Saturday, April 29, 2017
Meet Our Members: Heidi Carpenter
Meet our Member, Heidi Carpenter! Heidi is mom to four children and has been a member for 5 years. Connect with Heidi on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Look for the handle "sewnheidi" to see what she's up to.
Here is more about Heidi!
Tell us about the first quilt you made. I grew up a 4H member. So my first quilt was back in my 4H days in the 80’s. I hand pieced the top (log cabin pattern), used a sheet for the back and tied it. I did receive a Reserve Champion ribbon at the fair!
How would you describe your style? What are your influences? I would say my style is a little modern with some vintage thrown in. I am a big Angela Walters groupie and love to study her machine quilting.
What do you do when you aren’t quilting? I volunteer a lot at my kid’s school and our church. I also like to rescue vintage sewing machines from garage sales and craigslist and get them working.
What is your proudest quilting moment? Every quilt I finish is a proud moment. Also, finally being comfortable using a long arm and being confident in my machine quilting.
What inspires you right now? Using up scraps, I have accumulated a lot over the years, so all the scrap quilt ideas coming out now are motivating me to get my scraps and stash organized and used.
Any recommendations? Instagram (follow other quilters, lots of eye candy), Pinterest is a great place to organize ideas and tutorials, I love to follow Amanda Jean Nyberg at ‘Crazy mom quilts’, I love the fabric and patterns that Thimble Blossoms puts out, and I love Kate Spain and her designs
What is your best advice for a beginning quilter? Buy the best sewing machine you can afford.