Podcast Episode #35: Mandy Leins


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Mandy Leins is a teacher, award-winning long arm quilter, pattern designer and author of Wanderlust Quilts. We initially met at Quilt Con through our mutual friend, Cristy Fincher. It was a brief meeting that encouraged me to check out the quilts she had in the show.

Since Quilt Con, Mandy’s work has been seen in more quilt shows, including her first place win in the Modern category of the National Quilting Association show. Check out her Eggs and Darts quilt below:

Eggs and Darts by Mandy Leins

When I heard Mandy wrote a book, I was eager to see it. Unlike most project books, Mandy explains more than just her inspiration and project instructions. She shows how she incorporates her love of archeology and the built environment with quilt design and provides tips to create your own projects. Here are three of the projects:

[threecol_one]Wanderlust Quilts[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]Wanderlust Quilts Cover[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Wanderlust Quilts Doorways[/threecol_one_last] During our conversation, we talk about the idea of craft versus art, her theory about “quilt police” and how quilts can help us move through difficult times and tell our story.

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.

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Notes from the Show:

Alex Anderson (the author of Mandy’s first quilt book)

Angela Walters (long arm quilter)

Victoria Findlay Wolfe (quilter and past podcast guest)

Sew Pro Conference (conference for the sewing industry)

Mandy’s Blog Hop (starting today!)

This episode was sponsored by Sewtopia!

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  3. I support your decision to change the intro music (I also love the Beastie Boys, but change is good) and to add some thoughtfully chosen sponsor ads. I listed to a number of podcasts that have sponsorship and since most of them are also carefully chosen I have found a number of them to be worth a try. I also want to say thank you for doing the podcast in the first place because I have been enjoying learning about the experiences of others in the community. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to produce content and I am grateful to be able to listen in.

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