TGIF – It’s been a long week in our house! I’m really looking forward to the weekend, you? Today’s featured quilter is Glenna of Hollyhock Quilts! Glenna has some fabulous quilts, and if you visit her blog you can see her vast collection of antique pieces. I hope you enjoy getting to know Glenna better —
1. When did you begin quilting?
It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been quilting for about 30 years now. Yikes!! It’s the only thing in my life I’ve done that long except for my marriage!
2. Why do you quilt?
It has been my creative outlet for a long time. I love the cameraderie that quilters share and the friendships I’ve made over the years are the best.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Oh my! There are so many!! One of my favorites is from a long time quilting friend, Gloria Greenlee. She shared that if you have a border that’s wonky, you need to do a running stitch by hand right next to the binding of the quilt. Use a matching thread and you won’t even see it. It’s saved a wavy border for me more than once!
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
I’m almost always inspired by antique quilts. I have one with a very similar tulip shape with a triangle shape in the center of it. I thought the heart would be a lot more fun and of course, rickrack looks good with everything!
5. Do you sew other things?
I really don’t. I made a lot of clothes before I started quilting, but these days I resent even having to hem something! Quilting is WAY more fun!!
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Anyone who knows me knows my affinity for vintage fabric and feedsacks. In fact, I wouldn’t have a quilting career without them. Although, much of what I have done over the last few years has been of a more commercial nature, like designing fabric and publishing patterns and a book, my favorite thing to do is salvaging old pieces and making them into lovely art quilts that can be enjoyed in their second life. I’m hoping to do more of that in the near future.
Thank you for sharing Glenna! Your quilts are beautiful, and I agree completely – Quilts are way more fun!
Have a great weekend everyone –