This interview is part of the Canadian Quilters Showcase series. I wanted to share with the world some of the amazing talent found here in our country. Quilters from across Canada have submitted quilts with their stories and are featured monthly. Know someone who should be showcased? Nominate them!
Meet Holly Underschultz!
Quilt name: Convex Illusions by Kathleen Andrews of KwiltZrt
Finished size: 62″ x 62″
Pieced by: Holly
Quilted by: Holly
Why did you choose this pattern? How long did it take to make this quilt? Where did you get the pattern? Fabric?
I love the optical illusion. I saw the picture some time ago on one of my Facebook quilting pages. While on holidays in Alberta I stopped at a local shop in Okotoks and saw and bought the pattern. Luckily, my LQS, Bears Paw Quilts, had a class on it in February 2018
Why do you quilt? What do you like most about it? What do you like least about it?
I love being creative and find stitching a stress reliever. I love piecing. When I get the time, I will stitch for hours, I enjoy choosing fabrics, seeing what colours work. The least likeable aspect of quilting is the quilting part, I don’t feel confident in this area.
Were there special people or circumstances that encouraged you to begin to quilt?
I was looking for fabric and stopped in to the quilt shop, the owner Ruth was very engaging and she encouraged me to sign up for a class… I was hooked.
What do you do with your finished quilts?
Some are gifts for family and friends. I’ve done a lap quilt for a silent auction
What do you think of Convex Illusions? Tell us in the comments!