Meet Rachel Griffith

One of the things I enjoy about Quilt Market is the opportunity to meet new designers. This past Quilt Market was no exception. I met several young designers who are just now making their mark in the quilt world. One of them was Rachel Griffith, and I asked her to be a guest blogger for us. We’ll be working more with Rachel in upcoming issues of Quiltmaker.

And, we’ll have another giveaway! Just leave a comment telling us how long you’ve been quilting and what your skill level is. You can also add the types of quilts you like to make. I’ll randomly draw one name next Tuesday, 11/24 around noon to win a fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake Designs.

Rachel Meet Rachel Griffith

Rachel Griffith

Once upon a time…there was a 16 year old girl who loved home economics class. She learned all things domestic that a young girl should including how to make pillow turn baby blankets…she was instantly addicted. She made pillow turn blankets for years and knew that she needed something more…her one true domestic love.

“I think I’ll learn to quilt!!!” she said to herself in the middle of the fabric section of Wal-Mart. And that’s where her story started.

So here I am…that young girl, all grown up and I’m still in love with all things domestic. {except laundry of course…ewww.}
I guess yall could classify me as a multi-talented domestic diva. *kidding*
I’m pretty much your average stay at home momma, except I get to play with fabric in between changing diapers and picking up toys. And yes, I SO love my job. I began to make baby quilts, table runners & lap quilts for our house. Then I started making items for people when they needed them or when I needed a few extra bucks. Lately it seems as if the quilty part of my job has been branching out and I’ve added a few more things to my job requirement list.

I have been designing for the Moda Bake Shop, which in itself, is such a great gig. {It’s no big surprise that I am addicted to Moda Fabrics.} I think that it’s pretty safe to say that designing patterns & doing tutorials for the moda bake shop opened the flood gates for the designer within me.

I had the pleasure of attending International Quilt Market this past October and boy let me tell you…it was amazing. I met some of the most amazing quilty stars in the business and was inspired beyond belief. It definitely made me want to come home and design, design, design.

Basically, the quilty beast can’t be tamed, and my story will continue to write itself as I continue to branch out in the quilting world. I hope that yall will follow along with me as I share my quilty {& sometimes not so quilty} adventures over at my blog, p.s. i quilt.

About Carolyn

I'm the Creative Editor for Quiltmaker magazine. I've been quilting for almost 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy scrapbooking, knitting, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.
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352 Responses to Meet Rachel Griffith

  1. Kelli Kramer says:

    I feel the same way…my guilty beast can’t be tamed either!!!!

  2. Joan says:

    I learned paper piecing three years ago and am now doing traditional quilting also. I have a daughter named Holly and am intrigued by the holly quilt in your magazine, which I subscribe to. Thanks for all the great ideas! :)

    • Diane Harris says:

      Joan, I have to tell you a story about my daughter Holly, for whom the quilt was designed. In college she met a guy and they became best friends. His last name is Wood. She told him, “We could never date, because if we ever got married, my name would be Holly Wood.” It took him a couple of years but he finally proposed anyway, and they are the happiest married couple now. She uses both her maiden and married last names together, because people tease her so badly about Holly Wood.

  3. Kelli says:

    I started quilting about 13 years ago, but I’ve only been totally mad, crazy, all out consumed by it for about 2 years :)

  4. Kristine says:

    I have been quilting for just over 4 years now. It started as a ministry at church, making baby quilts for the church members. I seem to be drawn toward quilts I see in pictures, then alter the finished size to what I want it to be, which requires lots of fun calculations (and sometimes frustration). I would rate myself about intermediate level. I like kits even if I don’t make the pattern because then all the fabric is picked out for me! I’m finishing off 4 quilts for Christmas, and finally one of them is for me. YAY! I love Rachel’s blog, too!

  5. Cindy says:

    Rachel, I came over from your blog. I’ve been quilting about 3 years now. I’m an intermediate quilter (so they say at the fabric store where I frequently take classes) but I feel like such a beginner! Your designs are gorgeous and I love following what you’re doing on your blog too. I wish you all the good fortune there is bz you are a talented designer and quilter!

