Featured Quilter


Featuring Diane :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Our second feature today is Diane from Random Thoughts…do or “di” – I always enjoy seeing what Diane is working on, (usually on Instagram) and thought you would like to get to know Diane too! Enjoy –

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I had a plan, that when my youngest son started kindergarten I wanted to learn how to quilt. One of my best friends from high school was one of 5  daughters and they quilted as a family. I thought it would be so cool to be a part of a group of women who got together to quilt. Well, said son started kindergarten in 1988 and I didn’t start quilting until 2003, when my second grandchild was due! I was a little late to the game but I think the timing was really perfect. I entered this beautiful … Read More »



Featuring Beverly :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 1 Comment

Hi there! I’m excited to share Beverly’s quilts here today! Beverly blogs at Fiberhart, and dyes her own fabrics too – I hope you enjoy getting to know Beverly better!

1. How long have you been a quilter?

Although I had some exposure to quilting with the bicentennial celebrations in the 1970’s, I didn’t start quilting seriously until 1994 when my youngest child was diagnosed with leukemia.  It became a form of therapy while I dealt with all of her medical issues.  I’ve been quilting ever since.

2. Why do you quilt?

I can’t imagine not quilting!  It is the polar opposite of my professional life as a social worker.  My quilts are one hundred percent designed and made by me, and I have a finished product that I can touch and see.  It really is my therapy!

 

3. Why do you participate … Read More »



Featuring Jan :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Jan blogs at Prytz Family, about her quilting and family, and everything in between. Jan’s quilts are beautiful – I hope you enjoy getting to know Jan better –

1. How long have you been a quilter?  

I’ve been quilting for four years, and sewing for over 60.

2. Why do you quilt?  

Quilting is my artistic outlet.  I’m retired and consider it my “job”, it’s nice to have a focus.  Quilting is what I do when I have down time.

3. Why do you participate in Blogger’s Quilt Festival?  

I participate for fun.  I love the blogging and quilting community, and the Quilt Festival is a chance to “meet” more people, and show off a little.

4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt, that you shared last spring?  (pictured above)

I wanted to make a Fall themed quilt.  I really didn’t … Read More »



Featuring Susan :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Hi there! Leading up to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival later this week, I thought it would be fun to feature a few quilters from the previous Festival! I hope you enjoy getting to know this group of quilters this week! Susan is the first of a few bloggers to be featured this week. Susan blogs at Canadian Abroad, and has a fun style to her quilts! I hope you enjoy getting to know Susan better –

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I’ve been quilting for approximately seven years. The first four years I was in a quilting wilderness. There was no history of quilting in my family and I didn’t know anyone who quilted.

2. Why do you quilt?

I started quilting when my two daughters were young. (They are eleven and twelve now.) I am a stay-at-home mum and … Read More »



Featuring Mary :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 30th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 1 Comment

Today, I’m pleased to feature Mary! Mary blogs at Mary on Lake Pulaski, and was the winner in the hand quilted category, most recently! Mary is a generous and kind friend too, if you don’t already follow her – you should! I hope you enjoy getting to know Mary‘ better –

1. When did you begin quilting? 

I began quilting when I took time off work when my two children were born.  I still quilted when I went back to work, but had very little time until I happily retired seven years ago.  Now I do some kind of sewing almost every day.

2. Why do you quilt? 

The answer to that would appear plain and simple if you saw my sewing room – I love the color, the feel the design and everything else about fabric!  Being a quilter … Read More »



Featuring Grit :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 4 comments

Hi friends! Today’s featured quilter is Grit! Grit blogs from Germany, at Grit’s Life, and was the winner of the Bed Quilt category in the spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Grit and her quilts better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting 16 years ago. A friend of mine showed me a quilt and I loved it. She gave me a book about quilting and I found a picture of a quilt that I really fell in love with. So I started quilting without any experience. I bought books about quilting, took quilting classes and have been quilting ever since.

