Just Wanna Quilt
Conversations with quilters, designers, tool-makers, all kinds of people connected to the quilting industry. Hobby quilters, famous quilters, and everyone in between. A research podcast from Tulane Law School hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard. Yes, some talk about copyright and intellectual property law too and how it connects to quilting. Quilting is a $5 billion a year industry, with around 10 million quilters. We learn about each other and the industry, and along the way make friends. In addition to the podcast, we have an active Facebook group that has grown to 1700 active members. We talk about the issues in the podcast, share stories, learn about new tools, and discuss entrepreneurial and copyright issues. What is different from the other quilting podcasts (yes, there are quite a few) is that these are in depth conversations about our life and quilting, and not merely product advertising. We learn about tools from the moment of the idea. We hear about the impact of charity quilting. We are a community through the podcast. In the last 8 months (we aired in Feb 2018), we have become a hub in the quilting industry, and that was no more evident when we were invited to have a booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival in November. We had famous quilters sitting with hobby quilters. People dropped by. The industry took notice of us and our approach.