Featuring Beverly :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!
Hi there! I’m excited to share Beverly’s quilts here today! Beverly blogs at Fiberhart, and dyes her own fabrics too – I hope you enjoy getting to know Beverly better!
1. How long have you been a quilter?
Although I had some exposure to quilting with the bicentennial celebrations in the 1970’s, I didn’t start quilting seriously until 1994 when my youngest child was diagnosed with leukemia. It became a form of therapy while I dealt with all of her medical issues. I’ve been quilting ever since.
2. Why do you quilt?
I can’t imagine not quilting! It is the polar opposite of my professional life as a social worker. My quilts are one hundred percent designed and made by me, and I have a finished product that I can touch and see. It really is my therapy!
3. Why do you participate in Blogger’s Quilt Festival?
I started blogging about seven years ago to connect with other quilters and artists, and the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is a fun way to connect with other like-minded artists from around the world. I am inspired by all the creativity exhibited by others working with fabric and thread.
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt, that you shared last spring? (pictured above)
My quilt from last spring was the third I’ve done in a series inspired by a camping trip I took with my younger son and his fiance to western Michigan. I’ve spent most of my life in the desert southwest, and I was awestruck by the forest and trees in the park where we camped. I wanted to find a way to depict the sense of being enveloped by the trees as well as the glorious fall colors that were just starting to show.
5. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I love color and playing with color, and my fabric dyeing has become as important to me as the quilting. There is so much to learn with both that I expect to be busy as long as my hands and eyes are able!
Thanks for sharing Beverly! I can’t wait to see what you make next!