Featured Quilter


Featuring Esther — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 1st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Special thanks to all of you that took the survey last week!  I love having your input.

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Today’s featured quilter is Esther!  Esther has beautiful quilts, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting nearly 10 years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

The above quote summarises my thoughts exactly. I love my ‘home’ and I quilt because I love the process: it allows you to use so many skills in one creative outlet. If you think about the process of designing right through to the last stitch of quilting…it’s not just an art, it’s a discipline. And the end product – what’s not to love? Of course by home I mean, … Read More »



Featuring Claudia — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 25th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

I’m starting to plan the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival and would love to have a little input from all of you!  Please visit the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival page and follow the link to complete a quick survey.  Thank you!

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Today’s featured quilter is Claudia.  Getting this post together, I got lost for a bit on Claudia’s blog – she’s got a great eye, and I love her style!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Claudia better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting with one (the first?) of Dana’s from the Old Red Barn Co. quiltalongs in June 2009. She said that one actually can make a quilt in just 6 weeks and that got me hooked. A bit sceptical and frightened, but hooked. Before this I just made small … Read More »


Featuring Kelly — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 18th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Kelly at Pinkadot Quilts!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelly better –
1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in 1976 when I was pregnant with my first son. The fabrics were horrible and it seemed like you could only find very small prints or solids. Wow have we come a long way! The very first quilt I made was a Grandmother’s Fower Garden it was entirely hand pieced out of solids. At some point during a move, I threw it out! I wish now I had saved it.

2. Why do you quilt?

At 4 years old my great grandmother taught me to embroider, the fire was lit! My friends I and sewed in the 70’s because it was the only way to get … Read More »



Featuring Barbara :: A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 11th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Getting back to a regular schedule, with a Friday Feature!  I also wanted to mention some fun happening next week – Mug Rug Week at Two More Seconds…check it out!

Our featured quilter is Barbara from Cat Patches!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Barbara better ~

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in July, 2008. I took a class at our local community college and was instantly hooked. My grandmother was a quilter, and I can remember wanting to learn when I was a little girl. I had to wait until my kids were grown and I retired to finally take the plunge. I’ve never looked back.

2. Why do you quilt?

As I said, my grandmother was a quilter. Her … Read More »


Featuring Kelly — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Today’s featured quilter is Kelly!  Kelly’s quilts are bright and happy, and beautifully constructed.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelly and her quilts today —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in 1976 when I was pregnant with my first son. The fabrics were horrible and it seemed like you could only find very small prints or solids. Wow have we come a long way! The very first quilt I made was a Grandmother’s Fower Garden it was entirely hand pieced out of solids. At some point during a move, I threw it out! I wish now I had saved it.

2. Why do you quilt?

At 4 years old my great grandmother taught me to embroider, the fire was lit! My friends I and sewed in the 70’s because it … Read More »


Featuring Doris — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 11th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

Hi friends!  I trust you are well.  This week has been full, and amazing!  Those of you that would like an autographed book, I will have my stock of Modern Basics, later today!  Order away, I will ship them tomorrow!

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Today’s feature is Doris at Threads of Conversation.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Doris and her quilts more —

1. When did you begin quilting?

Well, my answer to this question is always two answers: I learned to sew garments as a girl, and I learned to hand quilt as a pre-teen, quilting a hideous cheater cloth quilt and an antique bedspread that my Grandma has given me; then I STARTED quilting, as a hobby and an obsession, about eight years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

Quilting is everything to me. It’s … Read More »


Featuring Allie — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 4th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 14 comments

Today’s feature is Allie from allie – oops sweet happy life!  Allie is a fun lady that always has an encouraging word.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Allie more —

1. When did you begin quilting?

In earnest, probably 10 years ago. Hard to keep track when your children have pilfered all of your brain cells.

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because it keeps my universe spinning. And because nobody else in this house uses fabric – I know it won’t walk away [unlike all the pencils, staplers, and screwdrivers around here].
3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?

A pretty boring one, actually – I had to run out for some black fabric for a binding, and actually found the exact same black fabric I’d already used in the quilt. How often … Read More »


Featuring Melissa — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 28th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

I can hardly believe it’s Friday already!  It’s been a whirlwind of a week with the family – and here too!  I have some sewing from last weekend that I haven’t had a chance to show you yet – but it’s coming!  Our feature today is Melissa aka MamaMel who blogs at MamaMelLoves…I hope you enjoy getting to know Melissa and her quilts today —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt in July of 2009, and was immediately hooked on quilting! I find it is quite addicting, and now I can’t seem to stop making quilts! :)

2. Why do you quilt?

I make most of my quilts for family and friends. I really enjoy the process of quilting. I love how each unique quilt takes time, but the end result is always worth the … Read More »


Featuring Rebecca — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter

Posted on January 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 23 comments

Thanks to all of you that have sent in suggestions for featured quilters over the last week!  I’m so glad to have a bunch more quilters to contact.  Today we are visiting a quilter from Australia – Rebecca at Chasing Cottons.  I hope you enjoy her quilts, and interview —

When did  you begin Quilting?

2 1/2 Years ago my girlfriend and i had free tickets to a craft show.  We were excited to go along as i had always enjoyed making things but had NO IDEA what was available. How modern, funky and yet vintage, handmade craft had become. It was there that my love affair for fabric began. Fabric, is like scrapbooking paper…only So So much better!! That day, i took home a few bundles of fabric, a couple quilt patterns, rotary cutter, mat and my first sewing machine.. I … Read More »


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 »





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