Featured Quilter


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 »


Featuring Kelli — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 9th, 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 Kelli better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?
Nearly three years ago.
2. Why do you quilt?
At the risk of sounding corny…I love the fact that you can take what seems like ordinary fabric and make something that is completely extraordinary!  I love that everyones quilts are unique. You can use the same fabrics or patterns as someone else but you have the ability to make it truly yours.

3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?
I’m really trying not to buy much fabric at the moment so I can enjoy using what I have but I was super lucky at Christmas, My parents bought me some Parisville fat quarters by … Read More »


Featuring Renata — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on May 6th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

One more week!  Are you ready for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival?  Hope so – I’m getting close to having all the details settled.  In the week leading up to the festival, I will be featuring one quilter each day.  Today’s featured quilter is Renata from Wish Upon a Star.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Renata better ::

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting when i had my first child, he is now 18, I wanted to make a quilt that he would love while growing up, and as we lived in a very remote part of PNG at the time, I had to choose the fabric while on a break in Australia, make up the design myself, and then learn how to put it all together by … Read More »



Featuring Stacey — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 29th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Thanks for the great feedback and compliments on the video!  It’s hard to take that leap and post a video, but I have a feeling you will be “seeing” more of me here.  Today’s featured quilter is Stacey from On The Design Wall.  Stacey was recently in New York and has a beautiful collection of photos from “The Red and White Quilt Show” – go check out her blog after you get to know her better here —

1. When did you begin quilting?
I vividly remember my first sewing project.  I was trying to get a sewing badge for Girl Scouts when I was about 8 or 9 and for some reason, my mother, who is an accomplished, but reluctant sewer,  had a treadle sewing machine (the kind you power by pumping it with your foot). … Read More »


Featuring Jo — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 22nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

With just three weeks until the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I am getting so excited!  I can’t wait to see which quilts you all decide to feature!  If you are interested in being a sponsor – let me know now.  I have a little over a week to get the rest of those details together!

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Today’s featured quilter is Jo from Bearpaw – I hope you enjoy getting to know Jo better!

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began patchworking when I was 10 years old and my sister (who is 16 years older than me) taught me to paper piece hexagons. I made a little reversible clutch bag for my mum! I didn’t do any more until I moved in with my (soon to be) husband and had nesting instincts. I was 21 and had been there about … Read More »



Featuring Beth — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 15th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 11 comments

It’s Friday again!  This week has flown by again, having the kids all home from school for spring break, the house is busy, but I haven’t had to run as many errands!  AND the kids have been getting along, in spite of the crummy weather (snow).  Thankfully, that means I’ve been working on my own to do list!  I’m so glad you all are excited about the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – it’s going to be great!   Lots of stuff in store – stay tuned!

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Today Beth is our Featured Quilter.  Beth blogs at Love Laugh Quilt, and she has recently posted the fruition of generous bloggers…you will have to hop over and see what I’m talking about after you read her interview!

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began sewing as a young girl. I know I … Read More »



Featuring LuAnn — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 8th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Hi there!  Today’s featured quilter is LuAnn.  LuAnn has some beautiful quilts to share!  I hope you enjoy getting to know her better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I sewed my very first stitch at the age of 9 on my mother’s sewing machine and I sewed right through my finger.  It would be almost 20 years before I gained the courage to sit at a sewing machine again.  In 1987 I purchased an old Singer and began taking sewing classes with a local 4H group.  The 4H kids made me feel right at home, encouraged me and also inspired me with the garments they were creating for the county fair.  Garment construction didn’t hold my interest for very long and within a couple of months I was making rail fence baby quilts … Read More »



Featuring Esther — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 1st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

Special thanks to all of you that took the survey last week!  I love having your input.

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Today’s featured quilter is Esther!  Esther has beautiful quilts, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting nearly 10 years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

The above quote summarises my thoughts exactly. I love my ‘home’ and I quilt because I love the process: it allows you to use so many skills in one creative outlet. If you think about the process of designing right through to the last stitch of quilting…it’s not just an art, it’s a discipline. And the end product – what’s not to love? Of course by home I mean, … Read More »






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