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April 12, 2019
Guest on the Make and Decorate Podcast from Christa Quilts

I love podcasts! And I especially love to listen to quilting podcasts while I sew. It’s like having a fun chat with a friend, but I don’t have to stop what I’m doing to respond, LOL! Well, recently I was interviewed on the Make and Decorate podcast, hosted by amazing interior designer and all-around fun quilter, Stephanie Socha of Stephanie Socha Design.

Make and Decorate Podcast

I first met Stephanie online when she started giving me some fabulous tips about decorating my new home. So she’s fun to chat with about decorating AND quilting!

It was fun to be one ...

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April 10, 2019
Quit Gaming and Start Quilting with Luann Fischer from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Luann Fischer is on the show with me today to talk about how video games were limiting her quilting time. She quit gaming cold turkey after listening to my Word of the Year episode in January and… what happened next? Hear her story in this new quilting podcast:

Listen to the podcast or download the episode to your computer using this player:

Quilting News from Around the House

Click Here to find the new Dream Big fabric panel. Let me know if you’d like to do a Dream Big quilt along. Maybe we could quilt new free motion quilting ...

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December 19, 2018
Hand Quilting Since 1981 with Sue Griffeth from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I chatted Sue Griffeth who celebrated her 84th birthday this year. Sue made her first quilt in 1981 and shared her perspective on how things have changed and what she values most these days:

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Leah’s Quilting Friends News

During the podcast introduction I was starching and pressing dupioni silk fabric. I’ve been stashing away this special fabric for years. The idea was that “one day” I’d have a project to use it or “one day” I’d have time to experiment with ...

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October 11, 2018
Listen to a Chapter from Mally the Maker from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! This week I’m trying on a new hat – audiobook narration. I’ve read Chapter 1 from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt so you can begin the journey with Mally into the magical world of Quilst.

Click Here to preorder your copy of Mally the Maker.

I had SO much fun reading this! I’ve loved reading out loud since I was a kid so narrating this book felt natural and fun.

I’ve been planning to record the audiobook within the next few months, but sharing this first chapter has finally ...

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September 12, 2018
Tips for Naming and Tagging Your Quilts, Podcast #74 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Happy podcast day! I'm having a blast in my kitchen studio today which is finally put back (more or less) together after being collapsed for two weeks after Josh's fish tank disaster. I'm slicing up embroidery squares to experiment with a new quilt-as-you-go method.



This podcast came about from a listener suggestion. Dawn wanted to know if I had any tips on naming quilts and adding tags or labels to the back. I had a fun time thinking through both topics and shared my take on the importance of ...

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July 3, 2018
Quick Podcast Announcement – Guest on Just Wanna Quilt from Christa Quilts

My blogging fell off a bit last week because of my trip to Chicago for BERNINA University. I’m writing up a summary of the trip and hope to have that posted in the next day or two </p>
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June 20, 2018
Chatting about Fear? Podcast #62 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yep, fear is the topic of the podcast today. Have I mentioned that sharing my goddess quilt stories is scary, scary, SCARY?


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I decided the next quilt to share should be Torrent of Fear, a goddess quilt I created in 2012 after spending a year stuck in place by ultimately very silly fears.

Yes, this is a dark quilt about a negative emotion, but the funny thing is when I look at this quilt, it actually makes me feel good. I feel good and happy because I know I'm not THERE - stuck ...

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June 13, 2018
Back from Vacation Podcast #61 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

James and I popped off to Charleston this past weekend for a short trip to visit family and hang out together. In this week's podcast I share about the trip and my major obsession: freeform crochet!


Click Here to find the show notes and podcast video.

I think I'm mostly loving freeform crochet because it's the perfect project to work on while I'm editing Mally the Maker. I've spread out over my couch with yarn, crochet hooks, and the printed book galley and as I crochet, I'm listening to the book being read to ...

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June 6, 2018
Quilting Gratitude in Your Life and Quilts from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! Today I've shared a new podcast episode with my first quilt story all about quilting with gratitude and how I constructed the quilt My Cup Runneth Over. Click Here to find the episode.

Why this new style of podcast? I've wanted to share my goddess quilts in more ways for years. I've wanted to write a book on these quilts for years. I've wanted to rebuild their pages on my website...FOR YEARS!

I finally realized that this was never, ever going to happen if I didn't MAKE it happen by ...

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May 30, 2018
Quilt Design with the Quiltrovert from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Quiltrovert! I love the name Niki Gordham-Harrison goes by on Instagram. Today she's on the Hello My Quilting Friends podcast and we're talking about how she became a quilter just 8 months ago and is already designing her own quilts and writing patterns.

Click Here to find this new podcast episode.

It's really interesting to see how different quilters get into this wonderful craft. Some quilters instantly begin designing and playing with shapes, while others prefer to follow patterns and not have to worry about the math coming out right.

The thing I love most about our ...

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May 24, 2018
What Can You Do in 1 Hour? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friend! I have a new podcast for you this week with a big update on what's going on around the house. Many huge projects are finally getting finished, or moving steadily in that direction and I'm feeling great about my progress on Mally the Maker, my quilt fiction novel.

