Featuring Michelle — A Bloggers Quilt Festival Quilter!

So, today’s featured quilter is Michelle.  Michelle blogs at City House Studio, and her quilts are beautiful!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Michelle better —
1. When did you start quilting?
I started quilting about 15 yrs ago.  The summer I graduated from college, I decided that I needed/wanted to learn to quilt!  My mom and I went to JoAnn’s, bought a rotary cutter and a book about quilting, and tried to teach ourselves!  We actually cut out all the pieces for that quilt on my mom’s wooden cutting board, on her kitchen counter!
2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because it makes me happy to create something beautiful.  Really happy if I get to spend a little part of each day creating!
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
I’m not sure I have a favorite quilting tip.  I feel like I’m constantly learning something new, mostly from all of the amazing and inspiring quilters who blog.  I “google” various tutorials quite a bit, and almost always find exactly what I’m looking for!
4. What was the inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
My inspiration for my Quilt Festival Quilt was my Grandma — I made the quilt as a gift for her 90th birthday — 90 Farmer’s Wife Quilt blocks!
5. Do you sew other things?
Yes, I love to sew dresses, bags, pouches, etc. in addition to quilts!
I love your Farmer’s Wife quilt, and all the love you put into it for your grandma – I’m sure she treasures it!  Thank you for sharing Michelle!
Have a great weekend everyone ~
By |2017-02-06T09:18:25-06:00April 13th, 2012|Featured Quilter|13 Comments


  1. Suzanne April 13, 2012 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Michelle has definite talent! I really love the garden/fence post quilt at the top.

  2. Melinda April 13, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I like those scrappy stars! Love how they seem to coordinate without any of it really going together! I need to get on something like that and get rid of my scraps!

  3. Jacque April 13, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    The stars are wonderful, but the quilt for your grandma steals the show, Michelle! Nice to “meet” you!

  4. janita April 13, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    every one of your quilts are inspirational. so beautiful! thanks for sharing. lucky grandma :) to have a sweet granddaughter who sews. that quilt will be a treasure forever! I think I’d like to try making a quilt like your last one shown. janita

  5. Rebecca April 13, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Love this quilt. Do you know where I can get a pattern for those scrappy stars that are so striking. Thanks.

    • Michelle April 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      You can find the tutorial for the scrappy stars at Ellison Lane Quilts — it’s great!

  6. Carrie O April 13, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing that, Michelle! Love the quilts. And I appreciate the heart behind them.

  7. Audrey April 13, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Beautiful quilts! I love your Farmer’s Wife Quilt so much!

  8. Michelle April 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for featuring me, Amy!

  9. Debbie Espinoza April 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    You are a true artist girl! Enjoyed your interview and quilts very much. Your grandmother is blessed to have such a sweet grand-daughter make such a beautiful tribute to her.

  10. Debbie pierce June 26, 2013 at 5:31 am - Reply

    I am looking for a pattern to make a signature quilt for my son s wedding. This looks perfect for my project. Can you let me know where to find this pattern? I love your Farmers wife quilt and plan to do one this fall and winter!

  11. Karen Hussey September 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Trying to find the pattern for the bright star quilt shown on Pinterest 22…went to your blog and found the quilt, but nothing else?? Love the bright colors and the fun simple pattern.

  12. Karen Hussey September 17, 2015 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Can hardly wait to make the scrappy stars quilt; thanks for sharing the web site!!

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