Malka Dubrawsky on the Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode #22: Malka Dubrawsky of A Stitch In Dye

Malka Dubrawsky on the Crafty Planner podcast

One of the first improvisational quilting books I discovered was Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration by Malka Dubrawsky. Each project challenged my preconceived notions about the use of color and pattern. (If you are curious, I will be reviewing the book in more detail later this week.) In addition to her book, I watched her Creative Live class and reviewed her class.

Her ten tips for improv quilting still resonate with me:

Malka’s Ten Improv Rules by Crafty Planner

When Daisy of Ants to Sugar and I were preparing our Learn More, Sew More  challenge on improv quilting, asking Malka to be a podcast guest seemed like a natural fit. Her free form method of creating her work is a fantastic way for quilters to start their improv process. It’s liberating and exciting.

Malka's Tree Improv Placements on Sew Mama Sew

If you are interested in trying out Malka’s improv tree design seen above, you can find a tutorial for her tree placements on Sew Mama Sew.

During the podcast, we talk about her journey exploring hand-dyed fabric and improv quilting along with her creative process and her desire to have her work connect with people.

To listen to the podcast, you can click on the graphic at the beginning of this post, hit play on the player below, download and save the episode with the link or subscribe to all of my podcast episodes via iTunes or Stitcher.

Download this episode (right click and save)

Show Notes: 

Malka’s etsy store (where you can find her hand-dyed fabrics and handmade pieces)

The Craft of Quilting

Eli Leon 

My garment sewing lifeline, Sarah Bailey

“Better than Before” by Gretchen Rubin

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

“My Cousin Rachel” by Daphne du Maurier

“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert





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