Thursday, August 9, 2018

Border Quilt Interview with Terri

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 fabric designer, 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 Terri of Lizard Creek Quilting

PBJ:  Name and business name?

Terri: Terri Vanden Bosch , Lizard Creek Quilting

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

Terri: Crazy Obsessed Quilting Lady--would be what my family calls me--but that might not be appropriate for your hop!! I would say that I am a designer, longarm quilter, guild member and working towards teacher!!

Quilters: Longarm, domestic machine,computerized, manual?

Terri: Right now I am setting up my new APQS Millie non-computerized--just quilted one pass this morning--and oh so smooth!! 

Designers: Do you have any new patterns/books/fabrics coming out this year that you can share about?

Terri: I design patterns for fabric companies, magazines and AccuQuilt--all 72 of the blocks in the new Angles Qube and 24 blocks in the Corners Qube were designed by me. I know that just sounds too unreal--but I did and it is sooooo cool seeing them in print. I have even seen some actual quilts made with the blocks and that just makes me giddy!! 
--Designing is my passion!! When I first started designing my husband was worried that I would run out of ideas!! I just tell him that I need to let the designs out of my head so there is room for the new ones to grow!! 
--There are some really fun designs coming out at Fall Market with Island Batik. Multiple designs coming in magazines this fall--Love of Quilting, Quilting Quickly and Quiltmaker.

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

Terri: I have always been creative. For the first 10 years I did the country wood type crafting thing--that is actually coming back in style again--think lettering sayings on wooden boards!! I went to many local craft fairs. Then some friends took me along on a road trip to Contry Threads in Garner, Iowa. I found quilting there--and never looked back. 

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

Terri: I really enjoy EVERY part of the quilting process. All of it fascinates me. The colors, lines of geometry, textures from the quilting and finally cleaning up the ends with binding!! I love all of it!!

PBJ: What is your favorite quilty tool?

Terri: Since winning the AccuQuilt block contest in 2016, I have acquired all of the GO! Qube cutting dies. I would have to say that they are my favorite tools!! I had thought I was an accurate cutter/piecer before--but the ease in which my blocks go together now just blows me away!! I LOVE them so much in fact--that I will hardly make a quilt without them anymore!!

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?

Terri: Turquiose is my personal favorite color--the walls in my sewing room and studio are a soft light turquiose--it makes me happy just sitting in the room!! I have Fiestaware in turquiose. Fabric not so much!!
--I recently had my "colors" done by a House of Color consultant. They have colors grouped into seasons. Then they place colored drapes over the shoulder to see how the face reacts to the color. It is quite a fun process seeing how one color can make the face look drab while another will just sparkle the cheeks and eyes!! Based on the House of Color system, I am a Sprinter Winter!! Think jewel tones plus icey shade of the jewel tones. Will have to see if this changes my color preferences!!!

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

Terri: If I have been in the studio alot--quiet is nice. When I am sewing I like podcasts. When I am trying to do too many things at once and fall behind on housework--I find Nickel Back on Amazon Prime Music and crank it as loud as it will go!!!

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

Terri: If I am not helping my husband on the farm--raising that Hormel bacon--I usually spend about 6-8 hours a day in the studios.

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?

Terri:  ohhhh tough question--I would first have to say batiks--because they aren't as messy as cottons--but I would so miss the 30's prints!!

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

Terri: Edyta Sitar!! I love listening to her talk!! So cheerful and helpful!!

PBJ: Does your sewing machine have a name?

Terri: nope--just a faithful companion!! Bernina 790

PBJ:   Does your seam ripper have a name?

Terri: nope--just a needed tool

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

Terri: not lately!! but have a big batik project coming up so better do it!!

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

Terri: I have started using the plastic Art Bins with handles to put my current projects in. I love that they stack nicely. I keep everything--pattern, fabrics and finished blocks in a container so I don't have to go looking for them when I have time to work on a personal project.




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 Terri. 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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