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Thoughts on quilting, copyright, and other aspects of the Just Wanna Quilt project

by Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Director of the JWQ project.  

April 17, 2018

So, five members of the Quilting Army are headed to Paducah:  Edith Gross, Gigi Baay, Hilary Harrison, Mary Ellen Ramirez Leingang, and Judy Walker.  I was supposed to go but had some last minute issues arise.  But I know our project is in good hands.  Yesterday they left from New Orleans, and drove 5 hours to Memphis, where Hilary put them up for the night.

 We did a short podcast about the drive up and their th...

February 28, 2018

Law professor, quilter and weaver, Maureen Collins chats with me about all things quilting, and we geek out on copyright together.  We go a little bit far...and we'll soon be getting to the basics of copyright.  We had a blast.  

February 26, 2018

I met Gigi when I went to Uptown Needle and CraftWorks. They have days where you can bring your sewing machine and go sew. She was there working. I went because I had to make three (yes!) very complicated (for me) jackets for cosplay for my daughter and her friends. I had never put in sleeves or made a jacket before. She was wonderful! She previously had her own sewing business. Now, she works at Uptown. She is also a quilter....

February 23, 2018

Yes, she did!  She invented the Mondo bag!  She's soooo cool.  She sent research samples.  I made a double wedding ring quilt -- yes, I did!  Her interface technique means even someone like me can make really cool quilts.

February 23, 2018

 We are just starting to learn about thread.  It's fun, really!  Todd's going to come back on and talk to us more about thread.  

February 21, 2018

 Her work is crazy good, and she is very very fun.  Listen to Edith as she describes her passion and love of quilting.  She is all of us.  And, the best part (I think) is how she purchased a long-arm machine.  She's a great storyteller.

February 20, 2018

 She talks about her beginnings in quilting and her quilting life.  She is awesome!  We have other conversations with Cheryl coming up.  For more information, see our webpage about Cheryl.

February 15, 2018

She's a quilter.  She's an attorney.  She's part of our core team.  We'll be chatting with her about her thoughts on copyright, trademarks and quilting.

 Check out our webpage about her!

February 7, 2018

Bob Ruggiero is the Director of Publications and Public Information at Quilts, Inc., the company that puts on Quilt Market show and the Quilt Festival. Bob and I had a delightful conversation about the evolution of the Quilt Market, the Quilt Festival, and the exhibitions at these events. Check out the interview on Bob's Just Wanna Quilt Page!

January 17, 2018

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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

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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