Are You An Artist or a Quilter? | Podcast

Join Alex Anderson and Joanne Sharpe as they chat with Tracy about the labels we place on ourselves, channeling your “inner 2nd grader”, and finding time to do what you love. Meanwhile, Lori, Ginger, and Tracy read fun letters from listeners, and later they chat about the obstacles that get in the way of quilting.

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Welcome | Tracy, Lori, and Ginger read letters from a listeners.

Open Studios | Alex Anderson and Joanne Sharpe

Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson’s love of quilting all began in 1978 when she completed her Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt as a part of her work towards her degree in art from San Francisco State University. Over the years her central focus has been to understand fabric relationships and an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design.

Alex is the author of 30 books in four languages selling over 1 million copies worldwide. She is a designer of fabrics with RJR Fabrics, and Co-Creator with RNK Distributing of the Quilters Select brand.

Alex is a founding partner of The Quilt with Ricky Tims. The Quilt Show is the world’s first full-service interactive online video/web TV created just for quilters worldwide. With over 140,000+ registered members in over 100 countries, The Quilt’s mission is to educate, inspire, entertain, connect and grow the world quilting community in a fun, positive and interactive environment.

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Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe is a life-long creative artist dedicated to empowering women to embrace their own creativity through national and international workshops and innovative online classes that explore journaling, lettering, textiles and mixed media art. She is the author of the best-selling title The Art of Whimsical Lettering (Interweave 2014), named Amazon’s Editor’s Pick for the Best Craft Book of 2014, and The Art of Whimsical Stitching (Interweave, 2016). Joanne is proud to be a BERNINA Artisan Ambassador, sharing her love of threads and fabric with an audience eager to learn how to bring these expressive media into their own artwork.

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One thought on “Are You An Artist or a Quilter? | Podcast

  1. D. Joy Summers says:

    We all have to start where we are. God doesn’t want us to compare ourselves with others, look at ourselves to see how we have grown. I remember a well-known fabric designer saying when she was a child an art teacher put her down for using pink & purple together. How ridiculous, pink & purple are great together to me. I am glad I found how to listen to your podcast, really enjoy it. Listen this time while I quilted.

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