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Southern Quilter: Eddie Landreth

March 11th, 2011

We got another great nomination, this time from Leah Sample, Presidenta of the Arkansas Quilt Guild in Little Rock, AR. Her nomination was for a fellow guild member, Eddie Landreth.

I’ll let you get to know Eddie through our little interview we had with him. :)

Who are you:  My name is Eddie Landreth, and I am a man quilter. 

How might we know you:  I’ve been quilting for about two years now, so haven’t established a large presence yet, but do hang out on several different internet quilting forums quite a bit where I display my work.  My work has been shown locally in several quilt exhibits as well.

Where can we find you:  I live in Benton, Arkansas with my wife, Melissa, and our two daughters and two cats.

What are your current projects:  Currently, I’m working on a king size quilt called “Evening Bloom” from a pattern by Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs.  It’s a beautiful pattern, with large, bold appliqué blocks of various flowers in reds, pinks, grays, and blacks.  The top is complete and I’m getting ready to load it on my longarm to begin the quilting of it.

What should we expect in the future I’ve found that I really enjoy doing machine appliqué.  Having done several projects with it, I can see that it really allows a quilter to express a more artistic side by actually “painting” a scene with fabric pieces in whatever shape you want. 

Who are your top 5 quilters:  Goodness, I am impressed regularly by so many around me!  But ones that come to mind are (1) Nancy Mahoney for her incredible books on 1930s reproduction patterns; (2) Lynn Edwards for her ability to take the cathedral windows patterns to unbelievably beautiful levels; (3 & 4) Pam and Nicky Lintott for their breakthrough books on the usage of jelly rolls, charm squares, and layer cakes; and (5) a local quilter by the name of Carol Ann Wilbourn who is about the most creative person I have ever encountered in my life, both inside and outside of the quilting world.

Quirky Question: What’s your favorite “jam” song:  I listen to a lot of Led Zeppelin in the studio when I’m creating.  They have a lot of energy in their music and I feed on that – something like their “Kashmir” really gets me rolling. 

 Blog address:  http://arkansasmanquilter.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825670584

Twitter:  Not there yet!

Website:  Just the blog at the moment.

If you have a nomination for a male quilter that you’d like to see featured on the blog, just send me an email with contact information to nichole@stitchinheaven.com . Have a great weekend – and Spring Break for some!

33 Comments »

  1. Kathy 's creative mind says

    Eddie’s work is truly inspiring.

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  2. wvdek 's creative mind says

    Hi Eddie! Cogratulations on your nomination. You have come so far in such a short time. Most of us only hope to accomplish in a lifetime what you have done in these last two plus years. You have such a good eye for design and color. We thoroughly enjoy your work. Keep up the great work and keep those quilts coming. wvdek

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  3. Kay 's creative mind says

    Sounds like the type of quilter who would be an
    asset to any Quilt Guild. I love his quilts.

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  4. jljack 's creative mind says

    YAY Eddie!! You deserve the recognition!!

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  5. Renee 's creative mind says

    It was because of Eddie’s tutorials that I found Quilter’s Board. He is a very talented quilter as well as generous. Thanks for featuring him. He truly is an asset to the quilting world! Congrats, Eddie from one QB to another!

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  6. luv-e 's creative mind says

    It is about time they can see the AWESOME work that you do,Eddie!!!!::cool::cool:Huge Congrats

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  7. Janice 's creative mind says

    New member on the Quilter’s Board and know of Eddie’s work and fantastic tutorials through there. Very impressed, Eddie, that you have only been quilting for two years! You inspire me to try harder. Thanks and congratulations on this nomination. Bet we will be seeing your work in some of the big shows sometime soon. Meanwhile we’ll can enjoy what you share with us QB members. PS – Still really really really love your leaf quilt.

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  8. Carol Ann Wilbourn 's creative mind says

    Eddie, thanks so much for the glowing compliment.