Click Here to find this podcast episode.

The main theme of this podcast was about how to reach your goals in tiny increments, every single day. In the past 8 months I've written a full length (90,000 word) fiction novel, designed rulers with Grace ...

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April 25, 2018
That Quilt is Cheating! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friend! I'm back this week with another Great Quilting Debate asking a simple question - what is quilt cheating?

Are there quilting techniques you consider inferior or just plain WRONG?

What do you think about cheater cloth? It has "cheater" in the name so it must be bad, right?

Do you find yourself shrugging your shoulders at quilts made on an embroidery machine or quilted on a longarm?

I've dug into this topic this week and had a lot of fun thinking through my past judgments and criticisms. Yep, there was a time that I thought ...

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April 4, 2018
Three Step Quilt As You Go with Jenedel Wilcox from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! This week I have a really fun podcast with Jenedel Wilcox. She is a hobby quilter and emailed me a few month ago about a neat Quilt-As-You-Go technique she uses to connect her quilted blocks together.

Click Here to find this podcast episode.

We started a conversation via email and decided to collaborate on a little quilt project. I sent Jenedel some embroidered quilt blocks and she connected them together to create this cute mini quilt!


This was a really fun experience and I love how this mini quilt turned out. I hope you'll come ...

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March 7, 2018
New Quilting Friend from Qatar from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I've made a new quilting friend this week! It's so much fun meeting quilters from around the world and having the excuse to have a chat on my quilting podcast.

Click Here to find this episode #48.

Grace Medina is a mother of two from Venezuela now living in Qatar. She shares quilting tutorials in Spanish on her YouTube channel Handy and Crafty.

This is the second Spanish quilting instructor I've had on the show. It's wonderful that quilting is being taught in different languages and countries so everyone who wants to sew and quilt can ...

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February 21, 2018
No Sewing Until You Quilt with Ann Holmes, Podcast Episode 46 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Ann Holmes, the creator of my favorite No Sewing Until You Quilt It applique technique. Get to know Ann and her assistant Rachel and how this cool technique works in this podcast.

Listen to the episode or download it to listen anytime:


Or watch the podcast and see me cooking sausage and apples for lunch!


Click Here to check out Ann's website AnnHolmesStudios.com. Ann is both a stained glass artist as well as a quilter and her goal in creating the No Sewing Until You Quilt It Applique technique ...

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February 14, 2018
Interview with My Sister Camille! Podcast #45 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I have a really fun interview with my sister, Camille Gray, about her experience with the Whole 30 diet. Listen or download the episode to your player here:


Or watch and see what I'm stitching during the intro, which happens to be at the end of the video for this episode:


My sister had a radical transformation on the Whole 30 Diet. Here's her Before Picture, which was a few years ago:


And here's her After Picture on the beach last summer:


Camille works out to videos from Rebecca Louise Fitness. Click ...

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January 17, 2018
Piece and Quilt Precut Fabrics with Christa Watson, Episode #43 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with my awesome quilting friend Christa Watson about piecing and quilting with precut fabrics. This just happens to also be the topic of Christa's new quilting book! Listen or download the episode here:


Or you can watch the episode and see me stitching away at this forever cross stitch project in my living room:


Ad: Click Here to find Christa's newest book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. 

This is a terrific book for slicing into those precut packs you've stashed away so you can turn those nice fabrics into ...

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January 3, 2018
Longarm Quilting and Yoga with Amy Helton from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Amy Helton, or LongarmYogiGal, a longarm quilter and yogi from Kentucky! Listen or download the episode using the player here:


Or watch the episode with a live intro with me in bright orange here:


Click Here to check out Amy Helton's Facebook Page. This is where you can connect with Amy to talk about longarm quilting your quilts. Her goal is to have a quilt in all 50 states so help her reach her goal this year!

I found Amy on Instagram where I ran across her handle LongarmYogiGal and ...

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December 13, 2017
Teach Crafting Online with Melanie Ham, Episode #39 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Melanie Ham, a super successful quilting teacher on YouTube. Listen to the episode or download it below:


Or you can watch the podcast using this player:


Click Here to check out Melanie's YouTube Channel. I love her videos which are so nicely edited and clearly demonstrated.

Also check out Melanie's Premium Course Website Melanie Makers. This is where Melanie shares more in-depth courses, projects, and quilt alongs. Remember she shared a coupon code in the podcast - make sure to enter Leah in the checkout to save 25% on your ...

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November 29, 2017
Highs and Lows of Business Transformation with Stephanie Soebbing, Episode #37 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Stephanie Soebbing once again about the amazing transformation her business has undergone in the past eight months. Listen to this new episode right here:


You can also watch the episode and watch me whipping up Zuchini Ravioli in the introduction here:


Click Here to find Quilt Addicts Anonymous, Stephanie's website. Stephanie recently expanded to create a full scale quilt shop which is open five days a week and carries a wide range of beautiful fabrics.

Stephanie was a bit tired during this interview because she just got back from fall ...

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