Kari Vojtechovsky of Quilts for the Making

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date March 2019​​

Kari is a pattern designer, an aware winning quilter, and took our first Copyright Workshop at QuiltCon!  So, that's cool.  We talk to her about her quilting life.

I am a mother, wife, graphic designer and quilter. My passion for quilting has been threaded through my career as a graphic designer and I find that they carry over from one to the other. I truly enjoy following quilting trends and new fabric lines, obsessively reading Instagram, magazines and books for new inspiration and dreaming up my next project. The rest of my time is filled by raising my young children, hanging out with friends and family, and exploring the world. I hail from a small town in the Midwest and now live near the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Quilting awards and publications include ribbons at QuiltCon, contributing to books and magazines, teaching, and self-publishing patterns under the name Quilts for the Making. You can find me on Instagram at @quiltsforthemaking, or patterns at my Etsy shop at www.quiltsforthemaking.com

 

 

 

Topics

Pattern maker

Selling at Etsy

What do patternmakers need?

Copyright Issues

QuiltCon

Improv quilting

Copyright Workshop at QuiltCon

Craft-Happy Blog

Bloghops

Designing a pattern for the Modern Quilt Guild

Scraps, Inc (pattern in compilation)

Pincussion

Gee's Bend quilt workshop at QuiltCon 2015

Winning awards at QuiltCon

Strategies with design (ask her)

Iowa State degree - Graphic Designer

Lucky Spool 

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Essex Linen

Michael Miller Cotton Couture

Art Gallery

Freespirit

Moda

Paintbox Solids

Kona

Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

townsend@tulane.edu

JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125

quiltingarmy@gmail.com

(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