52 minutes | May 16, 2023
QOF Episode 117 - Chris Marchini of Rose City Originals
My guest today is Chris Marchini. He is a quiltmaker and pattern designer who started making original quilts because he wasn't finding patterns to match his ideas. He started to share his processes, his tips, tricks and inspiration online and his sometimes darkly themed quilting world blossomed. From there, with his business Rose City Originals, Chris has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram, and it's no surprise because when you sink into a comfy chair and scroll through his content, it's just him the real deal, putting his own fresh twist on things and doing what he loves.Find his website here: ROSE CITY ORIGINALSAnd you can find him on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube as Rose City Originals as well. Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
34 minutes | May 9, 2023
QOF Episode 116 Karin King
Karen King loves the modern quilt aesthetic and has a particular fondness for foundation paper piecing. She has had quilts juried into Quilt Con 2022 and 2023, the largest annual show of modern quilts in the world.Her studio has grown to include a long arm machine and two resident feline supervisors, plus occasional foster kittens. Just for fun, Karen's favorite color is all of them, but she admits to a smaller stash of yellow, which I couldn't believe when I read that because my favorite colour is yellow. But cooking and music, especially from the band U2, and travel everywhere, especially if U2 is playing there, are also a big part of her life. Beyond quilting, Karen enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with a number of different organizations on a volunteer basis. Currently she serves on the board of the Modern Quilt Guild, the Calgary Folk Festival, and the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew.Visiting Calgary for the Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park? Book your tickets to the quilt show, workshops and lectures for the weekend of May 25-28th, 2023.Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
48 minutes | May 3, 2023
QOF Episode 115 - Chelsea O'Hayre of Pink Door Fabrics
My guest today is Chelsea O'Hare, the owner of Pink Door Fabrics. This shop is known for its curated collections of contemporary colorful fabrics, quilt and bag kits, block of the months that will knock your socks off and inspire you to get stitching. But the story behind the scenes is what we're after today.Chelsea has built her business from the ground up since 2011 to worldwide distribution. She has surrounded herself with incredible creators to serve her community well, and she hasn't looked back.The website: https://www.pinkdoorfabrics.com/Chelsea's favourite tool: The Lap App: https://www.lapappstore.net/collections/frontpage/products/the-lap-appSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
78 minutes | Apr 26, 2023
QOF Episode 114 - Missie Carpenter
Join Brandy as she interviews Missie Carpenter. More info coming soon...I'm travelling so adding info in between flights! Missie Carpenter's Website: https://traditionalprimitives.com/LONDON IS CALLING! Join Brandy for a tour of England & Wales. https://opulentquiltjourneys.com/destinations/britain/item/textile-tour-of-wales-england-with-brandySupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
52 minutes | Apr 18, 2023
QOF Episode 113 - The Quilt Buzz Podcast with Amanda & Wendy
IT'S A PODCAST SWAP for double the listening pleasure! I interview these 2 podcasters on Tuesday and they interview me on Thursday. Get ready for the story of 2 friends, Amanda Carye and Wendy Chow, who took a chance at meeting in person after finding each other on Instagram and the magic of a quilting BFF friendship and the Quilt Buzz Podcast began. Listen in this Thursday to the QUILT BUZZ PODCAST where Wendy & Amanda interview me! They have a few great Qs no one has asked me before. LISTEN RIGHT HERE: https://quiltbuzzpodcast.com/ Advertisers:Mom and Me Quilting: https://www.momandmequiltingco.com/FREE-Mini-Workshop-Fabric-Selection-StrategiesThe Crafty Nomad: https://sewingschool.thecraftynomad.co.uk/ Click on this link and use the coupon code FIRE to get 10% off her new Geometree BOM. Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
55 minutes | Apr 4, 2023
QOF Episode 112 - Belle Brunner of Seams Sew Me
