Featured Quilter


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 »


Featuring Amy — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Hi there!  I’m excited to feature Amy today from Diary of a Quilter.  We’ve been blog buddies for  a while now – I always like seeing what she’s been up too!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Amya bit better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I first began quilting when I was about 12 – my mom taught me how to hand piece. I never actually completed anything except a little quilt for my sister’s doll, but it got me me started. The second time I began quilting was after I had my first baby and I was a new SAHM. I needed a creative outlet big time and I started taking some beginning quilting classes. Even though I thought I kind of knew what I was doing, taking those classes taught be so much and gave … Read More »


Featuring Cheryl — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 20th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

Today’s featured quilter is a friend of mine – I was so excited to email Cheryl and ask her to be featured here!  Here’s my Q & A with Cheryl –

1. When did you begin quilting?

It was about 12 years ago. I was in grad school and my apartment was near a quilt store. It had been years since my Home Ec days and I used to go in and fondle the fabric. When my sister-in-law announced that she was pregnant I promptly decided I would make a baby quilt. So I tuned up my Mom’s 1962 Brother, carried it on the train, and spent a weekend making a simple Irish Chain. I was hooked! Quilting became my outlet in grad school – when I quilted I couldn’t stress about school because I needed to pay attention or I would … Read More »


Featuring Ronnit — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 13th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Good Morning!  Today’s featured quilter is Ronnit from Two Hippos – Ronnit is always up to something and her use of color is great!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Ronnit~

1. When did you begin quilting?
When I was 15, a good friend was moving away and I decided my friends and I should give her a quilt. But I didn’t know anything about quilts. Luckily my mom knows how to sew and was game for figuring out how to make this idea into reality. We all decorated muslin squares and my mom pieced it together, backed it with flannel, and bound it with binding tape. That was my introduction to quilting, and it made me want to make my own quilt. Knowing nothing about fabric, I started collecting it and sewing it together, sometimes using my mom’s machine … Read More »


Featuring Cindy — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Today’s featured quilter is Cindy, from Live a Colorful Life!  Cindy is a sweet friend that sent me a pincushion during the last festival, and I was so excited when one of you nominated her.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Cindy better~

1. When did you begin quilting?

I’ve been sewing for years, which included making a lot of clothes (even jeans and a sport coat) when we lived in western Kansas right after we  got married, had little money, and few places to shop for clothing that we could afford. I began quilting over fifteen years ago, after going through may other creative phases. Quilting is the one that has “stuck.” I could safely say it is no longer a “phase.”

2. Why do you quilt?

I come from a heritage rich in quilting and quilting circles in our church and my … Read More »


Featuring Deb — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 30th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Deb, who blogs at Works in Progress!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Deb a bit better ~

1. When did you begin quilting?

I’ve always made stuff but about 5 years ago I had a hip surgery which didn’t work so well and I couldn’t walk very well for about a year. I really got into patchwork then as a means of keeping busy and productive! My kids loved the quilts and because they could drag them around their beds stayed tidier. After I had my hip replaced I just kept right on making quilts… each year they just keep coming out of my sewing corner! Many of our friends and family have one or two quilts from our home.

2. Why do you quilt?
I love working with colour… playing around with fabric combinations … Read More »





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