EPISODE 022 – Giuseppe Ribaudo
Today’s guest is Giuseppe Ribaudo, former actor turned quilter and multimedia manager at Andover Fabrics.
I was first drawn to his work by his bold, unconventional use of color and his modern aesthetic. He’s been on my guest wishlist for the show for a while, but when our own Stash Enhancer Hannah came to me recommending him, I knew we had to make this happen. Apparently they went to college together, and Hannah helped teach G how to knit. Don’t you love how small this community is sometimes?!
More than works of textile art, Giuseppe’s pieces tell a story. They are bold and graphic, while also being modern and classic at the same time. They speak to his love of family, his yearning to bring color and warmth to the world, and of his unique position in the quilting community.
As he says in our interview, color is inspiring, feeds our souls, and is never boring. It’s easy to connect with a piece when all of these things are at play, even when you don’t practice that medium yourself.
I am not a quilter (yet, anyway), but I cannot help but feel excited and inspired when I see G’s work. And that’s just one of the reasons I love looking outside my own industry and hobbies for fresh ideas.
In this episode we talk about Giuseppe’s intuitive color sense and how he looks for new possibilities within familiar materials. He also dives into what it’s really like being a guy in a female-dominated industry, and what he wishes for the community as a whole. I think the power of color and the value of community are our themes for this episode!
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