Featured Quilter


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 »


Featuring Lynz — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 16th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 14 comments

I met the featured quilter last summer in Dana’s quilt-along.  Lynz is a fun gal who blogs her quilting life in Scotland at Domestic Light and Magic….enjoy!—–

1. When did you begin quilting?I’ve been quiting since May 2009 – so not a year yet! I was lookingfor a pattern for a beanbag doorstop since my wee sister-in-law wasjamming her conservatory door open with one of her husband’s trainers(a sneaker if you’re not a Brit!). I stumbled upon Tall Grass PrairieStudio and Oh, Frannson! and had never seen quilts like them! I had 2close friends about to give birth and decided to make them pram quiltswhich were made (the black and red “Yummy Mummy” was officially myfirst quilt), happily received and THEN I found the Old Red Barn Coquilt-along. I haven’t stopped cutting fabric since!

2. Why do you quilt?I’m not sure. I’ve … Read More »


Featuring Margaret — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

Hi there!  The weeks keep flying by, thankfully next week is our spring break – finally!  The local schedule was delayed in the fall for the new high school, it wasn’t a big deal at the time, but parents, students and teachers are feeling it now.  We are all looking forward to a week off!
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Our featured quilter today is Margaret!  Her Quilt Festival entry is impressive, and I hope you enjoy getting to know Margaret better.  

1. When did you begin quilting? 
I made my first “quilt” in 1987 when I was still in college.  My mother taught me to sew and embroider when I was a young girl though.  Throughout highschool, I made many of my outfits including shorts, suits and even swimsuits.  The need to quilt came when I needed to have something new on my bed!  Over the … Read More »


Featuring Andi — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 2nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 17 comments

It’s Friday again!  Today’s featured quilter is Andi, as in Patch Andi!  I hope you enjoy Andi’s quilts —

1. When did you begin quilting?
When I was 8 years old, my grandmotherwas hand-stitching a grandmother’s flower garden hexagon quilt. It wasthe only quilt she ever made. Whenever I visited her during that year, I gotbusy making hexagons and sewing them together. (I wish I knew what became of thosecreations).

A few years later, my mum taught me to usea sewing machine.  It wasn’t until I was in my latetwenties that I put the 2 concepts together and started machine piecing quilttops. I was never interested in the actual quilting process and always sentthem off for long-arm machine quilting.
Until ….. that original quilt of mygrandmothers needed to be re-quilted . (The original quilting had beenout-sourced and was done very badly). My wonderful … Read More »


Featuring Cheryl — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 26th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Hi there!  This week’s featured blogger is Cheryl – she blogs at Cheryl Lynch Quilts.  I hope you enjoy~—–

1. When did you begin quilting?I started quilting in 1992.  We had relocated to a new state for myhusband’s job.  It was a great opportunity to learn something new.Being a scientist, I had always been fascinated by the geometry ofquilts. 

2. Why do you quilt?After taking a few classes, I started designing myown quilts.First I designed landscape quilts, then I focused onprimitive quilts and then art quilts. I quilt today as a means ofcreative expression.  I can’t paint at all, but I use fabric as mypaint.  It can be cut and manipulated into many shapes.  The printsprovide texture and depth.  The interaction of fabric colors alsopresents a challenge.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?Fusibleapplique is one of my favorite techniques.  I find … Read More »


Featuring Casey — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 19th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Hi Friends!  I can hardly believe it’s Friday again!  This week has been flown by, and I’m tired.  Ella’s been home sick with an icky cold that seems to be going around, I think I will sanitize the house today, don’t want it spreading!  —–Casey is our featured quilter today!  You can  find her blogging Little Adventures over here – I hope you enjoy getting to know her better!

1. When did you begin quilting? I began quilting when I was 19 after receiving my first sewingmachine.  I taught myself by reading books and doing a lot of searchingon the Internet.  My first quilt was a twin-sized quilt for my youngerbrother.  It was a simple 9 patch design and he still has it!2. Why do you quilt? I quilt because I love combining different fabrics intosomething beautiful.  I love giving quilts … Read More »


Featuring Michelle — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 16 comments

Happy Friday!  Today’s featured blogger is Michelle from Dresden Quilter.  Michelle has been a faithful commenter and friend here, and I was so happy to see her name come up in the nominations.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Michelle ~

1. When did you begin quilting?
I first began quilting 17 years ago. I took a few classes, but did not have a sewing machine at the time. I realized that I was not very good at hand piecing and put quilting aside while I went back to school and started a career. I really got involved in quilting 10 years ago when I found out my sister was pregnant with her first child. I made a rainbow Trip Around The World for my nephew. Previous to that … Read More »


Featuring Chris — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 5th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Our featured blogger today is Chris of izzy inspired ~ enjoy!

1.When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting a little over 15 years ago now, when my first son was born. I was eager to make him a blanket (that’s what I thought I was making back in the day) that he would treasure through his childhood. Shortly after, my first quilt was complete, I was hooked from the start!

2. Why do you quilt?
I mainly quilt to give my children pieces of me to keep them warm and snuggly when I am not there, but also to give something to the future generations of my family that will link them to their heritage and to me.

3.What is your favorite quilting tip?
My favorite quilting tip by far was given by one of my favorite bloggers, Cluck Cluck Sew. She gave the … Read More »


Featuring Cindy — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 26th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

Hi all!  Cindy of Sew Cindy is the featured quilter today!  I hope you have have fun getting to know Cindy more — 

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began “sewing” when I about 7 years old watching mygrandmother sit at her Singer. I was always a pest, nagging her to letme use the needle. Once she did – I took it from there making dollclothes, doll blankets and always asking my mother if I could sew onthose buttons that fell off Dad’s uniforms. You see, Mom didn’t sew soI spent endless hours with my grandmother. Grandmother was also the onewho taught me to crochet. I thought I was on Cloud Nine whenGrandmother finally allowed me to sit at her Singer and learn likebig people.  I sewn my own clothes since I took Home Ec in the 7thgrade. I worshiped my … Read More »


Featuring Ariane — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 19th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

 Ariane of Ariane’s Crafts is today’s featured quilter!  I hope you enjoy getting to Ariane a little better –

1. When did you begin quilting?I began quilting in August 2008. I was in need of a hobby, a creative outletto help me cope with stress. I needed something that I could do for myselfand use my creative skills. I had always been very creative as a child. Iwould draw, paint, cross stitch and do other crafts as a young girl. When Ihad my kids, I stopped doing a lot of those creative things. Then I wentback to work full time and I just did not take any time for myself, or doanything for myself. So, one day I found out my cousin was having her firstbaby and decided to make her a quilt. I only had basic sewing skills. My Momhad … Read More »





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