Welcome! We are multi-faceted. We began as a research podcast by Dr. Townsend Gard at Tulane University Law School.
We've grown into a community about quilting, crafting, entrepreneurship and intellectual property.
FTC Disclaimer: Sometimes Just Wanna Quilt is given free samples to understand the product in conjunction with the podcast. We always let the audience know when this is the case. We also purchase products, which we also let you know.
Projects and Experiments
Just Wanna Quilt is about creating community and also experimenting to better understand the quilting world, and by extension copyright and other intellectual property. To that end, we try all kinds of things! If you would like to join, email us, or message us at our FB page or on Instagram.
Coming Soon 2023
The Medallion Quilts behind our Just Wanna Reverse Engineer Project
Willow Olson and
Elizabeth Townsend Gard
During July 2020, over 80 people signed up to read a book, Just Wanna Create: Copyright and Fair Use Strategies, talk on Saturday mornings and make really cool quilts interpreting copyright laws.
The sub-group still continues to day. And they have been true experts in the intersection of copyright and quilting. Find them helping and explaining on the Just Wanna Quilt Facebook group
Homemade Mask Summit - June 2020
After over 65 interviews on the Just Wanna Quilt podcast, we held a two-day summit to put it all together. We also made an infographic!
Inventory Quilt Sew Along with Willow Olson
Want to make lots of things with us? We're cleaning. We making things. We're inspired by @JessicaQuilter to make Inventory Quilts.
Our research sponsor: AccuQuilt. We're going to have so much fun.
The Green Wave Project
What happens when two bolts of fabric are donated to the Just Wanna Quilt project? We make lots and lots of quilts. One Kaffe Fassett, and the other Tula Pink, the Quilting Army made amazing things.
Our research sponsor: Freespirit Fabrics
Our Common Pool Block Challenge
We're making a public domain quilt! Want to help?
Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge
So, what happens when Elizabeth is chosen to be a Brand Ambassador for 2019? We get lots of fabric to share with the Quilting Army. And look at what we made!
Our research sponsor: Michael Miller Fabrics
Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife Sew Along with Gigi Baay and Corrie Dutton
So a bunch of our Quilting Army members wanted to do the Gypsy Wife quilt. It's like a thing. So, we recruited Gigi Baay to lead us, and Corrie to keep us organized. We did a bunch of videos, and while the SAL is officially concluding, many of us (many) are still working on it. So, visit this page, and join our special Just Wanna Quilt Gypsy Wife Sew Along.