Hello, my name is Donna Westerkamp and I am a mother of six children, 1 daughter and 5 sons. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My career started with making ...
Hello, my name is Donna Westerkamp and I am a mother of six children, 1 daughter and 5 sons. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My career started with making cloth dolls at craft shows and being published on the cover of several major magazines for my original designs. I then freelanced my sewing and craft ideas with a team of designers for Ben Franklin magazine and Lee Wards stores.
As life got busy at home I found that quilting by hand was all I could do in doctors offices and sports fields. I taught myself the computer and became proficient in EQ and have been designing quilts for local quilt shops, and internet stores. I have been published on the cover of the Irish Quilting Magazine Vol 17 , St.Patricks quilt; and Quilt Art 2013 Engagement Calendar, May 13 page. In 2008 I started my longarm quilting business learning the art of free motion quilting. I belong to Faithful Circle Quilt Guild, The Northern Illinois Longarm Quilting Guild and American Quilter Society. Thank you for reading my story. Please visit my blog and website.
This quilt was made for an antique bed. This is the perfect size for a full size bed with about an 8" hangover. You can make this quilt using 1930's fabrics and hand dyed fabrics. The combination to use both of these fabrics, gives it a fresh look to an old-fashioned quilt. You will enjoy coming up with the combinations of solids and prints, and the blocks flow well together because of the small prints of the 1930's. If you want to make a smaller quilt just decrease the number of blocks.