86 – Katie’s First Ventilator and Hospital Stay Experience


I survived a pretty scary ordeal. I'll pepper in some quilting stuff as I can but this will be a more personal episode. … [Read more...]

85 – Where in the world is Katie Sandiego


Burnout - the real issue of overextending yourself. Website frustration October NYC Trip The apartment we rented at Bubba and Bean lodges Sunday outing with Kati and Attila - M&J … [Read more...]

84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news


A gift for my hairstylist/tutorial for Thermoweb turns into a new class Pentel Fabric Gel Pens vs. other pens GoPro camera - timelapse and regular video Gradient fabrics for use in … [Read more...]

83 – Finishing Hopscotch Lane and Sundry


My process finishing up my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt Straight line quilting Figuring out how to quilt dresden plates in one continuous line Anne gets moody A quilter does a … [Read more...]

82 – Projects galore! Tool and pattern reviews, MM Challenge Quilt

Episode 82 Mosaic

Boy I've been busy! I'll talk about the variety of projects I've been working on, new tools, new books and some design process. Products I reference in this episode: EZ Dresden Quilt … [Read more...]

81 – Vegas, Quilting Research, Peacocks and Gingham


My trip to Vegas was lots of fun! I spent nearly a week there. I'll share all the fun things I did. Flight and arrival at Bellagio, In & Out Trip to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead overlook … [Read more...]

80 – The hiccup episode


The joys of moving Flying with sewing stuff Teaching large groups New camera bag! - this is the Jill-e camera bag. I absolutely adore it. It looks like a regular handbag but it has … [Read more...]

79 – Moved in and staying sane


Moved in to the new house and I'll tell you all about it! Here are some random photos from the move and stuff: … [Read more...]

78 – House Hunters, Mario Quilt, Wander hot air balloon


Still house hunting. Wander - the hot air balloon quilt and how it came to be Pigma Paintstiks - what they are and some experimentation Teaching classes in the new season Planning … [Read more...]

77 – Everything is gonna be all right


I update you on what's happened since Episode 76 aired. I got my class samples done! House hunting Katie style An upcoming trip on the horizon to Vegas! Iron review Quilt Bear … [Read more...]

76 – Tissues Required.


I share what's been going on with me. It does involve me crying. You've been warned. Here's my new hair: … [Read more...]

75 – Pfaff Powerquilter 16.0 “Anne”, More Teaching and Interviews


Meet Anne! I talk all about my purchasing decision and what I love about my new Pfaff Powerquilter. A little bit about the classes I've been teaching I did an interview with Stephanie … [Read more...]

74 – Sashiko, teaching, experimenting, book review


A bit about Sashiko and why I love it My teaching season has started! First class done, several more to go. Corgi Fairytale news! Keyfobs in the hoop Playing with leather My … [Read more...]

73 – Thread Painting Class, Show quilt prep, more Ask Anything answers


A thread painting workshop with Nancy Prince Corgi Fairytale gets shipped off. A final note (warning) about using the bleach gel pens. Creating a free motion quilting class - … [Read more...]

72 – Bleeding, Stashing, Tinkertote, Pricing a quilt for sale


Problem solving time! Bleeding and what to do about it on white fabric Quite a bit of stashing going on New computer Review of the Tinkertote Craftsy class and my finished tote - plus … [Read more...]

71 – Finishes galore, class prep, copyright, fabric storage


You can see my recent finishes here Copyright Articles (good food for … [Read more...]

70 – Making of Corgi Fairytale, Sewing Space update, Fear of Failure


Everything you wanted to know about my Corgi Fairytale quilt and more Print your social media photos quick and easy! Sewing space update The Fear of Failure and how it plays into … [Read more...]

69 – Flowcharts, new stash, basting, Quiltsmart lonestar, teaching

Quiltsmart Midi Bag - Chevrons

I created a handy-dandy flowchart for you to use when you have a UFO you don't quite know what to do with Where do I fit in the World of Quilting? Trying out the Quiltsmart Lonestar … [Read more...]

68 – Let’s do some math! Plus new tutorial, furniture refurb, ruler talk and more


A breakdown of precuts  - worth the money?  Let's do some math!  Here's the Google Spreadsheet Link if you want to use it.  Furniture refurb finished - what I learned New pegboard … [Read more...]

67 – Website Overhaul, New Pattern, Design work


Episode 67 Show notes: The website got an overhaul this last week Playing around in Electric Quilt Pixel Lattice - first pattern for sale! The design process for that. Selling … [Read more...]

66 – Quilt Finishes, Pulling out UFOs, Money saving tips


Origins Pinwheel Top is Finished - design process for border Moving the quilting corner Another Fat Quarter Shop grab bag - see me unbox it here Finishing Nostalgia Corgi keyfobs and … [Read more...]

65 – Clip It Up, New Bag, Text Prints, Meeting a listener


I'm using a new Clip It Up system to organize my fat quarters and pieces of fabric smaller than 1/2 yard.  Pincushions in the hoop Class previews Grommets, buttonholes on Kismet, a new … [Read more...]

64 – Quilt Hanging Options, Notions, Star Trek, and Ripping Quilting


My poor Honda Element gets some work done after breaking down the morning of my last podcast interview Joined the Aurifil thread club!  First magazine publication Nostalgia quilt top … [Read more...]

63 – Interview with Modern Quilter Elizabeth Dackson


An interview that has been in the works for a while! This is a very fun and informative interview with modern quilter Elizabeth Dackson of "Don't Call Me Betsy" blog and pattern … [Read more...]

62 – Back from my Cruise! Taught first quilting class, Iris quilt finish, and much more


Thank you Ruth for your generosity! Also thank you Connie and Jaye for the mail this week. I got published! Taught my first quilting class Iris quilt gets a binding … [Read more...]

61 – Cruise prep, Tank Top Dresses, Serger fun, Viking Update


Prepping for my cruise that's coming up in less than a week! More involved than I'd like but I'll make it. I've spent the last few days working on some tank top dresses and really had fun … [Read more...]

60 – Viking Sucks plus quilts, projects and more

Why This Quilter Will never again purchase or recommend Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines

I'm gonna unload about Husqvarna Viking in this episode so be prepared. New Projects (and a few finishes): Cruise Tote Baby Bibs Iris Quilt almost finished Nostalgia honeybun … [Read more...]

59 – 2013 Goals, Kismet update, Minkee, Monthly projects and product reviews


I've been doing lots of quilting on Kismet! Oh how I love her IDT foot. Leftovers DONE First embroidered Minkee project More crayon melting fun Holiday Houses & Class … [Read more...]

58 – A Christmas Mom Interview


Here are the links and photos about some of the things we talk about in the interview. Barb Smith this is the song you were looking for: Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key - Little Blue Egg … [Read more...]

57 – Meet Kismet (new Pfaff Creative 2.0)


My breaking point with the Topaz 20 is reached Speaking to my Pfaff dealer I find out there is a used Pfaff Creative 2.0 in my price range I research the features and find it's got … [Read more...]