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


Posted on October 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Hi there! Just a couple more days, before Blogger’s Quilt Festival begins – are you ready? Today, I’m putting the finishing touches on my posts, and I will be ready! Our feature here today is Erica! Erica blogs at Kitchen Table Quilting, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her and her great quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?
I started quilting in 2010 when I was pregnant with my son.  My husband had just graduated from law school and was working long hours which left me with some lonely evenings.  I was looking for a hobby other than watching television, but I don’t think I realized what I was getting into!  When I first bought my machine I just wanted to make a few simple baby items.  A couple months later I decided I wanted to make just one quilt and I was immediately hooked.

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2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I think it is important to have a part of my life that is just mine.  I love being a wife and a mother, but quilting is just for me.  It helps my mind unwind and it gives me a creative outlet.  I love the idea that I can sit down with a bunch of little pieces and make them into something whole. It is very therapeutic.

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3. Why do you participate in Blogger’s Quilt Festival?
Blogger’s Quilt Festival is a great way to connect with other bloggers, but it is also a way to reflect on my work for the past few months.  What have I made that I liked or dislike?  Do I like the direction that my creative process is taking me?  And then I get to read posts written by other bloggers where they reflect on their own work.  It is very helpful and inspiring.

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4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt, that you shared last spring? (pictured above)
My inspiration was inspired by Kandinsky’s “Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles” painting.  I have always loved the brightness of the painting and when I ordered some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons on a whim, the colors of the fabric reminded me of the painting.  I almost always spend quite a bit of time planning out a project in my head before I get started, but with this quilt I just jumped right in and started cutting.

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5. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I just moved to San Diego 3 weeks ago and I am in the process of organizing my brand new sewing room.  It is amazing to have my own dedicated sewing space!

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Thanks for sharing Erica! Quilting is my creative therapy too :)

More soon -

Amy





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