That said - today's featured quilter is Allie, of Allie-oops sweet happy life! Allie is super sweet and such an encouragement to me - someone you want to be friends with :) I hope you enjoy getting to know more about her and her quilting journey---
I started my first quilt 30 years ago. I had never made one, didn't know anyone who quilted, just saw a picture in a magazine and decided to try it. I made it all by hand, and made every mistake you can make on a quilt - I even used ink on my seam lines, so I would be sure to sew a straight line. Needless to say, the ink didn't come out, and I ended up hand-stitching ribbon down all the seams. It's still one of my favorite quilts. I'll never forget the magical moment when it came out of the dryer, and I pulled it over me.....bliss. A quilter was born.
2. Why do you quilt?
I don't know. It's a madness. Don't cure me, ever. I love to make quilts for others, especially friends that are going through tough times, especially if they live far away - it's like sending a hug.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Not really a tip, more of an attitude - don't let anyone tell you that you can't. If you want to try a technique, do it. You don't have to wait for a class, or get it just right, half the fun is in the trying. And mistakes often lead to great designs!
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
Two things - I needed a quilt for a wedding, and I had some really fabulous machine embroidery designs that I was dying to try. Purple was the bride's favorite color, definitely not one of mine - but I love the way it turned out, purple or not.
5. Do you sew other things?
Not if I can help it. I have a love/hate relationship with purses - I love carrying a unique purse, but am not fond of the process. I'm genetically incapable of making garments. The only thing I'll try is pajamas, because nobody will see them but me.
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Yes - I am eternally grateful for all the bloggers out there who have inspired, challenged and befriended me. I'll never forget reading my first blog - Posie Gets Cosy by Alicia Paulson - I was hooked. A whole new world of people who thought like I did - I was amazed and delighted. I only started my own blog so I could leave comments on other blogs, to say thank you for tutorials and such fabulous pictures. My blog has become so much more than I thought it would, and I'm thrilled to get to know so many wonderful people!
Thank you for so much for sharing Allie!
Have a great weekend everyone :)
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