Featured Quilter


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

Posted on February 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Vicky is a recent adopter to the quilting community, but she’s jumped in with both feet! I hope you enjoy getting to know Vicky better –

1. When did you begin quilting? 
I actually didn’t start sewing or quilting before I was gifted a sewing machine in early 2014. So not for that long, but I haven’t looked back since I started!

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt for the love of fabric, maths and patterns. I love the endless possibilities that come with designing and sewing a quilt top and the additional texture of the quilting.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
I’m still leanring so much, but one thing I found is that most of the time there isn’t only just one right way to do something when it comes to patchwork and quilting. Don’t fear to break the rules sometimes! I … Read More »



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

Posted on February 20th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 1 Comment

Today’s featured quilter is Anne! Anne blogs at Confessions of a Serial Quilter – love that name! I’m loving all the bright and beautiful colors in Anne’s quilts, I hope you enjoy getting to know Anne better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in 2004 when a friend invited me to take a quilting class with her.  She wanted to take the class, and being shy, didn’t want to go alone.  I agreed, thinking it would be a fun way to while away a few Wednesday mornings, not realizing it would become both profession and obsession.  I can’t thank my friend Marguerite enough for introducing me to the world of quilting!!!

2. Why do you quilt?

I have always needed an artistic and creative outlet of one sort or another.  Before quilting it was cross stitch and before cross stitch it was writing … Read More »



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

Posted on February 13th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Mark your calendars for the next installment of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! It’s coming May 15-29, I’ll share more in the coming weeks, but get your quilts ready now.

Today’s featured quilter is Liza from Quiltifications! Liza has a great reply for why she quilts – I hope you enjoy getting to know her and her quilts!

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1. When did you begin quilting?

My first quilt was made of doublemint gum wrappers in 1969 and it was made for my sister’s barbie doll. It was more woven than pieced, but between us we managed to imagine enough detail to make it work. The first real, useable bed quilt I gave as a gift was made in 1982. I guess that means I’ve been quilting for about 35 years, but yikes. That makes me seem really old.

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because it … Read More »



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

Posted on February 6th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Today’s featured quitter is Ben! Ben blogs at Huntspatch Quilts, and has some fantastic quilts to share with us today. I hope you enjoy getting to know Ben a little better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in 2011.  I had been intrigued by the idea for some time, and had thought I would give it a try upon retirement.  But after purchasing a sewing machine for a different purpose, I started experimenting and got hooked.  (I haven’t made it to retirement yet.

 

2. Why do you quilt?

I get ideas in my head that just want to get out.  In a way, I think we were meant to be creative.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

I attach my bindings by machine, as a number of quilters do, but before I do, I zig-zag around the quilt with fusible thread … Read More »



Featuring Nina Marie :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 30th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

The best part of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, for me, is the huge variety of quilts, and thus inspiration. Today’s featured quilter has beautifully pieced, and striking art quilts to share! I hope you enjoy getting to know Nina Marie and her quilts better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began my great passion in life by mistake!  I started cross-stitching when I was 7 and there was never a time when I didn’t stitch.  Then when I was 26, I got a quilt book by mistake in the mail instead of the cross-stitch book I  had ordered.  I was working out of town, so had time to read it before returning it.  It dawned on me, that although I never sewed, I could make a quilt which I had always loved.  When I got home, I bought my first … Read More »



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

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

Little known fact – you can participate in the Blogger’s Quilt Festivals by sharing a Flickr link instead of a blog. That’s how today’s featured quilter, Belinda has shared her work in the Festivals! The main thing I ask, is that you still share the story of your quilt, along with the image. You can check out Belinda’s photo stream here, I hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
My quilting journey began in the very early 90’s when a sewing friend & I took a quilting class. It was her grand passion in life to become a quilter. I was just along for the ride as I didn’t think quilting was anything I would ever want to, let alone, love to do. 20 years later, I am, of course, a passionate … Read More »



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

Posted on January 16th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

I’m always inspired by the featured quilters, and today is no different! Today’s featured quilter is Yvonne, also known online, as Quilting Jetgirl. I hope you enjoy getting to know Yvonne, and her quilts more —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started making my first quilt when I was 15 to have to use in college. My paternal grandmother hand stitched the quilt for me; it was the last quilt that she quilted. Making that quilt spanned over a year and was completed in 1996. I made several more and received my first sewing machine as a Christmas gift in 1999, but my quilting really took off in 2008 after years of not sewing. When the wedding invitations started to become sparse and the baby announcements started rolling in, I dusted off my sewing machine and my quilting has really taken … Read More »



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

Posted on January 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 4 comments

Thinking about the year to come, and this space, I decided that I needed to reinstate my features of other quilters! My pool of quilters is large with the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and so I spent an hour looking through entries, and emailing a number of quilters that I liked, and you all seemed to like as well. (linky stats!) If there is a quilter you would like to nominate and learn more about, from the most recent BQF, drop me a note with a link to that blogger, and I will add them to my list. (Just use the contact form above)
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Today’s featured quilter is Kelly. Kelly blogs at My Quilt Infatuation, and has some beautiful quilts to share, along with more about her. I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelly better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?
I actually … Read More »



Featuring Brooke – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Hi friends! I hope you are ready for the next installment of the Festival! I’ve spent most of the last few days working on all my posts, hoping that everything goes smoothly while I’m at Market. There’s just one week left before it begins! You will have a week to enter your quilts before the linky’s close and voting starts – there’s a countdown on the bottom of all of the linky’s so you can see how much time is left.  Make sure to get some beautiful photos to share with us, and get your post together :)

Today’s featured quilter is Brooke, from Putter Putter Stitch! Brooke always seems to be working on another great quilt; I hope you enjoy getting to know her better —

1. When did you start quilting?
I started quilting in January of 2010. My mom tried teaching me to … Read More »


Featuring Rachaeldaisy – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 18th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend – I’ve stayed up late sewing too many nights this week, and up early to get my kids to school. Just having a week off for Spring Break, it more messed with my schedule than helped! With just four weeks until the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I hope that you are  finished or wrapping up the quilt(s) you plan to share!
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Today’s featured quilter is Rachaeldaisy. Rachaeldaisy blogs at Blue Mountain Daisy, and I always love her colorful, and thoughtful quilts. I hope you enjoy getting to know Rachaeldaisy better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting in 2008. I began to notice the amazing quilting fabrics on offer and decided to make a simple quilt of squares. I did everything wrong with that quilt but I love it … Read More »



Featuring Nicole — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 4th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Happy Friday! Today’s feature is Nicole of Mama Love Quilts! Hope you enjoy getting to know Nicole a little better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in 2001 during grad school. I found out about a class that was being held and figured why not! I found quilting a great way to relieve the stress of grad school life.
 
2. Why do you quilt?
Quilts give me a way to play with design and color, while making something practical for everyday life. It’s also a great stress reliever, at least until I need to pull out the seam ripper!

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Practice makes better. No one is born knowing how to quilt, but the more practice we have doing it, the better we become.

4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt? (photo above) 
My daughter’s birthday was approaching … Read More »



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

Posted on March 28th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Happy Friday! Today’s featured quilter is Cathy from Blueberry Patch! Cathy has some great quilts to share today, and I love her use of color – I hope you enjoy getting to know Cathy better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I actually began quilting seriously 25 years ago but stopped (kids and career) and then started again in a big way about 4 years ago.  My husband said I needed a hobby after our kids left the nest.  I took his suggestion to heart and became a very busy quilter!

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because it is so much fun and is a great stress reliever.  I work full time as an elementary school principal and quilting is something that I do as a hobby because it is so different from my work!  I love to create.  I also … Read More »






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