About, lectures and workshops

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I love to quilt. I have been quilting since I was a little girl helping my mom make simple square quilts for babies in our family. We used double knit polyester fabric and tied them with yarn. It was a great introduction into sewing, fabrics and color. Thing I am all about these days!

I would describe my quilting as Traditional Fusion, a love of all things old but new and with a modern, contemporary feel. I am a quilter from rural northern Michigan who loves to crochet, knit, tat, doodle, play Celtic music on my violin and travel. I am a married to a man that I met when we were 13 year old kids. He puts on a kilt and does Scottish Highland games all summer. I am his official photographer and stat keeper. I am mother of two adult children and grandma to three.  I work full time in health care and wedge in my creative endeavors around the work week. I am all about working in short blocks of time and leveraging what time I do have. One stitch, one block, one row at a time.

I  free motion quilt on my long arm, no computers! I  long arm quilt tops for other people, see the long arm quilting tab for more information. I am designing and writing patterns. Watch for new items on the tutorial/free pattern page and the store is up and  growing in 2018!

I love Instagram  and post there daily. I enjoy creativity so much that I run a Face Book Group -My Creative Corner3 where we do daily prompt challenges to stimulate creativity! See below. I also have a Facebook page, Vicki Holloway Quilting as well as a You Tube channel called Vicki Holloway. Join me on social media!

If you would like to contact me you can email me :

vholloway12345@charter.net

Lectures and Workshops: 

I have several lectures and workshops available to share!
Topics include:
My Quilt Journey
Fusion Quilting
How to make quilts in 15 minutes a day
Workshop include:
Beginning Quilting
Improv Quilting
Curved Piecing
Long arm free motion quilting
Ocean Front quilt
Be Creative! jump starting your creativity
I have several quilts to share with the lecture and many are pictured on the blog.

Lecture fees are $150 for a 2 hour talk and trunk show. Workshops range from $300 for a half day (4 hours) and 500 for a full day (7 hours)
Travel expenses would be calculated per mile and lodging to be provided at a hotel.
Contact me :
vholloway12345@charter.net

Daily Prompt Challenge

The Daily Prompt Challenge was started February 2017. I had been part of my local art guild’s 100 day challenge in the past but I didn’t want to formally commit 100 days to making a large long term project. I have several of those types of projects in the works already. Instead, I wanted to use the idea of doing something creative everyday and finding things that helped to jump start my creativity. I already do creative things every day and wanted to find a way to make some fun, lighthearted exercises to help. I wanted an activity that could be completed in 10 or 15 minutes, longer if I wanted to. I also do daily photo a day challenges on Instagram and have for years. Thus an idea was born.
This page is where I will post the monthly prompts. I post daily prompt pictures on Instagram and I have a Facebook group called My Creative Corner3 it is Here.
Please join in anytime! It is a fun community. Some post daily other do not. Some are funny and some are just amazing! Thanks for joining us!

Quilt on!
Vicki

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4 comments

  1. Dear Vicki,
    I let out a great sigh when I listened to your slow stitching discussion. I worked as a trauma nurse for many, many years and when I retired I decided rushing, hurrying was no longer in my vocabulary. For all the years I have quilted I have always resisted the hurry of the processes. I smile and say “no I don’t chain stitch, no I don’t spend a day cutting so I can sit at the machine and quickly piece, etc. ” I do a block at a time. I hand piece and hand quilt some projects. I just enjoy the process and give myself time to think.
    Enjoy your podcast and everything Vicki Holloway

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  2. Thank you for sharing your podcast….looking forward to future episodes! We have a log home in western MI(thoroughly loved Aug there) and a home in OK I’m late learning to quilt but enjoy it w a passion….and machines at both homes to keep me on an evan keel. 😊

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  3. Truely enjoyed your podcast and look forward to the next one. I am not very good with my longarm machine…finally gave up and boought the robot system for it…but your experience with Zentangle gives me hope. Maybe some time dedicated to that would help my longarm skills. Your art teacher should not be teaching!! We had a school counselor who told students they were “not college material”. Thank goodness she is no longer teaching!

    Gayle
    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

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