About Me

A little bit about myself, I'm a single (widowed) mother of a beautiful  little girl and sneak quilting in whenever possible.  I've always been  creative and began oil painting and watercolors at age 9.  I continued to paint as  an adult but never liked the clean up, especially cleaning my brushes, so I basically gave it up.  I was starved for a creative outlet when my friend suggested we make quilts.

I  began seriously quilting in the summer of 2011 and finished my first quilt in November 2011.  I loved it instantly.  My only  "training" was two semesters of home ec. in junior high and a brief quilting club in college, so I hit the web  looking for tutorials on how to make a quilt.  I worked through the  piecing and sandwiching then began hand quilting.  I had no idea that  you could use a sewing machine to quilt so I hand quilted my first  quilt, queen size.  That was the last time I hand quilted an entire quilt.  I now finish almost all my quilts on my longarm.

I  chose the name quiltachusetts for my blog because that's what my late  husband, Stephen,  called my sewing room.  He'd casually say, "are you going to  quilt-achusetts?" and it stuck.  At the time I thought it was a fun name  and now I'm very proud to use it for my blog.  Stephen also bought me  my first 'real' sewing machine for our 6 month anniversary and it was at  that point my love for quilting really took off.

About my designs, I'm not a traditional quilter.  I love and  respect the talent, time and creativity in traditional quilts but they would look really odd mixed into my home decor.  I'm a modern to contemporary quilter and designer with a love for bold geometric designs.

I enjoy finding inspiration in unique places especially from subjects that make an impression on me.  I know all my talent comes from God and I hope that He will be glorified in all my quilts.

If you'd like to see more of my quilts please visit me on Instagram

Heather Black - Modern quilter - Quiltachusetts

Heather Black - Modern quilter - Quiltachusetts