Get ready for the story of a quilter whose career is dedicated to serving others with coaching and training. But when she started quilting in 2020 during the pandemic, she had no idea she would fall head over heels for the craft and it would blossom into a quest to serve quilters with a wonderful attitude of generosity and community spirit. Bell Bruner is a southern gal who took up quilting in 2020 during the pandemic only to have it blossom into an incredible adventure, starting with gifts for family and friends, to offering quilting notions, writing patterns, and selling finished items on Etsy and so much more. I chat with Bell on the podcast about how quilting changed her path.Belle's Website: https://www.seamssewme.com/The Weekly Podcast Giveaway: https://kingsumo.com/g/y8qqun/qof-episode-112-3-pattern-giveawayThe Lovely Pinwheels Patter in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month: https://www.seamssewme.com/shopGO to the Whatnot APP here to follow Quilter On Fire, attend the LIVE event on Friday and get $15 off your first purchase in the APP: www.whatnot.com/invite/quilteronfireSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
84 minutes | Mar 28, 2023
QOF Episode 111 - The Whole Country Caboodle
Leanne and Kaytlyn are a mother-daughter team from The Whole Country Caboodle. They love creating whimsical lines of fabric for Henry Glass Fabrics, making sure that every collection has a story to tell. It’s their hope that each collection inspires and brings joy to those buying the lines. They love designing with children in mind. Their design studio is located in Nashua, Iowa, a small town in Northeast Iowa where they overlook the beautiful Cedar Lake. The Whole Country Caboodle Website - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/Weekly Podcast Giveaway - https://kingsumo.com/g/0iolkd/qof-episode-111-fat-quarter-bundle-giveaway Precut PreFused Appliques - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Precut-Fused-Appliques.htm Fabric for Henry Glass Fabrics - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Fabric-Collections.htm Wrapped in Love Pillow Wraps - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Kits/Pillow-Wrap-Kits/Pillow-Wrap-Club.htm kits- https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Kits/Pillow-Wrap-Kits/Pillow-Wrap-Club.htm pattern/precut pack - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/c/p/Wrapped-in-Love-x66764717.htm Ginny’s Sewing Room - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/c/p/Ginnys-Sewing-Room-x66764127.htm To the Rescue - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/c/p/To-the-Rescue-x66764142.htm Born to Roar Precuts & Applique patterns - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Born-to-Roar.htm Our Greatest Gift Precuts & Applique patterns - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Our-Greatest-Gift.htm Lines coming out in 2023 Our Greatest Gift (June 2023 Ship) - https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Fabric-Collections/Our-Greatest-Gift-June-2023.htm Hat on a Cat (August 2023 Ship) https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Fabric-Collections/Hat-on-a-Cat-August-2023.htm Bias Plaid (August 2023 Ship) https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Fabric-Collections/Bias-Plaid-Basics.htm Bubble dot basics (August 2023 Ship) https://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com/shop/Fabric-Collections/Bubble-Dot-Basics.htm Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
60 minutes | Mar 21, 2023
QOF Episode 110 - Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts
Join me for a chat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts. If you love the look of classic indigo and white geometrics, or the vividly bold florals and abstracts of Japanese fabrics, otherwise known as Yukata cottons, and you love curved piecing, a variety of facing techniques and other creative workshops, then you will enjoy today's show.Visit Patricia's website: https://okanarts.com/Enter the podcast giveaway: https://kingsumo.com/g/grasgw/qof-episode-110-yukata-cottons-giveawayOur sponsor Kai Scissors: https://kaiscissors.com/Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
151 minutes | Mar 14, 2023
QOF Episode 109 - QuiltCon 2023 Recap Part 2
This is the LONGEST episode ever on the Quilter on Fire Podcast! !I was 1 hour and 20 minutes into the editing of Part 1 of the QuiltCon Recap last week and I h ad so much content left so I split it into 2 episodes. And THEN this week . . . Part 2 ended up being 2.5hours long! I really hope you enjoy this extra special extended version of the podcast and be sure to listen right to the end for a few winners stopping by the podcast lounge, a heartwarming story by Verushka Zarate and then two adorable kiddos, Henry and Adeline to close out the show. This was so fun I don't even know how I can tell you the joy I had in meeting all of these incredible people except to just let you listen in. Today's sponsors are Oliso Irons and the Whatnot APP!Check out Oliso Irons right here; https://oliso.com/collections/smart-ironsAnd we have a super deal set up with the Whatnot APP! Sign up to check it out and get $15 off your first purchase just like that! Check it out right here:whatnot.info/qofNO GIVEAWAY TODAY. Thank you for listening. PLEASE support our advertisers by clicking the links and checking out their websites. Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
