Featured Quilter


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 »


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!

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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!

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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 »





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