Podcast Episode #36: Zak Foster

Zak Foster Graphic

(photo taken by Ryan Handt)

Zak Foster is a teacher and improvisational quilter living in Brooklyn, New York. I learned about him through his kickstarter campaign for a long arm machine. His videos were outstanding and work inspiring. Here are a few of his quilts:

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You can see his portfolio here. During our conversation, we talk about how the Gee’s Bend quilters influenced his decision to create quilts, the beauty of imperfect quilts, the effect of living in New York on his creative process and the process he went through for his Kickstarter campaign. Zak is charming and I know you will love hearing his story.

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Notes from the Show:

Irene Williams (Gee’s Bend quilter)

Sherri Lynn Wood podcast

Denyse Schmidt

Heidi Parkes

Nancy Purvis (you can find updates for her book here)

Do Good Stitches

Victoria Findlay Wolfe podcast

This episode was sponsored by Sewtopia!

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Comments 4

  1. I’m also from Brooklyn, by way of Florida and Zak’s Carolina accent is very obvious to me, and utterly charming.
    Zak’s quilts are beautiful and I’m delighted to have some new quilt eye-candy to follow on Instagram.
    I really connect with the story about his partners grandma identifying her mother’s stitches. I have a quilt that my grandmother made and it’s so amazing to be able to see her design and construction choices all these years later.

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