Featured Quilter


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 »



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 »





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