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Crafty Planner Podcast

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Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing / Episode 70

Today's podcast guest is Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing. Living in San Francisco, California, Sonya is a maker, garment pattern designer, wife and mother.  During our podcast, we talk about her journey, how the act of sewing changed her perspective about herself, her thoughts on "fast fashion" and the empowerment of making for yourself.Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.Special thanks to Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics for sponsoring this episode. For more information about this episode and a chance to win a subscription to Creativebug, please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

1hr 8mins

27 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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Amy Butler {Episode #119}

Today's podcast guest is Amy Butler. Living in Ohio, Amy is an artist, fabric designer for Free Spirit Fabrics, teacher, author, and wife. Considered to be one of the leaders and community builders in the modern quilt movement, we delve into her work style, what motivates her, how she met her husband and best friend, her decision to start Blossom Magazine and more. I hope you enjoy the episode. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.  Special thanks to The Confident Stitch for sponsoring this episode.

53mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Angela Walters / Mighty Lucky June Edition

As part of my continuing series of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy. Living in Missouri, Angela is a longarm quilter, fabric designer, author, teacher, wife and mother. For this month, she is teaching about Quilting with Words for her design challenge. During our podcast, we talk about her teaching style, why she decided to open up a store and the importance of finishing as opposed to perfection. I hope you enjoy the episode. Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media for sponsoring this episode.For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

39mins

1 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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Tara Faughnan {Episode #129}

Today's guest is Tara Faughnan. Living in Oakland, California, Tara is a textile designer, quilter, teacher and wife. During our conversation, we talk about how she has developed her sense of color, her double wedding ring and Pine Burr quilts, the importance of valuing your work, and her upcoming role as a Quilt Con judge. I hope you enjoy this interview.  For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

1hr 1min

27 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Melissa Mora of Melly Sews / Episode 77

Today's podcast guest is Melissa Mora of the blog Melly Sews. Living in Texas, Melissa is a sewist, teacher, wife and mother. During our podcast, we talk about the creative energy in Austin, the real life of a football coach's wife, her garment making history and how she gives everyone permission to make clothes that fit you. I hope you enjoy the episode.

39mins

8 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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Melody Miller {Episode #102}

Today's podcast guest is Melody Miller. Living in Atlanta, GA, Melody is the Creative Director and Founding Designer of Cotton and Steel, author of Ruby Star Wrapping, wife and mother. Since the debut of Cotton and Steel at the Spring 2014 Quilt Market, Melody has been at the forefront of a powerful commitment to the modern aesthetic. I wanted to hear how she created Cotton and Steel, her thoughts on fabric design and her personal and professional vision. While we talk about those questions and more are discussed in the podcast, I also came away with confirmation of the power of collaboration, the importance of pursuing your dreams and how friends can push you to be your vest best. I am grateful to the Modern Quilt Guild for providing a place to podcast at Quilt Con. It gave Melody and I an opportunity to record in person and Quilt con participants a behind the scenes glimpse at the recording process. I hope you enjoy our conversation.  For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.  Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

41mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #6

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Liesl Gibson / Episode 85

Today's podcast guest is Liesl Gibson. Living in Madrid, Spain, Liesl is the owner of Liesl & Co whose pattern companies include Straight Stitch Society, Lisette, Oliver & S and Liesl & Co. She also designs fabrics and writes books along with being a wife and a mother. During our podcast, we talk about working with her husband, the importance of living genuinely and why you could buy and make what you love. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

1hr 7mins

19 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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Jen Beeman of Grainline Studio / Episode 57

Today's podcast guest is Jen Beeman of Grainline Studio. Living in Chicago, Illinois, Jen is garment pattern designer, maker, knitter, and wife. During our podcast, Jen and I talk about her journey to today, her advice for new designers and why being an entrepreneur is a perfect fit for her.This episode is sponsored by A Gathering of Stitches retreat, Creativebug and Fat Quarter Shop. You can find notes from this episode at craftyplanner.com/podcast.

56mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #8

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Cal Patch / Episode 47

Today's podcast guest is Cal Patch. Living in upstate New York, Cal is a teacher, author, textile artist and farmer. As a maker extraordinaire, we talk about her creative journey from fashion design to today, her passion for teaching both in person and through Creativebug along with describing her perfect day.This episode is sponsored by Textillia (textillia.com), Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com) and Creativebug (creativebug.com).Music by Mekanism Sound.For more information, please check out the show notes here. (craftyplanner.com/podcast)

55mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #9

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Cristy Fincher / Episode 43

Today's podcast guest is Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting.  She is a quilter, teacher and quilt designer. During the podcast, we talk about being the daughter of master quilter, Sharon Schamber, what skills she recommends for all quilters, and her thoughts on teaching. This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com/).  Music by Mekanism Sound.  You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast).

