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Conversations with quilters, designers, tool-makers, all kinds of people connected to the quilting industry. Hobby quilters, famous quilters, and everyone in between. A research podcast from Tulane Law School hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard. Yes, some talk about copyright and intellectual property law too and how it connects to quilting.

Just Wanna Quilt Elizabeth Townsend Gard

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.1, 128 Ratings

Conversations with quilters, designers, tool-makers, all kinds of people connected to the quilting industry. Hobby quilters, famous quilters, and everyone in between. A research podcast from Tulane Law School hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard. Yes, some talk about copyright and intellectual property law too and how it connects to quilting.

    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit - Part 2

    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit - Part 2

    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 2
    On June 17, 2020 and June 20, 2020, Tulane University held the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit, organized by the Just Wanna Quilt team of Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Hailey Barnett, Whitney Chatmon, John Spartz, and Becky Blank. Hosted by Newcomb Institute, and co-hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. More information can be found at http://www.justwannaquilt.com.

    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit is where we celebrate the entrepreneurial activities of the mask makers around the country, talk to industrial hygienists about how to safely move around in this world (including how many people should be in an elevator at one time), talk to the scientists, and connect the compassion of caring and making masks with BLM.

    The audio link to Day One:

    Part 2 Guests include:

    The Story of One Hospital
    Dr. Robin Womedou, Chief Medical Officer, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis.TN.

    The Science of Mask Recap
    Hailey Barnett with Dr. Jocelyn Songer (MakerMask.org)

    Masks in Prisons
    Angelique Thomas, Innocence Project New Orleans
    with Hailey Barnett

    Artists and Performer Profiles
    Julian McCleary, professional performer on cruise ships that turned to making masks
    Ceeley Pedescleaux is a quilter who is everything I aspire to be.  Her pieces are nationally known. She is the heart of the Beecher Memorial Quilt Group  in New Orleans, and she has, like so many of us, been making masks.  She made quilts after Katrina, and she is now working on projects about COVID as well.
    Wendy Starn is a fiber artist.  We’re going to talk to her about her COVID-19 piece.
    Will Nemitoff is the owner Curious Form, a local art fabrication and design business based in New Orleans. He pivoted from making large-scale artworks for events to addressing the PPE shortage with the production of over 10,000 Face Shields.


    Industry Pivots
    Mattie Rhodes, Quiltsmart, creates products printed on about interfacing and creating custom patterns for them.  The mondo bag is legendary in the sewing world.  She pivoted to making printed cotton patterns for masks.
    Chris Larson, Mattress King, is a mattress maker who began using the same materials to shift and make masks.

    Inventions and 3d Printing
    Juan Borbon, who began making bias tape for local groups making homemade masks with a personal 3D printer
    Alan Puccinelli s the founder of Operation Shields up where he fabricates PPE face fields for front line caregivers. 

    Broadway, Film, and Designers Repurposing
    Rachna Chandra of Taj Cottage, a clothing brand that shifted to making masks
Alison Parker costumer in the film industry, and  is also the founder of Ric Rack, a local group whose focus is educating the public on textile recycling.
Jeff Whiting gave studio space to Broadway costumers to make masks. Jeff is the owner and Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, a music theatre training program founded in 2003 for the development of music theatre artists of all ages.  Jeff is extraordinarily impressive with a long  resume of directing and choreography credits on broadway.   

    Sewist in Action
    Chelsea Cooper, new to sewing
    Raymond Houston, an author of quilt books, and quilt designer
    Misty-Anne Harold, wildlife biologists and quilter
    Meghan Romere, Texas law student who started making masks
    Beth Strand, long-time quilter who made caps
    Maddie Kertay of BadAss Quilters
    Seth Hackler of Quilting on a Budget and Million Masks a Day
    Jeannete Floyd, art quilter
    Tamy Silvers, quilt business
    Judy Walker, quilter
    Edith Gross, art quilter

    The Story of AccuQuilt
    Pam Heller and Joy...

    • 4 hr 38 min
    Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Chad Roy explains the science of the virus

    Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Chad Roy explains the science of the virus

    Dr. Roy is the Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center and faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine. His career focus is on respiratory health and the aerobiology of airborne infectious diseases, including biological threat agents such as anthrax and ricin to name a few. He is currently leading a research team to advance vaccine development for COVID-19. He talks to us about his latest work, and how we should think about the virus in relationship to masks.

