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 Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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