Podcast Episode #90: Patrick Lose

Patrick Lose on the Crafty Planner podcast

One of my listeners sent me an email asking if I knew of Patrick Lose. I immediately searched for him and realized I knew “of him” without knowing it was his work. (One of his early fabric designs is the “Moda Marbles” print still in print twenty three years later.) Luckily, I had the opportunity to interview him for the podcast. Living in Arizona, we talk about his long creative journey, designing for four different fabric companies before starting his own and the interaction between the modern and traditional quilting worlds. I hope you enjoy the episode.

Notes from the Show:

Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction (you can also hear my podcast with Amy here)

Patrick’s Website

Patrick’s Mug Mats Club


This episode is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

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Comments 6

  1. Hi Sandi,
    Yours was the podcast that finally got me listening to podcasts and it has been a slippery slope since then. Thank you. Like you I’m a multi-crafter. My greatest experience lies in embroidery and handwork, followed by sewing, crochet, a little bit of quilting and a smattering of most other crafty things. We have 1 male and 4 female needle workers in my family. You have featured men in about 12% of your podcasts (which mostly focus on quilting) and I was wondering if that is representative of the number of male quilters. I have yet to find numbers for embroiderers (or other crafts) by gender.

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      Thank you for listening! It is a slippery slope. You should see my list of podcasts. 🙂

      I am positive that my podcast is over representative of the number of male quilters and have read that the percentage is estimated to be more like 2%. But I’m fascinated by the men designing/making in the industry. Their experience is different than my own so I appreciate hearing their story.

      Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for the info. I felt that that was about what you would see for needlework, but don’t have numbers. The men you interviewed have offered very different perspectives than the female quilters. I sometimes wonder if it is just because they expect people to treat them more as a business by default than females do.

  3. I listened today while I pinned a quilt, and I enjoyed the podcast. I have started listening regularly since I retired a few months ago. I found myself thinking about the mention of “quilts granny would make” and it bothered me. Granny quilting = frumpy choices? I do happen to like Civil War fabrics and batiks (and Kaffe, and Tula, and lots of others), so does that mean I make boring, dull, muddy-colored quilts? I don’t think people see my quilts as “granny” with the negative connotation that I thought I heard today. I am a grandma to four so maybe I am overly sensitive about the granny reference.

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      Thank you for listening and for your comment. I feel like it’s easy to say “granny quilts” and most people have an image of muddy looking quilts. Yet the reality is a majority of the members of my local modern quilt guild are “grannies” and they don’t make muddy looking quilts! I apologize if the term was used in an offensive way. It has become a shorthand description of something that isn’t necessary true anymore. I hope you keep listening and I will be more aware of that terminology.


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