I live in: Fort Collins, Colorado
I started quilting: Last October
My home life includes: My fiancé Ethan, my pup Carmella and kitty Blooregard
What I’ve Made: Last September I was working in the world of bead and jewelry, developing online workshops for our sister company, Interweave. In October of 2017, I was presented with the opportunity to work in quilting! As a natural born crafter, I couldn’t wait to learn a new skill.
I felt like a kid in a candy shop when I arrived in our Golden, Colorado offices, the unofficial headquarters for The Quilting Company. Office walls were adorned with gorgeous quilts, patterns pinned everywhere and a room filled floor to ceiling with fabric!
The very first quilting online workshop I worked on was Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch! with Catherine Redford. This online workshop was so incredibly helpful for someone who was brand-spankin’ new. I learned everything from ensuring accurate 1/4″ seems to how to quilt on your home sewing machine!
In order to hold my own, it felt clear that I would have to dive deep and make my first quilt! I purchased a fat quarter stack (and of course, I didn’t even know the terminology yet) and a few magazines. After a couple hours of flipping through pages of gorgeous quilts, I decided on a quilt pattern comprised of only hexagons. I then traced the template from the magazine and got started immediately. I loved it! I completely finished my first quilt in two and half days – binding and all!
What I’m Making:
I’ve since started a stitch and flip method quilt, using a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman called Awesome Oceans. I am so in love with Elizabeth’s use of color and simple shapes to create such adorable creatures. If you don’t know her stuff, I recommend you check it out! This quilt is so much fun and I am so proud of my work, that I bring finished blocks to the office, and pin them to my walls! I am still so new to this art but cannot wait to learn more and get my hands creating! I think I might try out a Block of the Month next. Happy quilting!