Featured Quilter


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


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 »





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