Listen to My Interview Today on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio

Today’s the day!

I will interviewed live on Pat Sloan’s American Patchwork and Quilting Radio podcast today at 4PM Eastern Time. Wish me luck and be sure to tune in! πŸ™‚


Click here to listen live at 4PM Eastern time. It should be fun! You can also listen to past episodes of the show and subscribe via Itunes (search American Patchwork & Quilting).

Fun Features – Sew Mama Sew, NQA, American Patchwork & Quilting Radio

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks as I’ve been preparing not only more quilts for publication and more samples for teaching, but I’ve been invited to share a little bit more about myself and my quilts in a few different places. Here’s a list of what’s currently happening along with what’s coming up. πŸ™‚


This week my Modern Logs quilt was featured on Sew Mama Sew as part of their month-long series, “My Favorite Quilt” curated by Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit. And yes, for those of you who asked, I do have the pattern available here.

patternModern Logs is now available as a PDF pattern through my Craftsy store.

Jessica asked me a series of really thought-provoking questions about my quilt which was fun to think about and answer. Plus she wrote a really nice intro which made me blush (thank goodness you can’t see that online)! My favorite part of the whole series, in addition to the fabulous quilts that are being shared, is the chance for you to participate!

Sew Mama Sew is running a month-long linkup where you can share your favorite quilts, too! Just write a new blog post and answer the same set of questions I did, thenΒ click here and scroll to the end of the page to add your link. There’s even a giveaway as part of the series, so how cool is that?

20150615_naqI’m also in the member spotlight on the National Quilting Association’s website for the entire month of June. It includes a little background of my quilting, a picture (that’s a little too large for my tastes, LOL!!), as well as 17 pictures of my recent finishes, all done in the last couple of years. So I invite you to pop on over and take a look. Most of you who have followed me for awhile may have seen all or most of the quilts already, but it was fun to share them all in one place. πŸ™‚


And finally – pinch me please – the always lovely and talented Pat Sloan has invited me to be a guest on her podcast, American Patchwork and Quilting Radio, next Monday June 23rd at 4PM Eastern Time. We will be chatting about quilting (of course) and go a little more indepth into how my own quilting has changed over time. It should be fun!

Click here to listen to the podcast live as it happens.

You can also listen to past episodes of the show or subscribe via Itunes.

Podcast Review – Modern Sewciety

Today I’m pleased to share the newest quilting podcast I just started listening to. It’s called Modern Sewciety and is hosted by Stephanie Kendron. I first heard about this delightful show during a previous podcast review when one of you shared a list of quilting podcasts you listen to. So thanks for that!

20140401_modern_sewcietyModern Sewciety podcast. All images courtesy of Stephanie Kendron.

Modern Sewciety is all about sharing what other modern creative bloggers are up to. Stephanie interviews a different talented blogger each week from the world of sewing, quilting and crafting. Many of them are names I recognize, while several of her guests have been new to me (but are on my list to follow now!)

Stephanie’s sweet southern drawl combined with her positive attitude makes for a pleasant listening experience! I think her show is unique in that she doesn’t follow an outline or a script as she talks to her guests. Instead, she lets the conversation happen naturally and the show sounds more like a lively chat than a formal interview.

20140401_ms_arApril Rhodes was recently on the show, chatting it up about her new fabric line and all kinds of fun sewing inspiration!

Stephanie really knows her priorities and strikes me as one of those people that knows how to makes things happen. On her podcast, she’s mentioned how she just puts herself out there, emails people to come on the show, and for the most part, they say yes.

carolynfriedlanderOne of my favorite recent episodes was when she had Carolyn Friedlander on the show. The banter between the two of them was genuine and so refreshing to listen to. Stephanie seems to put all of her guests at ease, whether she’s known them for a long time, or has just barely met them.

I was also delighted to hear Amy Ellis come on the show. I’m a big fan of Amy’s podcast as well, so it was really fun to listen to her being the interview-ee as well as an interview-er. πŸ™‚ I’m telling you guys, for those of you who may not have a vibrant (modern) quilting community nearby, this show really makes you feel like you are a part of that community!

20140401_ms_aeAnother unique aspect of the show is the inclusion of the Downton Abbey dish, co-hosted by the ever adorable Jennifer Mathis (of Ellison Lane and Sew South)! There are 7 “dish” episodes this year and they plan to do it again next season when the show returns.

I recently asked Jennifer for her take on it and she said, “Stephanie and I found we could chat forever about DA and all the characters. Really it was just a great excuse for us to watch it carefully and analyze it further. It was a lot of fun!” Each Downton Abbey podcast is clearly marked so you can listen (or skip) at your leisure!

20140401_ms_ddWhen I asked Stephanie her reasons for deciding to host a podcast all about the “Modern Sewciety” she had this to say:

“My goal is to allow others to hear those they admire so much in this community speak about their passions, their projects, their love for creating. I hope to spark creativity in those listening. I feel like so often we think everyone is doing so many things and creating all of the time when in reality they are just like us. They have doubts and fears too. I really hope the podcast helps connect and inspire our community.”

20140402_stephanie_modernsewcietyStephanie Kendron, host of Modern Sewciety

I think she’s nailed it! Modern Sewciety runs an average of 45 minutes to an hour, and new episodes are posted weekly, usually on Wednesday or Thursday. You can subscribe via your usual podcast stations like Itunes, Stitcher etc. Or you can listen to them right on Stephanie’s blog at Modern Sewciety. I hope you listen and enjoy. I can’t wait for the next one!