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Author: Susan Smith

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....and other life lessons learned from quilters. Makers have stories! In these casual interviews, my guests talk about the joy, hope, and even healing that can be found in the process of creating something beautiful.
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If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review here.Janice E. Frisch received her PhD in folklore from Indiana University, where she studied women’s textile arts, particularly quilting. Her research focuses on transnational influences in textiles and on the stories women tell about their art. She has conducted research at numerous museums, including the International Quilt Museum, the Winterthur Museum, and the Quilt Gallery and Museum in York, England. Her groundbreaking work on the development of the block-style quilt in the United States was recently published in American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760–1870, edited by Patricia Cox Crews and Carolyn Ducey. In this episode we chat about Janice's first "quilt" style, her wonderful quilting mentor (we should all aspire to be one of these!), and her extensive travels. Janice learned early on that if you volunteer, you get to actually handle the quilts! With gloves, of course.  You can follow her on her blog at TangibleCultureLLC.com and on Instagram @tangibleculture. She currently works for The Electric Quilt Company, helping them test their latest software for designing quilts, while also running her own business, giving lectures, and teaching about quilts and quilt history. More info and contact information for Janice's lectures can also be found on her website. A few more links:listen until the end of the podcast for a coupon code for 20% off anything on the EQ8 website until October 15, 2021.Janice's Blog post about the 1718 CoverletEQ8's Blockbase+ Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns | Products | The Electric Quilt Company - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -I would love to hear from listeners who'd like to nominate a crafter with a story to tell! Email me at info@stitchedbysusan.com, and cc the nominee too!And here's where you can find more of my work:Website - home of my teaching-style blog, plus info on classes and quilting servicesFacebook | Instagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodes & other tutorialspodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review here.Alice Ikenberry is a fantastic quilt maker! Many of her projects are hand-sewn, using a method called English Paper Piecing. And I realize we didn't really define that on the show, but Google can fill in all those details for you!We DID talk about the influence of Alice's grandmother, her preferred way to store and display her quilts, and some of her favorite fabrics and tools. Who doesn't want to talk color and general fabric gorgeousness?? Follow Alice on Instagram for some serious inspiration, and sheer beauty in your feed.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homewithalice/A few of Alice's favorite tools:Poke-a-Dots (finger protectors)Sewline glue penSewline glue refills (2-pk)I would love to hear from listeners who'd like to nominate a crafter with a story to tell! Email me at info@stitchedbysusan.com, and please cc the nominee.And here's where you can find more of my work:Website - home of my teaching-style blog, plus info on classes and quilting servicesFacebook | Instagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodes & other tutorialspodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review here.Victoria Newmyer tells us why she calls herself the Midlife Quilter, and why this hobby has come to mean so much to her, plus her unique podcast recording location.  She now operates a fabulous online shop, of course The Midlife Quilter, stocking absolutely scrumptious fabrics. Her goals are to sell beautiful fabrics, and provide excellent service. You need only scroll through her Instagram feed to see the beautiful part. Victoria also has a blog chock full of practical information, like a 4-part series on how to build a stash you'll love AND USE.You can meet Victoria in these places:Website (including shop and blog): midlifequilter.shopInstagram: @midlife_quilterLink to Post - How to Build a Proper Stash, Part 1 (you're welcome)I would love to hear from listeners who'd like to nominate a crafter with a story to tell! Email me at info@stitchedbysusan.com, and please cc the nominee.And here's where you can find more of my work:Website - home of my teaching-style blog, plus info on classes and quilting servicesFacebook | Instagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodes & other tutorialspodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Carolina Moore has never met a craft she doesn't love! She is currently a quilter, pattern designer, mom, video producer, sewing educator, and YouTube-er, with a good dash of humor thrown in.Here are a few time-stamped highlights:4:45 cutting usable selvages from your fabric11:53 entrepreneurial opportunity14:41 the definition of a "perfect" quilt16:02 the importance of sharing the mental load, & systems for busy families28:35 Carolina's generous mentoring philosophyFind Carolina in these places:Websites: alwaysexpectmoore.com, carolinamoorepatterns.comInstagram: @craftmooreYouTube channel: Carolina MooreAnd here's where you can find more of my work:Website - for more information on classes and quilting servicesFacebook - current projects and photosInstagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodespodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Trudy's love for storytelling and her life-long passion for fabrics and all the needle arts led to the joy she finds in creating.  