Welcome to Episode 29 of Sit & Sew Radio, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous podcast.
I love all my guests. Having a half hour conversation with fabulous people in the quilting industry each week is one of the best parts of my week. But every once in a while I get to interview someone who has been a major part of my quilting journey. This week both of my guests hold that honor.
We have the fabulous Angela Walters, one of the most well known names in the quilting industry who is an amazingly talented longarm quilter and Alex Veronelli, the chief business development officer and face of Aurifil. I have followed both for years, taking just about every Craftsy class Angela filmed and being constantly inspired by Alex’s social media posts.
I spoke with Angela over the phone a couple weeks ago and caught up with Alex at QuiltCon last month. Since they both were integral parts of QuiltCon, and not everyone gets the chance to travel to the show, I am offering a special coupon code to use on Aurifil threads and modern quilt fabrics from Free Spirit Fabrics and Art Gallery Fabrics on shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com. I just got some of Tula Pink’s new Tabby Road collection and you can even use it on there. Just use the code SITANDSEW10 at checkout to get your discount.
Angela Walters, Longarm Quilter, author, teacher
Angela Walters is an author, Craftsy instructor and host of The Midnight Quilt Show, a new YouTube series produced by Craftsy, Angela always seems to have a new project going on.
In our interview we talk about how Angela went from buying a longarm as a new quilter to one of the mot recognizable faces in the quilting industry. We also get into what it is like to own her own quilt shop, how she manages to get so much done and what really is in those wine glasses during the filming of The Midnight Quilt Show.
Learn more about Angela, find links to the her Craftsy classes and The Midnight Quilt Show on her website www.quiltingismytherapy.com.
Alex Veronelli, Chief Business Development Officer Aurifil Thread
If you know Aurifil Thread, chances are you also know Alex Veronelli. He is constantly sharing inspiring projects created with Aurifil Thread on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, challenging everyone who follows him to also create something beautiful.
Alex took some time out at QuiltCon to chat with me. We covered the process of making Aurifil Thread, his need for Italian espresso, jet lag and what it is like to be thought of as a sexy man in the quilting industry.
I totally have to hand in my Italian card on this interview. I am half Italian, my family has at least half-a-dozen pasta sauce recipes depending on what noodles are being served. But my Italian is limited to hello, goodbye, grandpa and a few colorful words I won’t write here. So I my pronunciation of Alex’s name and Aurifil pales in comparison to how beautiful it sounds coming from a native Italian speaker. You jut have to listen to Alex say it.
Learn more about Aurifil Thread at aurifil.com.