Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my website. My name is Angela Walters and to say that I love machine quilting is an understatement….I really, really love quilting! I also happen to think that everyone should love quilting as much as I do, which is why I started Quilting Is My Therapy. (QIMT)
The main purpose of my blog is to serve as a significant resource for machine quilters for inspiration and instruction. My goal is that anyone who comes to my blog will see clear, up close pictures of machine quilting, tips and tricks for picking out quilting designs, machine quilting tutorials and much, much more.
Top Posts and Series
If this is your first visit and aren’t sure where to start, below you find a list of my most popular pages, blog posts, and blog series:
- Free Quilt Patterns and Tutorials
- Quilting Gallery– Need some machine quilting eye candy? Check out this gallery of quilting designs.
- My Portfolio– examples of my work
- The Business of Machine Quilting blog series– this series of blog posts inspired my second website, The Business of Machine Quilting, in which I write about topics important to quilters who have a machine quilting business or considering starting one.
- My Favorite Machine Quilting tools and resources– A list of the things that I use and love
The “Daytime” Quilt Show
In between episodes of the Midnight Quilt Show, I like to film glimpses into my quilting life on my YouTube channel. Be sure to check them out!
I love all things related to quilting! I started my quilting career over 10 years ago and the side of my husband’s grandpa. He patiently taught me the art of quilting by helping me make my first quilt, a 9 patch quilt that is still on my bed today. I can’t believe how much has changed since that first quilt! I am still a quilter, of course, but now I can add Author, Quilting Teacher, and Fabric Designer to my resume. I am still so amazed by that! I have written several books, including “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters”, “In the Studio with Angela Walters” and the “Free-motion Quilting Workbook” If there is one thing that I love as much as quilting, it’s talking about quilting. I love to give lectures and teach quilting classes (check out my events page to see if I am coming to a town near you!). I also have classes online with Craftsy with the most recent being “Dot to Dot Quilting”. And, since I don’t think I am quite busy enough, I also design fabric. I have also quilted for several books, magazines and publications, and I feel that I am so fortunate to have the best customers! But, no matter what accomplishments I list on my bio, it pales in comparison to the titles I hold in my personal life: Mother to three adorable children, Wife to my awesome husband for over 13 years, and confirmed coffee addict. And of course, Grandpa’s Girl.
What to Expect:
I know that your time and attention is valuable and I don’t want to take advantage of that! You can expect the content on my blog to be related to all things quilting. No drama, controversy or personal dilemmas here (well, besides quilting related dilemmas). I generally post once or twice a week, depending on my schedule. To make sure that you don’t miss any or your quilting therapy, be sure to sign up to receive blog post via email. Be assured that I won’t share your email address or waste your time with unrelated blog posts. Sign up below:
Looking for my books, machine quilting supplies or fabric? Check out my online store.Selling products online helps offset the cost of blogging, so I appreciate any orders placed!
Let’s Stay in Touch
Even though I try to stay consistent with my blog updates, I am way more active on social media. I am constantly posting in-progress pictures on Instagram, compiling inspiring pictures on Pinterest, sharing links on Facebook, and getting generally mouthy on Twitter. Every once in a while, I post videos on Youtube. Consider following me to see what I am up to behind the scenes.