Featuring Rhianon — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Today’s featured quilter is Rhianon!  Rhianon was nominated in the Favorite Art Quilt category during Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and her quilt is full of beautiful details. Rhianon blogs at The Nifty Stitcher, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better —
1. When did you begin quilting ?
Like many quilters I have sewn since I was a little girl. I was brought up with a Mum who was always sewing, dressmaking, knitting and crocheting so I was very influenced by her. My first love was hand embroidery and when I was 19 I was lucky enough to study at the Royal School of Needlework in London.  This was where I was introduced to patchwork and quilting. I dabbled a bit but did not start quilting seriously until about 13 years ago after I bought an Australian quilting book.

2. Why do you quilt ?
I quilt because I have to be creative – it’s in my soul – it calms me.    Quilting gives me the opportunity to bring all my skills together and be as artistic as I like.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip ?
Just to try and be as precise as you can all the time, in cutting and sewing for good results.
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt (above)?
The inspiration for this came from a challenge we were set at my quilt group. We had to decorate a bag.  My brother had brought back some ceramic Geckos from a trip to Mexico and I just loved them. I knew after I made the bag that I had to do something else with the geckos.  The postage stamp border is to represent some tiling that you always get in hot countries.
5. Do you sew other things ?
Yes I do.  My day job is hand embroidering goldwire lettering on Masonic regalia.
6.  Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Erm…. I eat, sleep and breathe quilting.  I have a blog called The Nifty Stitcher and I do a post once a week, sometimes more.  I love to encourage new quilters and I also love to be inspired by other quilters.  I will forever be a quilter!  All the work on my blog is my own designs – I rarely do other peoples designs but make an exception for Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt every year.  My dream would be to make a proper living from my quilting and maybe one day have a book published……….
Beautiful work Rhianon! I love how colorful your quilts are, and your tip is a good one!
Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll be spending mine with my family-
By |2017-02-06T09:18:21-06:00July 20th, 2012|Featured Quilter|11 Comments


  1. Lynne July 20, 2012 at 1:18 am - Reply

    That gecko quilt is incredibly beautiful.

  2. Lori July 20, 2012 at 5:30 am - Reply

    I love how the quilting making the tiling just pop on the postage stamp border!
    You do beautiful work, Rhianon!

  3. Amanda Rose July 20, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Those 3D quilts are incredible!

  4. Missy Cook July 20, 2012 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Nicely done Rhiannon! Can’t wait to see more! Cheers..xoxo

  5. Miss Nancy July 20, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Absolutely Amazing and Stunning Quilts!!! Very Well Done!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely work.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  6. Connie July 20, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Rhianon’s work is always something I love to see, her blog is awesome!

  7. Mary on Lake Pulaski July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Love all the color and great designs!

  8. Queenie Believe July 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful quilts!!!!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  9. Flying Blind July 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    So jealous that Rhianon sews for a living too!

  10. Tawnya Piedigrossi August 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen The Descendants twice ’cause I liked it even better the second time. That’s probably because I can identify myself (unfortunately) with the character of Clooney, Matt King.I want to thank you for taking the time and effort to write this post.

  11. Eladia Olores August 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Good job Ethan but I would have to say Lebron’s post play has shown something that teams were never prepared for. Thus it has been a huge plus for the Heat, as even if he is hero balling, being down low helps guys to get in position.As opposed to hero balling on the perimeter.

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