Hello My Quilting Friends

Hello My Quilting Friends

www.leahday.com
Leah Day presents this fun, informative quilting podcast about life, making quilts, and running a creative craft business. Leah shares interviews with creative business owners and stories from her own journey as a blogger, machine quilter, and crafty e…


Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt - Ch 3 - Quilt Podcast #139
Apr 28 • 84 min
My Dream Achievement this year is to record the audiobook for Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. To make this dream a reality, I’ve decided to share one chapter a week for the next few months. Enjoy Chapter 2 in this podcast!Jump straight to…
Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt - Ch 2 - Quilt Podcast #138
Apr 14 • 69 min
My Dream Achievement this year is to record the audiobook for Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. To make this dream a reality, I’ve decided to share one chapter a week for the next few months. Enjoy Chapter 2 in this podcast!Jump straight to…
Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt - Ch 1 - Quilt Podcast #137
Mar 31 • 71 min
My Dream Achievement this year is to record the audiobook for Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. To make this dream a reality, I’ve decided to share one chapter a week for the next few months. Enjoy Chapter 1 in this podcast!Jump straight to…
10 Tips for Working from Home with Kids, Podcast #136
Mar 23 • 88 min
Kids are out of school and parents are working from home, but HOW do we get our work done? Learn my top 10 tips for working from home with kids in the house! Jump straight to the topic at time: 31:52Find the free mask pattern and video tutorial:…
Finding Strength from The Crisis by Thomas Paine, Podcast #135
Mar 18 • 62 min
This week I’m reading The Crisis by Thomas Paine, an article originally published in 1776. I found strength from this during the past week of the Cronovirus crisis.Jump ahead to time 38:48 to get straight to The Crisis.The Dream Big Quilt Along has…
Embracing Distraction and the Weirdest Podcast Ever #134
Mar 11 • 16 min
Just a warning - if you listen to this podcast you’re really missing out on the weirdness. I tried shooting half the video in 360 and half with a regular camera and the results were… interesting! LOL!Check out the video here:…
How to Say NO! and How This is Really Saying YES - Podcast #133
Mar 3 • 69 min
When you say Yes to everything, you are really saying No to the projects and quilts that take more time and are harder to create. Instead, say NO to the easy, unimportant projects you don’t want to finish so you can say YES to your best!My little hoop…
Be Flexible! Figure Out What You Must Do to Keep Quilting! Podcast 132
Feb 26 • 32 min
Flexibility is key! This week I’ve had many reminders of how important it is to go with the flow and allow things to change in order to keep projects moving forward. The Dream Big Quilt Along, yep, it’s going to be an official Quilt Along is going to…
Don’t Wait! Be Creative and Make What You Love NOW! Quilt Podcast #131
Feb 19 • 50 min
Please stop putting off making the quilts and projects you’ve most wanted to create! It may be difficult, but it’s definitely easier than trying to create when your sewing space has been destroyed!Just in case you missed last week’s podcast and tour of…
It Could’ve Been Worse - Quilter’s Flooding Disaster Podcast #130
Feb 11 • 40 min
Yep, just a month after sharing my studio tour, our basement flooded. See a full tour of the basement and how much things have changed since the water rushed in. Please help support us during this time! Any order you place on our website helps us:…
Stitching from Jail! Quilting Friends Podcast #129
Feb 5 • 44 min
I’m stitching myself out of jail this week as I reach my stopping point on the double wedding ring quilt and put it away for a LONG time!
Keep it Simple! Quilts Don’t Need to be Complicated to be Good! #128
Jan 29 • 45 min
I’m keeping it simple this week as I prep fabric for the longarm and share how I finished a quilt much faster than usual.
Crafting Through a Limbo Time, Podcast #127
Jan 22 • 53 min
Hear how I’m working my way through a limbo time in both life and a few quilting projects.
What Will Change in Quilting in 10 years? 2020 Predictions Podcast #126
Jan 14 • 67 min
I’m pulling out my crystal ball and sharing my predictions for how quilting and sewing will change in the next 10 years!
