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.
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/
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 email@example.com . Have a great weekend – and Spring Break for some!