Saturday, April 4, 2009

Featuring Etsy Shop- Quiltingdiva

I came upon Quiltingdiva one night in the Etsy forums just minutes before the site was to close for maintenance. She had me ROTFL as each of us was trying to get the last word in before we got shut out completely. After the site was closed down that night I wondered if I would ever see her again in the threads I visit. Happily, I have seen her nearly everyday.

Quiltingdiva is a self professed fabricaholic and says she visits the fabric store almost daily during her lunch hour. She quilts with bright, cheerful fabrics, loves coffee fabrics and anything beachy. Her shop is filled with wall hangings, tote bags of all sizes and colors, and of course Quilts + so much more! She has enjoyed quilting now for over 10 years. She loves quilting, and it shows. Here's more about her:

What is your favorite item in your shop? My favorite would have to be my "fun in the sun" wall hanging. I have made about 12 of these in all different color schemes. I am a huge fan of anything beach, sunshine, yellow/orange, flip flops and of course quilting, so it's absolutely all my favorite things represented in one project. I should name it "the Stacy" lol

What inspires you to create? I just love to sew. I love bright colors, so often I will see one fabric and think it would be great in a tote bag or as a border for a cute wall hanging, so "voila" - inspiration!!

Do you have any inspirational advice for other artists? Do what you love! When your hobby turns into a "job" then it stops being fun.

Do you create in more than 1 medium? Yes!! I use mostly fabric for my projects, but have been getting into glass magnets, I made some flower pens for work, I just purchased my first "teach yourself to crochet" so I love anything that I can have fun and create awesome stuff :)

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose? And why? I would live in Florida and now I do!! I lived in Maine for 29 years and recently moved to Tampa, Florida. It's the best thing I ever did. I still pinch myself every day (literally). I am so happy here

What is your favorite food? pizza

favorite animal? dog

favorite color? ORANGE!!

Do you have a favorite quote you'd like to share? Go for it! I know it's not too original, but I have to say that if you want to do something don't wait. We decided to jump in when we had our son and duh... that's the best decision we ever made. As I discussed earlier, I wanted to move to Florida since I was 5 and finally at 29 made the move. If you want something bad enough - make it happen :)

Can we find you anywhere else? My flickr name is quiltingdiva ...and my twitter account is quiltingdiva76.

Thank you Quiltingdiva, for taking the time to do this interview, and sharing your wonderful, fun quilted items. Be sure to visit Quiltingdiva on Etsy, to see all the colorful and fantastic items she has!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice feature and cool wallhanging.