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Featured Quilter: Amanda @stitchymomma

I have never done a quilt along (gasp, I know) but remember I've spent my entire adult life raising kids and working in medicine. So now that I have found more free time, I get to do more quilting and it has been so fun to make the same quilt at the same time as someone else! Especially when that someone is Amanda @stitchymomma. She has been so sweet to test my Exploding Peppermints pattern for me as I have been making a sample. When she was working on hers, I wanted to work on mine too and both our quilts came together so quickly! She has messaged me her thoughts and posted pictures all along the way. Even though we live states apart, tech has made it seem less so. A big thank you to Amanda for working through this new pattern with me!

This first picture is of her test blocks and I love the fun holiday fabrics she used! They have so much personality! And this is what I LOVE about quilting - the same patterns and blocks are completely changed when using different colors, layouts, and fabrics. The possibilities are endless! After making test blocks, she made the blocks in the original colorway. With red and green opposite on the color wheel, the peppermints pop! Slide through the gallery below to see her amazing work! Today on instagram she posted a clip of her putting all these gorgeous blocks up on her design wall and I am so incredibly thrilled to see it all together.

Amanda is also on the committee for the Quilting in the Falls quilt show hosted by the Red River Quilters' Guild. She has FIVE entries in the show!!!

Here's the details:

Date: September 9-10, 2022

Time: Friday 9 am - 6 pm & Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

Location: Multi-Purpose Event Center, 1000 5th Street in Wichita Falls, Texas

Admission: $7, Military & Seniors (60+) $6, children under 12 Free

  • Judged show

  • Over 200 beautiful quilts on display

  • Vendor Mall

  • Door Prizes

  • Fat Quarter Basket

  • Raffle Quilt

  • Boutique

  • Quilts available for purchase

I got a sneak peak of Amanda's entries and they are so well done! If you're able to make it to the show, keep an eye out for her amazing work!

Working with Amanda has been such a pleasure and has really made me see that I would love to host a quilt along with all you! I keep finding that the quilting community is so warm and welcoming. When we work together not only do we all become better quilters but we also make connections that mean so much. Happy Quilting!




Hi! I'm Jen, a quilt pattern designer and teacher. I founded Snapdragon Quilting in the spring of 2022 in memory of my beloved Grandma Louise, a skilled seamstress and crafter who grew beautiful snapdragons in her garden. I've been sewing for as long as I can remember and began passionately crafting quilts of my own creation in 2006. My quilt patterns bring bold and vibrant designs that blend traditional piecing methods with contemporary techniques. I love to play with color and contrast so you'll find lots of layout and color options in my patterns. Whether you're new to quilting or making your 100th quilt, you're in the right place, because here at Snapdragon Quilting, quilt patterns make sense. 

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