Featured Quilter


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 »



Featuring Claudia — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 25th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 10 comments

I’m starting to plan the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival and would love to have a little input from all of you!  Please visit the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival page and follow the link to complete a quick survey.  Thank you!

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Today’s featured quilter is Claudia.  Getting this post together, I got lost for a bit on Claudia’s blog – she’s got a great eye, and I love her style!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Claudia better -

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting with one (the first?) of Dana’s from the Old Red Barn Co. quiltalongs in June 2009. She said that one actually can make a quilt in just 6 weeks and that got me hooked. A bit sceptical and frightened, but hooked. Before this I just made small … Read More »


Featuring Kelly — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 18th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Kelly at Pinkadot Quilts!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelly better –
1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in 1976 when I was pregnant with my first son. The fabrics were horrible and it seemed like you could only find very small prints or solids. Wow have we come a long way! The very first quilt I made was a Grandmother’s Fower Garden it was entirely hand pieced out of solids. At some point during a move, I threw it out! I wish now I had saved it.

2. Why do you quilt?

At 4 years old my great grandmother taught me to embroider, the fire was lit! My friends I and sewed in the 70’s because it was the only way to get … Read More »



Featuring Barbara :: A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 11th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Getting back to a regular schedule, with a Friday Feature!  I also wanted to mention some fun happening next week – Mug Rug Week at Two More Seconds…check it out!

Our featured quilter is Barbara from Cat Patches!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Barbara better ~

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting in July, 2008. I took a class at our local community college and was instantly hooked. My grandmother was a quilter, and I can remember wanting to learn when I was a little girl. I had to wait until my kids were grown and I retired to finally take the plunge. I’ve never looked back.

2. Why do you quilt?

As I said, my grandmother was a quilter. Her … Read More »


Featuring Kelly — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

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

Today’s featured quilter is Kelly!  Kelly’s quilts are bright and happy, and beautifully constructed.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelly and her quilts today —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in 1976 when I was pregnant with my first son. The fabrics were horrible and it seemed like you could only find very small prints or solids. Wow have we come a long way! The very first quilt I made was a Grandmother’s Fower Garden it was entirely hand pieced out of solids. At some point during a move, I threw it out! I wish now I had saved it.

2. Why do you quilt?

At 4 years old my great grandmother taught me to embroider, the fire was lit! My friends I and sewed in the 70’s because it … Read More »


Featuring Doris — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 11th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 12 comments

Hi friends!  I trust you are well.  This week has been full, and amazing!  Those of you that would like an autographed book, I will have my stock of Modern Basics, later today!  Order away, I will ship them tomorrow!

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Today’s feature is Doris at Threads of Conversation.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Doris and her quilts more –

1. When did you begin quilting?

Well, my answer to this question is always two answers: I learned to sew garments as a girl, and I learned to hand quilt as a pre-teen, quilting a hideous cheater cloth quilt and an antique bedspread that my Grandma has given me; then I STARTED quilting, as a hobby and an obsession, about eight years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

Quilting is everything to me. It’s … Read More »


Featuring Allie — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on February 4th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 14 comments

Today’s feature is Allie from allie – oops sweet happy life!  Allie is a fun lady that always has an encouraging word.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Allie more —

1. When did you begin quilting?

In earnest, probably 10 years ago. Hard to keep track when your children have pilfered all of your brain cells.

2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because it keeps my universe spinning. And because nobody else in this house uses fabric – I know it won’t walk away [unlike all the pencils, staplers, and screwdrivers around here].
3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?

A pretty boring one, actually – I had to run out for some black fabric for a binding, and actually found the exact same black fabric I’d already used in the quilt. How often … Read More »


Featuring Melissa — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on January 28th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

I can hardly believe it’s Friday already!  It’s been a whirlwind of a week with the family – and here too!  I have some sewing from last weekend that I haven’t had a chance to show you yet – but it’s coming!  Our feature today is Melissa aka MamaMel who blogs at MamaMelLoves…I hope you enjoy getting to know Melissa and her quilts today –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt in July of 2009, and was immediately hooked on quilting! I find it is quite addicting, and now I can’t seem to stop making quilts! :)

2. Why do you quilt?

I make most of my quilts for family and friends. I really enjoy the process of quilting. I love how each unique quilt takes time, but the end result is always worth the … Read More »


Featuring Rebecca — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter

Posted on January 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 23 comments

Thanks to all of you that have sent in suggestions for featured quilters over the last week!  I’m so glad to have a bunch more quilters to contact.  Today we are visiting a quilter from Australia – Rebecca at Chasing Cottons.  I hope you enjoy her quilts, and interview —

When did  you begin Quilting?

2 1/2 Years ago my girlfriend and i had free tickets to a craft show.  We were excited to go along as i had always enjoyed making things but had NO IDEA what was available. How modern, funky and yet vintage, handmade craft had become. It was there that my love affair for fabric began. Fabric, is like scrapbooking paper…only So So much better!! That day, i took home a few bundles of fabric, a couple quilt patterns, rotary cutter, mat and my first sewing machine.. I … Read More »





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