She creates and teaches fiber arts and art quilting, has written and illustrated a wonderful children's book (The Little Grey Mouse: A Fable in Fabric), and has even made commemorative book covers in quilt form.Trudy has (obviously!) some great stories, plus insights on SEEING, and developing your own creative pieces.Trudy can be found on her Facebook page and she'd love to hear from you!FacebookHer book would make a fantastic gift for any of the small fry in your life. To purchase, simply email her directly at cowant@shaw.ca, or from her Facebook email link.And here's where you can find more of my work:Website - for more information, or to inquire about quilting servicesFacebook - current projects and photosInstagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodespodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Barb is a local (to me) crafter who stepped up to fill a need for masks early on in the pandemic.  Being rural, she simply put out a bin at the end of her long driveway offering them to anyone who had a need.  How did those masks make a quilt, and how did Barb end up in the news? Well, you'll have to listen to find out!Here's where you can read the News 8 article that features Barb's story.I would love to hear from listeners who'd like to nominate an inspiring crafter with a story to tell! Email me at info@stitchedbysusan.com.And here's where you can find more of my work:Website - for more information on classes and quilting servicesFacebook | Instagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodes & other tutorialspodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past podcast episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Tori is an international teacher, speaker, and patten designer. She's been quilting for 20 years and, in fact, has an MA in curriculum and instruction. Tori is also a Certified Teach for Color Confidence (a program from Shannon Brinkley). Join us as we chat about her experiences as an army wife, crafting in all different areas of the USA. Tori offers LOTS of online classes and workshops, a membership site where you can literally learn how to make a quilt, and also has a podcast featuring...you guessed it...quilters' stories!Where to find Tori:WebsiteBlogInstagramFacebookAnd here's where you can find more of my work:Website - for more information on classes and quilting services Facebook - current projects and photos Instagram - current projects and photosPinterest - photo galleries and tutorialsYouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodespodcast.stitchedbysusan.com - past episodesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Ursula McClintock of LDH Scissors has a fascinating story of a family business spanning 2 generations and 2 continents. Not only do they produce high quality sharp tools for your crafting room, but they EDUCATE us as well! What's the perfect tool for a given project? How should it be cared for? All that, and much more, is in this episode. DHL ScissorsWebsiteInstagramFacebook YoutubeStitched By SusanPinterestInstagramFacebookYouTubeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Brandy Maslowski is a Quilter on Fire! From piecing and quilting techniques to fiber arts to organizing your studio to judging quilts to authoring a children's book and more....truly on fire!We chat about how the "quilter on fire" came to be, and how quilting and crafting have been a stress reliever and peace-creator in Brandy's life. Brandy talks about her tips for up-leveling your studio, and how you can travel the world AND see wonderful quilts - what could be better?Quilter on Fire websiteInstagramFacebookYouTube channelStitched By Susan PinterestInstagramFacebookYouTubeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
For about 20 summers, Karen Schoepflin Hagen hit the road and showed off her quilts in gymnasiums and cafeterias across the Western U.S. Now, the quilts she’s made over the past 45 years — hundreds of them! — cover the walls of the former Masonic Lodge in Genesee and are available for public viewing. “To me, it’s just a dream come true,” Karen said.The two-story building on the corner of Laurel Street and Ash Avenue is called Kascha Quilts — named after the first two letters in each of her names. The public can view Karen’s work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (208) 285-1786. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted.Our visit to the museum was a treat! Karen's enthusiasm and humor are infectious, and she has so many original ways to use fabric and create dimension and depth in her quilts. 148 E Ash Gennesee ID 83832Phone Number - (208) 285-1786Kascha Quilts can be found online HEREOther podcast episodes can be found here.Stitched By Susan on PinterestInstagramFacebookYouTubeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients' quilts shortly thereafter. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections. They have also been seen in numerous exhibits, magazines, and books as well as on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV.  