My thanks to Jennifer for giving me the opportunity to be a featured designer on her web site and for promoting my newest block-of-the-month called Vintage Rouge.
In 1986 I took my first quilting class and was immediately hooked! I loved every aspect of it, from selecting the fabrics to sewing the binding. I eventually became proficient enough in machine quilting to start a quilting business in 2002. Though I loved the creativity of the design involved in machine quilting, I still hadn’t truly discovered my passion.
|Vicki's first pattern - Blooms for Annabelle|
Before I knew it, I was contacted by fabric companies and distributors and attended my first Quilt Market as a vendor in 2006. I owe a great deal of my success to the wonderful business relationships and friendships I developed over the years.
|Vicki and Judie Rothermel with the Circle of Friends quilt|
For those who know me, it comes as no surprise that I have become extremely passionate about English paper piecing. In fact, my second book with Martingale is due to be released in less than 2 weeks and is called “English Paper Piecing – Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek”. I incorporated this technique in my newest block-of-the-month, Vintage Rouge. This has got to be one of my most favorite quilts and incorporates two of my most favorite techniques – appliqué and English paper piecing!
I have made life-long friends because of quilting and feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue a business in quilting that is truly my passion!
Thank you so much, Vicki!
We are proud to carry a wide selection of Vicki's designs. See them all here. Interested in Vintage Rouge? We have a Block of the Month program with spots still available. Sign up here.
Now....IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!
Vicki has generously offered autographed copies of three of her large quilt patterns: Vintage Rouge, Aunt Grace's Garden Party, and Aunt Grace Circle of Friends. To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite Bloom Creek design. Make sure to have an email address so you can be contacted if you win!