Darci Read of Darci Sews

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date December  2018


I began quilting in 2010 when my niece was born. I was living in New York City at the time, in a teeny tiny apartment, and thought it would be a small project to make her a quilt. I could take it on the train with me, as I was sewing it all by hand. Now I know how naive I was. 800 yards of fabric and 9 years later, I still enter each project with the thought that this will be so easy. You’d think I’d learn by now. Currently I live and work in St Paul Minnesota where I own Field Trip Quilting, a Longarm studio and classroom space.






Field Trip Quilting Studio 


Modern Quilting


The Orphan Quilt Top Project

Feminist Quilt


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