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Sep 3, 2010

Follower Friday: Meet Hollie of The Undercover Crafter

Sep 3, 2010
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Welcome to Follower Friday!  This week's guest is Hollie of  The Undercover Crafter.  She's a newbie her some love!

Hollie of Venice, California

Occupation: Freelance Television Producer / Writer. Currently I am the Supervising Producer for Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on Bravo.

Significant Other/Kids/Pets: I am engaged to my “wonderful and amazing” fiancé, Marc. We have a one-eyed dog named Jack.

# Years Quilting: A mere 7 months, but I’ve been sewing since I was six years old.

Hand or machine piecing/quilting: I machine quilt and I wouldn’t mind learning how to hand quilt but I can’t see myself hand quilting a majority of my projects because it seems so time consuming and I don’t have a lot of free time.

How you learned to quilt: Since I was a sewist, I always wanted to learn how to quilt. When I was 12 I actually joined the local 4-H chapter because they had a quilting program. Unfortunately it was always impossible to get into that program so I took the sewing program instead. Then this January, my favorite little craft store offered a two-day quilting class taught by the amazing Alissa, of Handmade by Alissa, and in just two Sunday afternoons I made my very first quilt. Now I’m hooked!

Favorite project: I don’t have many completed projects (3) yet because I am so new to quilting. I do love some of the blocks I have made for other people in the VQBs I am in, but I don’t think those count, so for now my favorite is this simple stacked strip quilt I made for my friend’s new baby girl. Green is my favorite color so I may be a little biased.


Other interests: My fiancé and I travel a lot. I actually quit my full time staff gig at a talk show and started freelancing six years ago so I could work to travel. I also enjoy gardening, crocheting, crafting and reading. I am pretty outdoorsy so I love to camp and hike. I also love to cook and I’m always trying new crazy things in the kitchen. Which also means that I love to eat so we’re always out trying a new restaurant and drinking good wine!

Workstation setup: Oh the great workstation debate is going on at my house right now! My fiancé finally decided I could have the garage to set up my studio, so I moved all of my stuff out there (it’s not set up yet) and I have plans to put up a design wall and get organized. Well, last weekend I found the most amazing desk for my workspace and my fiancé fell in love with it too. The problem is that it doesn’t fit in our spare bedroom (his office) so now he’s threatening to take back the garage! Ugh! Until we figure it all out I am stuck working at the dining room table.


To learn more about Hollie and her adventures, check out her blog The Undercover Crafter and flickr photostream.

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