Quilting with Dr. Jennifer Hale

On this weeks episode, Dr. Jennifer Hale. shares her sewing and quilting journey, starting with her grandmother teaching her to sew at a young age. She emphasizes the importance of community and the role it played in her early sewing experiences. Dr. Hale also discusses her transition from sewing to quilting and the influence of the Quilting Academy in her creative process. Dr Hale highlights the significance of representation in her quilting projects and the impact of community on her creativity.

We also get a chance to hear Dr. Hale share her journey as a quilter and the challenges she faced in accessing quilting resources. She discusses being a distraction in school and how sewing became her happy place. Dr. Hale also talks about the changes in her sewing practice during the pandemic and the role of TikTok in building a community. She highlights the importance of teaching and sharing knowledge on social media and the connection between quilting and children's literature. Dr. Hale shares her advice for quilters and the benefits of quilting on a long arm machine.


Guest Name: Dr Jennifer Hale

Avid quilter, Dr. Jennifer Hale, has 30 years of experience educating young minds for the School District of Philadelphia. She has worn many educational hats throughout her career that led to her current role as a high school Assistant Principal. Dr. Hale engages in a high- level of creativity, including: quilting, sewing, cooking, and crafting. She enjoys sharing her gifts and talents with her school and community.




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Hosted by Lisa Woolfork

Lisa is a fourth-generation sewing enthusiast who learned to sew while earning a PhD in African American literature and culture. She has been sewing for more than twenty years while also teaching, researching, and publishing in Black American literature and culture.