Featured Quilter


Featured Quilters

Posted on January 14th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

I need your help!  I am out of nominations for this usual feature, and would love to have you look through the Festival and nominate your favorites.  I will gladly look through the quilts again and find my own favorites, but I really want to know who you would like to see featured here!

To nominate a quilter, or two –

Email me –  amyscreativeside@gmail.com

Subject line – Feature Nomination

Link to the quilter’s festival post in the body and let me know if you have any specific questions for them!

In case you love the stats, like I do, our Festival has had over 30,000 views, and 130,000 clicks have been made to the links!  Keep on visiting the links – the entries are fantastic!


Featuring Eldrid — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 7th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

Hi all!  I have to tell you that I received my advance copy of my book yesterday, along with a dozen roses from the editors at Martingale – they are such a great group of ladies!  I’ll share a few details with you soon, but really have wanted to get back to our interviews!

Today’s featured quilter is Eldrid from Norway.  I love how small the world is online – enjoy —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started to make patchwork and to quilt almost 25 years ago. Before that, my sewing machine and I had become very good friends while making clothes for the family and myself. With the children growing into their teens and not being so keen on homemade clothes any more, I turned my attention to other projects, and when seeing a drawing of a log cabin block in … Read More »


Featuring Victoria — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 17th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

Today’s featured quilter is the fabulous Victoria of Bumble Beans!  I truly admire V and all that she does, I hope you enjoy getting to know her better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

Quilting was a part of my youth. Everyone in my family sews. My father has an upholstery business, and my mother made many of my clothes, and quilts for family members for their weddings. My grandmother was an avid quilter and made amazing crazy quilts that inspire me to this day.

2. Why do you quilt?

I have to MAKE stuff. Whether I am painting, sculpting, sewing, I just need to create. Sewing has always been something I enjoyed, and once I found “BLOGS” and then “QUILT BLOGS” well, I was hooked.  Each quilt is like a canvas, and the process of mixing fabrics like I mix paint, just makes my day.  Also, … Read More »


Featuring Rose — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 10th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Rose!  Rose is an inspiring quilter, who is not afraid to step out of the box.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Rose and her beautiful quilts —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in the summer of 1990. It seemed like wherever I went that summer I was being stalked by quilts – beautiful, fun, soft and inviting. Long about July I gave in and bought my first quilting supplies along with the book, ‘Quilts, Quilts, Quilts’ and have never looked back.

2. Why do you quilt?

I do believe I quilt, for I need to quilt. There is nothing that makes me feel better than when I have either fabric or fun embellishments in my hands.

3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?

I am a confessed silk-a-holic and while visiting Vashon island, … Read More »


Featuring Angela :: A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 3rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 14 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Angela from Cut to Pieces, and I love her quilts!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Angela better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in high school, so about 15 years ago.  But I began sewing as a little girl.  I always wanted to make this dress that had layers of fabric and pickups (it sort of looked like Little Bo Peep).  When I got older, I became interested in quilting because I love math so much.  So, nerd that I am, I made my first quilt for my dorm room for freshman year in college.  I still have that quilt and it still looks great.  I probably wouldn’t pick out the fabrics today, but it’s a memory.  I’ve been quilting ever since when … Read More »


Featuring Munaiba — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on November 19th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Hi there!  Today’s featured quilter is Munaiba – a new to me blog.  That’s the best part of the Festival, don’t you think!?  Meeting new friends!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Munaiba, and her quilts –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting properly 2 years ago. I say properly because when I was 19 I started to make a hexagon quilt and I knew nothing about it. I didn’t paper piece it, I cut all the fabric hexagons out and then backstitched them together until I had enough to cover a double bed. But I didn’t know what to do with them then so I just used it as unfinished coverlet for years until I gave it to charity. Two years ago I decided I wanted to take lessons and so I made my first sampler quilt.

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Featuring Heather — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 15th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Hi friends!  Today the featured blogger is Heather from Olive & Ollie, I hope you enjoy the interview –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I made my first quilt about 15 years ago, but then stopped while I was in college and grad school. It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my first child in 2006 that I began to pick it up again. I only recently began to do it regularly though, and now it’s all I want to do. :)

2. Why do you quilt?
I love making things that are beautiful, but also that have a function. I also love combining different fabrics and coming up with new patterns based on those combinations. I’ve always loved quilts and it’s really important to me to be able to keep the tradition alive, albeit with a … Read More »


Featuring Penny — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 8th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Hi there – today’s featured quilter is Penny from Sew Take a Hike, and I love Penny’s quilts!  I hope you enjoy the interview and Penny’s quilts –

1. When did you begin quilting?
About 3 years ago

2. Why do you quilt?
Hmm.  Well, actually, I never had a desire to quilt!  Before I started, I had several friends who warned me that if I were to start quilting, that I would never want to do any other sort of sewing.  This honestly kind of scared me, since I love to sew all sorts of things.  I ended up taking the plunge by making a wonky log cabin block I first saw on twiddletails 3 years ago and have not looked back.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
One thing I never thought I … Read More »


Featuring Helen — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Hi friends!  Today’s featured quilter is Helen from Patchy Work of Mini Grey.  I got to know Helen a bit while participating in Doll Quilt Swaps, I love her style and was so happy to feature her here!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Helen!

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1. When did you begin quilting?
About 7 years ago. I was looking for something to do with my hands in the evenings watching tv and started doing some applique and then it sort of grew into sewing quilts.

2. Why do you quilt?
Ohhhh, what a question!  Because I like colour! I like slicing up fabric and then sewing it back together. Because it is satisfying to lie in bed and pull a quilt up to your chin that YOU have sewn and quilted and its the only one … Read More »


Featuring Crystal – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

Hi Friends!  I’m excited to share an interview with Crystal today – I hope you enjoy getting to know Crystal more!

1.  When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting 1 year ago last August.

2.  Why do you quilt?

I quilt to relax and calm down. I have two children with autism and when I get too stressed out I like to spend my evening putting together quilt tops.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

I think my favorite all time tip is iron all fabrics before cutting. EVERY time I iron my pieces my cuts are more precise while if I am lazy one day and don’t iron, I find that I struggle more with making the blocks because I didn’t take the time to iron.

4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?

I made this quilt in the Old … Read More »


Featuring Tracey — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 10th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Hi there!  Thank you all so much for your well wishes and congratulations!  I have hopes of responding to all your comments personally, but will have to see how the day goes…3 cases of the sniffles in our house.  Also, if you want to see more of the images from my book, they have been loaded here.

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Our featured quilter today is Tracey, who blogs at TraceyJayQuilts.  Her quilts are fun and her little man is adorable!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Tracey better ~

1.  Why do you quilt?
I began quilting when I was pregnant with my now 16 month old son, Steiger.  I wanted to use a quilt to announce to our parents whether we were having a boy or girl; this picture was from the night before we peeked.

2.  Why do you quilt?
I quilt … Read More »


Featuring Cara — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 3rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

Hi there!  Did you miss me yesterday?  We had a full day of errands, Kindergarten Open House, and Quilt Guild – very full day!  So I gave myself a little extra breathing room – I’ll be glad when Sophia starts school next week and we all get to our regular schedules.  The featured quilter today is Cara from, Me? A Mom? – cute title, huh?  Love her color combos and style – and I hope you enjoy getting to know her more!

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1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting four years ago but if you compressed all my quilting time together, it would probably only amount to about six months. I’m 100 percent self-taught and I have three kids three years and under. Needless to say, that’s a bad combo for quilting frequently.

2. Why do you quilt?

Four … Read More »





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