Coming Up, February 5, 2014

Mark you calendars for

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It’s another LIVE Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski.

This I’ll be discussing and giving tips on:

How to have a more meaningful life    

Call in and tell us at 877-864-4869

This week’s guests will be: 


Author of “Strip-Smart Quilts II; Make 16 Triangle Quilts with One Easy Technique” (That Patchwork Place), Kathy Brown. This is a gorgeous collection of 16 quilts that can be made using just one simple technique. In this follow-up to her popular Strip-Smart Quilts, Kathy Brown provides an astonishing collection of 16 quilt patterns-all based on the same cut from a single ruler. Smart indeed! You can create mesmerizing designs with speed and accuracy using the Creative Grids 90-degree Double-Strip Ruler (or another right-angle triangle ruler). You can make intricate-looking projects easily using fat quarters, pre-cut strips, or yardage. You can find visually appealing quilts for all skill levels, from beginner to experienced.


Artist, Helen Hiebert, will be my guest and will talk about her newest book, “Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art” (Quarry Books). Helen Hiebert is a Vail, Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light to create transcendent experiences that alter viewers’ perceptions of time, space and form. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, and Paper Illuminated, and she is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends. Visit her online at


Amy Kopperude is an artist whose new book, Bead Bugs: Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects,” (Creative Publishing International) will be the focus of our interview.  “Creepy-crawlies take a turn for the ornamental in this collection, which features designs for 23 different insects and sea creatures (and, oddly, an owl). In her first book, Kopperude heads off the likely question—What would I do with an insect made out of beads?—by presenting each insect as part of a project, such as an ant magnet, a fly tie tack, and a spider sun catcher. Most of the projects require simple tools that should be in most beadworkers’ collections, such as pliers, wire cutters, and craft adhesive, and the projects themselves are simple enough for beginners to tackle. VERDICT The theme is unusual, but it works. Projects like the dragonfly wine-glass charms might appeal to wedding crafters, and some of the creepier designs, like the bat mobile, are perfect for those decorating for Halloween.” Amy Kopperude was born and raised in Minnesota and influenced by a painting grandma, a quilting mom and brother, a guitar-playing dad, and other talented people who supported her creative growth. She lives in Red Lion, PA where she works for an educational publishing house as an editor and book layout designer. She is an avid crafter, dabbling in all kinds of media, and she sells her creations on Etsy. Visit her blog at where you can view her 365 beaded spiders.


Then I’ll open the phones to talk about: How to have a more meaning life.   Call in and talk with us at: 877-864-4869

LIVE for a full 2-hours, on, this Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 3 PM EST.

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