What is Just Wanna Quilt? 

This began as a research project: the intersection of copyright and quilting: a podcast and a Facebook group.  In three years it has grown to  Legal DIY books, quilting projects, selling Grace longarms, and a community.   We have made masks, gone on adventures, and pondered all kinds of questions.  Welcome.  Join us.  We call ourselves the Quilting Army.  We are a hybrid.  Research at Tulane and our new Quilting Army Krewe, LLC for our entrepreneurial activities. Our really important rule: kindness.  

Insane fun. Seats are limited.

Just Wanna Bookshop 

We open virtually!  


Come see what we've published and what we're working on!

New Podcast Episodes

Legal DIY Resources


Just Wanna Longarm?

Us too!

We are officially a

Grace Company vendor! 

Feel free to contact us. ​ 

And visit Just Wanna Longarm for lots of info

We have a team that loves to longarm, and we are all working on different combinations of Grace systems. 

  • 3 types of frames (Hoop, Q-Zone Queen, and Continuum)

  • 3 machines (15, 19, or 21) (or you can use your own domestic sewing machine).

  • Quilter's Creative Touch automation

  • A ton of accessories

Here's how we work.  Email us to begin. 

We set up a time to chat about what you need. We make a package just for you. Prices and special deals change every month.  And we're about community.  Join our special FB group, Quilting Army Longarmers.  You are not alone in this new journey.

Three questions to think about:

  • size of your space

  • budget (we don't do financing at the moment)

  • automation too?

Proceeds support the Quilting Army Krewe, LLC, and the Just Wanna Quilt project, including our law students. We also have an affiliate program, so that when you recommend someone you get a flat rate commission.  Email for more info.

Research Sponsors of Just Wanna Quilt podcast and research project

This work could not be done without our generous research sponsors.  Materials are donated to other Copyright Research Lab @ Tulane University Law School.


Research supplies were donated to the Copyright Research Lab for research purposes only, and are discussed on the podcast for purposes of understanding the product, the underlying intellectual property, and the world of quilting and quilt entrepreneurialism.   

Just Wanna Quilt was featured in Quiltfolk Magazine in 2018

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Just Wanna Quilt is ranked

Number 3 PIck for craft podcast on itunes

Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118


JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125


(504) 339-3857

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

Owner, Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Editor-in-Chief, Just Wanna Series, Ricardo Gonzalez

Inventory Quilt Project, Willow Olson

Long Army, Joel Sellers

Project Director, Gigi Baay