Member spotlight: Caitlin B.

Tell us about yourself.
I moved to Southeast MN recently to be closer to my significant other and his family. I work as a physical therapist in a hospital by day and sew by night.

Do you have a blog, Etsy shop, or other quilt-related business?
I have a blog that I have not updated in a while.
Do you have any other hobbies, crafty or otherwise?
Have done most craft projects. I am up for trying anything new.
How long have you been quilting, and how did you learn to quilt?
I have been quilting for about 9 years that I can remember. I started quilting in college when the only places to buy fabric was Walmart or the local quilt shop. When I stopped at the LQS, the owner told me about a shop hop that was going on and that if I could to go to the shops that close that she would give the rest of the mystery pattern. That was the first quilt I made and finished. The cross stich quilt was one of first one that I made, I think.

How many quilts do you think you have made? How many are still UFOs (unfinished objects)?
I think that I have made about 10 quilts now. I have about 19 UFOs. I have a lot of finished tops that need quilting.
How many hours a week do you spend quilting on average?
about 8-10, depending on what I am motivated to do.
Which of your quilts is your favorite or are you most proud of and why? (a photo would be nice, but is optional)
My favorite quilt top that I have finished was my Groove top.

Where do you sew? Describe your space and your favorite quilting accompaniments (music, tv, wine, etc).

I currently sew in my second bedroom, which is a step up from the middle of my living room. I love being able to leave my supplies out, makes it easier to sew for a little bit of time. I like to listen to movies when I sew.
Describe your fabric buying habits and stash. How do you manage your stash?
I am a fat quarter hoarder. I pick up fat quarters as souvenirs from LQS that I visit if I can find a fat quarter that I like. I am working on organizing my stash and projects. I did move 15 liquor boxes full of fabric.
My mini bolts of fabric that are a yard or more.

What are your favorite and least favorite things about quilting?
My favorite thing is seeing a quilt come together. The time and amount of pieces that it takes to complete a quilt.
What are your current and/or long-term quilting goals?
My current goal is the finish the projects that I have fabric for. Professional looking quilting done by me.
What is one (or more) quilt technique you would like to learn or are afraid of?
Appliqué is a technique that I would like to learn about, so I feel more comfortable doing it.
Who or what inspires you most in quilting?
I am a quilting blog addict. I find so much inspiration from them.
What advice do you have for new quilters?
Start small, so you can complete something.

1 comment:

  1. I think you should bring that groove top for show and tell sometime Caitlin, I want to see it close up, super cool!


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