This is a new Q & A series to get to know our members. Today, Mandy Munroe talks to us about her experience as a quilter.
Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you been in our guild?
I moved to NYC from the UK last September and joined the guild at the December meeting. I learnt
to quilt when I lived in New Jersey in 1992.
Have you always been crafty? What other things do you make?
Yes, my Grandmother taught me to knit, crochet and embroider and she had a bag of wool and fabric scraps I was allowed to use at any time. At the moment I’m knitting a scarf and upcycling some shirts into cushion covers but I also create art pieces for exhibition and design projects for magazines.
This piece was a commission for a school in Kent, UK. The fabrics were dyed by the children.
Where do you sew?
On the dining table at the moment.
What is your favorite type of project?
Quilts, but I like variety! This scrap quilt was great fun to make.
What’s your favorite quilting tool?
Probably my rotary cutter. Having a smooth edge to sew makes everything so much easier, especially with curves.
What type of fabrics do you use most often?
Quilting weight cotton.
Who or what inspires you most in quilting?
Nancy Crow was a huge influence when I started quilting in the ‘90’s, she gave me the confidence to piece improvisationally. Now it’s the fabrics that get me going.
What are you working on now?
This paper pieced New York Beauty I started 2 years ago! I’m just binding it so it can be used at last.
Do you have a blog or other place on the web you’d like to share?
Thanks Mandy! Can't wait to see you at our next meeting.
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