Featured Quilter


Featuring Vicki — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 15th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 26 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Vicki!  Vicki is a friend online that I happily met last summer, and I was so excited when her name popped up as a feature nomination!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Vicki better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt with my grandma when I was 13, and I started quilting for keeps later on, about 14 years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because…I love it. I enjoy trying out different patterns and fabrics, and as a busy mom, I like doing something that is just for me. I like making things because they stay done and don’t have to be repeated (like all kinds of housework).

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favorite quilting tip–when you are sewing together long pieces, … Read More »


Featuring Angela — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 8th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 15 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Angela!  Angela is a local friend, I’ve had the pleasure to meet, and I’m so excited to share her story and quilts with you.  Enjoy!
1. When did you begin quilting?
2 1/2 years ago, I was pregnant for the first time.  I found myself really wanting a special quilt for my daughter.  I looked around for a pattern, hoping my mom could make a quilt, yet nothing really jumped out at me.  My hubby and I decided that we wanted a Charley Harper theme for her bedroom, and so that became the inspiration behind the quilt I knew I wanted for her room.  I took an applique class at a local store and from there I designed and created my very first quilt.  I’ve been quilting ever since.

2. Why do you quilt?
Sewing is therapy to … Read More »


Featuring Lesly — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on July 1st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 8 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Lesly from Pickle Dish!  Her quilts are a lot of fun, enjoy ::

1.  When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in the late 80s. I had been married a few years and was about to start graduate school.  The Toronto school board had many interesting continuing education programs, and I thought that quilting sounded interesting.  I went into it thinking that quilting was all hand work, but when I found out you could use this new thing called a rotary cutter and do all your piecing and quilting on the machine, I was sold!  I bought the cheapest sewing machine I could find and wrestled a few bed-sized quilts through it.  The poor thing.  FMQ was a painful experience for us both, but I kept at it.  When my daughter was born in 1993, I pretty … Read More »


Featuring Abby — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Happy Friday!  Today’s featured quilter is Abby – Abby blogs at Crafts by Abby, and I’m excited to share her quilts and interview with you here today —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in 2006 when I was 26 years old. My great-grandmother had passed away and we found a gazillion little squares she had cut and the startings of a quilt. I decided I’d be the family member to learn how to quilt and finish it for her, and that’s just what I did. I found a little book that was aimed at teaching teens/tweens how to quilt and made a “practice” baby quilt for a friend. I learned everything else I know on the internet! It’s been a little out of control since then!

2. Why do you quilt?

I love … Read More »


Featuring Mary — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 17th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 20 comments

Hi there!  I’m back on track with the features, and today we begin with Mary from Molly Flanders.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Mary better, and seeing her quilts here.

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting about 23 years ago.  My degree is in Early and Middle Childhood Education and I taught school for several years after college.  When my husband and I had our first daughter, Molly, I decided to try staying home for a while.  I can remember making a bet with myself that I could teach myself to quilt and that would be my ‘outlet’.  Sewing was a big part of my young years.  My mom, sister and grandmother were very accomplished seamstresses.  I also had several relatives that quilted, so I had plenty of … Read More »



Featuring Rachel — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Rachel better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting nearly 4 years ago. I needed a hobby and started looking around for dress making classes. During my searches online I discovered fabric shops, in particular patchwork shops. It was around the time Amy Butler’s Belle range was available and I fell in love with the orange and blue colourway. The real clincher was going to a local quilt show and buying a rotary cutter and mat. Now I could play with all that lovely fabric I’d been seeing. My quilt of 8 inch squares was crooked, none of the corners match up and my hand quilting was all wrong but I really enjoyed every bit of making … Read More »


Featuring Julianna — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Julianna better ::

1.  When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting last year – in May when I bought a new sewing machine. Prior to that I wasn’t sewing almost at all, because my first sewing machine didn’t want to cooperate with me:)

2. Why do you quilt?

When I was pregnant I discovered on the internet lots of gorgeous fabrics – these fabrics wasn’t then available in Poland, so I started buying patchwork fabrics in US online shops. At first I thought that I will be using them just for sewing clothes for my daughter, but when I was looking for some help at Polish forum (while sewing a dress), I … Read More »



Featuring Sandra — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 11th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 4 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Sandra better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began in 1998 and then my life really changed in 2005 as I started on my journey as a quilt appraiser and historian. In 2008 I became an American Quilter’s Society certified quilt appraiser, one of the first two in Utah (quite an honor as there are only about 95 in the entire United States). What a dream job – people actually pay me to look at their quilts. It is gratifying to help people learn more about history through antique quilts and also to realize the value of their newly made quilts and their hard work.

2. Why do you quilt?

How can one resist. It is a joy … Read More »



Featuring Sandra — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 11th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 4 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, (Are you ready!?)  I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Sandra better ::

 

1.When did you begin quilting?

I started in 1998, lured in by my sister Donna and mother Georgia who were already quilters. I was an avid cross stitcher at the time and started with a needleturn applique project (handwork) and the rest is history. I was immediately hooked and quickly started creating my own designs and teaching classes. I especially enjoy hand applique and hand quilting.

2.Why do you quilt?

Because I love it! I delight in making lots of different types of quilts: art quilts in wild colors, funky log cabins, redrock landscapes. My current focus is reproducing antique quilts in my collection. I really enjoy getting … Read More »



Featuring Candy — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 10th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Candy better ::

1.When did you begin quilting?

I was 17, and anticipating going away to college. I wanted a new Laura Ashley comforter for my dorm room and we wouldn’t be able to afford one and I did NOT want to bring my grandmother hand-me-down candlewick bedspread to college! My mom had a friend who was a quilter, she lent me a book on how to make a sampler quilt, and I spent my senior year making a pink and purple quilt, putting the finishing quilting stitches in the very morning I had to get on a plane and go off to college!

2. Why do you quilt?

Because I have to. Simple as that! I am an awful person … Read More »


Featuring Denise — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 10th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. No Comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Denise better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting around Christmas time in 1995.  A friend at work brought in some quilts she had made and showed them to me and I fell in love (I remember making the comment many years before when I saw a quilt in a shop window that “I don’t really like quilts, I don’t think I’d ever want to make one, it looks so boring” – famous last words!  Quilts and quilting are at the top of my list of very favorite things!).   I bought my first quilting magazine (still have it!) shortly after seeing my friend Leslie’s quilts and I bought material to make a quilted Christmas stocking … Read More »


Featuring Tina — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 9th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Tina better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?

My first quilt was finished in 1997, as a result of a guild challenge. I thought it  appropriate to feature that quilt, “You Are What You Eat,” as my submission to my first Blogger’s Quilt Festival back in Spring, 2010.

Thanks to my guild, I took my first quilting workshop with Velda Newman shortly thereafter. Those of you familiar with Velda’s work know that she’s famous for giant fruits and flowers, all hand-appliquéd, mostly hand-dyed or painted, and always hand-quilted, all in the most exactingly perfect stitches. Obviously I was out of my element in … Read More »





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