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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meet this Weeks Guest Judge – Shannon from Fabrics ‘N’ Quilts

One of this weeks prize sponsors, Shannon, of Fabrics ‘N’ Quilts, has agreed to be a guest judge for this weeks challenge!


Boutique Red Blue Wheelchair Lap Quilt

Here’s a little info about herself she would like to share:

I started quilting in 2003, inspired & encouraged by my (then) boss.  She was an excellent appliqué quilter and really encouraged me.  When life took me in a new direction in 2005, she sent me on my way with 2 quilting reference books, a new rotary cutter, and a quilting tote bag; all things necessary for keeping me on task.  By this point, though, I was already hooked!

il_430xN.119136675Bright and Modern Wall Hanging 

I remember my grandmother doing all her quilting by hand, and this is how I started.  Using books, the internet, and a lot of determination, I taught myself to quilt.  About half way into my second project, my mom offered the sewing machine I learned to sew on as a child.  That old Singer still sewed like a charm.  Soon I was turning out tops and repurposed rag quilts like no one's business. 

il_430xN.61184172 Coffee Theme Lap Quilt and Pattern

Though we have been carrying quilt shop fabrics in our antique store for years, on January 1st of this year, we made the leap to a full time quilt shop.   I love the ability to focus all my efforts on my passion and share what I have learned with others.  I travel to 6-8 guild quilt shows a year, mainly in Tennessee and Kentucky, sharing stories, doing demonstrations and showing my latest quilts.


My main focus is piecing and I gravitate toward scrappy quilts.  I have renewed my love for hand piecing this spring and am coordinating a hand pieced & hand quilted group project for our county & state fair.  To keep myself challenged by the art of quilting, I only do projects now that incorporate a skill, gadget, or process that I have never tried.  This keeps me challenged & motivated.  1272398706010281185094

12 month Block of the Month Club 

(I just signed up for this and am super excited!)


Thanks Shannon for agreeing to do this AND for your support of Project QUILTING!  The more feedback we, as quilters receive the better our creations can become! 



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EmmaTM said...

I love your sample quilts, Shannon!! Beautiful color combinations, and fun modern designs. Can't wait to hear what you have to say as a judge.

Unknown said...

Thanks Kim for asking me to judge this week. I am super excited to see where we go on our Road Trips!

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