Studio Tour 2020! Quilt Friends Podcast #125
Jan 8 • 30 min
In this episode I’m sharing a tour of my home studio where I make videos, write, make quilts and also paint!
124. My Word of the Year for 2020! Focus on the Light and the Joy of Creativity
Dec 31, 2019 • 66 min
In this podcast episode I’m sharing my new word of the year - Light - and how I’m focusing on the light, the joy, the glimmer of happiness in everything I do.
123. Living Without Regrets & Making a Memory Quilt
Dec 11, 2019 • 48 min
Here’s my first try at making a podcast after Josh’s mother, Ellen, passed away on Thanksgiving Day.
122. How to Design a Goddess Quilt - Drawing Even When You Can’t Draw!
Nov 19, 2019 • 97 min
It’s time to design your own goddess quilt! I’m celebrating the launch of my new book, Leah Day’s Goddess Quilts, and diving into goddess quilt design in this episode.
121. Experiences Vs. Stuff - Hot Air Balloon Ride and Tidying AGAIN!
Nov 13, 2019 • 65 min
This week I’m debating which is better: awesome experiences or the stuff we collect as crafty people?
120. Working Through the Messy Middle of Quilting / Crafting Projects
Nov 3, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode #120 of the Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast, I’m chatting about the messy middle and working through the messy middle as I paint a pair of shoes that aren’t turning out the way I want!
119. Stitching Myself Back Together - Grief, Gratitude, and Hart Square 2019
Oct 27, 2019 • 59 min
I’m sharing a lot of good news, a lot of bad news and the joy of hand quilting at Hart Square once again.
118. The Pros and Cons of Piecing Quilts with Precuts
Oct 16, 2019 • 89 min
I was thinking about quilting and skill building this week and thought of a fun topic - what are the pros and cons of piecing with precuts? So that is the topic for today’s podcast! Read more here:…
117. Dream Achievement: Make What Your Heart Most Needs to Create
Oct 2, 2019 • 76 min
This week I’m chatting about Dream Achievements and pursuing the crazy, big, overwhelming, scary project you’ve wanted to make for years.
116. How Much Time Will This Quilt Take?
Sep 18, 2019 • 109 min
Learn how to estimate the amount of time your next quilt will take.
115. Ten Steps to Finishing Your UFOs (Unfinished Projects)
Sep 2, 2019 • 97 min
Find a 10 step program to sort through your unfinished projects and get the most meaningful quilts DONE!
114. Priority is Singular! Forcing Myself to Focus on My Ultimate Goal
Aug 19, 2019 • 47 min
This week I’m chatting about priorities and how there can really only be ONE at a time
113. Celebrating 10 Years in Business!
Aug 14, 2019 • 48 min
This week we’re celebrating 10 years in business! I share my thoughts on hitting this milestone as well as 100,000 subscribers on Youtube in the same year along with many project updates!
112. Back From Vacation and Ready to Quilt!
Aug 7, 2019 • 70 min
Catch up on all that happened during my “vacation” through the month of July!
Unpacking from Quilt Fantastic! Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast #111
Jun 25, 2019 • 33 min
I’m unpacking from Quilt Fantastic and cleaning off my VERY messy cutting table today.
110. Always Winning the Game of Perfection? Not Gonna Happen
Jun 18, 2019 • 35 min
This week I’m sharing a new thought about perfection - how demanding perfection in our quilts is like expecting to win every board game you play.
109. Quilt Fantasy Story from the Mally the Maker Universe!
Jun 12, 2019 • 80 min
Needles and thread are going missing in the world of Quilst. Who is behind it? Learn how Scant and Singer save the day!
108. Organize and Decorate Your Sewing Space with Stephanie Socha
Jun 4, 2019 • 56 min
Discover lots of ideas for organizing and decorating your sewing space to reflect your unique style with the Make and Decorate Podcast host, Stephanie Socha!
