Sitting Down with the Founder of Kathreen Ricketson

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Today I am honored to be speaking with the founder of Whip Up and the author of Whip Up Mini Quilts: Kathreen Ricketson. Kathreen is sharing her story as a part of the informative interview series I’ve been doing this month. And with her second book set to release later this year and Whip Up entering in to its six year, Kathreen is one busy lady, as you can imagine. So, it’s extra special that she was able to take some time out of her schedule to sit down with me (virtually of course) for a 30 minute interview.

Heres what else we discussed in the podcast:

-How to connect with readers and build your blog with tutorials and craft projects.

-The kinds of tutorials that will capture bloggers’ attention.

-How to land a book deal and what the process of publishing a book is like.

-And what it’s been like to switch gears into digital self publishing with her latest project.

One of things we talked about towards the end of the podcast was the a new project that Kathreen has been working on. She recently launched a printable Mini-Mag for kids in an easy downloadable PDF format, priced at just $5. The mag is called Action Pack and it is filled with 20 pages of craft projects, outdoor activities, cooking, drawing and more. For more info about Action Pack, click here. Listen to the podcast now…

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Be sure to visit Kathreen’s website Whip Up for daily craft inspirations and tutorials. And also follow her on twitter @WhipUp.

6 comments | Click here to reply

This is my favorite podcast so far. I am a big fan of whipup so I may be bias. The bit about the book process was the most interesting to me though. I’d love to have a book of my very own one day.


Me too! Glad you enjoyed the interview Meghan. Thanks for stopping by!


I LOVE these podcasts Brittni. Keep them coming, they are FANTASTIC. And what a great treat to meet Kathreen. I wasn’t familiar with Whip Up, so thanks to you so much for leading the way. Looks like a fantastic site + since I’m a kid at heart I’m going to get the magazine as well. I need all the DIY inspiration I can get to rock my TV show 🙂 + I want Panama to meet all the great folks in my community that are making so many wonderful things 🙂

Mayi Carles @ Heartmade

Hi Mayi. Thanks. That’s great to hear. Whip Up is a really great resource for all things diy. Glad you found it.


excellent podcast and interview. i enjoyed the tips about diy projects as well.

ludid ryu

I’m late but just listened now, what a great interview, whip up is still this many years later one of my favorite sites!

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