Designer Spotlight | Deonn Stott

Designer Spotlight | Deonn Stott




Mar 1, 2016 By OLFA Creates
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Designer Spotlight | Deonn Stott

Mar 1, 2016 By OLFA Creates

Deonn Stott’s love for quilting began at the young age of eight. Since then, she’s become an avid quiltmaker, designer, quilt coach, and teacher. Her personal mission is to learn and share time-saving tips, tricks, and tools that make the process of quilt making even more enjoyable, especially for new quilters! She also operates her own longarm quilting business, as well as writes regular Sewing Basics tutorials. She’s even featured in a series of How-to-Quilt videos for Riley Blake Designs!

 

We wanted to learn a little more about what makes Deonn tick, so we asked her a few questions!

 

What is your favorite OLFA tool and why?

My 60mm Rotary cutter!  So great for long, smooth cuts, and can slice through multiple layers of fabric with ease!

 

What is the unsung hero of your sewing box?

Sewing machine foot with ¼” guide on the side!

 

Are you as clever in the kitchen as you are in your sewing space?

I love hanging out in the sewing room and the kitchen with my family, and have compiled several cookbooks.  There’s always something cooking at the Stott household!

 

What important piece of advice would you offer someone on the brink of quilting?

Take a class, join a guild.  Be fearless and make what you want to make!  Relax and enjoy the process.

 

How many WIP’s do you have lying around right now?

I stopped counting at 87.  Dang, now I am going to have to count again!

 

What is something most people would be surprised to know about you?

I have triplet daughters.  It was a surprise to my husband and I when they found the third one at 6 months along.  Now they’re 26, and are all becoming accomplished quilters themselves!

 

Who taught you to sew or quilt?

My grandmother taught me to hand-quilt.  My great-grandmother pieced everyone’s scraps  in town, and my mother taught me how to tie a quilt.  She had just started her first pieced quilt when she passed away.  And as I finished her quilt, it became my first pieced quilt.  And thinking of her as I stitched, I consider that it was she who taught me.

 Want to learn more about Deonn? You can find her through the following links.

 

SPOTLIGHT PROJECT: CRAZY-PATCH QUILTED TOTE

 

The Crazy-Patch Quilted Tote features instant “stack/slice/switch & stitch” crazy-patch blocks using pre-cut 10” squares. It’s the perfect bag for toting your latest quilting, sewing, or needlework project!

 

FOR FULL PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Designer Spotlight | Deonn Stott

Mar 1, 2016 By OLFA Creates