107. 7 Reasons Why I DO Want and Need a Longarm
May 28, 2019 • 107 min
In this quilting podcast I share 7 reasons why I want and need a longarm quilting machine.
106. Should I Only Work on One Project at a Time?
May 21, 2019 • 41 min
This week I’m pinning my backing fabric to the frame and wondering if I should or even could build a habit for working on one project at a time. What do you think?
105. Time Lapse Quilting with Todd DuBay
May 14, 2019 • 71 min
Learn about time lapse photography and why you should give this a try while you’re making your next quilt!
104. Painting the Rabbit Hutch and Puttering Around
May 7, 2019 • 53 min
Join in the fun as I paint my rabbit hutch and clean off a big table so it’s ready for a new project!
103. Meet the National Quilt Museum Registrar, Laura Hendrickson!
May 1, 2019 • 49 min
Meet Laura Hendrickson, the registrar of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky!
102. Do You Ever Sleep? My Habits for Building a Successful, Creative Life
Apr 16, 2019 • 63 min
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is, “Do you ever sleep?!” So in this podcast episode, I’m answering that question and sharing my daily habits for a successful, creative life!
101. Let’s Quilt - Not Play Video Games! with Luann Fischer
Apr 9, 2019 • 65 min
Learn how Luann Fischer is making many more quilts now that she stopped playing video games completely.
100. Celebrating Episode 100 of the Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast!
Apr 2, 2019 • 57 min
This week I’m celebrating hitting the 100th episode of the show and sharing my perspective on podcasting for the last two years and what I plan to do next!
099. Overcome Fear so You Can Create
Mar 27, 2019 • 60 min
In this Quilting Friends podcast episode, I share my struggles with fear this week as I began writing my new book.
098. Permission to Make What You MOST Want to Create
Mar 20, 2019 • 47 min
Learn how to give yourself permission to work on the projects that are most special and important for you to create!
097. Running the Business of the Quilt Museum with Frank Bennett
Mar 4, 2019 • 48 min
Meet Frank Bennett, the CEO of the National Quilt Museum and learn about how the museum is funded, how the quilts are stored, and how you can support this organization.
096. Creative Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Feb 26, 2019 • 68 min
Learn how I beat the winter blues in creative ways by taking a break from work, spending time on different projects and baking four batches of banana nut muffins!
095. From Fire Fighter to Fiber Artist with Brandy Maslowski
Feb 19, 2019 • 62 min
Meet Brandy Maslowski, the Quilter on Fire, and learn how she keeps her studio magnificent, her teaching and quilting plans and creative ambition!
094. Cleaning Up to Be Creative and First Narration Experiment!
Feb 13, 2019 • 39 min
This week I’m sharing my thoughts on keeping my creative spaces tidy and the bad habit of buying more stuff in order to feel creative.
093. Creative Ways to Fix Quilting Mistakes with Beth Collins
Feb 4, 2019 • 70 min
In Episode 93 of the Quilting Friends Podcast, I chat with Beth Collins about fixing mistakes in quilts so they can be finished and enjoyed.
092. Rising to Unexpected Challenges
Jan 30, 2019 • 30 min
I’m pinning a new quilt to my longarm frame and sharing news from our many adventures this past weekend.
91. Quilt Blogging in 2019 with Vicki Holloway
Jan 22, 2019 • 55 min
Is blogging still the best way to share about quilting? Learn from Vicki Holloway, a quilting blogger since 2008.
090. Tracing a New Goddess Quilt and Playing with Leather with My Son
Jan 8, 2019 • 43 min
Today I’m tracing a new goddess quilt onto butcher paper and sharing what’s going on around the house.
089. My Word of the Year for 2019 and Exciting News!
Jan 2, 2019 • 72 min
I share insights from the year and how having the word Challenge be my word of the year has changed my life.
088. Hand Quilting and Living a Happy Life at 84 with Sue Griffeth
Dec 19, 2018 • 60 min
Meet Sue Griffeth and hear her perspective as an 84 year old quilter
087. Quilting on Vinyl and Leather with Katie Baker
Dec 12, 2018 • 52 min
Meet Katie Baker from Baker Lane Studio and hear how she is quilting on vinyl and leather to make handbags.
