Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August Member Interview: Angelica Jones

For this month's member interview I chose to interview myself. :So here is a little about me. 

My name is Angelica Jones and I'm a stay at home mom to 6 year old Isabel and 3 year old Diego. My husband Jesse and I have been married for 12 years. We love to enjoy vegan food, wine and local beers. Our family likes to go on trips to the desert, the beach and the mountains in the winter (oh the perks of living in Southern California!). I was born in San Diego and moved here when I was in 5th grade. I have been quilting for about 5 years and sewing for 6. When I'm not sewing or spending time with my family I also enjoy reading and cooking. My good friend Michelle and I have a vegan food Instagram called @CrazyVeganMamas, on which we like to post yummy local Vegan eats, drinks and recipes. We are currently working on an accompanying blog. 

I've been a member of the Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild since 2016. I found about the guild through Sue Stone from Needle in a Fabric Stash. I'm on Instagram as @stitichedconamor. I also run the TVMQG Instagram account @tvmqg and their Facebook page found here.

Right now I have SO many projects going on right now, UFOs galore! But here are some of my favorite ones:

The most current favorite is the Halloween Quilt I'm doing with my fellow CrazyVeganMama friend Michelle. We are working on the same blocks, but in different colors palettes and fabrics. This one is my favorite right now because I tend to give the majority of my quilts away.

And here is the quilt Michelle and I recently worked on together for our daughters' TK and Kinder teacher. 

This is an older one I made for my grandmother a few years ago. Every member of the family had a square with their name embroidered in the center. 

I'm a fan girl of fabric designers Tula Pink (@tulapink), Libs Elliott (@libselliott), and Alison Glass (@alisonglass). I love each one of them for their bold colors and prints and how you can easily point out their work. They all inspire me to create things that speak to me rather than just what everyone else is doing at the moment. I also love to watch Angela Walters on her YouTube show The Midnight Quilt Show.

Here's the #hotlipsquilt block by @libselliott I made last month.

My current favorite collections are Libs Elliott's current line Tattoo and her upcoming line Wild Side, which is set to be released in October. I'm also very excited for Tula Pink's new line Spirit Animal which comes out in September.

As a mom of little ones I find it hard to get bigger projects done under deadline, so I haven't entered any of my quilts into any shows just yet. But I do have a designated sewing space in our home office so when I get a free moment I can escape to sew, plan a new project, or simply pet my fabric collection. 

As a little girl I always wanted to sew, but didn't care for the aesthetic of the traditional quilts. When I discovered the world of Modern Quilting I was ecstatic! I quickly because a fabric collector and my Pinterest boards were filled with a sewing "To-Do List". I hope to learn more techniques in the near future and to improve on my current skills. 

~Angelica Jones

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