Monday, August 3, 2015

Week 31: Quilter 31 - Amanda Campbell

It's Week 31! My name is Amanda Campbell and I'm super excited to be the 52 Quilter this week! It's been a blast following along with the previous 30 quilters, and I hope you enjoy the stories and quilts I have to share with you!

I live in Georgetown, an island town along the beautiful coast of Maine. I am married to a hardworking, clam digging husband and we have one son, Connor, who will be in third grade this fall. We also have 9 chickens and a crazy dog, Zelda. We're a family of gamers, readers and general fun-havers!

In 2002, at the ripe young age of 26, I opened my quilt shop, Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop, in downtown Bath, Maine. I probably had 200 bolts of fabric when I opened and when I look back at photos of that first year, I honestly wonder why anyone ever came in! In 2006 we moved from our first location on an off-street of downtown, to our current location on lower Front Street, our "main drag". We can see the beautiful Kennebec River from our shop windows and the towering Sagadahoc Bridge that connects Bath to the other side of the river (and how I get home at night!) Our town is truly the quintessential New England town, where it's ok to send your kid down the street for an ice cream, or up to the library for an afternoon program.

Over the 13 years that I've had my shop, my taste has definitely changed. I have a healthy appreciation for our quilting roots and love traditional designs. But I want to make them my way! I am best summed up as a twisted traditionalist! I have sewing heritage, which I can't wait to show you, and am passing my love of sewing along to my son (we'll show you his quilts, too).

So, aside from 52Quilters, you can find me in these places:
Instagram: @marinerscompass
Facebook: Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop

I think it's going to be a great week!


  1. Amanda - Welcome to 52 Quilters!! Your description of your town and quilt shop make me want to come for a visit. It sounds wonderful!! Enjoy your week!!!