Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Our April Queen Bee

We would like to introduce our April Queen Bee, Jessica Beaudet

Tell us a little bit of your quilting history and experience:

Hi, My name is Jessica. I am the grand-daughter of a quilter. I started my first quilt in the basement of my co-op house when I was 18. It was a lovely mix of corduroy, rayon, and polyester, hand-pieced and totally not square. I finally tossed it 3 years ago.  It was a good move.  I got involved in the quilting scene online in 2008 and did many swaps through flickr. Making many small quilts on a tight deadline really honed my construction skills and my binding has improved immensely.

What does quilting means to you? 

For a long time quilting was an escape from being a stay at home mom, something I did just for myself. Now it is one form of design expression for me as I explore pattern making and surface design.

Why did you want to join our bee? 

I love bees. I love making quilting projects with old friends and new friends and bees are a perfect way to do that.
What was the reason or thoughts behind your choice of block/design/project for the bee? 

One of my favorite moments is making something in a new way and saying “OH! That’s how that works." I choose free form improv blocks for my blocks so that it pushes people to try something new that they might not otherwise try.