Welcome to the first post for The Modern Quilt Guild. I have added some links to the left of blog and web sites that you might like. If you know of some great sites you would like to share email them to me and I will add them.
I thought I would start off with a bio of one of our members.
I have always been interested in being creative/crafting/making huge messes all around the house for as long as I can remember much to my mother’s dismay. I painted, drew, stamped, knitted, beaded, made soap, created jewelry, basically everything but sewing. In fact, I was determined not to learn how to sew and then when I was in junior/senior in high school, I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. So off I went to San Francisco and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a major in Fashion Design. Really my passion lies in illustrating and designing (i.e. sketching, patternmaking, grading, etc), but I have learned to love sewing and learned most of my sewing and construction techniques in college. After college, I took a break from the fashion scene, but now I find myself wanting to be right back in the thick of it. I am currently working on starting a sewing pattern company with a focus on children’s wear and women’s wear. For me this is a great way to do what I love and be able to be home with my wild, adventurous, determined 2 ½ year old son, Xavier.
What is your favorite fabric line?
Right now I would have to say anything by Anna Maria Horner, seriously her stuff is just so good.
How did you start quilting?
I mainly started quilting to have a change of pace from drafting & constructing garments during the day. It has turned into a addictive hobby, that’s for sure.
Sewing tools you can't live without?
Probably my rulers, rotary cutters, pins, pattern notcher, sewing machine and drafting paper.
Have fun with it and to not be afraid to jump in and try new things
What are your favorite snacks to sew/quilt by?
Chocolate of any kind and my new favorite drink a combo of lemonade and sparkling water
Favorite show on tv or music to quilt by?
I love to watch The Golden Girls or Murder, She Wrote literally over and over again. Definitely my favorites.