10 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.

    Meet Leisa Morris -White

    Meet Leisa Morris -White

    In this episode Sarah chats with Leisa-Morris White, owner of Morris Textiles, a US based fabric company specialising in British fabrics including Liberty Tana Lawns and quilting cottons, William Morris prints, Oakshott fabrics and collections from other British Contemporary designers.  
    They discuss setting up a quilting business, how the business model has adapted and changed throughout 2020 and Leisa shares some of her top tips.  

    • 37 min
    Meet Tracy Chevalier

    Meet Tracy Chevalier

    Sarah Ashford is back with Series 2 of the Great British Quilter Podcast. 
    In this episode, Sarah talks to historical novelist and quilter Tracy Chevalier all about writing, quilting and her latest novel, A Single Thread.  
    Finally, Tracy shares two top tips with the listeners relating to creativity and quilting.  

    • 41 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Bks4lou ,

Love this podcast!

This is one of the most delightful and informative conversations on quilting. I look forward to every posting.

Soapstone_Quilts ,

Great podcast!

I’m across the pond, but like learning about and from quilters worldwide. The first two podcasts have been interesting and informative. I especially appreciate the tips bit toward the end. This is now part of my regular listening routine.

quilts4deb ,

Great first broadcast

Listening in the States and looking forward to future episodes. Wishing you many listeners for a successful show.

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