86 minutes | Mar 7, 2023
QOF Episode 108 - QuiltCon 2023 Recap PART 1
Well that didn't go as expected! I was 1 hour and 20 minutes into the editing of this podcast and not even half way done. This week you'll hear wonderful things from so many vendors it will make your head spin. There are so many innovative things happening in the quiltiverse! Today's sponsors are Oliso Irons and the Whatnot APP! Check out Oliso Irons right here; https://oliso.com/collections/smart-ironsAnd we have a super deal set up with the Whatnot APP! Sign up to check it out and get $15 off your first purchase just like that! Check it out right here: whatnot.info/qofNO GIVEAWAY TODAY. Stay tuned next week for PART 2 of the QuiltCon 2023 Recap. Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
79 minutes | Feb 28, 2023
QOF Episode 107 - Jane Sassaman
Jane Sassaman is a world renowned artist, known for her expressive art, quilts and fabric designs. Her bold, colourful, abstracted from nature quilts are instantly recognizable, and her quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits. She is the author of The Quilted Garden, which featured 20 years of her work and Patchwork Sassaman Style, which beautifully illustrates her fabric in action. And she also brings that joy to quilters and sewists worldwide with her fanciful fabric design with Free Spirit Fabrics.Please support our 2 advertisers by visiting their websites:whatnot.com - the leading live shopping app for quilting and sewing! It is not only for buyers who want a great deal, you can also be a live seller and destash your extra fabrics or products easily through the App, check it out whatnot.info/qofFree Spirit Fabrics - enter this week's prize giveaway ENTER HEREWebsite: https://freespiritfabrics.com/Jane Sassaman's website: https://www.janesassaman.com/Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
87 minutes | Feb 21, 2023
QOF Episode 106 - Lilo Bowman
I'm at QuiltCon and recuperating from over 8 hours of airplane travel! This podcast episode is up and I'll add a few more details here later on our wonderful guest Lilo Bowman and the contest giveaway (her book!) Watch for the Tuesday Podcast Preview email in your inbox for that. For now it's up for your listening pleasure. Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
93 minutes | Feb 7, 2023
QOF Episode 105 - Mel Beach
My guest today is a quilt designer, teacher and lecturer, and has taken the leap from quilting as a hobby/stress relief to being a sought after professional around the world. Adding challenges to her quilting and art making, and a consistent practice, plus a bit of rolling of the dice has really helped her thrive and inspire quilters everywhere. She has been heavily involved in the Global Quilt Connection founded by Lyric Kinard and Sue Bleiweiss and now sits as president of SAQA. Her popular blog filled with joy and inspiration is called Peace, love, and Happiness. Today I'll have a chat with Mel Beach. Check out Mel Beach's websiteEnter the weekly podcast GIVEAWAYSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
92 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
QOF Episode 104 - Pepper Cory
On Episode 104 Brandy interviews Pepper Corey. It's so nice to hear the story of a creator with a passion for quilting that has spanned the decades. The big takeaway is that Pepper takes the time to nurture and mentor upcoming creators in her workshops and in the field of quilting. Hers is a story filled with hard work, dedication, success, and appreciating the history and memories of incredible quilts and their makers. Enter the Prize giveaway hereCheck out Pepper Cory's website hereVisit the Studio E Fabric website hereSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
110 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
QOF Episode 103 - Laura Kemshall
