My Favorite Quilt: Renee Hoffman of Quilts of a Feather

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Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit curated our My Favorite Quilt series! Visit for a new quilt every day, and join the fun with your own link.


Renee (@quiltsnkids on Instagram) is one of my personal best quilty friends, though we haven’t met (yet!). She quilts things with a home machine like you would never believe. I’ve also used her double-sided quilt hanging sleeve tutorial more times than I can remember. If you are a Doctor Who fanatic like myself, you’ll love her The Doctor’s Starry Night quilt, The Pandorica Opens mini (which I am lucky enough to own… Still pinching myself) and her original TARDIS quilt, which was nominated for Viewer’s Choice in the 2014 Spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival. The quilt she chose is my favorite of hers, too.

Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
My favorite quilt is my Cesarean Quilt, which I made in 2011. I made it following the traumatic cesarean birth of my son, to express and work through the flood of emotions I had that my health care practitioner ignored. The pattern is my own– a woman releasing her pain to the wind. The method is a raw edge appliqué called Ticker Tape, and the fabric is just random stuff I had at the time. My husband and I came up with 70+ words we associated with the birth of our first, and I quilted them on the red pieces of the quilt. It was a really good way for us to talk through our perspectives of what happened and heal a lot of raw emotions we still had.

Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
It was in a virtual exhibit with The International Museum of Woman in early 2012, entitled Motherhood Around The Globe (it can still be seen here). It was also entered in the fall 2013 Blogger’s Quilt Festival and was one of the viewer’s choice quilts.

What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
It makes me think of how much I’ve grown, healed and inspired others who have experienced their own birth traumas. It reminds me of the amazing midwife I had for my second birth; she inspired me to create something to work through the pain from my first birth.

What do you like best about the quilt?
All of it!

How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
It was my first quilt to FMQ words on (there are 70+ words quilted on the red pieces), it was my first ticker tape quilt and it was my first art quilt.

If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
I’d fix the quilted “typos,” haha.

Where is the quilt now?
Hanging in the master bedroom. I love seeing it every day!

Tell Us About Your Favorite Quilt

What about you? What’s your favorite quilt? Answer our questions on your blog and then link up on any of the daily posts. (You can even use the “My Favorite Quilt” button if you want!: http://www.sewmamasew.com/june2014/myfavoritequilt150.jpg) We’re giving away three $25 gift certificates to Fabricworm, randomly drawn from all entries in June.


Rules:

  • You can link up anytime throughout the month (6/1 – 6/30).
  • Your post must be a new, original post about a favorite quilt that you have made.
  • You can answer all or some of the questions below.
  • Click on links to read and comment on other posts! Quilty love should be shared.

Questions:

  • Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
  • Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
  • What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
  • What do you like best about the quilt?
  • How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
  • If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
  • Where is the quilt now?

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