This week it is my pleasure to introduce you to ForQuiltsSake. This artist has the most amazing eye for color & composition! Click the pic to go to the individual listing for that quilt.
She doesn't mention it herself, but I have to show you her own unique version of mixed media!
What is the story behind your etsy store name and how does it relate to what you sell?
I wanted a name that was unique and was available as a website name. I kept trying different combinations of words with quilts and not only was http://www.forquiltssake.com/ available, when I Googled the words without quotes, there were only 3 things that came up. I also liked the connotation that since I’m driven to create quilts, I am doing this for the sake of the quilts.
Of the items you create, do you have a favorite? For example, medium, color, item, customer?
I really enjoy making my fabric mosaics and post cards because they’re small and fun and I can try out new techniques and color combinations without being committed to a whole quilt. I’ve recently started painting my own fabric and that’s also fun.
How did you learn your craft?
I never liked sewing but I loved fabric so I took a class on how to piece and quilt by hand. I loved the final result but it took too much time, so I taught myself how to use the sewing machine and I’m pretty much self-taught from books and just trying things.
Do you belong to etsy teams?
The fabulous Quiltsy Team.
Do you have a favorite etsy seller?
This is a hard questions. Of course I love all my Quiltsy sisters! If you looked through my favorites you’d find a lot of stained glass, glass beads, silver jewelry and of course, quilts. If I had to pick one, I’d probably pick NutmegDesigns because she makes fabulous mosaics and stained glass using quilt patterns. I haven’t bought from her yet, but she’s in my favorites so maybe someone will buy me one as a gift!
Do you have a favorite blog?
I love reading the blogs that my Quiltsy sisters write because it helps me feel like I know them. It’s fun to see what they’re up to, and sometimes I even learn a new technique.
Anything else to share?
My website is http://www.forquiltssake.com/
My Flickr site is www.flickr.com/photos/forquiltssake