Posts tagged: "author interviews"

  1. Q&A with Kim Diehl + new scrappy quilts + fabric giveaway!

    Posted by on April 8, 2014

    It’s been two years since Kim Diehl released a collection of quilt patterns in her “Simple” series of books—and if you’ve been counting, her new book is lucky #7. This latest bunch of warm, welcoming quilts are as gorgeous as ever, and as always, they speak to lovers of scrappy quilts. “Farm-Girl Finery,” “Sprigs and [...]


  2. Tunisian crochet how-to video + book giveaway!

    Posted by on March 15, 2013

    I recently had the opportunity to meet the very talented and prolific knit and crochet author Sheryl Thies. We sat down at the The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA) winter needle-arts trade show in Long Beach, California, where Sheryl took a break from a book-signing event to chat with me (she’s the one everybody is crowded [...]


  3. Precut-friendly scrap quilting: meet Deanne

    Posted by on January 10, 2013

    When it comes to scrap quilting, one word comes to mind for designer Deanne Eisenman: serendipity. She admits to pulling quilt-scrap fabrics from her stash, thinking there’s absolutely no way one fabric could coexist with another in the same project. But as she lays the fabrics out on her cutting table, the possibilities begin to [...]


  4. Long-arm look, home machine: meet Eva Larkin

    Posted by on December 11, 2012

    If you’re looking for someone to help you to learn how to machine quilt at home, look no further—we found her! Whether you’ve gone as far as experimenting with your own quilting designs for machine quilting or you’re at the “um…what IS free-motion quilting?” stage, popular author and teacher Eva Larkin welcomes you. Read on [...]


  5. Cast on & bind off with Cap Sease

    Posted by on November 9, 2012

    Cap Sease has always loved working with her hands. She began knitting as a child, grew up to travel the world as a conservator on archaeological excavations, and now enjoys life as a knitting-workshop leader in Connecticut. Through the years, she has continued to knit—and has now collected more than 200 ways to cast on [...]


  6. Antique quilt patterns “link” two sisters

    Posted by on October 30, 2012

       (Above: a packaged quilt pattern from McCall’s, circa 1930s; a fresh look at the quilt block from the book Link to the ’30s.) The authors of the popular books Fancy to Frugal and Link to the ’30s come by their passion for antique quilt patterns honestly. As young children, sisters Kay Connors and Karen [...]


  7. Meet author Karen Sievert (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on August 10, 2012

    Karen Sievert was introduced to quilting 15 years ago, and it was love at first sight. With her enthusiasm for the craft, it wasn’t long before she was inspiring others to quilt as well. Soon she had her own quilt shop and long-arm quilting business. Read the interview to find out more about the author [...]


  8. Meet authors Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smitke!

    Posted by on July 13, 2012

    This month we’ve interviewed Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smitke, authors of the best-selling Everyday Handmade. Cassie and Adrienne both learned to sew as children and are now passionate about sharing their love of sewing with others. Read the interview to find out more about these two highly creative designers. How did you first learn to [...]


  9. Author interview: Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.

    Posted by on June 5, 2012

    It’s easy to see why Vanessa’s blog is so popular. She’s funny and inspiring and generous with her creative ideas–and she has lots of creative ideas. Find out how it all got started and what her kids have to say about life with such a creative mom! What do you remember doing as child that [...]


  10. Quilting BFFs: Meet the authors of Urban Country Quilts

    Posted by on May 3, 2012

    We recently interviewed Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, coauthors of ’Tis the Season and Urban Country Quilts, from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. As best-selling authors, quilt designers, teachers, co-owners of the Quilt Patch shop, and great friends, these two have a lot to share! When did you first begin sewing, and who taught you? Jeanne: My [...]