    • 43 min
    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 1

    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 1

    On June 17, 2020, Tulane University held the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit, organized by the Just Wanna Quilt team of Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Hailey Barnett, Whitney Chatmon, John Spartz, and Becky Blank. Hosted by Newcomb Institute, and co-hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. More information can be found at http://www.justwannaquilt.com.

    Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit is where we celebrate the entrepreneurial activities of the mask makers around the country, talk to industrial hygienists about how to safely move around in this world (including how many people should be in an elevator at one time), talk to the scientists, and connect the compassion of caring and making masks with BLM.

    The audio link to Day One:

    Part 1 Guests include:

    Our Call to Action
    Edith Gross, Judy Walker, Seth Hackler, Whitney Chatmon, Hailey Barnett, and @Tal Sherman.

    Mask Mobilization
    Alexa Magyari, co-organizer, a Ph.D. public health student at U.C. Berkeley, and an early organizer between hospitals and makers of masks.
    Becky Blank of We Have Masks, The Mask Makers Collective,
    Gina Livingston of Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals - Atlanta
    Cathy Dickey of Face Mask Shortage (New Orleans local area) Sewing Initiative
    Sophie Faroushani and Alex Woodbridge TUSOM COVID Response Group, Tulane Medical Students
    Jayna Zweimal of Masks4humanity
    @Scott Bishop, @Chippawa Thomas, and @Christine Schnittka from Auburn University.

    Science and Medicine
    Dr. @Roy Rando, industrial hygienist Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Dr. Mark Wilson, industrial hygienist @ Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Dr. Chad Roy, Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center
    Dr. Scott Segal, Prof of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest, with a forthcoming article on evaluating homemade mask materials.

    Keynote: Dr. Jocelyn Songer, Masks Unmasked: A Look at the Science Behind Fabric Masks for COVID-19, founder of MakerMask.org (a great site of information). Dr. Jocelyn Songer is the founder of MakerMask.org, a group of volunteers providing science-based mask information and designs to community mask makers by studying and testing them. She holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology from MIT.

    Joel Sellers: Q and A with Dr. Songer (with sample masks)

    A Culture of Caring: From Masks to BLM
    Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane Law School.

    That was Day 1.

    • 4 hr 51 min
    Covid-19 Masks: Executive Director of Tech Transfer @ Tulane, John Christie explains it all

    Covid-19 Masks: Executive Director of Tech Transfer @ Tulane, John Christie explains it all

    John Christie, the Executive Director of Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development talks to us about the science during Covid-19, and how NDS, provisional patents, and other legal tools allow for sharing information between scientists in this very difficult times.

    • 24 min
    Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Songer of Maker Masks joins us for Part 2 of our discussion on Polypropylene fabric and masks

    Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Songer of Maker Masks joins us for Part 2 of our discussion on Polypropylene fabric and masks

    Dr. Songer joins us for part 2 of our discussion of Polypropylene and masks. For more information, go to: http://makermask.org/. There is lots of cool science and mask information.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Jocelyn Songer of Maker Mask joins us - Part 1

    Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Jocelyn Songer of Maker Mask joins us - Part 1

    Dr. Songer is the founder of MakerMask.org, a group of volunteers providing science-based mask information and designs to community mask makers. She's been studying and testing masks, and we talk to her about all kinds of things, especially Polypropylene. This is Part 1 of 2. For more information go to: http://makermask.org/.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Monroe9783 ,

So much great info!

I am a new listener and I absolutely love this podcast! I’m learning so much and finding new people to follow on social media. The only reason why I gave it four stars is because all of the episodes I’ve listened to so far have had some significant sound/editing issues. Many times the guest can’t be heard of the volume is way low for them. Because of this I’m constantly adjusting the volume. There are also times when you can hear dogs barking or children coming to ask either the host or the guest questions. In the long run, not a huge deal, but just a little distracting. Other than that, I think this is an awesome podcast!

Pat Seager ,

Mask episodes.

Why so many? I’ve deleted all but 2. Enough already!

Dee98632 ,

Move on

I enjoyed the podcast initially. I would like to see a reprieve from the current focus on masks. I need quilting talk.

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