Over the course of the next year myself and these fabulous bloggers will help you navigate the wonderful world of the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt.
In alphabetical order:
ALYCE BLYTH @ BLOSSOM HEART QUILTS
Never one to go for the easy way of life, I answer to the names designer, author of DIY Block Design, quilter, and blogger (as well as mummy, wife, and English sensei)! I love quilt maths and am passionate about teaching others to do the same. And I am very excited to use my extensive Kate Spain stash to make my Farmer’s Wife 1930s quilt!
ANITA @ DAYDREAMS OF QUILTS
CAT DEMACK @ CAT & VEE
I am a maker from Brisbane, Australia. I am a little obsessed with fussy-cutting and believe you can never have too many colours or prints in one project! My aesthetic is bright, colourful and happy. cat&vee is a tiny business I share with my great friend Vanita – we love to create fun designs to bring a touch of happy to each of our homes and yours.
JANICE RYAN @ BETTER OFF THREAD
Janice has been a long-time addict of all things fabric and sewing. She began her career designing and sewing costumes for theatre, and she holds a master of fine arts in costume design from Carnegie Mellion University. The birth of her children (and the creation of her first baby quilt) took her in a new direction, where she discovered her love of quilting. Janice is co-author of The Modern Medallion Workbook released by C&T publishing in Spring 2015 and she teaches classes at Sew Modern, in Los Angeles. You can find tips, patterns, and tutorials on her blog betteroffthread.com.
JODI GODFREY @ TALES OF CLOTH
After a lifetime of trying to paint, draw, and play piano, I finally found a medium that speaks my language. I love to tell stories through quilts, about my own life, and the lives of old quilters.
KERRY GOULDER @ KID GIDDY
Kerry loves designing fun, modern and unique sewing patterns. Kerry is a Licensed Designer with Sizzix, and authored her first book Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love: 18 Toy Patterns for the Storytelling Sewist. When she’s not sewing, she loves spending time with her family in Maine, running, and is training for her third degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate.
KITTY WILKIN @ NIGHT QUILTER
I’m a stay at home mom of three littles, wife, sewist of quilts and other beautiful things, knitter, gardener, yogi, and all in all lover of life. With three little kids, my only sewing time is after bedtime. Thus the Night Quilter was born. This blog is all about my stitching: both quilting and knitting projects, as well as the creation of my own patterns and any other inspiration I find along the way.
KIRSTY @ BONJOUR QUILTS
My introduction to quilting consisted of a quick fling with a coin quilt in 2009. The chemistry couldn’t be denied and soon developed into a very serious sewing relationship that has endured until today. I now love spending all my spare time sewing, writing quilt patterns and publishing tutorials on my blog.
LISA JOHNSON @ IN THE BOON DOCKS
Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, veteran, and artist. In a rural area of West Virginia, USA, my family and I, live with 3 dogs, 7 chickens, squirrels, chipmunks, and deer. I love to blog, blog hop, swap, sew, quilt, crochet, knit, and just about any DIY project. I am a fabric hoarder and Aurifil thread lover!
LISA MATLEY @ SWEET LITTLE PRETTIES
Sweet Little Pretties is written by Creative Blogger, Lisa, who shares her love of all crafts, baking, making and everyday fun inbetween. With a passion for fabric there is always a project in the works.
LUCY BRENNAN @ CHARM ABOUT YOU
A girl who became a loving wife and mother to three little ‘uns. Quilting has brought me tranquillity and joy. I can often be found pouring everything into my sewing. I am mischievous and gleeful, with eclectic taste and a desire to stitch everything! I enjoy sharing my evolving journey.
MELISSA LERAY @ OH, HOW SWEET
I’m a recent transplant to California from Atlanta, and a newly minted SAHM. I funnel what’s left of my frazzled, sleep deprived energy from raising two toddler-dictators into sewing and quilting. When I’m not sewing I’m either changing diapers, watching Elmo, or coming up with creative ideas to avoid the chores so I can get back to sewing.
NADRA RIDGEWAY @ ELLIS & HIGGS
Nadra is a sewing pattern and fabric designer who lives on a beautiful old farm in a small village in Germany. She runs a shop and studio where she sells her handcrafted accessories and textiles, favorite fabrics and sewing notions.
NATHALIE DELARGE @ LES OUVRAGES DE NAT
I’m french, 49, married, mom of two grown up boys still-at-home-college-students. I’m a dentist, still working as one! My practice is only 3 minutes walk away from home which allows me to come back home sometimes during the day and work on my second job : e-shop owner and blogger. I have been quilting for 21 years, discovered machine piecing and quilting about 15 years ago through the internet. I have been using Marti’s templates from the beginning of my quilting journey and in 2012 I got the great chance to meet her and her husband Richard. Since then, my life changed ! I created the e-shop and haven’t stopped teaching and initiating people to using the templates! (Classes, online videos, tutorials, etc) It always amazes me how great, easy, fast and mostly fun this templates and rulers are. I even participate to quilt shows since 2012, about twice a year. In September, we hold a booth at the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace with Marti and Richard joining us for the 4 days which is both a great honor and great fun. My english comes from 4 years spent in Dallas, TX during high school, back in the 80’s.
PETA PEACE @ SHE QUILTS ALOT
I really do quilt a lot! I’ve been making and creating for over 14 years now and love it just as much now as I did when I started. I live in beautiful Brisbane, Australia and can not wait to get started on this sew-along. It’s going to be awesome.
RACHEL MCCORMACK @ WOODEN SPOON QUILTS
I live in Hamilton, New Zealand with my husband and three children. Seven years ago mum helped me make my first quilt and I’ve been hooked ever since. I quilt from our dining room table, it’s the perfect spot to keep an eye on the children and make sure dinner isn’t burning.
RAYLEE BIELENBERG @ SUNFLOWER QUILTING
I write about the things I get up to as a professional quilter and the fun I have quilting for others and fitting in some sewing and quilting for me as well.
SEDEF @ DOWN GRAPEVINE LANE
I am an ex-Londoner who is now ‘living the dream’ in a picturesque wine town in sunny South Australia with my husband and our two little ones. I quilt, crochet, and embroider, and hand-made elements such as hand-quilting, embroidery, and paper piecing feature frequently in my projects. I have a large collection of repro 30s fabrics which I can’t wait to dig into for my Farmer’s Wife quilt!
SHERRI @ A QUILTING LIFE
Inspired by a rich family heritage of generations of women who love and loved sewing and creating, Sherri began to sew when she received a sewing machine for her tenth birthday; in the early 1990s she began quilting thanks to the gentle persuasion of her grandmother. After discovering quilt blogs and the on-line community of quilters she began her blog in the summer of 2008 as a means of recording her quilting life and journey. She has been publishing her designs in magazines and books since 2011; she has two books with C&T Publishing, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home (2013) and Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation (2014). Being able to design fabric for Moda is truly a dream come true.
TONYA @ THE CRAFTY MUMMY
Hi! I’m Tonya from The Crafty Mummy. I love to create stuff so I sew and quilt… and crochet… and bead… and… you get the picture: I’ll give any craft a go! I’m a Mum to two cherubs in regional Queensland, Australia, and I believe the Farmer’s Wife quilt is going to help reduce my fabric stash.