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Episode #80: Maddie Kertay of the BadAss Quilters Society

September 5th, 2016

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast I'm talking with Maddie Kertay, the founder of the BadAss Quilters Society, a Facebook page and blog devoted to diversity and inclusion in the quilting community. In this conversation Maddie talks about how she became a quilter and the incident which led her to feel she needed a place to talk openly about issues within the quilting industry that she feels need changing. Maddie's blog and Facebook posts often delve into race, class, gender, and sexuality in a way that is rarely seen within this community. Maddie realized that her point of view is not for everyone, but she is proud of the positive change she's been able to make along with the 16,000 people who follow the Facebook page.

Catch up with the BadAss Quilters Society on Facebook.


Today's episode is sponsored by Unanimous Craft, an online index of shops and craft shows where you can sell your handmade and small batch wares. Check it out at and visit for a special offer for Craft Industry Alliance listeners. Thank you, Unanimous Craft!


Please note that this show used to be called the While She Naps podcast. The name has changed, but the content and host have stayed the same.

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