Episode 47 - Frank Bennett, CEO of National Quilt Museum
06.21.2018 - By Sit & Sew Radio
Welcome to Episode 47 of Sit & Sew Radio, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous podcast! We're so excited to be back with another episode after a break. We're back with an interview with Frank Bennett, the CEO of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
We spoke with Frank while we were in Paducah for AQS QuiltWeek in April, and things have been a bit crazy over here at Quilt Addicts Anonymous ever since. As soon as I returned I had to hustle to finish multiple projects for Quilt Market in Portland. Check out my vlog that I did by (https://www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/2018/05/behind-the-scenes-getting-ready-for-quilt-market-vlog/) clicking here (https://www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/2018/05/behind-the-scenes-getting-ready-for-quilt-market-vlog/) to see all that went into getting ready for quilt market and the different projects I created.
Also during that time we were working on shooting photos for my first book, Simple Quilts for the Modern Home (https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/simple-quilts-for-the-modern-home-available-for-pre-order/), which is available for preorder.
After that, we zeroed in on the launch of our FREE Beginner Quilting series sponsored by QT Fabrics. The series consists of 12 videos and teaches you everything you need to know about quilting from beginning to end. It has been great to see some of the responses to the videos and how it has been helpful for beginner and veteran quilters alike. Check out the videos at quiltaddictsanonymous.com/learntoquilt (http://quiltaddictsanonymous.com/learntoquilt) and download the FREE pattern (https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/) to get a 20% off coupon for the supplies you'll need to get started!
Listen to the episode to hear more about what we've been up to and what's coming next at Quilt Addicts Anonymous.
Frank Bennett, CEO of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky.
It was great to chat with Frank Bennett, CEO of the National Quilt Museum, who took some time out of his very busy schedule to meet with me during the week of the big quilt show. It was my first visit to Paducah, and it is clear this is a huge week for the town and the museum.
Frank and I chat about some of the exciting things going on in Paducah during show week as well as some of the exhibits at the museum. One of the big topics is the museum's Free Block of the Month Club (https://quiltmuseum.org/blockofthemonth/) which launched a few months ago. I am super excited to be one of the designers who will be doing a block for the club due out in April. Listen to the episode to hear what my block is and what I have planned. Learn more about the museum's free Block of the Month Club and sign up at the Facebook page by clicking here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NQMBlockoftheMonth/about/).
Thanks again for checking out Episode 47 of Sit & Sew Radio. Here's a link to the National Quilt Museum website (https://quiltmuseum.org/) if you want to learn more about what it has to offer.