  6. Deb C says:

    Yeah, I found you thru Rachel’s blog too. I have been quilting since about 16. My neighbor’s mom was making a cathedral window quilt and I thought it looked cool so I bought a bunch of 1/4 yd cuts, drew a 3″ grid (with a pen :) ) on the back with a ruler and cut the fabric apart with scissors. My mom bought me a used Montgomery Ward machine for my birthday so that was my first quilt and it turned out to be a full size quilt that I even put a handmade ruffled binding onto + matching shams, and I still have them. (It was supposed to be for my boyfriend but I decided it was not masculine enough so I kept it).

  7. patty says:

    I started quilting as a very young woman in 1975 and haven’t stopped. I was in 4-H as a kid and my mom also sewed. I have moved from making traditional quilts to hand dyeing my own fabric and improvisational pieceing.

  8. Jo says:

    I’ve been sewing since….since. I’ve been quilting about 20 years. I love any type of project…if I am giving it away, I love precuts as it is fast and easy. If it’s for me….I love civil war reproduction fabrics.

  9. Alicia Key says:

    I’ve been quilting since 1980, having sewn clothing prior and done all sorts of other crafts. When I started quilting, all the other crafts went by the wayside.I bought a Gammill in 1995, upgraded it in 2007, and dearly love to quilt & piece tops. My favorite part is watching the quilt TOP become a 3-D QUILT! and I love Moda too, and all the other fabrics as well! just love those cottons, i guess!

  10. Helen says:

    Good Going Rachel!! Luv quilting– I have yet to finish a project– after YEARS of starting projects.. but I’m getting there!

  11. chinell says:

    Hello. I haven’t been quilting very long… Just something that I’ve started teaching myself along the way… with the help of some wonderful blogs too I must say. I mostly make baby quilts as shower gifts. I’ve made some baby doll quilts to for my best friends daughters baby dolls.

  12. Jeanne says:

    I have been sewing since I was a little girl and started quilting
    5 years ago being self taught in both. I would say the log cabin
    quilt is a favorite of mine. I enjoy sewing & quilting with my
    grandaughters.

  13. Upstatelisa says:

    I started sewing at 13, quilting at 30 (that makes 17 years of quilting all ready!) and have been addicted to both forever!!!!!

  14. Trudi says:

    I’ve been quilting for almost 20 years, in and around work and children! I’d would say I’m and expeierience quilter, working towards advanced. ~A fabric addict, prolific in activity, I really enjoy seeing and reading what every one else has been up to too!

  15. Cara says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 7 years, since I was 18. My skill level? I ave no idea lol, not beginner but not accurate enough to call myself and intermediate, but I can do paper piecing, appliqué etc. I love all sorts of projects.

  16. anne says:

    I have been quilting for a few years and made the usual sampler blocks, easy lap quilts etc but I seem to be drawn to the new bright fabbies and the improvisational quilts that seem to be the trend now, gotta make one of those, but still thinking about it. Happy Stitching

  17. Wyo Di says:

    I made a number of crazy quilt pillow tops as a young girl thanks to nuturing from my Grammy. I loved the feather stitch which her Mom often used on an uitility crazy quilt which I own today. My first completed quilt was a home economics class project in high school. It was made of polyester knit strips (now am I dating myself or what!) I’ve been a quilter “wannabe” for years and have gotten back to this art about 5 years ago. I am a life long learner, so love trying all the techniques, new and old.

  18. Adrianne says:

    I’ve been quilting since this summer. So far I have three under my belt and I’m a total beginner. I am soaking up all things quilty, new quilts, old quilts, fabric and tools. I would love to make a stacked coin, string, and pinwheel quilt in my very near future.

  19. Sandy says:

    I have been quilting a little over 2 years, and I am SO addictied. I guess you could call me a beginner at quilting, but, I have been sewing for a very LONG time. My favs for quilting have to be Paper Piecing. I have only finished ONE so far,(King size New York Beauty) but, I really love the freedom of PP.
    I love all the new designs that are coming out with all the bright, bright, bright (can you tell I love bright colors) colors and wild patterns.
    Keeping the fingers crossed on the give away…………..as a quilter, we cal alway use MORE fabric.

  20. charlie says:

    Gosh, my 1st quilt was a baby quilt for the bosses baby. Didn’t reallly know what I was doing then, but it turned out okay. That was 30 yrs ago.. I make quilts for beds, sofa quilts, babyquilts, doll quilts, wall quilts and hangings. I think I have good skills but am alway learning to do new things and I love it. I enjoy doing applique and sewing by hand. I am wanting to learn how to machine quilt and suppose that is my next stretching experience. I probably enjoy sofa throw quilts the best, especially by a warm fire on a cold winter’s night.

