Episode 154 In Which I'm Luminous and Thready 4-16-14

In this episode, I start with another in the "12 mistakes to learn from" series of 2014; then we move on to announce a newcomer in the podcasting world (woot!), give an app review, talk about luminosity in quilts, and some yummy yummy thread I've been using lately.

Find Ms. Lottie's new podcast here: The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady on iTunes or direct from Podbean.

Luminosity quilts:

  • Check out Jinny Beyer's Borealis quilt.
  • This link *should* take you to Pinterest and a search results page for "Luminosity quilts." (If it doesn't work--you're on your own to use the search engine on Pinterest and see what turns up!) My favorites, mentioned in the episode, are "It's About Time" by Janet Stedman and "Lattice Works VI" by Carol Olsen

Superior Thread's website is here.

Episode 127 In Which I Talk with Jane Dunnewold 6-18-13

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Get ready to go deep with this one! In this episode I talk with fiber artist, author, and teacher Jane Dunnewold. Jane's Craftsy class, The Art of Cloth Dyeing, got me seriously hooked on a whole new way of expressing myself with fiber. It was the things that Jane shared about herself and her outlook as she taught that class, however, that made me explore her blog and learn a little bit more about her--and I knew I had to have a conversation. (Thanks so much to Melissa at Craftsy for making the connections that made this conversation possible!) Jane and I talk about definitions of art and surface design, how surface design techniques can inform quilters of all genres, and how we express ourselves--and learn about ourselves--through what we create.

Jane's Craftsy class is at this link: The Art of Cloth Dyeing.  

Jane's website is www.artclothstudios.com. Her Existential Neighborhood blog can be found at http://existentialneighborhood.blogspot.com/.