Jera Brandvig, Victoria Gertenbach, and Melissa Mortenson chat with host Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast.


Jera Brandvig

Topics: fabric selection

She says: "If you use a textured fabric that is completely different like plush, it can make a very simple block into something quite different, something very unique."


Guest: Victoria Gertenbach

Topics: fabric selection

She says: "I like to use a lot of shot cottons. They are a woven fabric that have some imperfections in the weave, which to me, gives them more of a non-perfect utilitarian feel which I gravitate toward."


Guest: Melissa Mortenson

Topics: holiday decorating

She says: "I love to make pillows for my sofa for the holdiays. So I do a set of Christmas pillows, a set of Halloween pillows, and I've got a couple of Valentine's Day pillows because it's just a really simple way to swap out something you already have. And I actually made them the same size as the pillows already on the couch, so I just store the covers."