Podcast Episode # 79 : Heather Jones

Heather Jones on the Crafty Planner website

Today’s podcast guest is Heather Jones. A two time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, Heather is a quilter, author, teacher, fabric and pattern designer. Her simple style emphasizes how traditional quilting can be made modern. Her Fly Away quilt is a perfect example.

Fly Away by Heather Jones


In her book, Quilt Local, she explains how she stays in the moment, takes notes of inspiration around her and translates that inspiration into her quilts. While the book provides patterns, it is also a guide to finding your own quilt voice.

During our podcast, we talk about why she declined her first book offer and waited to write Quilt Local, how she followed her heart and pursued art as a career and her thoughts about the idea of “derivative” work in modern quilting.

To celebrate her episode on the podcast, Heather is also offering 20% off of any patterns in her shop. You can use coupon code: CRAFTY.

Notes from the Show:

Denyse Schmidt (and my podcast with her)

Quilt Local by Heather Jones

Melanie Falick

Gee’s Bend

Project Modern

Understanding Copyright, Derivatives, and Design Credit in Quilting by the Modern Quilt Guild (please note this post has been edited from the original version)


This episode is sponsored by:

Gotham Quilts (for 15% off your entire order, use coupon code: CRAFTYPLANNER16. The coupon is good until September 30, 2016)

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Comments 3

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  2. I really enjoyed this podcast, listening to it while trying to finish my Masters dissertation and hearing Heather talk not finishing her own, it felt like the universe telling me I really should get it done, but hey even if I don’t I can still be a success!

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