Make modern Triangles member spotlight: Debbie U.
Welcome Debbie U. to the Make Modern Triangles Member Spotlight! Debbie is best described as an eclectic quilter who likes traditional, modern and artistic genres, which you’ll see plenty of in her gallery below!
Make Modern Triangles’ member spotlight is on Debbie U. this week. Debbie is best described as an eclectic quilter who likes traditional, modern and artistic genres. When you browse her quilt gallery below, you will see many techniques inside those genres, including machine embroidery in the hoop, machine applique, hand quilting and hand dyeing fabric. She even does fabric folding with triangles! (Can you spot which one?) Wow!
Her other interests are also varied including extensive travel to new places, which inspires her love for colorful, bright quilts.
What is your favorite quilt make of all time?
Judy Niemeyer quilts are some of my favorites: Bali Wedding Star, Glacier Star and Tropical Flowers.
What are your favorite parts of quilting?
The process of choosing fabrics, piecing and free motion quilting.
Spotlight on Learning IN MAKE MODERN TRIANGLES
When you joined Make Modern Triangles, what did you want to learn and/or accomplish?
Playing with the patterns that the triangle shapes can create and having fun with them. Debbie made the Wildflower BOM in 2021.
What has quilting taught you about yourself?
As a retired CPA, I enjoy numbers, math and the geometrical possibilities with making quilts. I also love seeing the surprise and enjoyment of a recipient receiving a quilt gift for the first time.
What do you like about quilting with triangles?
The interesting patterns the triangles can make.
What’s next on your learn-to-do list?
Constantly working on improving my long arm quilting skills.
Do you belong to a quilt guild?
I’ve been a member of the national Modern Quilt Guild for the past four years.
HER FOCUS ON MODERN and Paper Piecing
What is your next project?
I am currently making a triangle quilt “Tessellation” by Nadia Kehnle and Alison Glass. It is a really fun quilt with lots of ways to make it my own.
Debbie’s SEwing Space
Describe your fabric stash.
Enough to fill a room and then some: What can I say? I LOVE fabric and lots of it!
Describe your sewing space and what you like about it.
My sewing space is a room on the main floor of my house that used to be a children’s playroom. It is not as large as I would like but functions well for me.
Where do you find inspiration for your quilting?
I’ve always gravitated to colorful art and fabric – I’ve been influenced by many things. For instance, my home has lots of colorful art besides my quilts. Nature, sunny climates and colors influence me, too. I also enjoy going to regional and national quilt shows, including QuiltCon and the Houston Show. And I’m inspired by what I see online (Pinterest) and in magazines and quilts shops.
Many of my projects are made up of MANY small pieces. I like the challenge and the results which is why I tend to do a lot of paper piecing projects. I also have been dyeing fabrics to see what I can create with using many dye colors.
When you’re not quilting, what other interests do you pursue?
For one, we have traveled all over Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Washington DC, Mexico and Nepal as well as living in Washington State, Florida and the Bay Area in California. When Covid is behind us we plan to travel around the US, Europe and Africa. Also, I enjoy gardening, reading, walking and playing with my grandson.
Wow! That is a large body of work..and when do you find time to sleep, Debbie?!
Thank you, Debbie, for sharing all of colorful, inspired quilts with us. Beautiful!