Each month we meet up with a variety of quilt and fabric designers, new book authors, notion developers and more! It’s fun to get to know them a little bit better. Let me introduce you to Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts.
How did you get your start in sewing?
I first learned to sew in 4-H as a kid, but (surprise!) I didn’t like it at all. Fast forward to my 20s and a friend of mine had a baby that was going to be spending quite some time in the NICU. I knew I couldn’t make a casserole, so my mom told me to make a quilt. That was in 2010, and I’ve made nearly 500 quilts since then!
What inspires you?
I see quilts everywhere! Floor tiles, architecture, nature…I’m always on the hunt!
Do you have a favorite or a few favorite notions? What are they?
I really like the Sewline Air Erasable Pen. It’s like disappearing ink, and the markings disappear after just a few hours. Check it out here!
Tell us about the project your currently working on.
I just finished up a logo quilt for the Craft Industry Alliance that they will display in their H+H Americas booth!
Have anything fun coming up or just happening that you’d like to share?
Pi Day!! It’s the best holiday of the year!
Give us a quirky fact about yourself 🙂
I have an Instagram account called @sewingmachinesinbooks where I post photos of sewing machines that I find in the illustrations of children’s books.
Where Can we find More?
Laura will be joining us this month inside the quilt group for a guest chat. Not a member yet? You should be! Come join us for a wonderful, fun and inspirational year of quilting. More info here.
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