Featuring Yanick – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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.
LoveQuiltCU by Yanick - Featured Quilter - AmysCreativeSide.com
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.
I Love My Hair by Yanick - Featured Quilter - AmysCreativeSide.com
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.
Intersecting by Yanick - Featured Quilter - AmysCreativeSide.com
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.
Rainbow Ribbon by Yanick - Featured Quilter - AmysCreativeSide.com
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 :)
By |2017-02-06T09:17:47-06:00September 18th, 2015|Featured Quilter|6 Comments


  1. carrie wikanderr September 18, 2015 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Wow, love Yanick’s stuff, feel like I’ve made a new cyber friend! Thanks for sharing her, Amy.

  2. Carla September 18, 2015 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Very nice! Yes it’s amazing how quilting consumes our lives. Love all the colour in her quilts

  3. Frank September 18, 2015 at 8:36 am - Reply

    I love seeing all of these pieces I’ve missed! One of the nicest people in Orlando, too.

  4. Karen September 18, 2015 at 10:44 am - Reply

    So glad that you feature quilters that I can discover – beautiful work and love getting to know more about the talented and inspiring like minded out there!

  5. Marge September 18, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    She has so much talent to share, she’s the real deal.

  6. Rene' September 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    This is a great feature article on Yanick! Thanks for sharing!

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