Featured Quilter


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 »


Featuring Karen — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 6th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Today’s feature is Karen of Blooming Poppies!  Karen has been blogging for a year, and attended the Sewing Summit with us!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Karen better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting when my oldest daughter was almost two, just over 5 years ago.  We were at Joanne’s, looking for glue or something, and she pointed out this cute little pink and purple fairy/star fabric.  I don’t know what came over me but right then and there I had the vision of a quilt for her.   I didn’t know the first thing about quilting but had seen my grandma make a few when I was little.  I bought that fairy fabric, some coordinating fabric and went home to find where my old sewing machine was buried.  After getting reacquainted with my machine- a … Read More »


Featuring Karen — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 30th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Karen of Sister of the Divide!  Karen has lots of beautiful quilts, and a strong desire to encourage the next generation of quilters.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Karen better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in high school…I got my first sewing machine at age 5 and a bag of scraps so if that counts…then age 5.  I was the hit of the neighborhood and made Barbie Doll clothes for all my friends.  I have always loved to sew, my mother bought me a Singer for my sixteenth birthday, I think she thought it would keep me off hers.  I’ve been crazed ever since. We made 12 quilts that year for our cabin up at Lake Tahoe.

2. Why do you quilt?

I love the freedom of expression that … Read More »


Featuring Kit — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

I’m excited to feature Kit of Kit Lang Fibre Art!  Her quilts are fantastic and I hope you enjoy getting to know Kit better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I grew up in a family where the women of my mother and grandmother’s generation were sewers and crafters. Quilts were a part of that tradition, but they were unlike the quilts that modern quilters would be accustomed to seeing. They were (very) utilitarian and all of the same pattern. Big squares or rectangles of fabric from cut up family member’s clothing, sewn together,
hand-tied, and stuffed with old pantyhose and rags.  They were double sided, weighed a TON and were used only at the cottage, camping, or on hunting trips.  Utilitarian with a capital T, although now, I see they had their own beauty.

Although I was a life-long sewer, and had … Read More »



Featuring Clare — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 16th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Clare!  Clare blogs at selfsewn, and her style is great.  Clare’s festival quilt is a hand pieced beauty – be sure to read on and get to know Clare better -

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting after a trip to Cape Cod. I started my first quilt in 2004 and finished it in 2006! I still don’t see myself as a fully fledged quilter however, though I’m getting there.

2. Why do you quilt?

Believe it or not I first started to quilt as something to do whilst sat wasting time in front of the television, which is why I prefer to hand piece. Truthfully speaking and not wanting to sound precocious, the need to sew is unavoidably in my blood, I come from … Read More »



Featuring Toni – A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 18 comments

Happy Friday!  Today I’m happy to feature Toni!  Toni is a relatively new blogger and quilter, but you wouldn’t know it to look at her quilts!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Toni better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

Technically, I guess you could say April 2011. That is when I made my first quilt all by myself, but I had pieced a few tops prior to that but always gave them to my mom to finish since I had no idea what I was doing.

2.  Why do you quilt?

I guess for the same reasons most people do…As a creative outlet, a way to make beautiful yet functional items, and usually it is a good stress-reliever, too. With three small boys and a husband who works a lot, retreating … Read More »



Featuring Erin — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on December 2nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 11 comments

Hi there!  I did it – I got my act together!  Today’s featured quilter is Erin.  Erin blogs at Why Not Sew? Quilts, and was kind enough to answer my questions!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Erin better –
1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting in 2002 when my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. I bought a book called Learning to Quilt a beginners guide by Lori Yetmar Smith. I put my first quilt together that summer. It was a mess. I designed a second quilt and I sat and hand quilted it while my father, who was then living with us, had his chemotherapy treatments. I’d also sit with him in the evening watching television and talking while I hand quilted this quilt. At this point I only used scissors and templates. I did not … Read More »


Featuring —

Posted on November 18th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

I had planned to have my act together this week, but it hasn’t happened!  I do plan to continue the featured blogger interviews, but I haven’t managed to email anyone yet from the fall festival.

So my question to you for today –

Who would you like to see featured here in the weeks to come?

Visit the festival, and nominate anyone that you would like to learn more about.  Email me a link or blog name for each person you wish to nominate, and look forward to the feature!

Thanks for your help, and have a great weekend!

Amy





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