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This podcast is an interview with my kids.  You'll hear their views and impressions about quilting with some funny and interesting insights from the perspective of quilter's children.


This is my last interview from Manawatu Symposium 2015, but definitely NOT my least.  I was so thrilled to talk to Carol Veillon from Quiltmania magazine.  She travelled all the way from France to be a merchant at symposium and was just so lovely to talk to. 


This was a really fun interview!  Helen Godden is an Australian Art Quilter extraordinaire.  When I attended Manawatu Symposium in January, Helen generously agreed to an interview and although it's fairly short and sweet, it's packed full of info and interesting conversation.


Kerryn and I spent some time chatting about her quilt store, The Country Yard, how it came to be, what it means to be a quilt shop owner and what she is planning for the store. 


Sue Benner is a Texan textile artist who attended the Manawatu Quilt Symposium as a tutor.  I attended one of Sue's classes and learnt a ton and I also had the privilege of interviewing Sue.  I hope you enjoy listening.


Helen Pedersen was the brave lady who put her hand up to organise the tutors for Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015.  I wanted to chat with her about how you go about finding, contracting and organising about 40 national and international tutors for five days of classes.  Helen was generous with her time and knowledge and I think you'll find it interesting to listen to how it all worked.


Melanie Martin, best in show winner, chats with me about what her winning quilt is all about.


Just me this week, practicing my podcasting skills as it's been a little while.  I give you a run down on my summer holiday happenings.  I dyed 25 yards of fabric while I was camping this year so I include a bit about the process of how I hand dye my fabric.


Trisha Downie is the President of Auckland Quilters Guild.  Trisha leans heavily towards mixed media and three dimensional quilting.  She is hugely supportive of new quilters and quilters wanting to move in different directions and I was excited to interview her about all things quilty.  

After the interview you'll hear an update on life aboard and what's going on quilty-wise for me.


Judi Schon is a quilter from Auckland.  Judi is an award winning long-arm quilter, and runs a small business, Quiltsmith, quilting other people's quilts.  Judi is also this year's Convener for the Festival of Quilts, a big job, and I was interested in finding out more about how you go about organising a big quilting event like this.  Judi generously agreed to be interviewed and now I can share this interview with you.  Thanks Judi!


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