Kathryn Clark: A Craftivist Quilter
Education. Curiosity. Compassion. Three elements that embody Kathryn Clark’s work. At times it’s hard to watch the news given the state of the world, with its constant hum of war, famine, death, and sadness, it’s at once hard to look too closely at and hard…
How a Found Object Taught Me to Love Improvisational Quilting
All quilts tell a story. It’s one of the reasons I am so drawn to the craft. One of the quilts I own that has made the most lasting impact on me over the course of many years, is Great Aunt Irma’s quilt. Years ago,…
Win a Bernina & Learn 6 Features That Make Sewing Easier
Are you ready to step up your sewing game? We’re here to help. This week, join Diane Gilleland for her class, T-Shirt Quilting: Warm Up Your Life Story, which starts at 9am PST on August 21st. This top-to-bottom quilting class is great for quilters and…
Top 5 Quilting Tips for Beginners
Getting started with quilting can be daunting — where do you even begin? What do you need? Do you even have the space? Don’t be nervous; CraftyPod blogger, author, and quilting expert Diane Gilleland wants you to know that this is supposed to be fun….
Best Books for Beginning Quilters — Picks From Diane Gilleland
Picking up a crafty hobby like quilting has been shown to ward off memory loss, and can even make you a happier person. That is, assuming the stress of trying to figure out your fun new project doesn’t drive you straight over the edge, first….
11 Vintage Photos of Crafting Through the Ages
From building furniture to sewing quilts, crafting is a pursuit as old as time. And while making our own everyday items is much less necessary than it once was, crafting still remains a popular hobby — and, in many cases, a full-time job — though…
6 Quilters to Follow on Instagram
Quilting is an intensely visual medium, which is why it’s unusual that more quilters haven’t taken a shine to Instagram, a social media platform that’s entirely devoted to sharing images (and the occasional cat video). But there are some quilting bloggers who have adopted Instagram…
Want To Ward Off Memory Loss? Pick Up A Creative Hobby
Maybe it’s the excessive pollen in the air, or maybe you’ve been spending slightly too much time Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but do you feel like your memory is bailing on you? Believe it or not, you can actually train your brain to sharpen…
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