    By the way, Rachel Griffith is the bomb and will be an excellent addition to Quiltmaker. Can you tell I just adore her!? A fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs would just be the cat’s meow in my book. Thanks for the sign-up opportunity

  21. Sheryl W says:

    I made my first quilt in 1995..so nearly 15 years ago but really only became an addict in the last 10 years. i love quick things but so admire those handpieced quilts that take years to complete. One day….

  22. Jackie R. in NC says:

    I am thrilled that you are introducing Rachel to those that read your blog! I am a loyal follower of Rachel and look forward to all she has to share within her blog’s, they’re fun and the her music is beautiful!
    I’ve sewn since I was a child; began quilting about 10 years ago and it’s my passion. I’m an advanced quilter, I’ve taught classes & BOM’s, yet I know I can always learn something about quilting, even from a beginner who may see a new path to an old pattern.

  23. Doris Jablonski says:

    My first quilt was a cross stitch bicentenial kit in 1976.
    I am retired now and work on my quilts most of my
    free time. I belong to a quilt guild and three quilt bees. I love needle turn applique.

  24. I have been quilting for about 3 years. I would say I am just beyond beginner. I love Rachel…she is a fabulous and super sweet.

  25. My first quilt was for a friends wedding back in 1983 – I had no clue what I was doing, and if I saw it again now, I’d probably steal it back! After quite a long hiatus from quilting, I started up again in the late 90′s. I consider myself an intermediate level quilter, willing to try anything and everything, traditional right through to “artsy”. I love experimenting and learning new techniques.

  26. dianne says:

    let’s see … about eight years (after a twenty year break) … is “still learning” a skill level?

  27. Amy says:

    I’ve been quilting for approximately 2 years. I love simple quilts. That probably sounds bad but I find it relaxing not to have to stress myself about matching and lots of points. I would say my skill level is confident beginner. While I have learned alot, I still have so much more to learn. Every class I take teaches me something new.

  28. Alisa says:

    I’ve been quilting for 6 years now. I like many different types of quilts but mostly more modern. It kind of depends on the recipient.

  29. Sandy K says:

    I have been “collecting” and building my stash for quite a few years…learning quilting more by observing then doing. I took a few classes for hand and machine piecing about 6 years ago. This year I truly started some serious quilt making….mostly lap size and tablerunner size. Since I have been blogging I have been really motivated and have done the most ever. I am probably an advanced beginner…..maybe a little less….but I love it.

  30. Diane says:

    I quilted in highschool and for about 10 years after while my kids were little little, making them quilts and for all our friends getting married, so baby to king sized. When we moved I didn’t unpack the sewing and the that ended up in a 6 year lasps… Its been 3 moths since the stuff has been back outand I have started small with table runners and tought myself to free motion with the help of youtube. Planning to work up from there, have a baby and a throw in the works now.

  31. Mary says:

    Sewing and fabric have been “my thing” for as long as I can remember. I’ve been quilting 20-some years, with it pretty much taking over all my sewing (except for the occasional,annoying clothing repairs) for the last 12 to 15 years. I like to do all kinds of quilting with all kinds of different fabrics. I just love quilting!

  32. Karen N says:

    I have been quilting for about 10 years now and the passion still hasn’t waned. Now that I have a family I find I am only really able to do peicing on the machine. The moda pre-cuts are such a wonderful invention. Also the wonderful designers are making such more glorious fabric than when I first started. I probably have intermediate skills but like I said at the moment more simpler designs and letting the glorious fabrics shine is my thing.

  33. Barb Losee says:

    I have been quilting for 20+ years off and on. I started back in 1978-79, but took a haitus for a while after my daughter was born. After my son was born, I got back into quilting stronger than ever and have been so for the past 12 almost 13 years. I love applique the most but often piece. I am now beginning to quilt my own items and that is both scary and rewarding. I love fabric! I would consider my an intermediate quilter. Thanks!

  34. Karen says:

    I have been quilting for over 10 years now. I dabble in everything. Right now I am fascinated by art quilts and want to try those. Also, I am teaching myself to machine quilt…a slow process!!!

