Featuring Zafira – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Another Friday is upon us! I know many of you have kids heading back to school right now – I hope that your transition is smooth and easy.  We have one more week of freedom, then back to the daily routines and a regular schedule – that shouldn’t excite me so much, but it does!

Today’s featured quilter is Zafira of Zarkadia. Zafira has beautiful quilts full of color and and a brilliant outlook. I hope you enjoy getting to know Zafira and her quilts better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I’ve lived for 6 years in a small village and having a lot of free time on my hands, at about 2009, I began reading quilting blogs, watching tutorials on you tube, and in a few months I began quilting. I bought a lot of quilting books, and relatively quickly I taught myself to quilt, even though I had never sewed anything in my life. I can safely say that everything started because of the quilting blogosphere.
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2. Why do you quilt?

It is a very personal sewing hobby, every stitch counts for me, every stitch is meant for someone special. Creating something that is one-of-a-kind, and that is meant to go to a specific person is something really priceless. I am addicted to quilting for those exact reasons.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
My favorite tip is definitely the quote that “there is no quilting police”. Even though I love accuracy and perfect geometric shapes, quilting is a form of art, that has no boundaries. Everyone has to remember that mistakes are meant to made, and that no-one, except ourselves, will ever see them.
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4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt

I adore the Dresden Plate Block, and starting this quilt was a way for me to learn new techniques (applique and hand-quilting), and working with gorgeous fabric lines. I followed a great pattern of Sarah Fielke from the book “Material Obsession”. I’ve worked with this quilt for three years, and I really miss it now!
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5. Do you sew other things?

I tried sewing a couple of garments when I started sewing for the first time, but quickly I learned that I don’t really like that type of sewing. I find it a bit boring.
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6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

Last September, I added another quilting project in my daily agenda. I started a You Tube Channel called The Quilt Codex, where I post one video-one quilt block. I want to make a video quilt block database, where anyone can find instructions on how to make a certain block. I am really excited for this project, and I hope that it will be slowly growing bigger.
Thanks for sharing Zafira – Your youtube channel is looking great so far!
Have a great weekend everyone –
By |2017-02-06T09:17:50-06:00August 14th, 2015|Featured Quilter|2 Comments


  1. Zafira August 15, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Thank you for the feature Amy! I am really honored to be included!

  2. Eleni January 15, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    This is a great interview!!! Well done Zafira and Amy for hosting this. Zafira is one of my online quitling friends, and I’m always looking at what she creates, her quilts, her youtube channel, she’s very talented, special and inspirational!!!

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