Posts tagged ‘interviews’

Interview: Jay McCarroll (Part 2)

{ Habitat by Jay McCarroll, photo by Laura Singewald of Spool Sewing in Philadelphia } In part two of my interview with Jay McCarroll (here’s Part 1), I asked him to take us through the story and inspiration behind Habitat, and to talk about the process of creating each print and how they fit into [...]

Interview: Jay McCarroll (Part 1)

Jay McCarroll’s fourth fabric collection for FreeSpirit, Habitat, was released last month and so far it has gotten tons of love all over the blog world. On the off chance you don’t know who Jay is, he was crowned the winner of the first season of Project Runway for his colorful, inventive final collection that [...]

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

Interview: Jessica Swift on Giselle

    Everything about Jessica Swift just radiates warmth: The colors of her website, her thoughtful and inspirational blog posts, the love she infuses into her custom portraits, her dazzling, mysterious paintings. Even her yet-to-be-fully-unvieled new project The Declaration of You looks to be a wonderful, warm, supportive whatever-it-is. So I was really excited back [...]

Interview: Nancy Mims on Free to Grow (With Giveaway)

+ { Nancy Mims in her booth at Spring Quilt Market 2010 in Minneapolis — outfit by Kathie Sever of Ramonsterwear } There were so many fabulous fabrics that debuted at Spring Quilt Market this year, and to me, Free to Grow by Mod Green Pod for Robert Kaufman was up there amongst the most [...]

Designer Q&A: Laurie Wisbrun on Tufted Tweets

{ Tufted Tweets: sorbet colorway } Stay tuned for Tufted Tweets giveaway news at the end of this post! Austinite Laurie Wisbrun is a surface designer who — after 20 years in marketing and a brief stint in cheese — began designing and selling her own fabric designs through Etsy with the aid of digital [...]

Interview/Giveaway: Melimba & Beccabury on Rainy Days and Mondays

Melimba & Beccabury are Melissa Snyder Wood and Rebecca Snyder, a two-sister design team whose debut fabric collection Rainy Days and Mondays was recently released by Riley Blake Designs. This little collection has been enthusiastically received so far for its bright, happy colors and clever adaptation of umbrella and rain motifs into geometric patterns. I’d [...]

Felt Week: Interview With Hillary Lang

Bunny, Kitty, and Bear by Hillary Lang from her Put-Together Book #1 Hillary Lang and her blog Wee Wonderfuls need no introduction — I’m sure she’s responsible for at least one of your needlework or crafting addictions. Her unique and original point of view is evident in everything she creates, from quilts to kids clothing [...]

Vintage Fabric Collectors Series: Kim Steckler of Kimmymade

Six of Kim’s favorite fabrics from her collection Please tell the audience a little about yourself, where you live, your blog and shop if you have them, what you do when you’re not sewing … I’m Kim, a 37-year-old stay-at-home crafty mama to a preschool-going girl, and a 10-month-old boy. We live in Berkeley, California. [...]