  35. Quay & Co. says:

    Rachel is such an inspiration. when I started quilting, i was pretty traditional, but with all the great modern ideas out there now, i’ve changed my taste. I love bright colors.

  36. Lauren H. says:

    Advanced beginner at piecing; beginner, beginner at actually quilting the flimsy! “Drop the feed dogs” scares me!

  37. I am a beginner quilter, again. I did a little quilting before the kids came then retired fabric. Now that the kids are a little older I’m back in it and loving it!!! This past summer I found Moda pre-cuts and know I’m back in the game. I don’t “quilt” my quilts. I have not learned that yet. I do enjoy sitting at the sewing machine and piecing my quilts together. I can’t wait to see where this craft takes me. Thanks for the give-a-away.

  38. joanna tharp says:

    I have been quilting for a year. I am a beginner who is currently going thru an I love applique phase. I only do hand quilting and not to toot my own horn but I think I’m pretty good at it.

  39. Ann cummings says:

    I have been quilting about 15 years, I consider myself intermediate skill level. I love scrap quilts, and needle turn applique.

  40. Betsy Lynn says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 35 years, in between working and raising kids. Baby quilts are my favorite, usually pieced.
    I’d say I’m experienced but not a pro.
    Love Rachel!

  41. Kathy Cumpston says:

    I have been quilting for about 6 years. I would say I am an intermediate appliquer. I love hand embroidery too! It is my art therapy.

  42. Mandy M says:

    I’ve been sewing since I can remember, more than 30 years plus, but quilting for at least 20. I call myself an intermediated quilter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Linda K says:

    I’ve been sewing for 40 years, I guess, clothes, crafts, etc, but started quilting 3 years ago. I LOVE it!!! Thanks for a chance to win. Oh, I’m an advanced beginner, I guess!

  44. Marielle says:

    I started quilting 6 years ago. I love small pieces, I love aplique, I love making big quilts, I love machine quilting, I love handquilting.

  45. Debbie Kidd says:

    I started quilting about 24 years ago. I quilted extensively for about 4 years and even worked in a quilt shop for awhile. Then I moved and had kids, there just didn’t seem to be any time for it. Now my kids are grown and gone so I’ve started back into it and I just love it. I would consider myself a intermediate quilter.

  46. Erin says:

    I have been quilting for 7 years – I would say I am an advanced beginner – I like to keep it simple, sweet, and modern!

  47. Diane says:

    I have returned to sewing and quilting after a long pause while my girls were growing up. I have now returned and I am hooked. I love applique and folk art primitive quilts. I am also enjoying embroidery work. Now I am retired and there is never enough time to spend doing these fun projects.

  48. Pam C says:

    I’ve been sewing for 40 years, quilting for 17, it’s my most favorite thing. I dream about a long arm machine to complete the multitude of quilt tops I’ve done. I really enjoy your blog and will be attending New Moon showing Friday am. Go team Jacob:)

  49. Geta Grama says:

    I started quilting eight years ago and since then I quilt all day long !
    Unfortunately, in Romania, the country where I live, quilting is an unknown craft.
    I love many quilting techniques but my passion is shadow trapunto.
    Thank you for this great giveaway.

  50. Karen McMahon says:

    I have been quilting for about 15 years. I think of myself as a beginner because there is so much more I have to learn about quilting. I’m not a master quilter yet, but this morning when I went to get my 13 year old up he was wrapped in the quilt I had given him the day before for his birthday, I asked him how he liked the quilt….he replied, “It’s so warm and cozy, that’s why I don’t want to get Up” …….and that’s why I quilt!

  51. Maria M says:

    I’ve been quilting since my first class back in Oct 2008 and have been hooked. Since then I’ve made quilts for my family and for customers – I make memory quilts from baby clothes, shirts etc. My favorite quilt is one for a customer who wanted all of her child’s clothes and baby bedding used – when she sent it to me it turned out to be the same baby bedding I had used for my first child! I was sad to send it over but she told me that her daughter immediately wrapped herself up in it and her mother cried when they saw it. Made me feel like I had really accomplished something.

  52. Lindzie H says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 2 years. I started with a very basic quilt and am now officially addicted! My mom just bought a long arm quilter so I’ve been sending her my quilts so she can practice. She’s amazing quilter and I’m hoping that I can get some of her talent!

