Podcast Episode #237: Libs Elliott

In this podcast interview, modern quilter Libs Elliott talks about how she uses generative AI to create quilt patterns and the development of her career in the quilting industry.

Podcast Episode #233: Porfiria Gomez

In this podcast interview, modern quilter Porfiria Gomez talks about how she’s built her business through collaborations with other designers and bigger brands.

Podcast Episode #197: Kristi Schroeder Larson

In this podcast episode, artist Kristi Schroeder Larson talks about her career as a graphic designer and how she pivoted to become a quilter and quilting pattern designer, and then pivoted again to designing needlepoint canvases.

Show Report: QuiltCon Together

The Modern Quilt Guild pivoted many months ago, making the decision to hold QuiltCon online. Taking place last weekend, 7,000 people registered for QuiltCon Together and it was a highly successful virtual event. Meg Cox brings us this report.

Podcast Episode #141: Amy Friend

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about building a business as a quilt pattern designer, author, and blogger with my guest, Amy Friend. I had the pleasure of visiting Amy in her home studio in West Newbury, Massachusetts, and recording this interview in person which was lovely! Amy lives in […]

Podcast Episode #96: Jen Carlton Bailly

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about building a career as a modern quilter with my guest, Jen Carlton Bailly. Jen is a founder of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, the largest modern quilt guild in the world. She had a career in retail before becoming a mother and modern […]

A Report from QuiltCon 2017, Savannah

QuiltCon 2017 took place last weekend, February 23-26, 2017. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. This year’s event took place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in warm, sunny downtown Savannah, not far from the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the fourth QuiltCon. Here’s our report on the show.

Podcast Episode #83: Melissa Averinos

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, we’re talking about quilting, painting, and living a creative life with my guest Melissa Averinos. Melissa Averinos paints, makes quilts, and writes craft books. She won a Judge’s Choice Award at QuiltCon 2015 for her quilt ‘face #1’ and won Best In Show at QuiltCon 2016 […]

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