Meet Scott Murkin

 

We have had the pleasure of working with some of Scott Murkin’s designs in several issues of Quiltmaker. You can find his Flying Fishes quilt pattern in our Jan/Feb ’10 issue. 

Scott Murkin 230x300 Meet Scott Murkin

Hi, my name is Scott Murkin, and I have been designing and making quilts since 1994, when I first made a quilt for my daughter, aged two at the time. Little did I know that 15 years later I would have completed more than 350 quilted items, ranging in size from postcards to queen-sized bed quilts.

I grew up around quiltmakers on my Mom’s side–my grandmother, aunt and great-aunt.  I am primarily a designer, but I do love sewing and handling fabrics as well.  I see myself as following in a long line of quilters (and I don’t just mean my own family), and most of my quilts have visual links to the quilting tradition, some obvious, some less so.

While many quilters prefer to make quilt tops and have them quilted by someone else, the quilting is very integral to my designs.  I love selecting and/or designing the motifs that will work perfectly to bring each quilt top to life–it’s truly not a quilt until it’s quilted!  I sometimes tease my friends in my local guild that I make tops just to have something to quilt.

I am an NQA certified quilt show judge, and I love being up close and personal to the quilts on judging day.  I have judged for IQA, NQA, AQS, MQX and numerous regional and local shows.  You can see more of my quilt designs here or reach me at smurkin@triad.rr.com with any questions or information about having a judged quilt show.

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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3 Responses to Meet Scott Murkin

  1. Shirley says:

    I need a king size pattern for your “Swirlabout Quilt”. or how to add on to the twin size in Quiltmaker May /June issue. Thank You
    Shirley

  2. Vonda Piersol says:

    Again thank you for being a judge for our 2010 Clark County Quilt Show. It is a thrill to have been chosen Judges Choice and an honor to have watched the process. You loved the youth quilts and as I told Carolyn Nichols of watching your face as you looked over them and obvious admiration, she was so proud to hear of this. It truly was nice to see you work so well with the other judge also, like you had a close working relationship before last week. Thank You for all the wonderful comments and constructive comments. Vonda

  3. Claudia says:

    FYI: Your link “my designs ‘here’” doesn’t go anywhere, and smurkin@triad.rr.com doesn’t link to anything. Thought you would like to know.

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