Featured Quilter


Featuring Karen — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 19th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 4 comments

Hi friends! Today’s featured quilter is Karen from Log Cabin Quilter! Karen was nominated in the Favorite Wall Quilt Category, and her work is beautiful – I hope you enjoy getting to know Karen better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in 1990 and have been going full speed ever since.

2. Why do you quilt?
I make quilts for the joy of it.  I have always been creative.  Even as a child, I liked to make things.  I love the feel of fabric, the designs, the colors, the designs that can be created.  I am happy whether creating something original or following someone else’s design.  I love the joy of giving my handmade quilts as gifts and decorating my home with them.  I can’t ever see myself as having too many of them.
 

3. What is your favorite quilting … Read More »



Featuring Kati — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter, Uncategorized. 3 comments

Hi friends! Today I’m blogging from, teaching at, and attending the Sewing Summit follow me on twitter (@amyscreativesid) or instagram (@amyscreativeside) for glimpses into the conference!

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Today’s featured quilter happens to be a fellow Sewing Summit teacher – Kati! Kati blogs at from the blue chair and I love her quilts, and sense of color. I hope you enjoy getting to know Kati better -

 1. When did you begin quilting?
I’ve enjoyed sewing through much of my life–starting with Cabbage Patch doll clothes when I was a kid and various other projects.  I made my first quilt with my mom’s help when I was in college.  Although, I didn’t consider myself a quilter until just a few years ago.  We have three small children–a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old twins. When our twins were about six months old, all three were on the … Read More »



Featuring Cynthia — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 5th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Are you counting down with me to the next Blogger’s Quilt Festival? It’s just three weeks away! I’ve been lining up some great sponsors, and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone will enter! If you haven’t yet, check out the BQF page, and make sure you know what to include in your post, I’m hoping to streamline the nomination process!
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Today’s featured quilter is Cynthia! Cynthia blogs at Ahhh…Quilting, and was nominated in the Favorite Baby Quilt category in the Spring Festival.  Her quilts and quilting are beautiful, I hope you enjoy getting to know Cynthia better -

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made a couple of quilty things in Jr. High and High School sewing classes, but I didn’t really start quilting until college. At the end of my freshman year, I saw one of my neighbors standing on her … Read More »



Featuring Sue — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 28th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

 Hi there! Today’s featured quilter is Sue, from Sue Daurio’s Quilting Adventures! Sue was nominated for Favorite Baby Quilt, and I think the picture of her grandson on the quilt is adorable. Click over to see that picture. I hope you enjoy getting to know Sue better!
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1. When did you begin quilting?
Must be about 15 years ago now.  I needed something for my bed and couldn’t find anything I liked, so I made my own.  Have been hooked ever since.

2. Why do you quilt?
 Because I can’t stop :)  At first it was for decorating.  Then everyone had a quilt on their bed.  Then it was gifts, birthday’s, weddings, etc.  Hmm, everyone had a quilt.  It just became fun to create.  Now everyone has a couple of quilts and I do a lot of sewing for donation quilts, just trying to … Read More »



Featuring Carol — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 4 comments

Hey there! The next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival is just over a month away – have you decided which finished quilt you will showcase?

Do you have your button yet?  The code is in my sidebar, add the code to your sidebar, and help me spread the word. I’ve added a few details to include in your BQF post here, check it out so you are ready. I’m looking forward to the overload of inspiration!
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Today’s featured quilter is Carol! Carol blogs at Giraffe Dreams and was nominated in the Favorite Bed Quilt category.  Her quilts are fun and I hope you enjoy getting to know Carol better –

 

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in August of 1999. I had been considering it for a while, when a web-site friend from Australia came to visit and encouraged me to … Read More »



Featuring Sarah — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Hi friends – I’m so glad it’s Friday! Today’s featured quilter is Sarah, Sarah blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and was nominated in the Favorite Group or Bee Quilt.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Sarah better, she has a huge heart, and shares her love of quilting whenever she can.

