We can’t wait to tell you about the Quilt & Tell Podcast, formerly known as The Quilting Company Podcast. We’ve been diligently working behind the scenes at our offices in Golden, Colorado and Maynard, Massachusetts to put together a quilt podcast series that focuses on conversations among quilters. The idea of our podcast came to us because of many of the conversations we have in the hallways and in our offices, and how often we spin off from meeting agendas to share our experiences and personal quilting stories. These stories often lead to the themes, articles and the quilt projects that we add to pages of the Quilting Daily publications and share online in blog posts—and now we’re bringing those stories to you in this special podcast.
The Quilt & Tell Podcast is about the quilting lifestyle and the passion that inspires the conversations that occur between quilters. We tell the stories of quilters, explore the questions that quilters ask, discuss trending topics, and dive into the backstory. We love every minute of it and we hope that you do too!
Meet Our Hosts
As pleased as we are about announcing the Quilt & Tell Podcast, we’re just as pleased and excited to introduce the hosts of the program. You know, quilters come from so many backgrounds, with lots of different experiences and skill levels. We are so very fortunate to have a great mix of quilters on our staff. For the podcast, we’ve selected hosts that represent three generations that will bring a patchwork of conversation to our quilt podcast audience: Lori Baker, Tracy Mooney, and Ginger Sheehy Tatic.
I grew up surrounded by quilters; my grandmother, my mother and her three sisters all sewed quilts and garments. I started sewing when I was a small child. Like just about every other young lady in rural Colorado at the time, I participated in 4-H and took home-ec in school.
I’m married to my high-school sweetheart. We have five children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Through the years, I made clothes for my family (including my daughter’s wedding dress) and many projects to decorate our home. My first quilt was a baby quilt for my nephew in the early 1970s. From my nephew’s quilt until now, I’ve made nearly 325 quilted projects, from placemats, jackets, and vests to bed-size quilts. I’ve tried lots of techniques, fabrics, threads, notions, and tools
I traveled the nation for five years as an educator for Pfaff teaching sewing, quilting, and embroidery. In 2012, I began working in the publishing segment of the quilting industry as the editor of Quilters Newsletter. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m still quilting, still working in the publishing segment of the industry and as excited as ever about learning more and sharing what I know with other quilters. On the Quilting Daily Podcast, you’ll learn more about me along with my cohosts. We are looking forward to sharing our sewing styles, our likes and dislikes, and our favorite (and least favorite) techniques. We will have lots of conversations about what we’ve figured out as we’ve gone down our quilting paths and more, exploring lots of topics of interest to the quilting community. I hope you’ll join us.
I’ve been married for 28 years and I am the mother of three. I started quilting in late 1991. I was a young mom, I had an infant and I lived 1 block from the library and 2 blocks from a fabric store–so it was easy for me to save some of my “egg money” and buy a half-yard of fabric here and there. I had my copy of Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! and I was stitching my way through it, one block at a time. I tried all the techniques and I did all my quilting by hand. I still cringe a little when I look at those first blocks I made. I was so proud, I showed them to anyone who would look, but boy they were rudimentary at best!
It wasn’t long before the quilting bug bit me pretty hard. I had my subscription to Quilters Newsletter and Love of Quilting, I watched all the quilting shows on TV, and I grabbed every book from the library I could get my hands on. It was around this time that I started dreaming of how I could make quilting my career. Eventually, I got a job at a quilt shop and boy did I learn a lot! There is nothing like being surrounded by passionate and talented people all day.
In May of 2018, Quilting Daily hired me as an editor. This job meant that I had to move my family to Colorado. I knew it was an opportunity that I could not miss. My husband and daughter moved with me, but my adult sons still live in Illinois. I am loving working here with the team in Golden, and I am excited about the Quilt & Tell Podcast—because we all can talk for days about quilting!
Ginger Sheehy Tatic
I grew up in Brandywine, Maryland, which is about 45 minutes south of Washington, DC. A middle child between two brothers, I was always involved in sports, dancing and loved being with friends and family. I went to undergraduate at St. Leo University in Florida where I was introduced to the stage and received my BS in Theatre. Having no clue what to do with that amazing degree, I went back to the DC area and received my Masters of Art in Arts Management and Film from the American University. I was lucky enough to work for Discovery Communication’s Animal Planet network as a producer and development coordinator for 9 years. I met my husband and after we got married we headed west to Colorado where I became a development producer for Warren Miller Entertainment. We have one beautiful daughter, Parker, and we all love being outdoors biking, hiking, kayaking, skiing or snowboarding as much as we can.
Much to my wonderful Mother’s dismay, I wanted nothing to do with sewing growing up. She was sewing all the time from making us matching outfits when I was younger to making my 8th grade prom dress when I was older. The harder she tried to convince me to sew, the harder I said “No!.” Fast forward many years later, I now sew and quilt on a weekly if not daily basis and I have my fellow podcaster Lori Baker to thank for that!
After about a year of producing quilting online courses and instructional videos working with some of the world’s best quilters, Lori asked if I ever wanted to borrow a sewing machine and practice some of the techniques I had seen the instructors do. I told Lori yes, on the condition that I could also have the Kiss panel fabric I saw floating around the office at that time. Lori sent me home with both and I have been quilting ever since. In one afternoon, Lori was able to accomplish what my poor Mother never could, she made me a sewist! A very good friend of mine was a huge Kiss fan, so he is now the proud owner of 4 panel pillows and my very first quilt.
My daughter and I enjoy cosplaying and we were featured in season one of the sewing series Con Crunch Challenge at SewDaily.com where we cosplayed Captain Marvel and Goose the Cat. I still can’t believe I was able to alter my daughter’s costume and create my ears and tail. It was such a blast walking around the con in Denver and having people recognize us in our cosplay.
Being a quilter has become a huge part of how I identify myself these days. My love of curved piecing just keeps growing with every quilt. I am so thankful to have my fellow podcasters, Lori and Tracy to help guide me on my quilting journey, I’ve only just begun!
Tips to Access the Quilt & Tell Podcast
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- A special application is needed on your smartphone or tablet to play the podcast, appropriately called a “podcast player“. You can listen to the podcast from any device, including your computer, on the Quilting Daily website.
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- Select the option to subscribe to the Quilt & Tell Podcast. We recommend you do this so that it stays on your homepage. Then, you won’t have to look for it again when we post a new episode.
- Choose the first episode, press play, take a listen, and enjoy the conversation!!