Pat Sloan: Can’t Miss Interviews

on July 9 | in Featured Creativity, Interviews + Profiles | by | with 4 Comments

Pat Sloan hosts the popular American Patchwork & Quilting radio show, and today she shares her top 10 “can’t miss” interviews. Have you listened to the podcast? Do you listen while you sew? Do you feel like you know Pat already because you’re a podcast fan? Let us know in the comments… All of the shows below can be found at this link. Just follow the link, scroll to the bottom and select the show date.

I’m quilt Fabric Designer/Author/Instructor and radio show host Pat Sloan, so very nice to meet you! I’m delighted to introduce you to my internet radio show. I’ve been hosting my weekly all-quilting radio show on the internet for 4 1/2 years. The show is produced by my station in Tyler, Texas called Toginet. I chat with quilt designers, fabric designers, bloggers, industry professionals and hobby quilters we need to know about!


When I have a guest on the show I research the type of work they do via their blog and the books they have written. I love radio for the stories I am able to build when I interview a guest. I am interested in learning the stories people have about their work, about life, about quilting and sewing. Having someone tell me their story, in their own words, is magical. The radio show is recorded, so all the shows are now on podcast. You may subscribe via iTunes, listen on your computer, iPod, iPad, phone, tablet or download to any kind of player you like to use. My partner is American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and we make a great team. Just like in their print family of magazines, we are both eager to find interesting guests for you to learn about.

With over 200 shows on podcast you can listen while you quilt, travel, exercise or even while you are paying the bills! People are always telling me that they enjoy learning about new quilters and hearing the voice of the designers they admire. And it’s fun to tune in while you are doing something else!

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This past Monday’s show (July 8, 2013), was with three guests many of you likely already know. Amy and I chatted about a fantastic sewing exhibit in Denver. Faith and I talk about community giving projects and I was inspired by Alison’s passions for designing textiles.

I’ve curated 10 shows you won’t want to miss from the last two years:

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1. Alexia Abegg and I talked about her book on Liberty of London Fabrics. She is very knowledgeable about them and I learned a lot (February 25, 2013).

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2. Liesl Gibson has such an interesting background. Hear how she got started and learned a bit about her designing process. (April 16, 2012)

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3. Anna Marie Horner is the most gracious of guests. She and I talked about how she went from clothing into fabric and almost full cycle back into clothing patterns. (September 24, 2012)

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4. Maureen Cracknell has fast become a quilting household name as she joins design teams, creates fun projects and inspires us to do more. (June 3, 2013)

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5. Amy & David Butler both joined me prior to Quilt Con. They talked about working together and how they have developed their style; it’s always fun to have two guests on at once! (November 5, 2012)

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6. Annabelle Rigley’s sewing studio is a gem. She has a passion for teaching children and talks about ways to do this. She will be back on the show this fall to give us more tips on sewing with children. (June 17, 2013)

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7. Tula Pink has the greatest style and way of looking at things. Born into a quilting family, once she submitted her first fabric line there has been no looking back. She describes her studio for us as APQ Magazine was just there to do a profile of her for an upcoming issue. (June 3, 2013)

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8. Deynse Schmidt creates work in her classic style that we all love so much. She talked to me about her work for big name companies, her fabric lines and what creating means to her. We all look forward to what Deynse will create next. (January 30, 2012)

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9. Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie and I had the best chat. We talked about fabric, she gave us some construction tips and she dug deep about about what inspires all the crazy fun quilts she makes! (July 16, 2012)

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10. Katy Jones hails from England and I was able to do my interview with her in person at the trade show. Katy reveals her “wish” for fabric companies, and it might not be what you think! (June 11, 2012)

I also have three bonus shows I think you’ll enjoy… Fabric designer Laura Gunn creates pretty amazing work. She tells me about her “painterly” fabrics and just how she got into this quilt life! (March 11, 2013)

I was honored to be invited to teach at the first quilt conference in South Africa in 2012. APQ magazine was a sponsor, as was Aurfil thread and Moda fabrics. I had a blast teaching there, meeting the South African Quilters AND interviewing some of them. Wilna De Beer is a young modern quilter devoted to teaching quilt making. She has a super cool take on how she runs classes and I think you’ll find this an interesting show. (August 13, 2012)

Finally you might enjoy my interview with APQ Executive Editor Jennifer Keltner who turns the tables and interviewed me! You can hear me caught off guard– stumped a few times– and I confess how many projects I’m working on at once. Yikes! (June 17, 2013)

If you have a guest you would love to have me interview, send their name and website to And next time you see me at your guild to teach/present, at a show or online… Say “hello!” I really want to meet you!

Until Next time.. Pat Sloan, The Voice of Quilting

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4 Responses to Pat Sloan: Can’t Miss Interviews

  1. Rachaeldaisy says:

    I love listening to Pat’s shows as podcasts. They are the perfect thing to listen to when I’m in my sewing room. I think I’ve listened to them all at least once. Some of my favourite interviews have been with LeeAnn from NiftyQuilts, Jennifer Paganelli, Jane Sassaman.

  2. I look forward to listening to these! Maybe you could include links to each podcast?

  3. Melanie C says:

    How did I not know about this??? Added to my itunes account!

  4. Considering the amazing talents I recognize and enjoy, I am eager to meet some new-to-me artists. It’s such a generous and inspiring community!

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