Friday, July 27, 2018

Border Quilt Blogger Interview with Nancy

The Quilt Along may be delayed, but we've got you covered!

For the weeks leading up to the Quilt Along, which now starts September 12, there will be a quilty interview with bloggers participating in the quilt along. The quilter and the photographer of the Enchanted Forest version will be interviewed as well. You can look for a new interview every Monday and Thursday now until September 10th. Find all the information for the quilt along HERE.

So grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine depending on the time of day in your area and lets get to know Nancy of Masterpiece Quilting.

PBJ:  Name and business name

Nancy: Nancy Scott Masterpiece Quilting LLC

PBJ: What name would you give yourself in the quilting world? Designer, teacher, quilter, tester, etc

Nancy: Designer, Author, Online Class instructor

PBJ: Designers: Do you have any new patterns/books/fabrics coming out this year that you can share about? Teachers: What classes do you teach?

Nancy: New Book: The Simple Sampler 

I'm one of the quilting and sewing instructors for Annie's Creative Studio (please note this is an affiliate link for Nancy) which is a subscription based online video streaming service.

Latest Online Class: Learn to Make a Stack and Cut Quilt.
PBJ: Who taught you/ or inspired you to learn to quilt?

Nancy: I learned to quilt from my Grandma Scott. Like many farm wives of the era, she was an amazing cook, baker, quilter, sewist and crocheter. 

Nancy and Grandma Scott in matching Easter dresses that Grandma made. How adorable is that?!

What is your favorite part of the quilting process

Nancy: The start - the plotting, the designing, the fabric selection. I'm a horrible finisher and I have to force myself to finish something before I start something new.

PBJ: What is your least favorite part?

Nancy: When I make mistakes or something doesn't come out as planned.

PBJ: What is your favorite quilty tool?

Nancy: This is another hard one... Since I learned to quilt with templates (in the age before rotary cutters, cutting grids and mats) I would say those 3 are my favorite tools.

PBJ: What is your favorite color? Do you use it in your quilts? If not, what color do you find yourself using a lot? Why do you use that color the most?

Nancy: Purple is my favorite color but I don't use it that much in quilts. I'm a brights person paired with a neutral background. But I have a contemporary side too - as I love black, red and white quilts.

PBJ: When sewing, do you watch T.V. / movies, listen to music, have it quiet?

Nancy: Music - radio or CD or quiet.

PBJ: How much time do you spend quilting a day?

Nancy: I spend on average 10 -12 hours a day on my business. Less than half of that is at a sewing machine or actually making a quilt.

PBJ: If you had to choose between quilting cotton, batiks or flannels to sew with *for the rest of your life* which would you choose? Why?

Nancy: Cotton. There is more diversity with cottons.

Go to Nancy's blog post and help her choose which panel to use for the Quilt Along.

You are taking a quilting cruise, who’s your teacher?

Nancy: This is a tough one... There are several instructors who I admire. Ricky Tims, Gwen Marston, Eleanor Burns

PBJ: Does your sewing machine have a name?

Nancy: My new sewing machine is a Brother and since I'm an only child - I call it "My Brother" .... yes, dry humor is my family's specialty :)

PBJ:   Does your seam ripper have a name?

Nancy: Yes, Jacques - the French pronunciation of Jack ... aka Jack the Ripper. Saying it with a French accent makes the task seem more appealing :) Again - the dry humor :)

PBJ: When was the last time you changed your needle?

Nancy: Last week - after I broke a needle. OOPS !

PBJ: We have a big quilt along coming up. What is your advice to any quilter new to the quilt along world?

Nancy: Don't stress out if you can't keep up and don't compare yourself to other quilters. If you know your sewing schedule won't match the QAL schedule, at least try to make one unit in each border when it's posted so you can keep learning but then feel free to finish each section at your own speed.

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Interview Schedule

July 27 - Nancy - Masterpiece Quilting
July 30 - Vicki - My Creative Corner3
Aug 2 - Becca - Pretty Piney
Aug 6 - Kate - Seams Like A Dream
Aug 9 - Terri - Lizard Creek Quilting
Aug 13 - Joanne - Quilts By Joanne
Aug 16 - Marija - Mara Quilt Designs
Aug 20 - Alison - Little Bunny Quilts
Aug 23 - Stephanie - Quilt'n' Party
Aug 27 - Daphne - Daphne Greig
Aug 30 - Tara - The Quilt District
Sept 6 - Tracy (quilter) - Fabrics Plus
Sept 10 - Kelly (photographer) - Handmade Boy
Sept 12 - Quilt along begins!

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Nancy. If you have any questions for her, please put them in the comments, with an email address if your settings are set for no reply, and I will make sure she sees them. I hope you follow her and give her some quilty love!

Happy Stitching!

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1 comment:

  1. It amazes me the time NOT spent actually sewing when running a design business. I love dry humor and I super love your matching Easter dresses. Thank you for being a part of the quilt along and taking the time to share with us!


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