chat w/ joe cunningham

chat w/ joe cunningham


Join Patricia Belyea as she chats with internationally recognized quilt artist Joe Cunningham.

Joe Cunningham has been engaged with the world of quilts for over 40 years. An author, speaker, and teacher, Joe creates quilts that are surprising and thought-provoking.

You may recognize Joe from the PBS series Craft in America or from The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.

Joe has travelled the country, and the world, to speak and teach. Perhaps he’s visited your guild and kept you all in stitches with his unexpected commentary.

This month Joe has moved his working studio into a storefront gallery space on Market Street in San Francisco. He’s just released a new book, and he’s teaching his Freedom Quilting workshops online.

To see the CHAT [00:59 video] +click here

Here are links and resources from the CHAT:

Joe’s website with info on his workshops +click here

To buy Joe’s new book +click here

To buy one of Joe’s quilts from the Okan Arts Curated Quilt Gallery +click here

Tools and supplies in Joe’s Studio:

Handiquilter Longarm — a model that is no longer made

Handiquilter HQ Stitch 510 sewing machine

Laurastar Steam System

Quilters Select cutting mat and gridded rulers

Bamboo batting and Quilters Select wool batting 

Favorite books in Joe’s Library:

Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Quilts: Their Story and How To Make Them by Marie D. Webster

What’s It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect by Joann Moser