  53. Heidi says:

    I have been quilting on and off since 1998. I haven’t made a lot since college, marriage and babies have come between then and now. I’d say I’m maybe an intermediate quilter. I’m just learing to free motion quilt. I’m excited for the challenges that this brings.

  54. Susan says:

    I have been quilting for 1 year (this month) and because I am 63 I’m making up for all those years I told myself I couldn’t quilt! I have always had a creative spirit and to me I feel like I’m creating beauty from my soul when I quilt. It is a passion that I embrace with every fiber of my being. Like breathing I can’t live without it.

  55. Laine says:

    I have really only been quilting this past year. I joined the quilt along at Red Barn and have been going at it since then. I love to do embroidery work in the quilts and have made the WinterWonderland Quilt by CrabApple Hill. I have the top done but now have to find some one to quilt it for me. I am now working on the Over the River one by CrabApple Hill. Its addicting.

    lsandes@comcast.net

  56. Micayla says:

    I have only just starting quilting at 27 and I feel as I have missed out on something special…….so glad I found it now. I still cannot sew a straight line on my machine and am doing it by hand so I find it so chilling.

  57. Esther L. says:

    I started quilting when pregnant with my second child. He’s now 8 months old! I would definitely consider myself a beginner and have made 2 quilts using panels and charm squares and one quilt using a nine-patch block. It’s so addictive that my “wanting to make” list must be a mile long!

  58. Sally says:

    So happy to see Rachel being featured!
    I started quilting about 7 yrs ago with my grandmother. I would say that I am still very much a beginner, though. Since the quilt we made together, I’ve only completed one other… I do have one in the works, though it seems it may take another 7 years, lol.

  59. Lori B. says:

    I’ve been quilting for 6 years. I would say I’m intermediate, but enjoy beginner projects more. Normally I am drawn to traditional looking quilts, but lately I’ve started liking the more modern looking designs and fabrics that have become popular. I love finding free projects to try on the internet and quilters’ blogs and have a whole list of them in my favorites. I would like to improve my free motion skills and begin getting out of my rut (aka stitch in the ditch-LOL). Thanks for your inspiring blog and the chance to win the great giveaway! :)

  60. Connie Lee says:

    Well my mom bought me my first sewing machine for my 21st birthday….(that was ten years ago). I thought she was crazy! What was I going to do with that? The thought of making clothes scared me! So I tinkered with a four patch quilt, easy peasy I know, but I was hooked! Since then I have challanged myself with non-traditional blocks and have started to do some applique. Always looking for new ideas and that perfect piece of fabric!

  61. Mary Jo Baird says:

    I starte making “quilts” about 35 years ago if that is what you could call them! I made them out of old blue jeans and even had a quilt picture featured at that time in the Mother Earth News magazine! Didn’t have time to make very many while I was raising my boys and working but got back into quilts heavily about 2 years ago! I’ve made several and am just addicted to them! I could work on them all day every day, but I have to go to work to support my quilt habit! Guess that’s the circle of life! I suppose I am an intermediate quilter because I will try to tackle anything (except set in piecing-don’t like that!) I am so glad younger people are getting into quilting-they NEED to know how!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Lisa says:

    oh man!! i’m definitely a beginner. I’ve only been quilting for about 1 year. i’ve completed 5 projects and have 4 in progress.
    I love anything that looks old. Civil war quilts, pioneer quilts…. star blocks are some of my favorites but I’m still learning how to get all those points where they are supposed to be!!

  63. Claire says:

    I have been sewing since junior high home economics class. (I still have the nightshirt I made.) I started quilting a while ago after meeting some ladies at my local fabric store convinced me to give it a whirl. I was hooked immediately.

    Love your blog Rachel!
    Claire

  64. Cory says:

    I learned how to quilt in High School when my mom also learned to quilt. I tell people my mom gave me the quilt bug and I haven’t been able to get rid of it. :-) Thank you for this wonderful give away. Take care and God bless, Cory

  65. Heather says:

    I have been quilting for about 8 years now. I first started when I got married, and I was hooked! I watched the movie “How to make an American Quilt” with Wynona Ryder, and I just decided that I HAD to learn to quilt. And it has been so much fun ever since. I think my skill level is intermediate. I love making all types of quilt patterns!

