Featured Quilter


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


Featuring Felicity — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 16 comments

One more day before Bloggers’ Quilt Festival begins!  Are you ready?  I have a couple of posts to finish up!
Today I wanted to feature one more quilter from the Spring Festival – Felicity.  Felicity blogs at Felicity Quilts, and she has a few of her beautiful quilts to share with us today.  Enjoy –
1. When did you begin quilting?
I’d admired quilts for years but didn’t think I could ever make one. I began quilting in 2001, when I took a beginner’s class at a local quilt shop. It was my husband who encouraged me to take the class, and who later encouraged me to upgrade my sewing machine to the one I use now (a Bernina 145).

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I love it, and because it’s the only art/craft I’m any good at! I love that it’s … Read More »


Featuring Colleen — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Hi friends!  With just one week left before Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m excited to feature Colleen! Colleen is a local gal I’ve had the pleasure to meet and know, I hope you enjoy getting to know her better!
1. When did you begin quilting?

I really only started quilting about a year and a half ago, though I worked on tying many a quilt with my church group before that. When I was younger, you could never have convinced me that one day I would quilt for fun! When I was dating my one-day husband, I thought I’d impress him by making him a quilt for Christmas. It was an epic fail… that was before I knew anything about seam allowances or patterns. I made my own pattern, and when my blocks weren’t the same size, instead of trimming down I started … Read More »


Featuring Nicole — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Hi there!  I’m trying to get back to my usual schedule – it’s been a sleepy week around here!  Today’s featured quilter is Nicole – Nicole is a recent quilt addict.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Nicole better!
1. When did you begin quilting?
My quilting obsession began one year ago. My Godmother, and Mother quilt and they got me hooked. One quilt show is all it took for me to fall head over heals in love with quilting. I love the fact that you can take a piece of fabric and create anything your heart desires!

2. Why do you quilt?
Hmmm….Do I have to pick only one reason? I love every single part of quilting from picking out (and petting) fabrics to choosing or creating a design to putting the last stitch on the binding and breathing out a huge sense … Read More »



Featuring Jody — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 30th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Happy Friday friends!  This week has flown by in our house!  Today’s feature is Jody.  Jody blogs at BlueberryGabs, and has such fun quilts, and a quilt in action to share today.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Jody better –
1.  When did you begin quilting?
I first got the “quilting bug” when I was off on maternity leave with my first daughter in 2008.  Between feedings, I liked to jump on my husband’s laptop and surf the internet as I was inspired to be creative given the birth of our baby!  I came across handmadebyalissa.com and carolinapatchworks.com.  Emily Cier had made this beautiful quilt which she called “Scrappy Circles” in Heather Bailey’s Fresh Cut line of fabric.  I was in love!  I had to have it!    Then “I had to have it” turned into “I have to make it!”
I … Read More »


Featuring Claudia — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 23rd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Hi friends!  With all the preparations for the Sewing Summit, I’m late in spreading the word about the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival.  Have no fear, it will be up and running October 28 – November 4!  While reading take note of the new button code in the sidebar, and add one to your blog.

Today’s featured quilter is Claudia!  Claudia‘s bold color choices make fun quilts – I hope you enjoy getting to know Claudia better —

1.  When did you begin quilting?

About 8 years ago, I became interested in quilting.  My sister, who has always been a fabulous seamstress and quilter, encouraged me to give it a try.  She suggested I try a 9-patch pattern from a magazine.  Little did I know that it was a challenging project for a newbie – the smallest 9-patch pieces finished to about … Read More »



Featuring Lindsay — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 16th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Lindsay!  Lindsay has a fresh modern vibe to her quilts and I love her use of solids, I hope you enjoy getting to know Lindsay better!

1. When did you begin quilting?
About 3 years ago, I sewed my first quilt just to try out a tutorial I found online. I thought, “I can do that.” I bought a Moda 1984 charm pack on eBay for less than $5 and used a disappearing 9-patch pattern, although I didn’t know what it was called back then. In true Lindsay fashion, I just tried to figure out the binding technique myself, rather than read directions anywhere, and it was certainly interesting. I ended up gifting it to a friend for her first baby, and the quilt has been well loved!

2. Why do you quilt?
I have to do something with all … Read More »


Featuring Diane — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

I must say thank you for all your input on the iron situation this week!  I look forward to researching each of your suggestions, and finding the right fit for me.

Today’s featured quilter is Diane!  Diane is an art quilter, who blogs at DEsigned By Diane Evans – her quilts are fresh and fun.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Diane better —

 1. When did you begin quilting?

My mother always told me, “Don’t play with your food,” so I learned to play with fabric instead. I started making art quilts in 1998 and realized that I had finally found my passion. I had been knitting, crocheting, embroidering, and sewing my own clothes since I was a teenager, and the idea of creating art with fabric seemed to resonate with me right from the start. I love the unlimited color palettes, the … Read More »



Featuring Jen — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on September 2nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

Hi there!  I think we have survived the first full week of school – yay!  I’ve been struggling with a sinus infection all week, and am happy to report that I’ve been to the doctor a will soon be feeling much better.  Just what the long weekend is for – resting  up!  Anyway – today’s featured quilter is Jen, an online friend who is always sewing something new.  Jen blogs at ReannaLily Designs, sells patterns and notions, and just released her first book -read on for more info!  Congratulations Jen!  I hope you all enjoy getting to know Jen better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I made my first quilt in 1992/93, during my Jr year of High School.   I was first introduced to the concept by my (then) boyfriend’s mom.  I went on to make … Read More »





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