I was particularly delighted to have Laura Kemshall on the show because when I first mentioned it to her at Festival of Quilt last year in the summer, Frankly, she was horrified, she didn't want to do it, but I did convince her. So she doesn't do many interviews, so I was excited.This mother and daughter team (Linda & Laura) has literally pioneered the online learning space in creative arts, and they've brought it to the world in a way that sings to the student and lifts them up, and it's perfectly affordable. It was so incredible just standing in front of Laura's work at the show, at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.I'd seen it for years in magazines online, in her courses on the computer screen, but it just, when you see it in person, in front of your face, it just takes you in, tells you a story, and spits you out, inspired to make art. So I loved sharing Laura's story with you. ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: https://kingsumo.com/g/bh3bvy/qof-episode-103-laura-kemshall-giveawayThe workshops website: https://www.designmatterstv.com/Laura's website: https://weprintyoupaint.co.uk/The Madeira Sensa Green Thread we talked about: https://sewmadeira.com/product/madeira-sensa-green-smart-boxSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
51 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
QOF Episode 102 - Surface Designer Gunnel Hag
My guest today is Gunnel Hag. Her work in clothing and interior fabrics has been represented at International Design Exhibitions. She has received grants and awards for her work, including Ontario Arts Council Grants, and a Ministry of Industry and Trade Award. When you take a look at the gallery on her website, you can see the colour and texture jumping off the screen. She is the author of the books Creating Texture and Creating Texture Soft Textures, and she has a unique history in textile design and printing in business as a college professor and lecturing worldwide. Today we will chat about colour and texture in fabric prints. Gunnel Hag's websiteEnter the weekly podcast giveawayCheck out Gunnel's Colour Vie pigment systemSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
68 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
QOF Episode 101 - Lysa Flower
Lysa Flower is a modern sewist and surface pattern designer. Her work is retro made modern, using cheeky cheerfulness with bright, graphic, optimistic colours and a whole lot of retro vibes and high fives! She has been featured in art shows, magazines, in artist spotlights, at QuiltCon and even by the Jealous Curator who lives right here in my home town of Summerland. There is so much more so we are going to get right into it…Link to the GIVEAWAYLink to the LYSA FLOWER WEBSITELink to Paintbrush Studio Fabrics WEBSITEFind Lysa Flower on INSTAGRAMSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
69 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
QOF Episode 100 - Sue Spargo
Sue Spargo is the founder of Sue Spargo Folk Art Quilts. Her creative passion for quilting, layering, and embroidering wool is at the hub of her family business which has grown from humble beginnings in her basement to an internationally recognized brand. She is an author dozens of times over and an international teacher and designer. Her travelling & teaching schedule is booked out years in advance and quilters worldwide line up to take in her content with joy Enter the GIVEAWAY hereGo to the Sue Spargo Website HEREFind out more about the new Sue Spargo BOMs HERESupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
34 minutes | Jan 1, 2023
QOF Episode 99 - Happy New Year with the Quilter on Fire!
It's an extra special, short and sweet, in between the Tuesdays BONUS EPISODE airing at midnight on December 31st 2023! HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's just me chatting directly with you (no commercials or giveaways) and I'll explore the topic of New Year's Resolutions. Here's a run down of the ideas I mention on the podcast - ENJOY! 1. Celebrate your accomplishments2. Clear clutter3. Book time to play4. Set goals 5. Learn something new6. Avoid the cranks (miserable people)7. Reign in social media8. Wellness, wellness, wellness9. Volunteer or donate to charity10. Find your people (community)Support the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.
77 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
QOF Episode 98 - Tula Pink - PART 2
My guest today (and last week!) is an icon in the quilting world. She has over 40 fabric collections with Free Spirit Fabrics, thread collections with Aurifil, she's designed the front of several BERNINA sewing machines and she is one of their International Spokespeople. She has even created her own line of sewing tools called Tula Pink Hardware. We had so much to talk about and the episode was so great and so long that we split it in two! Be sure to listen in to last week's episode! A win win for everyone!ENTER the contest giveaway here (on until Jan. 1st at 1pm PST)Visit Tula Pink's websiteVisit Free Spirit Fabric's websiteSign up for Aurifil's NEWSLETTERCheck out the Oliso Mini Project Iron hereSupport the show Thank you for listening to the Quilter on Fire Podcast.