8 episodes

As a modern quilter and founder of the Great British Quilter Challenge on Instagram, Sarah Ashford has spent the last 3 years galvanising and championing British quilters and the quilting industry. In this series, Sarah speaks to British quilt designers, fabric companies and shop owners, to share behind the scenes stories and to discuss what it means to be a part of the British quilting community today. Guests also share their top tips for quilting and social media, which we know you're going to love.

Great British Quilter Podcast Sarah Ashford

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As a modern quilter and founder of the Great British Quilter Challenge on Instagram, Sarah Ashford has spent the last 3 years galvanising and championing British quilters and the quilting industry. In this series, Sarah speaks to British quilt designers, fabric companies and shop owners, to share behind the scenes stories and to discuss what it means to be a part of the British quilting community today. Guests also share their top tips for quilting and social media, which we know you're going to love.

    Episode 8: Nicola Dodd

    Episode 8: Nicola Dodd

    In this episode Sarah meets with quilter Nicola Dodd who talks about how her previous career has inspired her work as quilt designer. Nicola discusses how she created her design company Cake Stand Quilts and the work she does for Today's Quilter. Nicola also gives an insight into preparations behind the scenes for having a stand at the Festival of Quilts and her work for Moda Bake Shop. Finally Nicola shares some top tips that you won't want to miss.
     

    • 38 min
    Episode 7 - Alice Hadley

    Episode 7 - Alice Hadley

    In this episode we meet Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine editor Alice Hadley. Alice talks about her journey into publishing, how she became a quilter, her trip to Quilt Market and all the things she looks for when commissioning designers.

    • 38 min
    Episode 6: Meet Jenni Smith and Kay Walsh

    Episode 6: Meet Jenni Smith and Kay Walsh

    In this episode Sarah meets with quilters Jenni Smith and Kay Walsh. They talk about their 'Just One Quilt' Youtube series, teaching at the Stitch Gathering Sewing retreat, the Block of the Month project for The Quilter's Guild and the up and coming book in association with Liberty. They have certainly had a busy year! Finally, they share some tops tips that you won't want to miss.

    • 26 min
    Episode 5: Meet Nick Ball

    Episode 5: Meet Nick Ball

    In this episode Sarah meets with Nicholas Ball, modern quilter, Bernina Product Educator and author. Nick talks about his quilting journey, where he finds his inspiration, and how he quickly moved away from traditional piecing to find and develop the improv style he's known for today. Nick also shares the journey of writing his first book, Inspiring Improv, from the first seeds of the idea to a book on the shelf for us quilters to learn from and enjoy. Finally, Nick shares some quilting top tips for getting the perfect finish to a quilt and embracing new techniques.

    • 38 min
    Episode 4: Meet Karen Lewis

    Episode 4: Meet Karen Lewis

    In this episode Sarah meets with Karen Lewis, fabric designer, author and quilter. Karen talks about how she became a screen printer and quilter and her journey from a small business to having 4 fabric collections with Robert Kaufman and 2 books. Karen also talks about the funs she's had being this years featured designer for the Quilter's Planner and organising The Thread House Retreats alongside Jo Avery. Finally, Karen shares some top tips for attending quilt shows and how to let go of the quest for perfection.
     
     

    • 26 min
    Episode 3 Meet Deb McGuire

    Episode 3 Meet Deb McGuire

    In this episode Sarah meets with Deb McGuire, The Quilters' Guild Director, Marketing. Deb talks about her own personal journey into quilting and her multiple roles in the Quilters' Guild. She discusses all the exciting plans for their 40th anniversary celebrations and the forthcoming Festival of Quilts. Deb also talks about her adventures with her new long arm machine, and she shares some top tips for the listeners.

    • 49 min

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