Featuring Angela — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!


Posted on July 8th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Angela!  Angela is a local friend, I’ve had the pleasure to meet, and I’m so excited to share her story and quilts with you.  Enjoy!
1. When did you begin quilting?
2 1/2 years ago, I was pregnant for the first time.  I found myself really wanting a special quilt for my daughter.  I looked around for a pattern, hoping my mom could make a quilt, yet nothing really jumped out at me.  My hubby and I decided that we wanted a Charley Harper theme for her bedroom, and so that became the inspiration behind the quilt I knew I wanted for her room.  I took an applique class at a local store and from there I designed and created my very first quilt.  I’ve been quilting ever since.

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2. Why do you quilt?
Sewing is therapy to me, for some reason –my hands are busy, and it seems when my hands are busy my mind is just a little quieter.  I also love to create, and so ideas are always coming to me.  I guess quilting and sewing are my outlet for my nervous energy and creative ideas.

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3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Try something different!  Every time I make a new quilt, I always try something new.  A new skill, a new shape, a new color palette, or something completely wacky like my interactive play quilts.  I find this is where I learn the most, and so I encourage others to do the same.

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4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
I made a series of Interactive Play Quilts and the Americana Appliqué Scenes was by far my favorite.  I was born in 1980, and the baby blanket I had was made up of bold primary colors, no pastels: red, blue, navy, white, yellow, and green made up the quilt.  These colors were very popular in my childhood, and I find myself still loving them today.  Along with that, the applique scenes in this quilt were also inspired from my childhood.    My favorite memories inspired the scenes in this quilt:  playing in the front yard, going to the zoo, playing “school” with my sister, along with all the other toys we had.  When making this quilt, really it was just a walk through my childhood.

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5. Do you sew other things?
Yes, I love sewing things for both my home and for my family.  I create unique fabric wall art pieces, using turned edge machine applique techniques.  I also love sewing pillows, handbags, items for the kitchen, and things for my 2 year old daughter.

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Thanks for sharing your quilts with us Angela!  I espcially love this one above for your daughter, with the album- so precious!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  I’m headed to Sisters, Oregon for a fast weekend full of quilts – don’t worry, I’m taking my camera!!

Amy





15 thoughts on “Featuring Angela — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

  1. I am in love with your quilts!! Beautiful! I really love the quilt with the house and toy chest….genius! Hopefully I can quilt that well one day. Thanks for sharing and all the tips!

  2. Beautiful quilts Angela. I love the stips with the photo album. And the purple diamond pattern- I can imagine one in that pattern , and my colours , on my living room wall. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My first comment got lost. Ok.
    Beautiful quilts Angela. I love the stipe one with the photo album. And the purple diamonds is a great pattern. I would like to try one for my livingroom wall ( in my colours). Thank you for sharing.

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