisa Solomon. When someone creates these gorgeous installations, can you blame me? [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] When the Craftcation course schedule came out, I knew I wanted to take a Color Theory class with her. I walked into class and sat in the back corner. I stared in awe as she introduced herself …