086. Be Open to Your Creativity with Ann Walsh
Dec 5, 2018 • 62 min
Meet Ann Walsh and hear about her amazing journey into free motion quilting in just three years after thinking she wasn’t creative or an artist her whole life.
085. Quilting in a Small Space on a Tiny Machine
Nov 28, 2018 • 48 min
Learn how to quilt in a super tiny space on a small home machine!
084. Teaching Kids to Sew and Preparing for the Friendship Quilt Along
Nov 20, 2018 • 59 min
Hear Leah’s thoughts on teaching a 6 and 7 year old how to sew and news about the Friendship Quilt Along.
083. Quilt Festival Recap - My thoughts about the largest show of the year!
Nov 13, 2018 • 55 min
I’m sharing a little recap with my thoughts after returning from International Quilt Festival this weekend!
082. Pattern Writing in a Hurry!
Nov 7, 2018 • 35 min
This week I’m sharing an update on writing Leah’s Friendship Sampler Quilt and what it’s like to write a pattern in a hurry!
081. Hand Quilting and Reenacting at Hart Square
Nov 1, 2018 • 53 min
I’ve been hand quilting and reenacting at Hart Square and share my thoughts on living in a simpler time.
080. Learning New Crafts, Building New Skills and Practicing Patience
Oct 24, 2018 • 40 min
I’m just chatting about life, quilting, and learning a new skill in today’s podcast episode.
079. Quilting Past Perfection with Hot Cast Goddess Quilt
Oct 17, 2018 • 70 min
Listen to the quilt story and inspiration behind Hot Cast, a goddess quilt created by Leah Day.
078. Hear a chapter from Mally the Maker, Leah’s new quilt fantasy novel!
Oct 10, 2018 • 61 min
Listen to the first chapter of Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt, a quilt fantasy novel by Leah Day.
077. Quilting, Photograph, and Finding a Creative Life Balance with Emily King
Oct 3, 2018 • 62 min
Meet Emily King and get her take on finding a creative balance between quilting, photography, family and life!
076. Which Machine to Buy - Midarm or Longarm?
Sep 26, 2018 • 34 min
Should you invest in a midarm or longarm quilting machine first?
075. Tips for Storing and Hanging Special Quilts
Sep 19, 2018 • 45 min
I received a great question this week about storing and hanging quilts so I decided to do an episode on it!
074. Name and Tag Your Quilts, Please!
Sep 12, 2018 • 58 min
Find tips on naming your quilts and adding a quilt tag so you know when it was finished!
073. Tips for Giving Quilted Gifts During the Holidays
Sep 5, 2018 • 39 min
Today I’m sharing 5 tips for giving quilted gifts this Christmas and my best advice for enjoying the holidays to the fullest!
072. Emergence From Sinkhole Goddess Quilt Story
Aug 29, 2018 • 57 min
Learn the story behind my Emergence from Sinkhole and the danger of digging too deep into negative memories.
071. 9 Lessons Learned from 9 Years in Business
Aug 22, 2018 • 60 min
I’m celebrating 9 years in my quilting business and I’ve created a list of the 9 major things I’ve learned in the past 9 years.
070. Why This Quilt Took 4 Years to Finish! Dream Goddess Quilt Story
Aug 15, 2018 • 76 min
Leah Day shares the process of creating the Dream Goddess Quilt and why this quilt took 4 years to complete.
069. Why I’ve Archived My Quilting Facebook Groups Today
Aug 8, 2018 • 18 min
Listen to Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast episode #69 about why I’ve decided to archive my Facebook groups and minimize my time on social media.
068. Healing Your Inner Negative Voice with Quilting
Aug 1, 2018 • 51 min
Learn how I challenged my inner negative voice through quilting.