2. Why do you quilt?
I just love to work with different fabrics, I enjoy the variety of colors and patterns and I think, meanwhile, I can’t live without quilting anymore.

4. What was your inspiration … Read More »



Featuring Jennifer :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

After a couple of weeks without a computer, I’m up and running on a brand new iMac – and loving it! So, I’m working to return to my usual scheduled posts with a Featured Quilter on Fridays. Today Jennifer is sharing her quilts with us! Jennifer was the winner of the two-color quilt category and blogs regularly at Quilter in the Closet. I hope you enjoy getting to know Jennifer better –

 

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting about 4 years ago. I had just had my 2nd child and realized I wasn’t going to go back to work in the office. I recognized that being at home full time was going to be a huge change for me. I am the type of person that needs goals, progress I can see, and some finished project that shows … Read More »



Featuring Becky :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 19th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Hi friends! Today’s featured quilter is Becky! Becky blogs at Quilt with Doodle Moochie, and she was the winner of the professionally quilted category, this spring.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Becky and her quilting better –
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1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting about 10 years ago.  But have always loved this ‘medium’.  I’m not 20 and I’m not 60 either, but I do remember my grandmother, Josie, sitting and sewing at a treadle sewing machine that we had in our dining room.  I have always had a love for the arts and studied art in college.

2. Why do you quilt? 

I quilt to express myself.  I never do the same thing twice (I can only say that because it really is impossible to do the SAME thing twice).  I may do something similar..very similar, but it always … Read More »



Featuring Christa — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Hi Friends! Today’s featured quilter is Christa, who was a Viewer’s Choice Winner! Christa from Christa Quilts! has fun quilts and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I’ve been quilting off and on for about 18 years in between having a family and starting my online fabric business. However, I discovered the modern quilting movement about a year ago and have been simply smitten with this style of quilting!

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt for a several reasons – First, for the sheer pleasure of it. Second, I’ll be honest here, it sure does make me feel good to share my work with others and get a pat on the back for it. Third, I also quilt for business. Over the years I’ve sold commissioned quilts, taught quilting classes, machine … Read More »



Featuring Nina — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 5th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Hi there! I hope my stateside friends had a great Fourth of July! We had some relaxed fun and enjoyed the family time together.  Today’s featured quilter is Nina.  Nina’s fantastic quilt was voted #1 in the Art Quilts category, and I think you will enjoy getting to know Nina better –

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1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in New York in late 2010. I desperately needed to try something new, as I was starting to burn out of animation.

There are no quilters in my family, and I knew none growing up. New York is the center of the Art World but the periphery of the Quilting World, so I learned about quilting online. It wasn’t quilting in general that got me interested, it was free motion quilting. When I learned you could draw with a sewing machine, I had to … Read More »



Featuring Janice — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 28th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Janice who blogs at Better Off Thread! Janice was the winner of the mini quilt category, and her projects are always beautifully detailed.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Janice better  –

1.When did you begin quilting?
My mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl, but I didn’t make my first quilt until 2009 when I was pregnant with my son.  I was immediately hooked and started making three quilts at the same time, because I couldn’t stop at just one. I often wish I had started quilting earier, when I still had lots of free time.
 
2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because if I didn’t I would go crazy!  I love the creative outlet that designing a new quilt and choosing fabric combinations gives me.  Sewing the quilt together is relaxing.  I … Read More »



Featuring Alison — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

I’m so glad to bring back this Friday Feature! Today’s featured quilter is Alison, who won the scrappy quilt category in the most recent festival. Alison blogs at Little Island Quilting, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting when I lived in the Netherlands. In a nearby village there was (and still is) a beautiful quilt shop called De Dekenkist. They had the most wonderful window displays and I would always stop and stare but never dare to go in because I felt my Dutch wasn’t good enough. One day, feeling a bit more confident about my Dutch, I went in and had a look around. One of the assistants asked if she could help me, I replied back in Dutch and then she (recognising my accent) switched to … Read More »






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