Posts tagged ‘interviews’

I’m on APQ Radio Today!

I’m on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio with Pat Sloan today! (Finally, I have arrived!) We’re talking about the origins of True Up, the book, and fabric trends. You can listen live at 4pm Eastern U.S. time today, visit this link to access a recording of the episode anytime after that, and/or subscribe to the [...]

Interview: Connecting Threads Designer Jenni Calo (With Giveaway!)

I’m really excited about today’s interview with Portland designer Jenni Calo of Connecting Threads not only because I love her work and admire her versatility, but because it will be very interesting for those of you interested in fabric design as a career. The in-house fabric designer is a rare breed — as I write [...]

Meet the Sponsors / Giveaway: Laura Coyle of Reneepearson.com

Last week I was The Expert on Reneepearson.com‘s Meet the Expert series, where Atlanta-based designer and instructor (and jazz vocalist!) Laura Coyle gave me a warm welcome and asked me questions. This week, I’m excited that the tables are turned! Laura is an extremely talented freelance designer whose client list will make your head spin. [...]

Interview: Michelle Fifis on The Sellable Sketch

In the last section of A Field Guide to Fabric Design I write about whether or not formal schooling in textile design is necessary to make it in the field. The short answer is no, but it’s an invaluable experience if you are able to enroll in a program. You will have the time set [...]

Interview: Mark Cesarik on Cosmic Burst and “Pop Antique” Style

{ Mark & his wife Cara at their first Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. } Mark Cesarik describes himself as a surface designer, graphic designer, fine artist and doodler—and his fabric designs are a fusion of each of those styles. He burst onto the fabric scene with Sew Bettie, a collection of kitschy, fun [...]

Interview: Violet Craft on Peacock Lane

{ the Peacock Lane collection. Photo by Red Pepper Quilts, used with permission. And see what she did with it! }   With Fall Quilt Market being only six-ish weeks away now, manufacturers are feverishly putting together samples, designers are sewing 24-7 to show off their new patterns and collections, everyone’s printing up a fresh [...]

Interview: Cynthia Mann of Birch Fabrics on Storyboek

{ Storyboek – Girl Palette } Today’s interview is with Cynthia Mann, mother of two, and the woman behind the online fabric shop Fabricworm. Not long after launching the shop three years ago, she started her own fabric company, Birch Fabrics, and helped expand the selection of modern, organic fabrics on the market. She also [...]

Meet the Sponsors: Pam Denesyk of Mad About Patchwork

Mad About Patchwork is a longtime sponsor of True Up, and I was happy to get to know owner Pamela better via my Meet the Sponsors series. MAP is one of the few online shops based in Canada. BUT WAIT! Don’t tune out if you live outside of Canada — Pamela carries lots of stuff [...]

Meet the Sponsors/Giveaway: Selkie’s Stash

Because I wrote some fightin’ words against Australia yesterday, here’s a Meet the Sponsors interview and giveaway JUST for my friends down under. (Is using that Northern-hemisphere-centric cliché worse than saying the U.S. is just as awesome in the hand-screenprinted fabric department?) Selkie’s Stash owner Melinda Smith is offering a a $20 gift voucher to [...]