Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

This month I have the privilege of being the featured designer over at Cotton Cuts. This means that Cotton Cuts subscribers will get a little card with my smiling face on it this month and get to choose one of four of my favorite patterns to add to their subscription this month!

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Quilting is just for people that went to design school…right?


With a degree in nursing and an itch for some mommy alone time (a’men) Kelly, of Kellyquilter Design started making quilts in the 80’s. After a short break while her sons were little, she started producing quilts again in the 90’s and became a teacher. Since then, Kelly has published lots of beautiful patterns, a book, and produced helpful templates for both. I’m excited to welcome Kelly to the blog today! (Continue reading…)

headshotToday I’m sitting down and chatting with Debby, the feisty and creative lady behind Debby Brown Quilts. Debby wears many many hats, but you may know her best as a national and international teacher, Craftsy instructor, and pattern designer. I really enjoyed getting to know her better and am so excited to share Debby’s passion for quilting with you today! She’s described herself as a quilt enabler, which I absolutely love and think fits her personality perfectly. Lets sit down and strap in for this fun-filled interview! (Continue reading…)

rachel and cecileToday we’ve got a mother-daughter duo with an adorable company that I’m so excited to share about! Cecile and her daughter Rachel are the creative and savvy businesswomen behind Just Another Button Company. You’re going to be utterly inspired by their amazing offerings of hand made and hand dyed buttons, pincushions and patterns. I dare you to read this post without picking up some of their adorable creations! (Continue reading…)


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Today we are meeting a talented creative that I have been Insta-stalking for a long time! I was pretty tickled that she offered to be a part of my Summer or Inspiration Series this year and I’m honored to have gotten to ask her all the questions I had. I’ve got a lot of respect for the modern designs and amazing inspirations that flow from the Whole Circle Studio, and if you haven’t seen her work until today, you will too! You’ll love the tips that Sheri shared with me about entering quits into shows and the story of Whole Circle Studio.  (Continue reading…)

Today I’d like to introduce you to Robin and her design company, Nestlings by Robin. She has a great story on how her business got started. She’s full of passion and creativity and will truly give you inspiration for the end of the summer! Her traditional style mixes beautifully with whimsical touches for a look that is all her own. That’s enough from me, let’s hear it from her. (Continue reading…)

Today you’re sure to be inspired by our guest, Sue O’Very! This lady has more irons in the fire than I can count! Sue is a Bernina Ambassador, Aurifil thread designer, Craftsy instructor, YouTube teacher, DIME Columnist, Blogger, published author, sewing & In the Hoop pattern designer/artist, and self proclaimed Notion junkie! (Whew! Let me catch my breath quick…that was a long list!) It was so fun to pick her brain and learn a little bit more about her and her passion for creative business. I know you’re going to enjoy my chat with Sue and leave wildly inspired—I sure did! (Continue reading…)

Today I’d love to introduce the queen of scraps, the connoisseur of remnants, the savant of snippets…I give to you Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts! Deanne has been a creative professional for nearly 14 years. She writes patterns and teaches classes on “scrapping” and wool applique. I’ve definitely gotten some great insight into her business and some great tips from her many years of experience, let’s get started! (Continue reading…) you may know, quilting has a very high value for me. Not only is it a beautiful art form, it opens up so many opportunities for community and charity. It’s truly a gift that we have to offer the world. Today I want to introduce you to a very special lady that has the same passion as I do. We even had the pleasure of meeting in-person at a recent Quilt show. Linda is the Founding President of a wonderful charity called Quilts for Kids, Inc. and today, you’re going to meet her too! (Continue reading…)

Interview with Sallie Tomato

Welcome to week one of our Summer of Inspiration Series! If you didn’t get the update in my newsletter last week, I’ll give you all the details here (but you should definitely sign up for my newsletter so that you don’t miss anything in the future!): Each week this summer, I’m going to be interviewing a talented creative professional right here. I thought that this would be a great way for us to make some new friends and find some great inspiration for the summer. So grab a cup of iced tea, rub some mint around the rim and read on! I think you’re really going to enjoy this series! (Continue reading…)