  66. Melanie says:

    I am so pleased to see that PS I Quilt will be joining you. She is one of my favorites and she keeps me motivated to try all her designs. I have been quilting for about 7 years, what I know I have learned from my Grandmother. I would say I am between a beginner and intermediate. I haven’t done anything curved, scalloped as I am waiting for a pattern with clear directions to help me out. I love to do baby quilts and give them away to friends and family.

  67. Jacque says:

    I have been quilting for about 12 years.. I prefer traditional patterns in an intermediate range. I am drawn to applique and for the last 2 years have gone from handquilting to machine quilting. Am a NOVICE at free motion quilting.

  68. Lynn says:

    I’ve been quilting on an off for about 20 years (more off than on) but I only consider myself a beginner, maybe an advanced beginner. I’m drawn to the more complicated and challenging quilts.

  69. Allison S. says:

    I started sewing almost two years ago, and just started learning to quilt last spring. I subscribe to Rachel’s blog on my RSS feeder, and I love it!

  70. Debby says:

    I love Rachel’s blog and now I have found this one!

  71. lisa says:

    I was taking my first quilting class the day the twin towers fell. We were given our instructions and we all left in a hurry to get home to our families. We all returned the following week with materials in red white and blue to start learning how to quilt. I always remember what I was doing and feeling that day when I look at that quilt. I love quilting.

  72. Patty says:

    I’ve been sewing since jr high school. I started quilting about 28 years ago when a quilt shop opened in a neighboring town and they were offering classes. I love going to quilt shows to see how others put colors together and the extra little touches they give their quilts.

  73. ♥Melissa♥ says:

    I just started quilting, I am finishing my second one right now. I guess I’m a beginner!

  74. Jaylene says:

    I have been quilting approx. 20 years. I would consider myself an intermediate quilter. Lately I have been branching out to more challenging techniques. I love everything quilting.

  75. ♥Melissa♥ says:

    I agree…MODA fabrics are addicting!!!

  76. Barb says:

    I started quilting about eight years ago and am an intermediate quilter although if I see something harder I really like, I might tackle it with some help. I like traditional quilts but am just getting into the more modern improvisational quilting. Love all things quilty!

  77. Shelly says:

    I starting quilting a little over a year ago. I like quilts that I get done! HA!

  78. Denise :) says:

    Let’s see . . . I’ve been quilting for four years. I’m somewhere between beginner and intermediate; I’m mostly self-taught. I love all kinds of looks, but I think my favorite work is applique and hand quilting. :) And I didn’t think it would happen to me, but I’ve fallen in love with fabric! I welcome more fat quarters! :)

  79. I have been sewing and quilting since I was a little girly, sitting beside my great-grandma B, so almost 45 years! Oh, that sounds like a long time when you say that that way! But I still love it as much now as I did then! Thanks for the chance for the FQs.

  80. sndy1 says:

    I first started patchwork and quilting in the 60′s. Stopped for several years when my children were small and started up again about 10 years ago. It amazes me how much the craft has changed.

  81. Ali says:

    I have been quilting for 11 years now and consider myself an intermediate quilter. My favorite part of quilting is the cutting and piecing. I have yet to try my hand at free motion quilting but hope to try for the first time with a couple of small Christmas gifts.

  82. djaj says:

    I don’t quilt but I think I will not wait too long to start…
    (for now I’m just refraining myself to buy a fat quarter, to be honnest, too many things to do until Xmas…)

  83. Renee E. says:

    I am a newbie and I am totally hooked. I am doing small quilts right now and I love finishing something in just a few days. I am doing squares and triangles, but am up for a challenge and need to add some new fabric to my dwindling stash!

  84. Annette says:

    I have so enjoyed “meeting” Rachel through her p.s i quilt blog. cute stuff girl! The friendship bag has made it to many friends – thank you. Thank you Quiltmaker for featuring her.

    So let’s see – how long have i been quilting???…. a quilt here and there over the last 20 years – mostly just patchwork ones. But over the last 5 years – with earnest. then a couple of years ago i stumbled upon some of those lovely australian designers that incorporate stitchery in their quilts…. I’m hooked :)

  85. wendy says:

    My grandma taught me to piece while in college and I dabbled with applique (which I love). I have only done basic piecing but am in the midst of a stacked coin throw (thanks to amandajean and moda bake shop). It will be my first venture into machine/free-motion quilting. Soo I am very much a beginner! It would be fabulous to win this–as the 24th is my birthday!!
    Thanks,
    Wendy
    PS I love PS I Quilt–such beautiful, inspiring work!!