067. How to Win Ribbons at a Quilt Show with Leah Day
Jul 26, 2018 • 65 min
Learn how to make quilts for show that may win a ribbon!
066. Restoring a Rusty Treadle Sewing Machine with Leah Day
Jul 18, 2018 • 31 min
Learn how Leah is cleaning off the rust from a 140 year old sewing machine.
065. Debate: Can You Make Quilts from Bed Sheets?
Jul 11, 2018 • 46 min
Leah is taking on another Great Quilting Debate - can you make quilts from bed sheets?
064. Release Your Light Goddess Quilt Story with Leah Day
Jul 4, 2018 • 55 min
Learn the story behind my brightest goddess quilt, Release Your Light and how to tap into your creativity and share it with the world.
063. Treadle Sewing Machine Update with Leah Day
Jun 27, 2018 • 20 min
Learn more about treadle sewing machines and hear what Leah Day’s doing to refinish two 100+ year old machines.
062. Quilt Out Your Fears - Torrent of Fear Quilt Story
Jun 20, 2018 • 51 min
Learn how to work through your fear by creating a quilt focused on that emotion.
061. Crocheting on Vacation, Learning Watercolor and More with Leah Day
Jun 13, 2018 • 38 min
I’m checking in after my vacation and sharing free form crochet, an update on Mally the Maker, and my water color adventures.
060. Quilting Gratitude in Your Life and Quilts with Leah Day
Jun 6, 2018 • 50 min
Learn how to quilt with thankfulness in your heart and be a happier person.
059. Designing Quilts with Quiltrovert Nika Gordham-Harrison
May 30, 2018 • 73 min
Meet the Quiltrovert, Nika Gordham-Harrison and how she’s gotten into quilting and is already designing her own quilts.
058. Achieve Your Goals 1 Hour at a Time with Leah Day
May 23, 2018 • 45 min
Learn how Leah Day is achieving long term goals in her quilting business with just 1 hour a day.
057. Copyright Law and Quilting with Heather Kubiak
May 16, 2018 • 61 min
Learn more about copyright law as it pertains to quilting and what you’re allowed to do with the patterns, tools, books, and materials you buy.
056. Who Owns This Quilt? Quilting Debate with Leah Day
May 9, 2018 • 64 min
Enjoy this Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day all about quilt ownership and what it means when you hire someone for help.
055. Collect and Restore Vintage Sewing Machines with Cheryl Warren
May 2, 2018 • 73 min
Learn more about vintage sewing machines and how to find and restore a treadle!
054. Is This Quilt Cheating? Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day
Apr 25, 2018 • 47 min
What do you consider cheating when it comes to quilting? Dig into this topic with Leah Day!
053. Take Better Quilt Photos with Brenda LaFleur
Apr 18, 2018 • 54 min
Learn how to take better photos of your quilts, family, and landscapes in this interview with Brenda LaFleur
052. Scant Verses Quarter Inch Seams - Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day
Apr 11, 2018 • 36 min
Learn the difference between a scant and quarter inch seam allowance and what it means for piecing your quilts.
051. Three Step Quilt as You Go with Jenedel Wilcox
Apr 4, 2018 • 51 min
Learn about an awesome three step Quilt-As-You-Go technique with hobby quilter Jenedel Wilcox.
050. Setting and Reaching Long Term Goals with Leah Day
Mar 28, 2018 • 63 min
Learn how Leah Day sets and reaches long term goals in her quilting business.
049. Quilting and Copyright with Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Mar 15, 2018 • 56 min
Learn about quilting and copyright in this quilting podcast with Elizabeth Townsend Gard, a law professor from Tulane University.
048. Teaching Online from Qatar with Grace Medina
Mar 7, 2018 • 63 min
Meet Grace Medina, a quilter living in Qatar and learn how she shares awesome quilting and sewing tutorials in Spanish!
047. Longarm Quilting with Mom and Pop Quilt Shop
Feb 28, 2018 • 57 min
Meet Laura-Lynn Fulford from Mom and Pop Quilt Shop and how she runs her longarm quilting and alterations business with her husband.
