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Amy Smart

Quilt Designer Amy SmartI grew up watching my mom sew for me: blankets, clothes, doll beds, curtains, aprons, etc. I still remember when she took her first quilting class and came home and taught me how to hand piece a 9-patch block. We were both hooked. I like playing with fabric and designing color schemes for quilts, but it wasn’t until I quit my job after having my first baby thirteen years ago, that I really needed a project - something that stimulated me creatively and something that stayed done. And I’ve been quilting like a crazy lady ever since!

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching beginning quilting classes while working at a local quilt shop and watching other women fall in love with a new hobby. In 2008, I discovered blogs written by other sewers and quilters and felt like I’d found a bunch of new best friends. I started writing my own blog, Diary of a Quilter, later that year. I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the online quilting and sewing community. For years I hid my interest because I just didn’t have any friends my age with the same interests in sewing and quilting. It has been so much fun finding creative, talented and inspiring sewers around the world. Since starting my blog, I created an online series of beginning quilting tutorials, and I love when I get emails from strangers saying that they started quilting with my tutorials!

Behind the scenes I am a wife to a busy but patient and encouraging husband, and mother to four active grade-school kids. We live in Utah and love hiking, visiting national parks, and playing with legos.


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Projects and Tutorials on FaveQuilts:

Felt Circles Applique Christmas Pillow

Scrappy Nine Patch Mini Quilt

Simple Stripes Beginner Quilt

Out to Sea Baby Quilt

Peppermint Flower Dresden Block

Squaring Your Half Square Triangles

Retro Mini Quilt Table Topper

Just for Baby Monogrammed Quilt

Totally Cute Tumbler Quilt

Fast and Fab Fat Quarter Bag

Spring Cottage Quilted Table Runner

Quilting Made Simple from Start to Finish

Off Centered Square Block

Simple and Sweet Bricks Quilt

The Most Charming Baby Quilt

Lone Star Baby Quilt Pattern

Enchanted Cottage Mini Quilt Pattern

Fat Quarter Palisades Quilt

Sweet Sawtooth Star Tutorial

Small Wonders Nine Patch Quilt

Springtime Lattice Baby Quilt Tutorial

Modern Basket Quilt Block Tutorial

American Flag Quilt Tutorial

Five and Dime Crib Quilt

Farmhouse Four Patch Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Star Baby Quilt Tutorial

Black and Red Flannel Quilt

Christmas Cornerstone Quilt Tutorial

Four Corners Strip Quilt

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