Victoriana Quilt Designs Meet & Greet!

Recently I was asked to participate in a Quilt Bloggers virtual ‘Meet & Greet’ by Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs. This fun Meet & Greet will take place until October 1st where a winner of the grand prize will be announced.  I’ve listed how to enter below, but first allow me to introduce myself.

Hi, my name is Crystal and I love taking timeless quilt blocks and adding a precut contemporary spin.

I have been quilting since the summer of 1989.  I was 7 years old about to turn 8 and my grandmother thought that it was the perfect time to learn the great tradition of quilting.  We decided that I would enter the same quilt show that she was participating in.  So, we proceeded to gather her scraps and mix and match until we had enough different fabrics and colors to create a 6×6 9-patch quilt.  It was a great experience and I even won best in show for my age group! (Little fun fact: I was the only one in my age group. ;-)).IMG_2486.JPG

I have since gone on to make other quilts, but never really felt connected to the quilts.  A few years ago I was looking for something to help reduce stress in my life; a way to sort of unplug and get back to my roots. Then it hit me like a brick; I need to start quilting again!

So there I was in my early 30’s thinking it was time to pick up quilting again, but not wanting to do the same old thing.  I want my quilts to inspire to the new modern quilter…those of us who love the hobby but don’t have a lot of time to devote to it. I like to find a pattern and re-invent it using modern precut fabrics. My blog is full of step-by-step tutorials, fun finds, and tips n’ tricks as well as some new and more traditional techniques I’ve picked up along the way.

My favorite quilt that I’ve made is one of my most popular tutorials; Finally a Log Cabin Redeux.  In this tutorial I use a Jelly Roll to create a modified Log Cabin quilt.

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Without further ado, here’s how to enter –

  • Visit the main Meet & Greet post to find new quilters and enter the giveaway.  Click here to enter.
    • Every blog you visit gives you a new entry for the Grand Prize.
    • Click here to see the Grand Prize!
      • Prize includes –
        • 4 – Jelly Rolls from –
          • 1- Amazon Batiks – Blank Quilting Corporation
          • 1- Kaffee Fassett Collective Spring 2018 – Free Spirit
          • 1 – Nana Mae II 1930’s Collection – Henry Glass & Co.
          • 1 – Brushstrokes – Studio E Fabrics
        • 3 – Thread Sets from Superior Threads-
          • Masterpiece Light Neutral – 151, 152, 153, 156
          • Microquilter Spools Light Neutral
          • Kimono Silk Spools Spring – 310, 340, 354, 319, 329, 308
        • 3 Scissor Gift Box from Kai Scissors
        • Non-expiring Quilt Pattern Membership from Victoriana Quilt Designs

I hope you enjoy!


  1. Congrats on that first quilt – it really looks great – and what a sweet little girl. 🙂 Using pre-cuts is a good way to tackle a quilt when time is short. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  2. o gosh, what a sweet picture of the little girl You! I keep wondering when I should start letting my grand daughter try to play with the machine. It looks like it may never be too early to start!

    1. Thanks! I say never too early! I started just playing with stitches on fabric so I could learn how the machine worked without really knowing I was doing it. Of course at the time I didn’t know that’s what I was doing.

  3. Love your “Square within a Square” quilt. Fabrics are gorgeous and the perfect combination for it.
    Looks like you have years of award winning quilts! 😉

  4. You did Super job on your first quilt!! What a Heart Memory you & your Gma made! Love you Aquas quilt too..Gorgeous! 🙂

  5. Nice to meet you Crystal. How wonderful that you learned quilting from your Grandmother. I would love to feature you in my Quilters Through The Generations series at Melva Loves Scraps. davemelvanolan(at)aol(dot)com I would love to hear from you 🙂

  6. I got my interest in quilts from my grandmothers too but I often wonder what they would think of the fact that I fell off the ‘sane’ quilt wagon in favor of crazy quilts and now landscapes. Enjoyed my visit!

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