How often have you heard (or thought) that quilting is just what old lady’s do? I used to think that to, until I found hp-paperpiecing in 2008 and decided to give it a go. Now 3 yrs. later I design my own quilt blocks and have my own website. When people ask me what I do I answer ‘I’m a textile artist, I design and make quilts’ Most people just stare at me and say but you’re so young!
So here is my (aa) statement 😛
Hi I’m Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir. I’m 27yrs. old. I was born in and live in Reykjavík, Iceland, I have also lived in Kuopio, Finland (for a short time)
I have a paper route but otherwise stay at home and take care of my Nephew Tristan (4yrs.) I have been sewing since I was 6yrs and quilting since 24yrs. beside quilting I make a lot of my own clothes especially corsets.
This is one of my favorite (I made it for the 2010 gay pride parade) It is in the gay pride flag colors 🙂
Come on and help us show the world that cool people quilt not only old lady’s and not only females but all kinds of people from all over the world.
I am one of the faces of quilting 🙂
Wonderful! I have loved that corset since the first time you shared it with us. 🙂
I thought showing one of my corsets would show that we are not just ‘knitted-kitten-sweater’ wearing bunch of weirdos 😛 (not that that makes anyone a weirdo, I think I have one or two of those in my closet)
it really is my favorite corset. I just wish I had more occasions to were it to. As is I only where it ‘Pride-Week’ and new years eve 🙂
I just like that all of the quilters I know have such diverse interests. Some of us also sew, crochet, knit, embroider, costume, cook, etc., etc.!
Great post! I love corsets. This one is beautiful! I’ve made many myself. It’s neat to meet more quilters .. and to find we have corsets in common! YAY!
thank you 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever met another Quilter that also makes corsets before 😀