Coffee with Edda

Today we went to one of our dearest quilters, Edda, to have a coffee (a tradition that never lacks here in Cotton&Color) and to talk about her passion for quilting and sewing!

What was your job before retirement? I worked in a pharmacy!

How did you discover quilting? At that time the shop “Cotton&Color” was located very close to my street! I always had a lot of fun choosing and visiting Astrid’s shop!

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For how long have you been doing it? I discovered it 18 years ago. I’ve always been into handmade object and creative projects! In fact, my previous hobby was painting porcelain.

Quilting seemed  to be the “perfect” hobby, since I love sewing my dresses and display them in my studio!

 

Do you remember your first quilt? How was making it? My first quilt was a Kaffe Fassett inspired quilt, a Venetian quilt, I loved it!

My second quilt was exhibited by Astrid in a fair, I was so proud!

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IMG_4513How about your family? I have a son that lives in Basel. My daughter lives in Zurich, she works with glass… she probably got my creativeness (at least I think so!)

Sadly, 6 years ago I lost my husband. It was a difficult period of time and fortunately I could rely on my friends I met through my quilting group organized by Astrid.


What is the name of your quilting group?
 We call ourselves “Regio Quilters”: we all live near the border to Germany, so some of us are German.
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What do you do together? Other than quilting we organize dinners all together and have a lot of fun! This year I went on vacation with two of them for two weeks in…the North Sea! What a beautiful holiday!

I also have another quilting group, that I meet during the weekends.

 

What are your plans for the future, regarding patchwork? Until now, I made many big quilts. Now, I would love to create little and funny patchworks, to give as gifts.
I’m actually thrilled: my grandchild will be born in September, and this gives me the occasion to go wild on new projects!

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I’m also on Instagram and Facebook. I can share my creations and watch what all my friends are up to! So funny!

 

 

How does quilting help you during bad days? I learnt from my friend the “Stress quilting”. There’s no other better way to throw out all the bad thoughts than quilting!

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And finally, can you show us your favorite quilt?

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We hope you liked this first interview!

See you soon

Astrid & Edda!

Ep. 1 : Sabine & her Charm Packs

“What I make with my hands, I give of my heart!”

Who is this for?
One of my good friends has a daughter, who just had a baby. I thought a quilt was the best way I could welcome it!

The best part of making it?
I think I had a great time “playing” around with the different fabrics, especially in the middle section, figuring out what colors were best and how could I make it pretty and yet fun!

How long did it take?
It took me about 6 weeks to finish it.

What kind of fabrics did you use?
I bought the fabrics at “Cotton & Color“.
I used Mini Charms and Charm Packs for the middle part and owl fabrics from Riley Blake.

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Mini Charm
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Owls fabric
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Ep. 1 : Sabine und ihre Charm Packs

“Was ich mit meinen Händen mache, gebe ich mein Herz!”

FĂĽr wen hast du den Quilt gemacht?
Eine meiner guten Freunde hat eine Tochter, die gerade ein Baby bekommen hat. Ich dachte, eine Decke sei der beste Weg, um es zu begrüssen!

Was gefällt dir am besten daran?
Ich hatte viel Spass dabei, mit den verschiedenen Stoffen herumzuspielen. Vor allem im mittleren Abschnitt herauszufinden, welche Farben am besten passen und wie man den Quit so hübsch und lustig wie möglich machen kann!

Wie lange hat es bis zu Fertigstellung gedauert?
Es dauerte etwa 6 Wochen, bis ich den Quilt fertiggestellt hatte.

Welche Stoffe hast du dafür verwendet?
Ich habe die Stoffe von”Cotton & Color“. FĂĽr den mittleren Abschnitt habe ich ausschliesslich Mini Charms und Charm Packs gebraucht; fĂĽr den Rest owl fabrics von Riley Blake.

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Owls fabric
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Ep. 1: Sabine et ses “Charm Packs”

“Je mets du coeur dans mes ouvrages”

Pour qui as-tu fait ce quilt?
La fille d’une bonne amie vient d’avoir un bébé et j’ai pensé réaliser cet ouvrage en guise de cadeau de bienvenue! Assembler le mieux possible les tissus afin d’en faire un ouvrage joyeux!

Qu’est-ce qui te plait le plus?
J’ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à jouer avec les différents tissus.

Combien de temps?
Il m’a fallu environ 6 semaines.

Quels tissus as-tu utilisés?
Des tissus de “Cotton & Color”. Pour le centre, j’ai choisi des mini-charm packs et des charm packs; pour le reste, un tissu de Riley Blake.

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