046. No Sewing Until You Quilt It with Ann Holmes
Feb 21, 2018 • 54 min
Learn about No Sewing Until You Quilt It, an applique / quilting technique created by Ann Holmes.
045. Whole 30 Diet with my Sister, Camille Gray
Feb 14, 2018 • 67 min
Meet my sister Camille and hear how she learned about the Whole 30 diet and how she transformed her body less than a year after having her second baby.
044. Leah’s on a Diet? Rising to the Challenge in 2018
Jan 31, 2018 • 41 min
This week Leah shares why she’s decided to try the Whole 30 Diet for the month of February.
043. Piecing and Quilting Precuts with Christa Watson
Jan 17, 2018 • 39 min
Meet Christa Watson and learn how she designs quilts using precut fabrics.
042. Is Spray Basting Bad for Quilts? Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day
Jan 10, 2018 • 32 min
Tune in for this Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day: is basting spray bad for our quilts?
041. Yoga and Longarm Quilting with Amy Helton
Jan 3, 2018 • 44 min
Meet Amy Helton, a longarm quilter and yogi from Kentucky and learn how she started her quilting business.
040. New Goals and the Word for the Year in 2018
Dec 27, 2017 • 23 min
Learn how Leah Day sets goals and achieves them using a word of the year to guide her.
039. Teaching Crochet and Quilting Online with Melanie Ham
Dec 13, 2017 • 45 min
Meet Melanie Ham and learn how she’s built a super successful YouTube channel teaching crochet and quilting online.
038. Is Polyester Thread Evil? Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day
Dec 6, 2017 • 22 min
Is polyester thread bad for quilts? Learn more about this quilting rumor in this Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day.
037. Massive Business Transformation with Stephanie Soebbing
Nov 29, 2017 • 53 min
Learn how Stephanie Soebbing has transformed her online business to both online and brick and mortar shop.
036. Prewash Fabric for Quilting? Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day
Nov 22, 2017 • 33 min
Learn about prewashing fabric and why it’s an important step to begin every quilt.
035. Quilt Market Recap with Sheri Cilfaldi Morrill
Nov 15, 2017 • 39 min
Hear about the trends, pretty fabrics, and new gadgets Sheri Cilfaldi Morrill noticed at fall Quilt Market.
034. Is Starch Bad for Our Quilts? Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day
Nov 8, 2017 • 38 min
Learn about starching fabric and hear Leah debate why it has a weird reputation with quilters.
033. Crafting a Book with Janice Brewster Weiser and Karen Sulmonetti
Nov 1, 2017 • 55 min
Meet the team behind Creative Girlfriends Press and how they helped Leah Day create her new book.
032. Pressing Seams Open Debate with Leah Day
Oct 25, 2017 • 33 min
Hear Leah’s side of the Great Quilting Debate and why she presses seams open on her quilt blocks.
031. Teach Quilting in Spanish with Luis Sanchez
Oct 18, 2017 • 51 min
Meet Luis Sanchez, a quilter from Costa Rica that shares quilting tutorials in Spanish!
030. Etsy Success with Deborah Fisher from Fish Museum and Circus
Oct 4, 2017 • 47 min
Learn how Deborah Fisher runs her successful Etsy shop selling ceramic pincushions.
029. Make Hoop Quilts with Anne Marie Chany
Sep 19, 2017 • 49 min
Learn about Hoop Quilts, a cool new way to display mini quilts, created by Anne Marie Chany of Gen X Quilters.
