Alison Lee (totally rockin' podcaster, BTW) of the podcast called "Craftcast" has very recently posted an interview session with Mary Jane Butters, of Mary Jane's Farm.
If you are not an addict of her magazine already, I highly recommend you check it out. She is an organic farmer who sells all sorts of dry goods that are produced on her farm. She includes in the publication tons of patterns for aprons, needlework, and other totally awesome home-spun type sewing projects. I ADORE this magazine and save all the back issues. Free sewing patterns included and photos in general are super inspirational.
Downloading the pod cast now, literally cannot wait to listen to it, I LOVE Mary Jane's 'farm girl' mojo.
Ok, and a quick question for you - has anybody out there ever visited or heard of the John C. Campbell Folk School? Lots of traditional hands-on classes there, including tons of quilting classes. It looks interesting...I'm curious.
One last thing - if you live in the states, you MUST WATCH PROJECT RUNWAY tomorrow night! Season 5, first episode. These folks can sew anything, people! Best show on TV, imho.