Featured Quilter


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 »


Featuring Valentina — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Valentina – I met Valentina when she commented on the last Quilt Festival post, and was excited when one of you nominated her for a feature.   I love her energy, and hope that you enjoy getting to know her a bit more too!

——

1. When did you begin quilting?
In the Spring of 1994, in Ottawa, Canada, while still in University, and a few months before getting Married. I had bought my sister a quilt for her wedding the year before and thought it was the most heartfelt gift I could have possibly given. But I soon realized that if I wanted a wedding-quilt of my own, I would have to learn to make it myself! ( it took another 10 years to finally make one for my own bed, but it was worth the … Read More »


Featuring Nicoletta — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Hi Friends!  I’m feeling rather accomplished – I spent yesterday basting and quilting my quilt!  Of course, it was between errands and meals, and afternoon pool time.  The how question (How do you do it all!?) comes up now and then in the comments – I stay up late, and get up early!  I’ve never been one to need 8-9 hours of sleep, 6-7 is good, 5 if I’m in a pinch :)  Anyway, let me get a binding on it, wash it, and finish up the pattern and I’ll show it to you next week!  Do you have a favorite size quilt to make?  I put a poll up, to gauge your quilt commitment level – let me know! —–Our featured quilter today is Nichi (Nicoletta) she’s from Italy and I love her use of color.  I hope you … Read More »


Featuring Wendy — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Hi there!  Today our featured quilter is Wendy of Ivory Spring – I hope you enjoy getting to know Wendy a bit more –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in October 2005 with no prior sewing experience orwhatsoever.  My quilting mentor and friend Barbara had been talking tome about giving quilting a try.  Right about that time, my husband hada new nephew – so, that was just the reason I needed to start my firstquilt. 

2. Why do you quilt?
I have always been fascinated by quilts, but never did venture intothe world of quilting because I didn’t know how to sew.  I loveBaltimore quilts, and want to actually reproduce one some day.  I quiltbecause I want to share in the experience of quilters in the past thathad produced the many treasured quilts.

3. What is your favorite quiltingtip?
Do not be … Read More »


Featuring Jackie — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 2nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Jackie!  Many of you probably know her from her sweet comments and helpful insights – I hope you enjoy getting to know her more and seeing her beautiful quilts here!

—–
Hello Everyone, my name is Jackie and I am so glad to meetyou!  

1. When did you begin quilting?
Technically, I first started quilting in my 6th grade HomeEconomics class when I made a patchwork pillow.  I actually still haveit too!!  But I am not going to tell you how many years ago that was.So, I guess I became serious about quilting about 17 years ago. That isthe short answer. There is a much longer one, but I won’t bore you.

2.Why do you quilt?  
That is an easy one, because I absolutely love it. Ilove every aspect from picking fabrics, to designing, piecing,quilting, binding, all of it. It … Read More »


Featuring Debbie — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 25th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Hi Friends!  I hope you are doing well, I’ve had a busy week with the kids and hope that the weekend is relaxing!  We’ll see how much sewing I can squeeze in!

Today’s featured quilter is Debbie!  Debbie blogs at Esch House Quilts and has an amazing aesthetic to her quilts.  Enjoy –

1. When did you begin quilting? I began quilting in 2002 after sewing pretty much my whole life.

2. Why do you quilt? Because I can’t stop! Seriously, the colors and the graphic design are such a wonderful creative outlet. It is so satisfying to create something from your own mind with your own hands. And better yet if that something keeps you warm, warms the heart of a friend or the décor of your home.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip? 
I’m not very good at free motion quilting, so when I want … Read More »


Featuring Thearica — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 18th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

I’m curious to know how many of you have made it through all the links in the festival!  I added a quick poll to the sidebar just to see :)  Today’s quilter is Thearica of Pigtales and Quilts – I hope you enjoy getting to know her better!—–

1. When did you begin quilting? I made my first quilt blocks at the age of 8 under the guidance of my paternal grandmother. At the age of 19 she called me and asked me to come to her house because she had sashed those blocks together after so many years and that we were going to quilt the top. My sister rode along with me and she and I, along with grandmother, granddaddy, my aunt and uncle, we quilted the entire quilt that day. It isn’t the prettiest quilt in the world but … Read More »


Featuring Barb & Mary — Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilters!

