Podcast Episode #49: Drew Steinbrecher

Drew Steinbrecher on the Crafty Planner Podcast

Last year at Quilt Con, I came across this quilt:
Letting Go by Drew Steinbrecher
Instantly, I was drawn to the bias cut curves and the green pieces. There was so much flow in the piece that it almost leaped off the cloth. I can’t remember if I had seen it on social media before that point but I do know that I will never forget seeing it in person. I started to follow Drew Steinbrecher on instagram and discovered a kindred soul . He takes visually appealing photographs and his improv quilts are distinctly him. With each quilt, I see his progression.
Living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Drew has a degree in graphic design and is an textile artist. Along with quilting, he also loves to knit. During our podcast, we talk about his history exploring different crafts along with his experiences going to both knitting and fabric stores. He shares the story behind his Letting Go quilt and how the piece was included in Sherri Lynn Wood‘s Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters book. I also loved learning more about his practical love for mid-century modern and how he curates his fabric stash. I hope you enjoy the episode!

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Notes from the Show:

Stitch and Bitch book

Rose City Rollers sock pattern

Denyse Schmidt’s Modern Quilts: Traditional Inspiration

Heather Jones’ Quilt Local book

Sherri Lynn Wood (her improv book) (my podcast with her) (tutorial on Flickr)

Textiles in a Tube contest

Purl Soho 


Craft in America (Episode with Gee’s Bend quilters)

Follow Guest on Social Media:

Drew’s Website

Drew’s Instagram Feed


This episode is sponsored by Creativebug, The Precut Store and Sewtopia.

Comments 1

  1. Consider the Kentucky State Fair Textile Department each August as an art quilt entry possibility. The range in experimentation will surprise you. And the Fine Arts and Crafts Department looks for textile award winners each year.

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