Happy Friday! Today’s featured quilter is Yanick! Yanick has a great sense of color, and I love her playful, yet meaningful quilts. Yanick blogs at Sewn With Curves – I hope you enjoy getting to know Yanick better!
1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting in 2001 when my friend was having a baby. I had no idea that one gift would become a little (big) obsession.
2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I like to create art. I come from a family of artists and everyone uses different media including wood, bronze, marble, and paint. Growing up, pencils, paints and oil pastels were the easiest ways to create the visions I had in my head. Now, I find fabric as an amazing medium for making ideas come to life. I enjoy the freedom to design my own patterns and fabrics once I mastered the basics. I also love that my art can be practical and used on beds, laps, bags, and pillows.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Create quilts that make you happy. Everyone will see your joy once it’s complete.
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt? (photo above)
I wanted to include a quilt that represents me. I love my afro and designed a silhouette using my favorite shot cottons. I don’t often see women of color and/or with my hair in quilt images on a worldwide platform like the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Thank you, Amy, for creating a space where we can share our work with everyone.
5. Do you sew other things?
I created almost all of the decor in our home- curtains, pillows, and kitchen items. (I have reupholstered our chairs, too.) I recently started to sew bags and want to learn how to make my own clothes soon.
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I am the current president of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and love the “quilty” friends I’ve made since joining a guild. I think it’s important not to quilt in isolation when there is a world of like-minded folks that share your passion (and addiction to fabric). So if you’re ever in the Central Florida area, let’s hang out!
Thanks for sharing Yanick! I love your tip, it is so true!
Happy Quilting :)