Featuring Sharon :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!


Posted on June 29th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Sharon! Sharon was nominated in the doll quilt category, and her little quilt is adorable.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Sharon!
1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting about 5 years ago.

'BLISS'

2. Why do you quilt?
I started quilting because I became ‘medically’ retired after a near death car accident.  Home from re-hab and bored with all my cross stitch, I had a sewing machine and a few supplies set up so I could roll my wheel chair up and play.

made in cherry

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
So many, but I am so grateful that I took a class long ago on how to ‘press’ properly.  Pressing properly not only gives assitance with smooth seams that help with assembling blocks, but elliminates a lot of ‘wonky’ – squaring up is a piece of cake.

4. What was the inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
I am a scrap quilter at heart and save it all – and not afraid to mix designers or lines.  The Doll Quilt was for a monthly swap group and my first piece to Germany, so wanted something special – lots of bits of me.  Tiny piecing, many techniques, hand quilting, and embellishments. And the little matching doll (a former doll maker) is something I send with each of my swap quilts.
5. Do you sew other things?
I did a lot of my own clothing (4-H) and then my childrens’ when they were young, made dolls and mohair bears long ago, and for a long time I have been an avid Cross Stitcher – I fabric frame my pieces.

Scrappy Half Log Cabin

6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Although my mother is a master quilter (Quilter’s Hall of Fame), I am a self-taught quilter.  I surfed the webs, watched lots of videos, attend classes, educated myself on designers and fabric companies/lines, and melded it into my own.  I love learning about and making heritage/period quilts, but also enjoy the modern – we must know our past to make our future.  Above all, I have fun with it.
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Thanks for sharing Sharon! The reasons for beginning quilting sound painful, but I’m so glad you gave it a try! Your pieces are really fun!
Have a great weekend everyone,
Amy






13 thoughts on “Featuring Sharon :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

  1. 1
    jodi says:

    Very nice! And to have a mom as a master quilter – lucky you.
    I love the big star quilt. Nice to “meet” you, Sharon!

  2. 2
    jodi says:

    Oh, but wait! I already “met” you – I’ve been following you for some time now! Ha!

  3. 3
    Jitka says:

    Hi Sharon. Could you make a tutorial How to press properly, please? I still do not know it. After 10 years quilting.

  4. 4
    Pat says:

    Fun to read about you and learn things I didn’t know!

  5. 5
    Snoodles says:

    Good to see you over here, my friend! I didn’t realize your mom was a Hall of Famer – that is so cool. You know I love your work….I glad to see Amy introduce you to some new friends! Hugs to you!

  6. 6
    Sarah Craig says:

    Sharon, you know you are one of my favorite quilt-y people – now so many more will get to know you! I had no idea, though, that you had only been quilting for five years – you have such mad piecing skills for such a short time quilting! {{{{HUGS}}}!!!!

  7. 7
    Shannon says:

    Sharon, So cool to see you here. I love all of your work. Congrats on being featured here!!

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