028. Love Yourself Quilting with Jennifer Farsh
Sep 6, 2017 • 49 min
Meet Jennifer Farsh, a quilting hobbyist and how she’s used quilting to transform her life and the way she feels about herself. Quilting is a powerful, transformational craft and you can use it as a creative tool for change. Hear about quilting from a…
027. Quilting Along with Margaret Leuwen
Aug 23, 2017 • 52 min
Today I’m chatting with Margaret Leuwen the business owner behind MissMarkersQuilts.com. Margaret is a longarm quilter, shares YouTube videos, and hosts fun quilt alongs throughout the year. For the past few years Margaret has shared quilt along…
026. Running an Online and Brick and Mortar Quilt Shop with Amy Johnson
Aug 9, 2017 • 48 min
Meet Amy Johnson, the creator of Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures where she’s shared many videos on machine quilting with rulers. She’s was one of the first quilters to try longarm rulers on her home machine and she’s taught two Craftsy classes on…
025. Teaching Sewing and Quilting Online with Laura Coia
Jul 26, 2017 • 43 min
Laura is a freelance educator and pattern designer and the creator behind Sew Very Easy, her YouTube Channel that has new videos coming out every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm. Her first video was about her tablecloth quilts - yes, she eats on her…
024. Graffiti Quilting with Karlee Porter
Jul 12, 2017 • 69 min
Meet Karlee Porter, the creator of Graffiti Quilting, a method for free motion quilting and combining designs to create unique textures for your quilts. Karlee teaches classes and has written and published two books on Graffiti Quilting. Learn more…
023. Growing into Longarm Quilting with April Wells from Sew Darn Cute Quilting
Jun 28, 2017 • 59 min
Meet April Wells, a professional longarm quilter who started out making a simple baby quilt for her son. Hear how she transitioned from a home machine to a Gammill longarm and balances longarm quilting with raising her kids and homeschooling.
022. Writing Quilt Fiction with Frances O’Roark Dowell
Jun 14, 2017 • 52 min
Frances O’Roark Dowell is best known as the author of such novels for children as Dovey Coe and The Secret Language of Girls. More recently, she has been publishing fiction for quilters, including last year’s novel, Birds in the Air. Frances is also a…
021. Quilt Pattern Writing with Sheri from Whole Circle Studios
May 31, 2017 • 51 min
Would you like to design your own quilt pattern? Meet Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, a quilter and pattern designer and learn her process of designing and writing patterns. Sheri specializes in designing modern quilts and patterns and believes that design and…
020. Podcasting with Modern Sewciety host Stephanie Kendron
May 17, 2017 • 47 min
This week I’m chatting with the host of the Modern Sewciety podcast, Stephanie Kendron! Stephanie is a terrific quilter, business owner, and has just recently released the 120th episode of her podcast. You can find her podcast and learn more about…
019. Make Monochromatic Quilts with Andi Stanfield
May 3, 2017 • 43 min
What is a monochromatic quilt? Learn more about it in this latest podcast episode with Andi Stanfield, author of the book Monochromatic Quilts: Amazing Variety. Discover how Andi got into making quilts that highlight a single color family and how she…
018. Quilting Superwoman Jackie Kunkel
Apr 19, 2017 • 52 min
Meet Jackie Kunkel, a true quilting Superwoman because she seems to be doing so much at once - teaching, writing, designing fabric and more. Learn how she balances all these different creative outlets and runs her quilting business successfully. Learn…
17. Textile Design and Hobby Quilting with Leah Kabaker
Apr 1, 2017 • 62 min
Learn how fabrics are designed for the wholesale market that are then turned into clothing or accessories by other manufacturers and sold as finished items. This is quite a different process from fabric that is designed specifically for quilting. Learn…
16. Creative Time Management with Vicki Holloway
Mar 18, 2017 • 50 min
This week I’m chatting with Vicki Holloway about time management and how she balances a full time job, longarm quilting, and blogging daily. That is a LOT of stuff for one person to do and Vicki’s tips are super helpful for getting organized, keeping…
15. Running Longarm Quilting Business with Julie Persinger
Mar 4, 2017 • 80 min
Meet Julie Persinger, a longarm quilter from Tennessee who got back into quilting after her son was diagnosed with diabetes. Julie has transformed from a hand quilter who thought machine quilting was “cheating” to a professional longarm quilter and we…
14. Free vs Paid Quilt Patterns with Kate Colleran
Feb 18, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode of Hello My Quilting Friends I’m chatting with Kate Colleran from SeamsLineaDream.com about writing quilt patterns and the risks and benefits of offering free quilt patterns to drive traffic to your website or quilting business. Kate…
13. Craft Love with Textile Artist Carrie Barraco
Feb 4, 2017 • 61 min
In this podcast I’m chatting with textile artist Carrie Barraco about her love of many crafts and the flow of quilting through her life. We had a very long intro to this podcast and lots of things to check out at LeahDay.com!