11 Jan 2016

Rank #10

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Lisa Congdon {Podcast Episode #97}

I'm honored to introduce today's guest, Lisa Congdon. I had the privilege of hearing her keynote address at Craftcation a few years ago and wanted to share her wisdom on the podcast. Lisa is a surface designer, illustrator, author of seven books, speaker, teacher, wife and animal mom. During our conversation, we talk about her creative journey starting in the education field and how a chance art class led to her art career. She gives advice on how creative people can develop their own voice and the importance of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. As a proponent of integrating her experiences into her work, Lisa talk about how politics has changed her practice and the impact of judging Quilt Con on her work. After years of living in California, she and her partner recently moved to Portland, Oregon so we talk about the move and her feelings about her new neighborhood. We also touch on how daily/weekly projects motivate her along with the aftermath of the Cody Foster lawsuit. I hope you enjoy the episode. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

1hr 4mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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Erin Burke Harris of House on Hill Road {Episode #134}

Today's guest is Erin Burke Harris of House on Hill Road. Living in Louisville, Kentucky, Erin is a quilter, maker, author of Quilt Essential and Make Your Own Medallion as well as being a wife and mother. During our discussion, we talk about living with a visual impairment, why she initially held back on the publication of her second book, Make Your Own Medallion, when she heard about another potentially similar book, how her gratitude practice has influenced her daily perspective, why she cut up her color card and more. I hope you enjoy the episode. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

41mins

12 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Alison Glass / Mighty Lucky April Edition

Today's podcast guest is Alison Glass. Living in Virigina, Alison is a wife, mother, author, fabric and pattern designer. During our podcast, we talk about her motto to "live in the new", how she design fabric and why sewing is important to her. I hope you enjoy the episode. This episode is sponsored by Lucky Spool Media, A Gathering of Stitches retreat and Fat Quarter Shop.  You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast).

58mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #13

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Ellen Baker of The Long Thread {Episode #135}

Today's guest is Ellen Baker of the Long Thread. Living in Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen is a fabric designer for Kokka Fabrics, maker, author of 1,2, 3 Sew and 1, 2, 3 Quilt, as well as being a wife and mother. During our discussion, we talk about changes in the quilting and making community over the last decade, how she integrates imperfection in her design process, crafting as a feminist act and how she shares her passion in her work. I hope you enjoy the episode. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. 

46mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Heather Givans / Quilty Box June Edition

Today's podcast guest is Heather Givans of Crimson Tate. Located in Indianapolis, Heather is a fabric and pattern designer, store owner, wife and dog momma. During our podcast, we talk about designing her fabric collections, what is in her Quilty Box, why you don't want to be "like Pauline" and so much more. Music by Mekanism Sound.This episode is sponsored by Quilty Box and StoryPatches.

52mins

13 Jun 2016

Rank #15

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Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co/Fringe Association {Episode #126}

Today's guest is Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co. and Fringe Association. Living in Nashville, Karen is a garment maker, knitter, store owner, community builder and wife. We talk about her career revolving around her values of content, commerce and community, why she started Slow Fashion October and small changes people can make to create a more conscientious wardrobe. I hope you enjoy our conversation. Special thanks to Plum Deluxe, a Portland, Oregon based tea company who hand blends small batches of loose leaf tea, for sponsoring this episode. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. 

49mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Sarah Fielke / Mighty Lucky August Episode

As part of the ongoing Mighty Lucky Quilting Club series, Today's podcast guest is Sarah Fielke. As a quilter, self proclaimed applique lover, teacher, author, pattern and fabric designer living in Australia, we talk about her design challenge to make applique blocks inspired by pieced blocks, her passion for quilt history, moving on from Material Obsession and what she would do if she had a day free of obligations.Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media and Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this episode. For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.

40mins

1 Aug 2016

Rank #17

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Diane Gilleland / Episode 86

Today's podcast guest is Diane Gilleland. Living in Oregon, Diane is the genius behind Crafty Pod who has written three books, taught all over the country and for Creative Live along with being an early craft blogger and Podcaster. During our podcast, we have a thoughtful and deep conversation about the ever changing craft industry and why she decided to leave. This is a raw and emotional episode meant to be thought provoking so if there is a need to respond to it, I would appreciate a kind one. Thank you.

54mins

26 Sep 2016

Rank #18

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Annabel Wrigley / Episode 82

Today's podcast guest is Annabel Wrigley. Living in rural Virginia, Annabel is the author of the "We Love to Sew" series, owner of the Little Pincushion Studio, fabric and pattern designer, teacher, mother and wife. During our podcast, we talk about how she became a children's sewing teacher, the best lesson she has learned from teaching and how she finds balance in her life. I hope you enjoy the episode.For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com. Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

54mins

5 Sep 2016

Rank #19

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Katrina Rodabaugh {Episode #127}

Continuing October's mini series on the value of slow making, today's podcast guest is Katrina Rodabaugh. Living in New York, Katrina Rodabaugh is a writer, mender, natural dyer, teacher, wife, and mother. During our conversation, we talk about her five year Make Thrift Mend challenge and how one decision about sustainability can lead to a cascade of mindset changes. Being parents of younger children, we touch on how slow making decisions influence the decision making process we try to instill in our children. As makers, we delve into the tender subjects of balancing inspiration with making something your own. We also talk about her Slow Fashion citizen series for Fringe Association and her move from California to New York. I hope you enjoy the episode

58mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #20