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Let’s Chat With Katie From Katie’s Quilting Corner

19 Jun

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Today we’re settling in for a lovely chat with the woman who launched the Quiltgate scandal into the stratosphere with a single reddit post. She’s a redditor, quilter, crafter, all around baddass, and blogger! She makes some amazing things with her insane skill set, and she does it with style and flair! She runs Katie’s Quilting Corner, and posts some of her amazing work there, as well as some general sass! So settle in, and let’s find out what Katie is up to… Continue reading

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Hell’s Kitchen: Quilting Finished

18 Jun

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IT took a while, and there are a few mistakes, but damn it, it looks good! This is the quilt that was quilted with my embroidery machine. There are a few vertical lines quilted into it, because I really wanted to keep the vertical aspects of the buildings evident. I’m just so in love with it, but now I cannot find a binding I like. I might have to go and get some solid black. (Don’t ask why I’m out of it; I have clearly been slacking on my inventory.) Well, now that I get to see it when it is done, I love the way the embroidery motif looks! It took about 20 hours to quilt it, but you know, it was totally worth it! I can’t wait to finish it, so I can take pictures of it to enter in shows.

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Anthems Quilt Show: An Interview With The Creator

17 Jun
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Yesterday, we were hot off the BBC World Service with Quiltgate. (BBC Article Here) Today we’re going to talk about a new quilt show coming up, Anthems. It seems very appropriate, it being pride month, as well as the hate group recently being outed on BBC. We’re having a conversation with Richard Kennair, the creator of Anthems. He’s been in the industry for quite a long time, but he isn’t a quilter! Follow the jump for the interview…
 

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BBC Covers Quiltgate!

16 Jun

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I did an interview with BBC World Service. I’m so happy this story is finally gaining international attention!

You can listen to the radio segment here!

You can read the write up here!

 

Quilting Space Is Not A Pleasant Space: An Interview With Stephanie Forsyth

15 Jun

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Two days ago, I asked a question; it was a simple question. What I got was not a simple response. Today we’re going to talk to Stephanie Forsyth from The IndieQuilter. To beat a dead horse, I’m (trying) doing 4 interviews to go along with a quilt I’m making. One interview per block. Homophobia and Sexism are already done. Now I’m looking to do one on Racism. I tried to find someone to interview, but many people are afraid to come forward after seeing the vitriol being spewed by some of these people on the quilting groups of Facebook. Stephanie was one of the defenders on my post in Quilting Space and let’s check in with her…. (Also check out the screen shots from the conversation. I got as many as I could before it was removed.) Continue reading

No Such Thing As Racism In Quilting???

14 Jun

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Well, it’s been a strange couple of days. As you all know, I did two interviews so far to go with my quilt for the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Washington DC. There are 4 blocks to the quilt: Homophobia, Sexism, Racism, and Ignorance. I was simply looking around the internet for someone who has been a victim of racism in the quilting community. I have been contacted quite a few times with people who wanted to share their story with me, but want no attention drawn to themselves. After the last two days, I understand why. Continue reading

Things To Come – 6/13/17

13 Jun

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I have fun times for all of us!I’ve been quite all weekend for the most part, mainly because I was tied up with a comic and art show, but now I can get back on my grind.

On the coming attraction list:

We’re going to catch up with Stephanie Forsyth! – We’re actually going over an incident that happened earlier today in a quilt group.

We’ll be talking to the Founder of the Anthem Quilt Show!

I have an interview with someone of the topic of Racism in Quilting.

I have a special surprise for Friday! (No, I can;t tell you until Friday afternoon!)

The Quilting on Hell’s Kitchen is almost done!