Monday, July 30, 2018

Border Quilt Blogger Interview with Vicki

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 Vicki of My Creative Corner3.

PBJ:  Name and business name?

Vicki: Vicki Holloway of My Creative Corner3

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

Vicki: I would call myself a quilter, teacher and podcaster . I am learning about design and pattern writing. 

Teachers: What classes do you teach?

Vicki: Everything from beginning quilting to improv

Testers: What do you do with all of the blocks/quilts that you make? 

Vicki: I have done block testing and I save them up and make samplers.

Quilters: Longarm, domestic machine, computerized, manual?

Vicki: Long arm , my fingers don’t like to hand quilt anymore but I loved doing it!

Vicki: I have a podcast that I post weekly. I talk about quilting, creativity , and life in a northern town. I do twice monthly podcasts that are quilt related and twice a month my sister and I talk about all the crafts, gardens and things we are making. 

PBJ: Who taught you/ or inspired you to learn to quilt?

Vicki: The quilts and blocks that my grandmother had that had been handed down to her have been a  huge inspiration. I met a woman that was my grandmothers age in one of my college classes and she was sharing a paper she wrote about quilting. I asked her all about it and then she gave me a few lessons on her Bernina! I took a hand piecing and quilting class after that, wow that was a long time ago. The rest was just reading up on skills, videos and practice!

PBJ: What is your favorite part of the quilting process?

Vicki: I love the long arm quilting part best and I am all about free motion quilting.

PBJ: What is your least favorite part?

Vicki: Binding,  I am not great at it.

PBJ: What is your favorite quilty tool?

Vicki: I love using a rotary cutter and a rotating mat. I have a few special rulers but I always go back to my creative grids ruler that is 2.5 in x 18.5 inches.

Vicki's fabric pull for The Border Quilt Quilt Along

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?

Vicki: Green! I do use green a lot in my quilts. I also love to use lime, aqua and teals too. I think of green as my neutral! I have always loved my birthstone which is an emerald and the color is lovely. It reminds me of nature and growing things.

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

Vicki: I like it quiet or have meditation type of music on. I also like to listen to quilt podcasts. I get easily distracted and overwhelmed by too much noise.

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

Vicki: I spend about 3 to 4 hours a day quilting before my day job and after work is done. 

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?

Vicki: I love quilting cottons! I love all the variety of colors and patterns but I especially love solid color fabrics.

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

Vicki: Angela Walters , I would love to have lessons on free motion quilting from her.

PBJ: Does your sewing machine have a name?

Vicki: No I don’t name my machines. I tried but it didn’t stick at all.

PBJ:   Does your seam ripper have a name?

Vicki: No

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

Vicki: A month ago. Wow a long time, I should change it!

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

Vicki: Enjoy the process. Learning is always part of quilting and that is a good thing! I always take my time and I sew quilts in 15 to 30 minute increments, one block at a time.





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 Vicki. 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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