Introducing Irene Chandler: A Back to School Sewer

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the nine women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party.

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Today’s featured sewer is Irene Chandler from Millsboro, Delaware.

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Irene Chandler from Millsboro, Delaware

Irene sewed with Simply Sweet fabrics by lief! Lifestyle for Quilting Treasures. Below is Irene’s finished Playground quilt.

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Playground in Simply Sweet fabrics by lief! Lifestyle for Quilting Treasures. Made by Irene Chandler.

pin it button Introducing Irene Chandler: A Back to School SewerIsn’t this another happy quilt?! Perfect for a little girl or tween. If you need a boy quilt, this line comes in a guy-type palette, too. The stripes give this quilt some nice movement. See how the binding was cut on the bias? Looks terrific.

Irene shared some thoughts with us:

I am excited for the Back to School project to be revealed online!  It has been a lot of fun to be involved. I loved getting to peek into the lives of other quilters around the continent.  Though geography makes our lives outside of quilting very diverse, we all speak the same language…quilting.

 Introducing Irene Chandler: A Back to School SewerI have become Facebook friends with some of the group and I will enjoy keeping in touch with them.  I’ve always loved sewing with a group of women, and this was like a long distance quilting bee!

From the moment I got the invitation to participate I was excited about the project. My fabric arrived quickly and I was thrilled that it was appropriate for a girl’s quilt, since I have four granddaughters. I found the pattern easy to follow  and it went together with no problem.

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My youngest son was married in August which put other demands on my time, but I finished the quilt before the deadline! I work well under pressure!It was fascinating to see the same pattern in all the different fabrics and colors…everything from juvenile to very sophisicated…making it the perfect pattern for any occasion. Thank you for the opportunity!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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8 Responses to Introducing Irene Chandler: A Back to School Sewer

  1. Marlene Hahn says:

    I have loved Irene’s flair for color choices and this quilt is no exception!
    Congratulations, Irene!!

  2. Sue Hart says:

    Great looking quilt and you are looking good too Irene! Love the bright colors in the quilt. Didn’t I see you in several movies?? Miss seeing that face around here.

  3. Diane Wyte says:

    Super, super, super, Irene! Looks as if you are back in the swing of quilting with gorgeous ideas, fabrics, and quilting! Love the yummy lifesaver look! I can definitely see one of your little girls loving this keepsake!

  4. Max Farrell says:

    Absolutely lovely. As a retired teacher the colors are so appropriate for elementary age children. Love the flow of the colors and the whimsy feel. You are so deserving of this honor!!!!
    Oh yes, that smile belongs in the movies….

  5. Joanne Capano says:

    Wonderful Quilt, Irene! Almost as pretty as L, D, E, & H !

  6. janet fahey says:

    what a wonderful use of color, it makes the pattern just jump out at you
    it remimded me of life savers. save the quilt for the off spring of the newly
    married son. Good luck in all that you do.

    Love the smile, you should be in the movies. Ha Ha

  7. Karlene says:

    Definitely a sweet quilt! Good job. Am sure one of your granddaughters would love it.

  8. Barbara Corbitt says:

    This is such a beautiful quilt. It would make any girl (or woman) feel like a princess babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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