That's right, C&T Publishing now has a podcast, and the first two episodes are live! In Behind the Seams (cute name for a podcast, right?) Acquisitions Editor Roxane Cerda shares the insider information and stories she has gleaned from years of working with hundreds, if not thousands, of quilting and sewing personalities and industry experts. You will get to know great crafters, learn the back stories behind events and people, and hear funny stories from people living the crafty life.
The first episode features Heather Grant, Director of Marketing and Programming at The Modern Quilt Guild. Heather chats with Roxane about how the Modern Quilt Guild was founded in Los Angeles in 2009 and how QuiltCon launched, with plenty of funny stories along the way.
In the first season, Roxane also talks with sewing machine technician and expert Bernie Tobisch; garment sewist and blogger Barbara Emodi; C&T Publisher Amy Marson; modern memory quiltmaker Suzanne Paquette; and fabric designer, free-motion quilter, pattern designer, and all-around creative powerhouse Amanda Murphy. They cover topics ranging from advice on fixing your sewing machine and connecting with your sewing community to the stories behind memory quilts and how C&T Publishing was able to adapt to a changing industry.
Roxane says, “I’m not a big fan of hearing my own voice, so the idea of hosting a podcast was really daunting at first. As I talked with each of our guests though, I truly had fun. These people are all so talented and generous and have so many great stories to share. I’ve always felt that getting the chance to know so many creative people and learning about their lives and their art is one of the biggest perks of my job. Now being able to share some of that backstory with the larger crafting community seems as much of a perk.”
To listen to the podcast, visit iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play Music (will be available on this platform shortly). The first two episodes are available to listen to now, and the remaining four episodes will be rolled out biweekly over the next two weeks.