Monday, December 10, 2012

Member Spotlight: Barbara Peterson

This is a Q & A series to get to know our members.  Today, Barbara Peterson 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?

A: Grew up in Los Angeles – traveled around a bit, got married and ended up in Manhattan since 95.  Retired from Metro North Railroad as a locomotive engineer in 2008 and have been quilting ever since. Join Mod Quilters in November 2012.

Have you always been crafty?  What other things do you make?
A:    Was a big time knitter but since I discovered quilting….

Where do you sew?
A:    At home in my living room and when I attend my Bee.

What is your favorite type of project?

A: Making a new block real rings my bell – putting it all together not so much

What’s your favorite quilting tool?

A:    Needle point tweezers
What type of fabrics do you use most often?

A:  Cotton

Who or what inspires you most in quilting?

A:  Art quilters amaze me

What are you working on now?
A:  Baby quilts for charity – I use up my stash and can then buy more fabric for a new quilt.

What kind of projects would you like to tackle in the coming year?

A: Will take a class at CQ on shibori dying with Susan Sato, this type of class is not in my comfort zone

(Thank you Barbara!   Good luck with your shibori class~  If you would like to be interviewed for this series, please fill out the questionnaire and email it to jessunderquilts at yahoo dot com)


  1. Love learning about each member.. wish there had been some pictures...

  2. Me, too. I would like to know more about how Barbara got into quilting...and more about her travels, too. Have never known a locomotive engineer before.


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