14 01, 2015

Quiltcast #62 :: Success in Quilting Patterns

By |January 14th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Sometimes piecing a successful quilt pattern is more challenging that you would like. We’ve all been there, when nothing is working, and frustration has set in, when it seems a blow torch, or seam ripper are the only options. Today we have some tips so that you can have success with quilting patterns. Listen in and […]

7 01, 2015

Quiltcast #61 :: Computerized Quilting – Is it for you?

By |January 7th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

Hi there! In the new year April and I are starting off with what could be a controversial topic for some : Quilting with a computer, does it take away from the art and tradition of the act of quilting? Listen in and share your thoughts with us!

Catching up from the last two weeks, the […]

18 12, 2014

Quiltcast #60 :: Christmas Sewing & Catching Up!

By |December 18th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

We are catching up with you, and sharing our current projects this last week before Christmas. What have you been stitching?


What are your thoughts on computerized quilting? Does it take away from your quilting plans, or enhance them? We would love to know your thoughts!


We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the […]

11 12, 2014

Quiltcast #59 :: Teaching How to Quilt

By |December 11th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

Teaching your kids or friends to quilt, is fun if maybe a little stressful, but worth your time! Here’s a few tips to start for a positive outcome for everyone!

Cut for them –

-experience makes you faster

-less likely to have mistakes

-precuts are a great option – Charms or Layer Cakes depending on desired size


At the machine –

-glue sticks are […]

3 12, 2014

Quiltcast #58 :: Selling vs. Gifting Quilts

By |December 3rd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Have you thought about selling quilts? I sure have, but there’s a lot of thought and strategy that should go into that decision before you list your next quilt! Take a listen, and share your thoughts with us.

Think Big – Autographed copy and on Amazon

All People Quilt magazine – cover feature details here.

Our Quiltcast Mini […]

26 11, 2014

Quiltcast #57 :: Happy Thanksgiving!

By |November 26th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Hi friends!

We always love catching up with you, there just wasn’t enough quiet hours this week to do it properly!

We’ll be back next week to chat about selling vs. gifting quilts. Let us know if you have any specific questions on that topic in the comments below.

Happy Thanksgiving –

Amy & April


We always welcome your feedback!

All […]

19 11, 2014

Quiltcast #56 :: Billable Hours?

By |November 19th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Being a self-employed, professional quilt and fabric designer, that writes patterns and books some might assume that April and I are each earning a hefty income, able to fully support our families. Think again – if only all those creative daydreams were billable hours!


The Quilt Planner

Scraps, Inc quilts by Amy & April


Making a living in […]

13 11, 2014

Quiltcast #55 :: Current Publications

By |November 13th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

April and I are catching up after a couple busy weeks, behind the scenes in our families. 

The links I promised you :

Stitched Gifts board

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Viewers Choice

Scraps, Inc. 

Quilt Scene – features quilts from Quilt Festival, and Weave

Quilty – Lifesaver

Think Big 

Pink Chalk Fabrics – Clearance prices on fabric and some patterns


We always welcome your […]

5 11, 2014

Quiltcast #54 :: Stitched Gifts

By |November 5th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

There’s nothing quite like watching a friend or loved one open a “stitched gift” that I have made specifically for them. You know that feeling, right? Today on Quiltcast we have a group of gifts that you can make and give in no time!

We even started a pinterest board just for this episode, and would […]

30 10, 2014

Quiltcast # 53 :: Quilt Market Info

By |October 30th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

I did not have a chance to do the interviews I had hoped to at Quilt Market, but April has some exciting news to make up for that disappointment! We also chat about some of the Market details that you probably won’t hear elsewhere. Join us!

We chat about :


Book Signings

Booth Setup

My caricature up on top of […]

22 10, 2014

Quiltcast #52 :: YouTube Finds for Quilting

By |October 22nd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Today we are sharing some great finds on YouTube for quilters! There’s always more to learn, and watching a video can be a great opportunity to learn something new!

Tune in for more info about each of these resources :

Missouri Star Quilt Company


Quilt In a Day with Eleanor Burns

Fat Quarter Shop

Moda Fabrics

Leah Day + her blog + Free Motion […]

15 10, 2014

Quiltcast #51 ::Inspiration to Quilt

By |October 15th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|5 Comments

Thanks for your notes on our volume levels – we have corrected the problem!

Check out my feathered star post here.

Inspiration can found all over the place, what goes into the design process. It varies every time!

EQ7  is the software that we both use, but not necessary.

Quilts can be designed in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign or even Excel […]