1. When did you begin quilting?

My grandmother taught me to sew when I was eight, but she didn’t quilt at all, so I never really did any quilting until about two and a half years ago. That’s when a friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer, and a group of us got together to make her a quilt. None of us were quilters, so it’s amazing that the quilt worked out at all, but it did! Our church’s quilt ministry was born with that quilt, although we … Read More »



Featuring Debbie — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 7th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

Happy Friday! Today’s featured quilter is Debbie!  Debbie won the Favorite Art Quilt category in the recent Festival, and her love of quilting shines through in her quilts!  Visit Debbie’s blog – Stitchin’ Therapy, and continue reading for a great interview with her!

1.   When did you begin quilting? 
I have been quilting since about 1985,  and sewing since…let’s just say forever.   I took lots of classes, started a lot of projects, and finished too few of them because I thought they had to be perfect to be completed.  With age comes wisdom, they say, and for me the realization that it is better done than undone, perfect or not.  Life intervened and after a  4 year hiatus from sewing and quilting, I jumped back into it in 2000 and began completing UFOs.  It took 2 years but all of … Read More »



Featuring Charlotte — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 31st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 22 comments

Hi all – today’s featured quilter is Charlotte! Charlotte blogs her creativity at Displacement Activity, and was the winner of Favorite Throw Quilt in the recent festival.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Charlotte better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I learned to sew when I was a child, but only started quilting ten years ago when my daughter was a baby.

2. Why do you quilt?

There are so many reasons! I quilt because I love to create, and fabric is such a wonderful medium. Sewing helps keep me sane, and I love that the end result gives so much comfort. I also love to be surrounded by handmade things — they really make the house cosy.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

Measure twice, cut once. I wish I always remembered to do this.

4. What was your inspiration for your … Read More »



Featuring Margaret — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Hi friends! It’s been a busy week at our house, with the kids going back to school.  I’m looking forward to getting back to more regular posts in the weeks ahead – wish me luck!

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Today’s featured quilter is Margaret!  Margaret was nominated in the Favorite Professionally Quilted Quilt category, her festival quilt is really pretty. Margaret blogs at Quilts of Love, I hope you enjoy getting to know her better!

1. When did you begin quilting?

My mother taught me to sew when I was a young girl, nearly (gasp) 35 years ago. I remember making pillows and helping her with things she was sewing.  When I was about 11 or 12, I designed a bed quilt, selected the fabrics, and then she put the quilt together.  When I was in high school, she and I made many of my … Read More »



Featuring Flaun — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on August 17th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Hi friends! Today’s featured quilter is Flaun – Flaun was nominated in the Favorite Art Quilt category during the festival and blogs at I Plead Quilty. I love Flaun’s interview, and hope you enjoy getting to know her better!

1. When did you begin quilting?
 I started quilting about 15 years ago, but had to let it sit by the wayside, being the busy working single mother of a little girl. She’s now my teen-aged sometime quilting companion – we like to watch shows and movies online while I sew, like Sherlock, Bones, and Glee. I picked quilting back up again in September of 2009 and haven’t looked back once.

2. Why do you quilt?
 Boy, that’s a good question.

Short answer: I HAVE to create something. If I’m not doing something creative, I get very depressed. The feeling I get when designing, deciding on fabric, sewing, … Read More »



Featuring Mary — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Hi there! Today’s featured quilter is Mary, also known as, Mary on Lake Pulaski. Mary is always piecing a beautiful quilt and loves to share her cute grandkids on her blog too! I hope you enjoy getting to know Mary better -

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting about 30 years ago when my children were little.  A long break from anything creative took place while I worked and commuted since I was gone from home 12-13 hours a day.  I got back into quilting with a vengance once I retired six years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

The reason I quilt is plain and simply because I love fabric.  I love the colors, the textures and the way they can change with combinations and different patterns.  It is just so fun to sit … Read More »



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

Posted on August 3rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Hi friends! it’s been a full week in our house – I hope you’ve had a good week too! With August here, I added up the weeks until school starts – three – only three weeks left to relax with my kiddos, I think we have more fun stuff to squeeze in too!
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Today’s featured quilter is June! June was nominated in the Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt category for her cute baby quilt – I hope you enjoy getting to know June better!

1. When did you begin quilting?
I’ve been sewing on and off since I was a little girl, but my first quilt was about 7 years ago. I was newly married, about to embark on motherhood, and had the itch to create. I found some sale fabric at JoAnns and made a binding-free full sized quilt. Being an engineer, I … Read More »






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