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Sep 10, 2010

Follower Friday: Meet of Amy of Diary of a Quilter

Sep 10, 2010
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Well, Happy Friday everyone!  This week's Follower Friday spotlight is on Amy of Diary of a Quilter.  We all know her, she's done SO much all over crafty blogland - now let's see what she's all about!

Amy of Orem, Utah

Occupation:  Domestic Engineer and CEO Smart Family Management (my husband is the CFO) - aka Stay at Home Mom :)

Significant Other/Kids/Pets:
One handsome, busy, smart husband and four busy, and mostly happy kids

# Years Quilting:
I started quilting when I was about 11 and my mom taught me some basic hand-quilting skills, but it wasn't until I had my first baby that I really took off. I needed something in my life that stayed done so I started taking a couple of quilting classes. Quilting continues to be that aspect of my life that "stays done" and a fulfilling creative outlet.

Hand or machine piecing or quilting:
I am now a machine piecer because I like to get things finished fast. Same with machine quilting. Although I need to work on my machine quilting skills, so if I want something to look nice I have a friend with a long-arm do the quilting for me. All that said, I love having a handwork project to carry with me so this summer I joined the hexagon craze and I am thoroughly enjoying the hand piecing process.

How you learned to quilt:
My mom gave me my first introduction. After watching her I decided I could figure it out and try it for myself. I then took a couple of classes where I learned great short cuts and improved my skills. Even though I've been quilting in earnest for about 10 years now, I still love taking classes when I can find the time. I always learn something new and I love the opportunity to hang out with other quilters!

Favorite Completed Project:

I don't know if I can pick a favorite completed project - kind of like trying to pick a favorite child. :) But I have a few that I have really loved recently. This quilt is probably one of the most emotional for me. A good friend of mine passed away about 9 months ago due to complications while delivering her first baby. I was so grieved that she was gone, but especially that her healthy baby boy would never know his mom in this life. She is Irish, so I decided to make a quilt covered with Irish flags to honor his mother's heritage. You can read more about the quilt here

Quilting workstation setup:

We moved to a new house last year and I was so excited to have a permanent space to set up my sewing machine. But this summer, I relocated to the kitchen table because that is where I could actually be productive. So here is my current work place in all it's glory. :)

To learn more about Amy and her adventures, check out her blog Diary of a Quilter and flickr photostream.

If you would like to be featured on Gen X Quilter's Follower Friday, send your information (listed under the Follower Friday page at the top) to I'll put you in the que! Have a great weekend!

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1 comment:

  1. Amy is a rock star! So glad you featured her as she is super talented and a great friend!


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