Time to catch up on my shows or listen to ones you missed! Today I'm featuring a favorite show where we talked about quilt bees, quilt communities, learned how an artist finds friends in the land of quilters... This show is super fun!
-- Lindsay Conner is a writer, designer and the author of the book "Modern Bee". You will see her writing at many of your favorite sites on the internet and at her own site LindsaySews.com. I was on her book tour and totally feel in love with her writings on being in a Quilt bee and her thoughts on building community. So happy to have her on the show today to chat about quilting communities!
-- Lee Heinrich - I love hearing how people approach their quilt making, Lee is one of the three authors of then book "Vintage Quilt Revival". I've been chatting with each author and it's very interesting to hear how each approached the same topic that went into one book!
--Dan DiPaolo creates delightfully fun fabrics for clothworks and wanted to learn more about this artist! Dan lives on a 40 acre farm which he told me inspires a lot of his art work. I'm looking forward to chatting with him about how he develops his ideas!
-- Ashley Smith grew up in the quilting business. Her mother co-owend Possibilities and the Great American Quilt Factory in Colorado, so you might have run into Ashley if you had visited! She now works at the online workshop site, Craftsy, as the Acquisition Editor. In that job she sees a lot of different aspects of the quilt world. I asked her to join me to talk about trends and learning online!
Pat Sloan: Free patterns from my guests Natalia Bonner, Alyssa Thomas and Diane Gilleland! All the links are at the END to FREE patterns and tutorials from my
Natalia Bonner is an author of incredible books and an amazing longarm quilter. She always have a quilt coming off her frame to share at her website PieceandQuilt. Natalia's log cabin variation is on the cover of the Summer 2015 Quilts & More magazine, which you MUST get.
Alyssa Thomas from Penguin & Fish creates amazing embroidery designs, projects, fabrics and books. I love her images so much! They are wonderful to stitch and make me smile!! Alyssa says we should all 'Craft a Happy Life' and I think that is so perfect for those are makers. We are going to talk about our hobby of making and she has some super tips on transferring embroidery designs.
Diane Gilleland writes at Crafty Pod and I love her inspirations and motivation to stitch! When Diane writes a book it's more than patterns, her teaching tools in the book are excellent. She gives you loads of new skill to create quilt you want to make, including learning how to draft and make your own designs!
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