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 Carrie Wager!
I absolutely love this quilt! I’m all about the scrappy, multi colour, vibrant quilts.
Quilt name: Random Rails
Finished size: 90″ x 100″
Pieced by: Carrie
Quilted by: Carrie
Why did you choose this pattern? How long did it take to make this quilt? Where did you get the pattern? Fabric?
I chose this pattern because it was one that I could use my scraps. I was challenged to do a scrap quilt without planning the layout first. All my pieces were cut first, put into a paper bag, and were sewn together however they came out of the bag! It took me 3 days at a retreat to piece this top
Why do you quilt? What do you like most about it? What do you like least about it?
Quilting is my sanity! I tell my husband it is cheaper than therapy lol. The part I like most is seeing a pattern and putting my own twist on it, with either colour or variation. Like most quilters I think the binding is my least favourite part, and trying to decide how to quilt it.
Were there special people or circumstances that encouraged you to begin to quilt?
My mom was my biggest inspiration. I like to think I got my creativity from her.
What do you do with your finished quilts?
A lot of my quilts are gifts for family and friends. I also donate a lot to shelters, Ronald McDonald House, to local organizations for raffles or auctions, and have also sent quilts to Ft McMurray and recently to Humboldt.
What do you think of Random Rails? Tell us in the comments!