Featuring Esther — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Special thanks to all of you that took the survey last week!  I love having your input.


Today’s featured quilter is Esther!  Esther has beautiful quilts, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting nearly 10 years ago.

2. Why do you quilt?

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

The above quote summarises my thoughts exactly. I love my ‘home’ and I quilt because I love the process: it allows you to use so many skills in one creative outlet. If you think about the process of designing right through to the last stitch of quilting…it’s not just an art, it’s a discipline. And the end product – what’s not to love? Of course by home I mean, the life I share with my family – quilts are the heart of necessity – warmth on beds, so why not create some beauty as well?
3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?

I am buying fabric all the time! I am not as disciplined as I should be here, I purchase by ‘eye’ and not to project specifics. I am becoming stricter in this area though…I have to, I’ve run out of shelf space.
4. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favourite quilt tip is this: share what you know with anyone who wants to know

5. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?

I’m inspired by the natural world…I’m always sketching ideas and stylisations on natural lines. Cherry Thieves is from a sketch made one afternoon in my back garden.

6. Do you sew other things?

Like many quilters I have done much home sewing, especially when my children were growing up. Home decor, dresses for my daughters (with matching dolls clothes on request). Now I mainly sew quilts and the occasional handbag. Although last year I made curtains from some exquisite material so I think I will always be sewing something.

7. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

I have a blog, website and Yahoo Group where I share several free BOMs a year. Everyone is welcome to join in. I love seeing how each quilter makes the quilts their own. It’s so satisfying.


Thank you for sharing Esther!  I love sharing my quilting with others too – fabric friends are friends for life!

Have a great weekend everyone,


Oh!  I almost forgot to tell you – I put a new button up for the next Bloggers’ Quilt Festival!  Check the lower sidebar to grab yours.

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:39+00:00 April 1st, 2011|Featured Quilter|10 Comments


  1. Valerie Boudier April 1, 2011 at 6:28 am - Reply

    What a beautiful quilt – the sort of work I really admire but would never attempt to do

  2. Sally April 1, 2011 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Esther’s work is just fabulous, and she has shared several prize-winning designs; her current project looks to be just as gorgeous as her past ones! Thanks for the great interview, Amy.

  3. Suzanne April 1, 2011 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Thank you for featuring Esther today. The quilts you showed were just beautiful, detailed and striking. I especially liked the Morris quote.

  4. Beth April 1, 2011 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Oh Esther, what a gorgeous quilt! And the quilting is amazing! Sharing the joy of creating such wonderful things is a great tip!

  5. Carolyn April 1, 2011 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Amazing quilts! Thanks so much for introducing us to her!

  6. Karen April 1, 2011 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I love Esther’s work! Her BOM are fabulous!

  7. liveacolorfullife April 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks for another wonderful insight into a talented quilter.

  8. Beth April 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    My compliments on a beautiful quilt, Esther. Hand quilted, I am guessing? Love the vibrant reds. And the quilting is exquisite.

  9. Allie April 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Great quilter – I’ve been a follower for a long time!

  10. Mary Fioretti May 3, 2011 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Stunningly beautiful.

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