Featured Quilter


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 »



Featuring Staci :: A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 10th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Today’s feature is a fun one!  Staci’s quilts are bright and fun, she blogs at the confused quilter, and seems to be working on something new!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Staci better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I’ve been sewing since I was tiny.  I could hold a needle and hand stitch before I could hold a pencil and write my name. My mother got me off to a good start! =) The first quilt I ever made was for my teddy bear using my mother’s scraps, I was about 7 years old.  I started really quilting about 14 years ago, but it didn’t become a crazed obsession until about 8 years ago.  It is ridiculous how much time I spend thinking about quilting.  I even dream about it at night!

2. Why do you quilt?
Quilting gives me … Read More »



Featuring Linda — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 3rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

Hi there!  It’s Friday again and today we are getting to know Linda better!  Linda blogs at a maiden hair fern, I hope you enjoy the interview –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I made a few 6 inch patchwork quilts in college, but didn’t really have any “quilting” skills or tools.  So, that doesn’t really count.  Then, about 7 years ago, I had a life changing experience.  I had been raising children for over 20 years and still had 4 at home.  My life was crazy.  Someone asked me one day what my hobbies were.  It took me 2 weeks of soul searching to realize that the only hobbies I had were things having to do with raising our children.  There is nothing wrong with that, but I knew that it was time to start quilting.
 
2. Why do you quilt?
I’ve … Read More »



Featuring Glenna — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

TGIF – It’s been a long week in our house!  I’m really looking forward to the weekend, you?  Today’s featured quilter is Glenna of Hollyhock Quilts!  Glenna has some fabulous quilts, and if you visit her blog you can see her vast collection of antique pieces.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Glenna better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been quilting for about 30 years now.  Yikes!!  It’s the only thing in my life I’ve done that long except for my marriage!

2. Why do you quilt? 
It has been my creative outlet for a long time.  I love the cameraderie that quilters share and the friendships I’ve made over the years are the best.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip? 
Oh my!  There are so many!!  One of my favorites is from a long time quilting friend, … Read More »



Featuring Amber — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 20th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Amber from One Shaby Chick!  Amber has been a friend since we were in a quilting bee together, and I always admire her quilts and other fun projects.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Amber better!

1. When did you begin quilting?
Let’s see…..I made my first “quilt” about 13 years ago for my mom. It was a Mother’s Day gift and I think I gave myself a week to make it – lol! I bought a sewing machine, took it over to a friend’s house where she showed me how to use it and off I went. It’s pretty much a disaster as far as real quilting goes. I cut out pieces using scissors, I had no idea what binding was, I have no idea what size seam allowance I used…you get the picture. But that … Read More »


Featuring Heather — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Happy Friday!  Today’s featured quilter is Heather!  Heather blogs over at Crafting…  I hope you enjoy getting to know Heather and her quilts better!

1. When did you begin quilting?

I have been quilting since fall 2010. I had been an avid knitter for quite a few years, then as that was waning a bit I suddenly wanted to learn how to sew. I borrowed sewing machines (from various people at different times!), and just jumped right in. I have never taken a class – I have learned by trial and error (quite a few errors, and “why didn’t anyone tell me that?” moments) and with the help of blogs and other internet sources.

 

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because I love to create things! I always have, I think. I remember being shown by my grandma how to knit … Read More »





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