12. From Home Machine to Longarm Quilting with Grace Company and Nathan Erznoznik
Jan 28, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode I’m talking with Nathan Erznoznik from Grace Company about longarm quilting frames and the transition from quilting on a home machine to quilting on a frame. I’ve met many quilters that are curious about longarm machines - how they…
11. Track Your Income with Stephanie Soebbing
Jan 21, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode I talk with professional quilter, podcaster, and youtuber Stephanie Soebbing about tracking the income of your quilting business. Stephanie shares how she built her business quickly and was able to leave her job by using online tools to…
10. Finish Your Quilts with Patty Dudek
Jan 14, 2017 • 41 min
Are you needing inspiration to finish your quilt projects this year? You’ve got to check out Patty Dudek’s new OMG (One Monthly Goal) quilt along. Each month you can link up on Patty’s website and share your goal for the month, then at the end of the…
9. How to Start Quilting with Leah Day
Jan 7, 2017 • 48 min
Learning how to quilt can be challenging! In this episode I share a lot of tips and trick to get started and share a lot of stories about my first attempts to make a quilt and the many disasters along the way. This episode is sponsored by my website…
8. New Years Resolutions with Leah Day
Dec 31, 2016 • 24 min
What is your word for the year? Have you decided what your focus will be in 2017? In this quilting podcast episode I share my thoughts on the new year and plan for moving forward with openness and simplicity.
Quilting Fun with Mary Fons
Dec 23, 2016 • 65 min
Hello, my quilting friends! Leah Day here with episode 7 of the podcast, and today I’m going to share an interview with Mary Fons. She is the daughter of Marianne Fons, who started Fons and Porter. She’s just such a amazing all-around person, and we…
6. Fabric Design with Sandra Clemons
Dec 14, 2016 • 59 min
we’re going to talk about fabric design with Sandra Clemons. Now, Sandra is a quilter. She’s an author. She is a self-publisher and she’s a fabric designer and her new line of fabric is called Front Yard. It was developed by Michael Miller…
5. Teaching Quilting Classes with Leah Day
Dec 7, 2016 • 59 min
Would you like to share your love of quilting with other people? Learn how to teach a quilting class from planning the class topic to making samples and designing the handout. Learn how Leah has taught dozens of classes and won MQX Teacher of the…
4. Machine Embroidery with Patsy Thompson
Nov 30, 2016 • 56 min
This week my guest is Patsy Thompson, an award winning quilter with a distinctive style of machine quilting and machine embroidered applique. In this episode Patsy shares all her secrets to machine embroidery - how she hoops, the stabilizer and other…
3. Behind the Scenes of a Family Business with Josh Day
Nov 23, 2016 • 40 min
Today I’m going to share an interview my husband and business partner Josh Day. Josh and I work together and are equal shareholders in our business, and I can honestly say that Josh is 50% if not more of this business. Even though it’s my face in the…
2. How to Make Better Decisions Based on Your Core Values
Nov 16, 2016 • 17 min
Hello my quilting friends! Welcome to episode 2 of the podcast. Today is all about values – I want to share some new insights I’ve run across and some terrific books to listen to as you quilt that help you tap into your core values. This has been…
1. Traditional vs Self Published Quilting Books with Christa Watson and Stephanie Palmer
Nov 9, 2016 • 53 min
I’m super excited to share a recording from 2016 quilt market with you today. I teamed up with Christa Watson from Christaquilts.com and Stephanie Palmer from QuiltingPlanner.com to talk about writing and publishing books for quilters. Now I’ve known…