Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 Quilter #48: Abby Walls

Hello! I'm Abby Walls and I live with my husband and 3 boys in Xenia, OH. I work full time at a dental office as a Marketing Director and try to find time on evenings and weekends for sewing.
I've always been a "maker" but the desire to create has taken various forms for me over the years. When I was a kid, I spent most of my time learning how to sew, knit, draw and paint. I decided I wanted to teach others to create and went to college for Art Education where I had the opportunity to learn about lots of mediums and ways to make art. While most of my classes focused on fine arts more than functional, I found ways to incorporate fabric into my projects regularly. I always seem to land back in front of a sewing machine!

There's something magical about making something out of nothing. Yarn and needles become socks, beads and wire turn into a necklace, a lump of clay is spun into a pot, and fabric and batting is stitched into a functional and beautiful quilt. It's been the driving force of my life. I always have the next project in mind... and usually the one after that too!

I'm so grateful to be part of this community! The internet is an amazing tool for artists and Instagram has been invaluable for connecting me to other quilters and learning about what's out there and what's possible. Arts and crafts connect us, in so many ways, through history and across the world. I hope to connect with you on Instagram! Come visit me @crafty_abby!

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