Emily from the Caffeinated Quilter – Guest Designer / Interview
So excited to introduce you all to Emily. I met her last year at Quilt Market and she is a delight.
So professional and fun to chat with! We had lunch together and thought she would be a perfect fit for the quilt group- so happy she agreed! She has been busy this year with a new book (you need to check this out if you are into hexagons and fun shapes to sew). Her ideas are fresh and new, but not overwhelming because they are broken down by shapes– that are repeated, so they are easy to build and use. Love it.
Here’s a bit more about her:
Emily Breclaw began her quilting journey in college. She and her sister saw a magazine picture of a yo-yo quilt and decided to make their own. Several years, and several thousand yo-yo’s later, they both had gorgeous quilts and fabric addictions.
Since then, Emily has created over a hundred quilts for family members, charity work and customers. She has also taught introductory quilting classes. In 2010, she began playing with hexagons and looking for unique ways to use them. In 2011, she began The Caffeinated Quilter to promote her innovative hexagon designs. Her patterns have been featured in magazines including Stitch, Quiltmaker and American Quilter. Her first book, Adventures in Hexagons, was published by C&T Publishing in 2017.
When not in her studio quilting, Emily enjoys spending time with her five kiddos, volunteering with scout programs at the school, and gaming with her wonderful husband.
About the project for the quilt group:
38 fabric scraps measuring at least 3 1/2” square,
Two pieces of felt measuring 15 inches by 27 inches
Cardstock, needle, thimble, thread (both for basting, sewing, and quilting, so you’ll probably need several different colors. Basting thread can be any color, then pick one that matches your fabrics for piecing, and one that matches the background felt for quilting.
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~ Enjoy her interview ~
How did you get your start in sewing?
My sister and I saw a magazine picture of a yo-yo quilt, and decided to try making them on our own. Thousands of yo-yo’s later, we both finished gorgeously different quilts, and started exploring traditional quilt making.
What inspires you?
Do you have a favorite notion?
What’s coming up for you that we can check out~
Quirky or fun fact about yourself?
Where can you find her?
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