Featured Quilter


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

Posted on June 29th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Sharon! Sharon was nominated in the doll quilt category, and her little quilt is adorable.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Sharon!

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting about 5 years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?
I started quilting because I became ‘medically’ retired after a near death car accident.  Home from re-hab and bored with all my cross stitch, I had a sewing machine and a few supplies set up so I could roll my wheel chair up and play.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
So many, but I am so grateful that I took a class long ago on how to ‘press’ properly.  Pressing properly not only gives assitance with smooth seams that help with assembling blocks, but elliminates a lot of ‘wonky’ – squaring up is a piece … Read More »



Featuring Allegory – A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 22nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Hi Friends – Today’s featured quilter is Allegory!  Allegory was nominated in the favorite wall hanging category, check out her fun Pac-man quilt below. You can read more about Allegory’s sewing adventures at {sew} Allegorical!

1. When did you begin quilting?

One of my closest friends was having a baby in college and I had this crazy idea to make a baby blanket. I’d been sewing clothes and costumes for years so I thought “Pftt..I can make a flat blanket.” I picked an I Spy hexagon design. And I approached it all wrong. I tried cutting out the full hexagon shapes and sewing them in rows…it was horrible. So I gave up on quilts and went back to clothes. Fast forward to last spring, where I’d been doodling quilt patterns in my sketchbook because I was sick of making jackets. My mom … Read More »



Featured Quilters!

Posted on June 15th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Hi friends – Two weeks later and I think I’m recovered from BQF!  Are you still looking through the entries? I look through a few daily and love all the inspiration I find!

I’ve emailed the few quilters I have nominations for, but wanted to invite all of you to let me know who you would like to get to know better.  Be sure to  email me if you find a  festival quilter that you think would make a great feature here.

To nominate:

Email me – amyscreativeside@gmail.com

With – “Feature Nomination” in the subject line

Include – the blog address, or number from the linky, of the quilter you wish to nominate

I’ll take it from there – that’s it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Amy



Featuring Maria — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Hi all! Today’s featured quilter is Maria from Sew Love to Sew.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Maria better, I did!

1. When did you begin quilting?

I think it was in about 1995 when a quilt shop, Quilters Haven, opened locally. Quilting as a hobby was nowhere near as popular in the UK as it is now and there were very few quilt shops around. I did a beginner’s course at the shop and then joined an adult learning evening class in patchwork and quilting at a local school. I still meet with a group of friends from the course most weeks for an evening of sewing and of course chatting.

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt due to a number of reasons. I love all the gorgeous fabrics that are available now, the colours and designs are … Read More »



Featuring Jolie — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 20th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Hi friends – One month until Bloggers’ Quilt Festival!  Have you decided which quilt you will share? I’m still deciding too!

Today’s featured quilter is Jolie – Jolie has some great quilts to share.  I hope you enjoy getting to know her better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

A couple of years ago, a gal at work purchased a new sewing machine and needed 4 people to take a quilting class so I said, sure! I took the class, and enjoyed it but then never really thought much about it. I was really frustrated that I had such a hard time with the binding and that may have scared me away too. Last fall, my DH (a hunter) was away every weekend in November and the bug just bit me! I set up shop in the kitchen, put my ironing board … Read More »



Featuring Michelle — A Bloggers Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 13th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 11 comments

So, today’s featured quilter is Michelle.  Michelle blogs at City House Studio, and her quilts are beautiful!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Michelle better –

1. When did you start quilting?
I started quilting about 15 yrs ago.  The summer I graduated from college, I decided that I needed/wanted to learn to quilt!  My mom and I went to JoAnn’s, bought a rotary cutter and a book about quilting, and tried to teach ourselves!  We actually cut out all the pieces for that quilt on my mom’s wooden cutting board, on her kitchen counter!

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because it makes me happy to create something beautiful.  Really happy if I get to spend a little part of each day creating!