    March 16th, 2011 | #

  9. Quilterella 's creative mind says

    I have been following Eddie’s progress on the QB for the past 18 months. Eddie, your work is outstanding and your tutorials are fabulous. Creative minds deserve recognition. Congratulations and continue to follow your dream.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  10. Olebat 's creative mind says

    Eddie is an inspiration to new and experienced quilters. He has an eye for color and design, and a passion for all aspects of the quilting hobby and profession. He’s come a long way in a short period of time, and is destined to become one of the great quilters of our time. Certainly a name to watch.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  11. MaryJane 's creative mind says

    Congrats, Eddie……..We knew that we would be reading about you sooner or later.
    Best of luck..Maryjane

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  12. Quilts With Convicts 's creative mind says

    Way to go! Isn’t it noce to be recognized for your accomplishments? You deserve it, my friend. You inspire those of us over at the Board! Keep on knocking their socks off.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  13. Suzi 's creative mind says

    Great to see this article about Eddie —- he is famous on the Quilting Board and now the world will be able to enjoy seeing some of his accomplishments. WTG, Eddie !!! :grin:

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  14. Sally 's creative mind says

    His tutorials are the best. His quilts are very well done. Congrats. Enjoy the journey. Wishing you the best.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  15. Vickie 's creative mind says

    I love your style & you are a fabulous quilter!

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  16. AngieS 's creative mind says

    Eddie-you do fabulous work and I’m glad to see that others are catching on. :mrgreen:

    AngieS

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  17. capsew 's creative mind says

    Huge KUDOS to you, Eddie!! Yours is a well-deserved nomination. IMHO, you are a winner no matter the outcome. :grin:

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  18. capsew 's creative mind says

    Huge KUDOS to you, Eddie!! Yours is a well-deserved nomination. IMHO, you are a fabulous quilter, a wonderful person, an inspiration to all! :grin:

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  19. Melinda 's creative mind says

    Beautiful quilts. Nice to see how quilting attracts creative people of both genders and can be passed along to all generations.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  20. Mable 's creative mind says

    Mable creative mind says: http://blogs.stitchinheaven.com/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif

    Great job Eddie, I am so glad to hear about a man’s love for quilting. Your quilts are beautiful.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  21. Mable 's creative mind says

    Mable creative mind says:

    Great job Eddie, I am so glad to hear about a man’s love for quilting. Your quilts are beautiful.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  22. PWinston 's creative mind says

    Eddie is one of the most generous and kind on-line quilters that I have encountered. He teaches with on-line tutorials and is always offering an encouraging word to newby as well as well established quilters. I had no idea that he had only been quilting for a little over two years. His work is well above that level of experience. Congratulations, Eddie, for your nomination and recognition.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  23. Gloria 's creative mind says

    Congrats!!!
    I really enjoy looking at your quilts. Awesome work.
    Thanks for sharing the tutorials too. Love them.
    Keep them coming.

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  24. burnsk 's creative mind says

    Congratulation, Eddie, on your nomination. Your work has been inspiring. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the rest of us and for going the extra mile to answer questions to help us achieve our goals. It’s nice to see your talents recognized and acknowledged.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  25. nellie 's creative mind says

    oh Eddie wow i love this website of yours, you,re such a wonderful quilter wow congrats to you Eddie im so happy for you,and looking forward to seeing more of your beauitful quilts best wishes to you .nellie

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  26. Jeanne Frauenkron 's creative mind says

    I really love your new website. Especially the bluebonnets. I am a winter texan from Iowa and someday I am going to find out just where Quitman, TX is. I love your site. Jeanne

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  27. Jeanne Frauenkron 's creative mind says

    Oops, I guess it is shabby fabrics that is in Quitman. I still like your site, tho. Jeanne

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  28. butterflywing 's creative mind says

    it’s a real joy to be able to see more of your work than we usually get a chance to. you do such great work! congratulations on your nomination.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  29. Donna Theiss (Twinkie) 's creative mind says

    Eddie, on the quilt forum we always knew you were something else and know that you deserve this nomination. Congrats. Keep up the good work!!

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  30. Donna Theiss (Twinkie) 's creative mind says

    Eddie, we always knew you were something else on the Quilt Forum. You do fabulous work and really deserve this nomination. Congratulations and Good Luck to you

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  31. Gerbie 's creative mind says

    Way to Go Eddie. Congratulations we are all so proud of you!! Keep up the good work.

    March 17th, 2011 | #

  32. Dotsie 's creative mind says

    :roll: From South Africa I watch this talented man. Just love his work.

    March 18th, 2011 | #

  33. MaryJane 's creative mind says

    Eddie, on the QB, we have known for a long time now of your beautiful and outstanding work.

    Congratulations on your nomination,

    MaryJane

    March 26th, 2011 | #

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