You asked for it, we listened. We are excited to bring you The Quilters Circle Podcast, where our host Ashley Hough will interview various quilters about their lives and stories. Ashley Hough has been sewing for over 20 years, first learning how from her mother at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting has become a new passion for Ashley.
What started as learning the basics quickly turned into designing her own patterns, – like her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s “This is My Quilt” episodes.
Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.
Annabel Wrigley is an Australian fabric designer, textile artist and author living in Virginia. She is the author of five sewing books for children with C&T Publishing and has spent the past 10 years teaching sewing classes to children and adults. Her latest book, Sew Unicorns, Dragons and Mermaids will be released in November, and is the perfect sewing book for kids and kids at heart.
I’m Teri, the Chief Creative Weirdo at TerifiCreations, and the author of Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon. I’m an accidental free motion quilter, starting after working on a hand quilting project for several years, and just wanting that quilt done. I offer quilters the information they need to do the free-motion quilting they want
Bernie Tobisch was born in Germany and moved to Canada as a young boy. He grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta in his early twenties, where he began his career as a sewing machine technician with Singer. He became a dealer after a few years and continued to service machines. In the late 1980s, he moved to the Vancouver region, opened up shop, and has been there since. He has a daughter, Bonnie and son, Gord. He also has one grandson, Dylan, whom he thinks would make a great technician!
I’m a Southern California girl, wife, and mom to 3 children and one spoiled cat. I’ve been a quilter for 23 years and a sewist since I can remember! I design and sell quilt patterns, I am a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, and I write a blog called Jedi Craft Girl. I love connecting with the quilting community, let’s be friends!
You can call me by my nickname “Marney”, but my real name is Mary Hertel. I design paper pieced patterns. I am an art instructor, pattern designer, mother and friend. You can find me in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but I do not have a “brick and mortar” shop. I sell on-line and at Quilt Shows around my area. You may also find some of my patterns at your local quilt shop. I’ve had a super creative drive all of my life. My designs are fueled by my past. Growing up in a rural farm community gave me a love for nature and animals, as you will see from my designs.
Mary Cannizzaro and Jen Cannizzaro are mother and daughter, friends and business partners. They are two of the most energetic people you will ever meet. In 2014, the duo opened Cannizzaro Creations, a quilting studio in Rockland, Massachusetts. They began longarm quilting for many quilters in the area, with Mary traveling to Massachusetts a few times a month to quilt. They have been commissioned to created dozens of quilts for fans of their work.
Catherine Redford was born in England where she learned to knit and sew as a young girl. After relocating from London to Naperville, Illinois, she learned to quilt and never looked back. She's an award-winning quilter, an active member of her local guilds, and a popular teacher at the local and national level. Catherine is a frequent magazine contributor and has enjoyed being a guest on Quilting Arts TV.
I like to tell people I make the biggest diamonds in the world. The adventure started nearly 30 years ago when an image of a gorgeous gem captured my imagination. As a new quiltmaker, I was unsure how to transform that image into a quilt, but knew there had to be a way. I began searching for the right techniques and, seven years later, made my first gem.
My series entitled “Bourbon Diamonds” celebrates Kentucky’s favorite spirit. My current series is based on the National Gem Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Daisy Aschehoug’s quilts have been published in Modern Quilts Unlimited, Love Patchwork and Quilting, Simply Moderne, and Modern Patchwork. She’s won awards and has projects included in multiple compilations. Before quilting, Daisy guided rafts, fought wildfires, and facilitated contentious natural resource management plans. As a recent expat living with her husband and two sons in Norway, she is currently planning how to travel through Europe while sharing her love of quilting.
Heather’s passion for quilt design is founded in her past as a landscape oil painter and her desire to be creative. She first tried quilting in 1995 but didn’t catch the quilting bug until 2011 when she designed, pieced and hand quilted her first queen size quilt. Shortly after that she discovered modern quilting and from that point on Heather has been designing and making quilts whenever possible. Her quilts and patterns have been featured in various quilting publications and is an active member in various local guilds included The Modern Quilt Guild.