The Face of Quilting


We Are The Face of Quilting

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!

Lilja Björk

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.
Pride corset front
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 🙂
are you?

Liljabs

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5 Responses to The Face of Quilting

  1. ofenjen says:

    Wonderful! I have loved that corset since the first time you shared it with us. 🙂

    • liljabs says:

      thanks 🙂

      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 🙂

      • ofenjen says:

        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.!

  2. daisy says:

    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!

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