Just Wanna Quilt

Just Wanna Quilt

Conversations with quilters, crafters, designers, tool-makers, all kinds of people connected to the quilting and craft industry. Hobby quilters, famous crafters, and everyone in between. A research podcast from Tulane Law School hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard. We started as a quilt podcast, talking also about IP issues, and now we have leaned in to quilting, crafting and entrepreneurs. For more information, go to http://www.justwannaquilt.com.

Episodes

June 26, 2023 89 mins
Katie Francisco, the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions sat down to chat with me on a Saturday. She was also the one who took me around the first day, and so it was especially lovely to be able to chat! Katie is "responsible for the production and installation of exhibitions based on the IQM collections, and for research and disseminating results of research through publications, exhibitions, lectures or other venues. She holds a Mas...
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We visited with Jim Kohler, a volunteer at the International Quilt Museum, who quilts 1800s tops by hand to add them to the Education Collection. But the interview is about so much more. Jim talks about his grandmother (b. 1890), who taught him to quilt, his life in Alaska, his philosophy of "we", and so much more.
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We're doing a special series at the International Quilt Museum for the next few weeks! Today, I chatted with Carolyn Ducey, the Ardis B. James Curator of Collections. She is amazing. But we already knew that. We intervieweed her in 2019 in a two-part podcast interviews: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/18105882 and https://www.spreaker.com/episode/18849947. She is a co-editor on the American Quilts in the Industrial Age, a brillian...
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May 30, 2023 39 mins
Timna Tarr is a world-famous quilter, whose work has been featured on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. She Is know for a specific type of portrait work, including animal portraits. She has published in countless magazines, and her book, Stitched Photo Mosaic Quilting teachings you her specific technique that we all so love. For more, see https://www.timnatarr.com/. It was such a pleasure and joy to chat with her. I hope you lik...
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Professor Eric Goldman from Santa Clara University is an expert all things trademark and all things Internet. He talks with us about current U.S. Supreme Court cases that may impact how we engage wtih the Internet. And he talks about slinkies too (he has a lot alot maybe all of the slinkies). For more on Eric, go to https://law.scu.edu/faculty/profile/goldman-eric/ and https://law.scu.edu/faculty/profile/goldman-eric/. And he has t...
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Lyric Kinard joins us to catch us up on her life since 2019, her new endeavors with teachers and quilt guilds, and other lovely things. In particular, we talk about her new business that teach others the businesss of quilting, at the Academy for Virtual Training, or AVT. https://members.academyforvirtualteaching.com/ For more on Lyric, see https://lyrickinard.com/. And to listen to our earlier conversations, on January 24, 2019 - h...
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Maddie Kertay of Badass Quilter's Society (https://badassquiltersshop.bigcartel.com/) talks to us about her life since 2019, the canceling of Bass Quilter's Society on Facebook with over 30,000 members and the new rebuilding of Badass now. As always, a joy of a guest. We have interviewed Maddie before. See Maddi's original interview on October 22, 2018, https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15954096
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Willow Olson joins us to talk about her adventures with Just Wanna Quilt and more. She runs the AccuQuilt and More Facebook group, (https://www.facebook.com/groups/accuquiltandmore/?ref=share) and has just started the YouTube Channel, Quilting with Willow (https://www.youtube.com/@QuiltingWithWillow). Willow has long been associated with Just Wanna Quilt, running our Inventory Quilt Project. Now, she and Elizabeth Townsend Gard are...
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Jenny Lyons, who was a previous guest in 2019, https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16858661, catches us up on her life since that interview, including her experiences during the early days of the Pandemic, and now, as she jets to different teaching gigs, and is living the dream. For more on Jenny, including her schedule and how to book her, go to https://quiltskipper.com. For more on her Creative Spark course, “Yes you CAN free motion...
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Elizabeth Townsend Gard reads her book, Just Wanna Create: Copyright and Fair Use Strategies. In this episode, she reads, Chapter 4, Seven Key Concepts. This is kind of a summary of the big issues related to quilting and crafting, and copyright. It gets us started.

The book is based on research, including research from our interviews on Just Wanna Quilt. Many of our listeners contributed both their thoughts and their quilts to the m...
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Thomas has a new, most magnificent book out, Quilt Out Loud: Activism, Language and the Art of Quilting (C&T Publishing, 2023), available at https://amzn.to/3KkTDVP.The last time we spoke to Thomas in 2019, he was discussing his previous book, Why We Quilt. Listen to that podcast at, https://www.spreaker.com/episode/19599876. He discusses the process of writing this book, his life during the Pandemic, and his thoughts on the be...
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Cheryl talks to us about the process of moving to Paducah and opening Mupping Quilt Emporium. We’ve talked with Cheryl many times, about the business of quilting. See Epsiodes in 2018: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/14357737, https://www.spreaker.com/episode/14198528, https://www.spreaker.com/episode/13965326, and one episode in 2019: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20463047.

We catch up with her on her new marriage, her new sho...
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Elizabeth Townsend Gard reads her book, Just Wanna Create: Copyright and Fair Use Strategies. In this episode, she reads, Chapter 3 Basics of Intellectual Property. This goes over the basic concepts of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, right of publicity and a little bit of copyright.

The book is based on research, including research from our interviews on Just Wanna Quilt. Many of our listeners contributed both their thoughts an...
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Brandon Butler is a rockstar in the copyright world, focusing on libraries and fair use. He has now opened a law firm that focuses on documentary films and fair use, among other subjects. He joins us for an hour. The law firm, Jaszi Butler, can be found at https://www.usefairuse.com/.

We talk about the state of fair use, and in particular the current case at the U.S. Supreme Court about an Andy Warhol painting of Prince. We also di...
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Andi Barney from the Sewing Doc Academy joins us to talk about life during COVID and the new pivot in her business. We've checked in with Andi through the years, and we are thrilled to chat with her again. For more on the Sewing Doc Academy, go to https://www.sewingdocacademy.com/workshops. For more on Andi, see our previou conversations at https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15593151.
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Elizabeth Townsend Gard reads her book, Just Wanna Create: Copyright and Fair Use Strategies. In this episdoe, she reads, Chapter 2: Why We Create, which focuses on describing the quilting community from many angles, and starts to ask questions about the intersection of quilting and creativity.

The book is based on research, including research from our interviews on Just Wanna Quilt. Many of our listeners contributed both their thou...
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Elizabeth Townsend Gard will be reading her book, Just Wanna Create: Copyright and Fair Use Strategies, which is a book about the relationship of quilting and copyright, and teaches the quilter and crafter all about the ins and outs of copyright. It is a story, it is law, and it is really looking at the cases and law behind copyright. Many of our listeners contributed both their thoughts and their quilts to the making of this book....
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February 6, 2023 24 mins
Elizabeth Townsend Gard welcomes us to the new season of Just Wanna Quilt. She catches up, talks about the upcoming year, and apologizes for the lost years 2022.
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Anna Maria Horner, fabric designer of FreeSpririt, and owner of Craft South in Nashville, NT https://www.craft-south.com/ joins us to talk about her life, owning a business during COVID-19, and a little bit of copyright too.
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Mary Elizabeth Kinch is a quilter and written. See https://www.maryelizabethkinch.com/. She also knew well Gwen Marston, who was a famous quilter, known for Liberated Quilting, and who passed away in April 2019.
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