Timna is a designer for Studio e Fabrics and is an in-demand teacher and speaker. She lives in South Hadley, MA and works out of her studio in Holyoke, MA.In this episode we chat about Timna's imaginative quilt designs, which start with WHAT IF? She introduces us to her Noble Menagerie (which is heading off to Houston as a special exhibit!) and gives some tips for color selection, fabric choices, and creating movement when doing your own explorations.Timna can be found online:Website - you've got to check out the photo galleries!FacebookInstagramOther podcast episodes can be found here. stitchedbysusan.comStitched By Susan on PinterestSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Kimberly Jolly is the genius behind the Fat Quarter shop - your online one-stop source for fabric, patterns & kits, tutorials, cross-stitch supplies...the list goes on and on.Kimberly shares her personal taste in quilts, some of the wisdom she's learned while balancing family and entrepreneurship, and a few of her best tips for building an online business. Fat Quarter ShopInstagramFacebookdirect link to "A Scrapbook of Quilts" bookStitched By Susan - Website - Instagram - Facebook - PinterestSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Today's guest is Verushka Zarate. She creates portraits, from fabric, that have got to be seen to be believed! In this episode we chat about Verushka's inspiration (remarkable people), her design process (drafting...color palette choices...the detailed foundation paper piecing) and her personal Pride and Joy (her sons). Be sure to check out her Instagram link below for a tour of the stunning finished ones, plus many behind-the-scenes looks at her creative process. Verushka has a heart for teaching so she's created a YouTube channel with tons of helpful tips, and honestly, full-fledged courses on EPP.  And bonus! If you need a little pick-me-up, the sounds of her boys in the background will be sure to do it!  And lastly, her patterns are available for purchase in her Etsy shop.InstagramFacebookYouTubeEtsy ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Kim Soper of Feel Good Fibers gives us some really good life lessons here! "It's about BETTER, not PERFECT".... and "if your space is small you have to have less stuff". Those are words to live by!Kim has some really transformative thoughts about creating a crafting space that you love and that inspires you, plus she offers concrete help in this area to sewists. De-cluttering, self-care, using and re-using, studio re-sets....these are just a few of the super helpful topics she covers.You really should check out the fabric shop on her website - it's unlike anything I've seen before. It's peer-to-peer fabric shopping, providing a place for sewists to pass on fabric they don't love any more, and find new enthusiasm in someone else's previously loved yardage.Here's where you can find Kim:WebsiteInstagramFacebookSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Meri and I have been sisters-in-law for over 30 years, so we share a lot of crafting history. She's not afraid to try things - from beekeeping to shearing sheep and carding wool to knitting socks to soap-making to toothbrush rug-making....she's tried 'em all. I think we forgot to talk about mummifying a chicken with the homeshooled grandkids - but, yeah, she's done that too.  We'll save that for next time!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Mary is a dear friend! She has so much wisdom, humor, and grace, and she brings all of that to her crafting endeavors.  You'll hear how she was pulled into the art of quilting, why she loves the detail of handwork so much, and what that expression has meant to her in re-imagining her life.Plus, you won't want to miss the story of her unexpected visit with Vice President Biden!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Karen is a matriarch of machine quilting - she began in 1997! She chats about finding your own trim, judged quilts, the quilting community in her brick and mortar store, and even muskie fishing! Plus, of course, the original freehand design now affectionately known as "McTavishing".Look for Karen's books and classes to become available for streaming on her website, June 1, 2020.mctavishquilting.comwww.facebook.com/mctavishquiltingstudioSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Tia chats about teachers who do the OPPOSITE of encouraging crafters, worldwide travels, her passion for Welsh quilting, and her marvelous feathers.Tia is a gifted educator with a wealth of experience, and she brings her enthusiasm and love of exploration to this episode.email: tiacurtisquilts@gmail.comInstagramFacebookSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Jen has an encouraging story to tell - she has explored some very beautiful ways to convey faith in her very original custom-printed fabrics, plus many patterns and group sewing projects. Jen has great tips for those who have a great idea, and want to use fabric as their medium, as well as some advice for minimalist crafters. Is there even such a thing?Jen (and her quilting devotional) can be found in all these places:Website https://faithandfabricdesign.com Instagram https://instagram.com/faithandfabricFacebook https://facebook.com/faithandfabric----------------And here's where you can find more of my work:Website FacebookInstagram PinterestYouTubeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
Elizabeth and her young family spent a period of time in Korea. She has great perspective on NEW - new crafts...new opportunities...new materials and skills....websitepattern shopcoursesinstagram: @elizabeth.epidastudio.comfacebook: epidastudioSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Stitchedbysusan)
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Sam Alberts

Was super fun doing this interview , thanks Susan

Apr 24th
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