Quirky question: the secret life of a quilter

Posted by on March 19, 2014, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Interlocking Friendship Quilt


At right: Interlocking Friendship Quilt by Robin Strobel (available as a downloadable ePattern). See a slideshow of our top ten ePatterns below.


A quilter’s life is comprised of moments touched by creativity, discovery, imagination, invention, risk, and resourcefulness—and those are just a few of the riveting highlights. But how many people close to you really know the behind-the-scenes story about why you quilt? Share a bit of your story in this week’s question:

What’s one thing most people don’t know about your life as a quilter?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, March 24, for your chance to win. The carefully selected winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, March 26, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “What one piece of fabric will you never give up—and never cut up for a quilt?” Here’s the winning comment, from Heather:

“I took a quilting class in the afternoon while my 7 year old son was at school. I would pick him up and while we were walking home he asked me questions about my newfound joy. He saw how happy it made me. That Christmas he had my husband take him to the quilting store and personally chose a flannel fat quarter which had miniature quilt blocks printed on it. I was so touched. That was 17 years ago and that fat quarter has a special place in my sewing room and will never see a pair of scissors.”

Congratulations, Heather—look for an email about your free eBook.

Bali Sea Star quilt by Kim Brackett

#10: Bali Sea Star quilt by Kim Brackett

Nickel Bricks quilt by Claudia Plett and Le Ann Weaver

#9: Nickel Bricks quilt by Claudia Plett and Le Ann Weaver

Frolicking Frosties quilt by Mary Hickey

#8: Frolicking Frosties quilt by Mary Hickey

Twice as Nice quilt by Ellen Pahl

#7: Twice as Nice quilt by Ellen Pahl

Petite Trellis quilt by Mary Hickey

#6: Petite Trellis quilt by Mary Hickey

All in a Row quilt by Kim Diehl

#5: All in a Row quilt by Kim Diehl

Three of Hearts quilt by Ellen Pahl

#4: Three of Hearts quilt by Ellen Pahl

Dinner Party Grocery Bag by Cassie Barden

#3: Dinner Party Grocery Bag by Cassie Barden

Interlocking Friendship quilt by Robin Strobel

#2: Interlocking Friendship quilt by Robin Strobel

Autumn Paths quilt by Ilene Bartos

#1: Autumn Paths quilt by Ilene Bartos


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