Sarah Thomas of Sariditty : Quilty Box October Podcast

Sarah Thomas (also known as Sariditty) went to a quilt show two years ago and fell in love with a Handiquilter machine. Since then, she has designed breath taking patterns, combined color with reckless abandon and quilted gorgeous quilts. Now living in northwest United States, Sarah continues her quilting journey by producing patterns and teaching for Handiquilter. She is also an …

Mighty Lucky October Podcast: Nichole Vogelsinger of Wild Boho

Miniature quilts give me the opportunity to concentrate on creating a small piece of art that fits perfectly in a space. Hoop arts also fits that same creative niche. Nichole Vogelsinger of Wild Boho makes hoop art I want for my house. Spending time with her grandmother who worked at a fabric store and her mother who taught quilting, Nichole …

Podcast Episode #86: Diane Gilleland

The craft industry can lend itself to an unexpected romanticism. As hobbyists, there is an excitement over new notions, fabric/yarn, patterns, designers and more. Once a part of the industry, there are other realities related to the desire for “free content”, prevailing practices of paying for work with promises of “exposure” and what customers/hobbyists/consumers have now been accustomed/entitled to. Today’s …

Podcast Episode #85: Liesl Gibson

Today’s podcast guest is Liesl Gibson. Having trained at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Liesl worked for both Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren. After having her daughter, nicknamed S, she started her own pattern company, Liesl + Co, which now includes Oliver & S, Lisette, Straight Stitch Society, and Liesl & Co. Working with her husband, Todd, she is currently living and …

Podcast Episode # 83: Jo Packham of Where Women Create

Jo Packham is a classic example of the saying, “looks can be deceiving”. As a petite woman with a perpetual smile and infectious laugh, you might not realize Jo is a publishing industry leader. Nicole Stevenson introduced us at the CHA Show and I was immediately charmed by her kind nature and thoughtful conversation. When she agreed to be a guest …

Podcast Episode # 82: Annabel Wrigley

While walking the floor of Spring Quilt Market, someone said Annabel Wrigley of Little Pincushion Studio was walking towards me and I needed to meet her. I looked across the way and there was a tall (to me, at least!), blonde woman. She said hello with her Australian accent and introduced herself. Luckily, we were standing close to the Windham Fabrics booth …

Mighty Lucky September Podcast: Jacquie Gering

Today’s podcast guest is Jacquie Gering. Living in Kansas City, Jacquie is a modern quilter, author, teacher, Chair of the Modern Quilt Guild, wife and mother to two sons. This is the second time I have interviewed Jacquie (here is the first) and I enjoyed having a second chance to talk about her work and how things have changed since our …

Podcast Episode # 80: Kathy Hall

Sitting in the back of the room at the Lizzy House and Libs Elliott Schoolhouses at Spring Quilt Market was Kathy Hall. Quietly arranging samples and making sure Lizzy and Libs had everything they needed, Kathy was orchestrating the show. I found it irresistible to watch her work although my eyes should have been completely focused on the presentations. I have learned …

Podcast Episode # 77: Melissa Mora

When I first started making clothes, I found Melissa Mora also known as MellySews through her website. As a former teacher, Melissa uses her educational background to produce helpful, well photographed and researched tutorials. (Check out her latest tutorial for a bolster pillow!). After seeing Melissa’s new book, Sundressing, I was excited to have her as a podcast guest. During our conversation, we talk …

Mighty Lucky August Podcast : Sarah Fielke

Today’s podcast guest is Sarah Fielke. As a quilter, self proclaimed applique lover, teacher, author, pattern and fabric designer living in Australia, Sarah has an unique perspective on the quilting industry. Even though she learned to quilt and sew at a young age, she dedicated herself to quilting after the birth of her children. Moving on from selling baby items …