Welcome Quiltmaker’s new Associate Editor

August 16, 2017   /   byCarolyn  / Categories :  Feeds

It’s rare that positions come open on our editorial staff—we’re fortunate to work with a team of dedicated people who love their jobs! But once in a while things happen, and we find ourselves in need of a new editor. And so the search begins. It’s not easy to find someone who quilts with experience writing/editing patterns and who lives close enough to our Golden, CO offices to come in every day. I’m thrilled to welcome Anissa Arnold to our team. You’ll see her name popping up in the magazine and on our blog. I asked her to tell our readers a little bit about herself so you could get to know her. So, without further adieu, welcome Anissa!

ANISSA 1 199x300 Welcome Quiltmakers new Associate Editor

Anissa Arnold, Associate Editor, Quiltmaker

Anissa’s Backstory…

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky in a DIY household. I watched my parents build and create things around the house as a child and was, of course, expected to be the constant apprentice (in other words, free help!).   Naturally, as a child, I found this to be a terribly annoying way to spend my time but now as a “grown up” I am grateful for the underlying lesson – you can do anything you want, you just have to believe that you can do it and then go for it. This, in short, is how I became a Colorado quilter.

On a road trip across the Western U.S. in college I drove into Colorado and immediately knew that I was meant to be here. I returned to Kentucky, finished college, packed up a U-Haul and then drove my dogs and myself back across Kansas to settle in Denver.  It was in Denver that I met a good friend who introduced me to quilting and hockey (strange combo, I know!). Little did I know at that time that I would become an obsessive quilter and a very enthusiast but mediocre hockey player.

Soon after arriving in Denver, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to move up into the mountains and spent the next 11 years living in Vail. I owned and operated an Interior Design Workroom for a living but spent all of my spare time exploring the mountains, trying to play hockey and quilting. My quilting career started out with many simple, “mountain-y” feeling quilts – quilts with darker, cozy fabrics, oftentimes flannels and almost always with some type of a mountain theme. Sometime around 2006-07 there was a shift in quilting fabric design and brighter, more contemporary fabrics started to become available…and my quilting skills had improved significantly. I found myself drawn to these rich, candy-like, brighter colors and more complex quilting patterns. In recent years, I moved back to Denver and am currently obsessed with finding the perfect brown fabric to use for backgrounds. A nice, luxurious brown grounds the strong, vibrant colors that I like to use for piecing/applique and also makes the colors and shapes of the pieces really “pop” and define themselves.

Thanks, Anissa, and welcome to our team!

Save

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Quilty Pleasures Blog

You may like


Fishy Fishy Appliqué Baby Bibs

Lately, I’ve been accepting the fact that having a knitting project not work out is a lot more frustrating than having a small sewing project go south. Maybe it is the time commitment or maybe it is that I accept…

The post Fishy Fishy Appliqué Baby Bibs appeared first on EvinOK.

read more

Hologram Dot Manicure 

I love pretty nails in general, but what I love the most are manicures that are easy to execute…

read more

How to Make Custom Fabric – Stamp Fabric

How to Stamp Fabric - How to Make Custom Print Fabric - Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m going to talk about making your own prints; specifically using fabric stamps to create a print. This is how I created the custom fabric used in the dress on the cover of my book, Sundressing. Years ago, I took a class from the super sweet and talented Miriam about how to carve Read the Rest…

The post How to Make Custom Fabric – Stamp Fabric appeared first on Melly Sews.

read more

Simple Maxi Skirt Pattern Review

Yesterday when I showed you my new Simple Knit Pencil Skirt and Union St. Tee, I forgot to tell you the back story.  Originally I had planned a much different outfit for the Skirt-A-Thon!  So today I’m sharing what really happened. My first plan was to sew the pencil skirt and pair it with a […]

The post Simple Maxi Skirt Pattern Review appeared first on Skirt Fixation.

read more