Posted on June 4th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

You read that right!  Today I am featuring a pair of bloggers – Barb and Mary.   They are the last of the fall Festival features, thanks so much to all of you that have nominated bloggers in the last week!

Mary–
1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt in 1978.  It was a graduation gift for my collegeboyfriend, a huge brown puff quilt that was more like a lead blanketthan a quilt.  I had stuffed each puff with heavy cotton batting. (Whoknew?) Luckily there are no pictures of this regrettable work. :)

2. Why do you quilt?LikeBarb, I’ve always enjoyed all types of needlework, knitting, sewing,cross stitch, needlepoint, rug hooking – you name it I’ve done it. When I tried quilting it just stuck with me.  I could be creative andmake something beautiful, and be practical and make something useful … Read More »


Featuring Sarah – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 14th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

One week from today the Blogger’s Quilt Festival begins!  One week!  Grab a button from my sidebar or this post if you haven’t already and help spread the word – thanks :)

—–Today’s featured quilter is Sarah from Sew Joy.  I love the line in her header – “Sew Joy! – Reap Quilts!” So true Sarah!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Sarah better –

1. When did you start quilting? I began quilting in 1997 as a homebound newlywed and new University graduate. I was dealing with endometriosis and not able to do much and in very low spirits. I found a quilting magazine – or it found me! – and I fell in love with the stories behind the quilts and the women who made them. I spent hours researching the names of quilt blocks. I then decided to make a … Read More »


Featuring Allie — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 7th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Happy Friday!  Thanks to all of you that took the time to take the survey – I really appreciate it!  A couple of you asked “what is Blogger’s Quilt Festival?”  **gasp**  just kidding – I have a whole page of info about the up coming BQF – check it out!  If you have questions still, feel free to email me directly.  One thing you all should know is that this festival is for everyone!  The beginner, with a first quilt, or the veteran quilter working on who knows what number!  Don’t be shy :)—–That said – today’s featured quilter is Allie, of Allie-oops sweet happy life!  Allie is super sweet and such an encouragement to me – someone you want to be friends with :)  I hope you enjoy getting to know more about her and her quilting journey—

1.  When … Read More »


Featuring Rita — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 30th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Odds are you know today’s featured quilter – it’s Rita from Red Pepper Quilts!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Rita a little more –

1. When did you begin quilting?

Rita’s First Quilt

I began quilting about 10 yearsago.   Both my mother and sister are quilters, and it is their passionfor quilting which appealed to me, and with their encouragement I beganmy own quilting journey. My first quilt is dated 2001 and was madeusing a magazine pattern.  When I look at my first quilt I can see thatI have made so much progress, and that my eye for color and design haschanged direction.  This quilt even represents all those elements ofquilting that I currently try to avoid – applique, hand stitching, handquilting and hand stitched binding!

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because I absolutely love it.  I love my fabric stash,enjoy … Read More »


Featuring Isa — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Hi there!  The featured quilter today is Isa!  I hope you enjoy getting to know her more –

1. When did you begin quilting?
Istarted quilting in the summer of 2008, while being pregnant with myyoungest daughter Marie, I wanted to make her a baby blanket underwhich she could be kept warm and safe. In my last trimester I had ahard time sleeping, and so I spend my nights sewing and surfing theinternet learning about patchwork, quilting and such. And that firstquilt really got me hooked (some may say obsessed…)

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I simply can’t stop… And because I really enjoy the process in which small pieces of fabric create a new whole.
It’s also a great stress relief for me, and I would probably be a much grumpier person if I didn’t quilt.

3. What is your favourite … Read More »





Recent Posts:

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2014 Edition!

Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope that you are as excited as I am about all the amazing quilts and inspiration to...

Quiltcast #52 :: YouTube Finds for Quilting

Today we are sharing some great finds on YouTube for quilters! There’s always more to learn, and watching a video can be a great...

This Week :: International Quilt Market

If you happen to be on your way to Quilt Market, here’s what I have planned :

My posts for Blogger’s Quilt Festival are set and...