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
I’m not sure I have a favorite quilting tip.  I feel like I’m … Read More »



Featuring Mary — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 6th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

I was so glad to see that nearly everyone was excited about the changes I have dreamed up for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival!  I’m looking forward to getting to know what everyone loves in the community!
Today’s featured quilter is Mary from Lillian’s Stitches – Mary seems to always have a project in the works!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Mary better –

1.  When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in 2007, but I ended up scrapping my first top and reusing the fabric for something more meaningful and, had I known it, more ambitious! Thus my first quilt is a cathedral window chuppah (wedding canopy) stitched entirely by hand. Each “window” is 1.5 inches square, and this was before the days I knew about rotary cutters! But it was a perfect introduction to quilting, and the fact that I made it … Read More »


Featuring Leila — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter

Posted on March 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Happy Friday!  Today’s Featured Quilter is Leila – Leila blogs at Where the Orchids Grow, sharing her sewing and family life.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Leila better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I have been sewing ever since I was a very little girl; I used to have an old Singer treadle in my bedroom and sewed dolls clothes on it with help from my mum of course.

I first started quilting when I was pregnant with my son. I made him two baby quilts. But my obsession with quilting came from discovering modern quilting online. I started my own blog and haven’t stopped ever since!

2. Why do you quilt?

Besides the more obvious reasons of loving all the pretty fabrics and designs I enjoy creating useful things. It makes me feel empowered to be … Read More »


Featuring Audrie — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 16th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

Hi there!  Today’s featured quilter is Audrie, chances are you will recognize some of her quilts (I’ve seen them on Pinterest lately!),  to keep up With Audrie, follow her blog, Blue is Bleu.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Audrie better!

1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting around mid-2009 when I decided to make a table runner for my mother-in-law. My husband had given me a sewing machine the Christmas before, and I figured I’d put it to use. Who knew it’d become a full-blown obsession!

2. Why do you quilt?
There’s probably many answers to that question, but I think the main reason is that I just like to make things. Ever since I was a kid I’ve crocheted, cross-stitched, knit etc so it was just a matter of time before I found sewing. I enjoy everything … Read More »


Featuring Kyndra — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Hi all!  Today’s featured quilter is Kyndra.  Kyndra blogs at The Brown Needle and – I hope you enjoy getting to know her and her quilts —

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in February 2011, so just a little bit over a year ago. It all started when I was browsing the internet, looking for DIY ideas to spruce up my home décor. I came across a modern quilt and I thought, “Hey, I think I could do that!” So I drug my artist hubby to the fabric store to help me pick out my first project, and that is where my quilting addiction was born!

2.       Why do you quilt?
I quilt because it has zero calories. Ok, the truth is that before I began quilting, I used my creativity in the kitchen, and over time, I reaped … Read More »


Featuring Janet — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 2nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 16 comments

 Hi friends!  Today’s featured quilter is Janet!  Janet blogs at What comes next, and has some fantastic quilts to share, along with some great words of wisdom.  I hope enjoy getting to know Janet better -

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1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting many, many years ago, making small bags, pillows and pot holders when I was still in high school.  I did a combination of machine and hand piecing, and some very rough hand quilting.  My mother still has one of these potholders hanging on the wall at the cottage, never been used.  That’s going back some 35 or so years, but now I’m dating myself!  The first quilt I made was for a wedding present for my best friend from high school and was made in 1983.  Machine pieced and … Read More »


Featuring Emma — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 17th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 11 comments

I’m so glad to see this Friday!  How’s your week been?  I met today’s featured quilter Emma, when I was assigned as her partner for a Doll Quilt Swap.  Emma has beautiful quilts, and blogs at Sampaguita Quilts – I hope you enjoy getting to know Emma better!

1. When did you begin quilting?
My Gran taught me English paper piecing when I was about 15; that’s 18 years ago. Other than that, I’m self-taught; mostly through trial and error, as I like to figure things out for myself. My first machine-pieced quilts were made by tracing cardboard templates onto the fabric with pen, and I cut the pieces with scissors. They were pillow-cased, not bound, and completely unquilted. The first one I tried to quilt was a large bed quilt, with impossibly thick poly batting, and not basted in any way … Read More »






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