  86. Wendi says:

    I have been quilting for about 9 years now. I would consider myself an intermediate quilter. I mostly do pieced quilts but I would love to learn and do more applique quilts.

  87. V and Co. says:

    yay! we love rachel over here! i consider myself a self taught somewhat beginner quilter…but i have a quilt going in your other magazine quilts and more soon, so i guess i’m moving towards advance self taught beginner!
    i like simple quilts. those seem the most elegant to me.

  88. niki says:

    I started quilting in 2001 when my son was just born. I am an avid quilter and have been since then. I quilt mostly for charities and blanket bee donation sites. I only own a few and my kids (4 kids) own about 5 each. :) thanks for lettin’ me enter!
    niki in az ♥

  89. Deb says:

    I started quilting in 2003. I saw a Saturday Sampler project a couple friends were working on and thought, “I learned how to sew in junior high, I can do that.”

  90. Michelle says:

    I have been quilting on and off for 17 years. I would say that I am an intermediate quilter. I love to make baby and lap size quilts.

  91. Darlene B says:

    I learned how to quilt in high school back in the late ’70s. I didn’t do any more until I happened to see a quilting show on TV and saw rotary cutters and rulers and knew that the quilting world had changed! Now I quilt as often as I can and would consider myself to be an advanced quilter.

  92. Carol from Rock Hill, SC says:

    My favorite type of quilt is applique. I prefer hand but do some machine quilting. I’ve been quilting for about 12 years and love every moment of it. I would say I’m between an intermediate and expert as far as skill sets go!

  93. carriegel says:

    I am a beginner quilter. I am working on my first quilt right now. I almost have it quilted and will next will learn how to bind a quilt. So far I am loving it.

  94. LoriD says:

    It’s so wonderful to see younger people taking up quilting!
    My first quilt was a baby quilt for my daughter who is now 26! How can I never tire of quilting after 25 years? I get more passionate as the days go by.

  95. Deanna says:

    I used to be in construction, but became a mom and had to make a choice. Came home. Discovered that I didn’t have to give up construction after all. I just build something different now: children and quilts!

  96. Edith says:

    I began piecing quilts 30 plus years ago. I love traditional quilts and I am passionate about embroidery on quilts. I consider myself a competant ‘piecer’ . After 30 years I hope I have learned a thing or two!

  97. mjb says:

    I’m a pretty beginner quilter, but I’m getting close to my tenth quilt this year. I like traditional styles that can be interpreted in modern ways.

  98. Susan says:

    Hi! I’m a relative novice, since I’ve only been quilting about a year or so – off and on. I have a special needs child at home who I homeschool so my time is “pressed” (but not “ironed” :) At any rate, I’m relatively new to quilting – learning in bits and pieces (so to speak). As soon as I learned how to turn corners on the binding, the world of quilting opened up to me. Prior to that, I was just piecing and loving it, but didn’t really enter the fray (er, so to speak, again). Thanks to lots of books, I was able to literally and figuratively turn a corner and my next big step will be when I can machine quilt with confidence. Still not there yet. I can stitch in the ditch, but I’m a bit afraid to step off that path into the great unknown of stitching patterns or squiggles or … anything. As far as what I type of quilts I like to make? Ummmm… whatever I haven’t quilted yet. Once I try one thing, I’ve done it, and I want to try something else. My last quilt was a lap quilt for my daughter with a stacked coin design. I think my next endeavor will be a zig zag quilt for her bed – with Heather Bailey’s mermaid design – the zig zags should accentuate the flow and movement of the ocean and underwater life.

  99. Hi this is Sharon and I hale from TN. I love to do primitive, dolksy and some traditional….I have been doing it since I was twenty.. thanks for the give a way,

    Sharon G

  100. Nancy says:

    I have been quilting for 4 years….considering myself a beginner/intermdiate. I developed a rather deep love for fabric, have a few UFO’s, and have recently learned to do wool applique. My favorite quilts are traditional patterns. I have a long ways to go in learning how to do the actual quilting of larger quilts on my machine.

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