Friday, May 29, 2009

Spotlight Feature on Member DenverDoni!!

Theresa here doing this week's Member Spotlight Feature.

Our special member this week has been an RQQ member since the very beginning. Denverdoni has been a wonderful asset to our group and has been very helpful to chime in on various tips such as fabric selections, stitching information, and eBay listings over the years. She is an active seller here on eBay and will be sure to make you very happy with her offerings. Please have a look at her eBay listings!!

Here is a special selection of photos Doni shared for this feature.

Rag Quilted Purses! These are just absolutely gorgeous!!

Rag Quilts that will make your mouth water!!! I just love these fabrics she used!!

Denverdoni also sells Rag Quilt Kits. So if you would like to try your hand at Rag Quilting this is a great place to start. She has directions and pre-cut fabrics ready to go for you. So check out her listings.

Denverdoni is such a great artist. Here is another creation from Moda's Peace on Earth fabric line that she created.

I had a chance to ask Denverdoni a few questions about herself and here is what she had to say:

At what age did you become interested in crafting?

I started sewing when I was pretty young, about 7 or 8 years old.
My mom taught me to sew and I tried my hand at making some clothes
When I was in Jr. High School. Looking back at the one's I remember
They were pretty awful, but I thought they were cool back then!

How long have you been doing your craft?

My mother in law got me interested in quilting when she started selling
her crafts about 30 years ago. I made some baby quilts and wall hangings
when my kids were little, and lots of clothes for the kids after my mother
in law bought me a serger.

I went back to school after my kids started school and actually hung up my
scissors for almost 20 years. When my granddaughter was born 3 1/2 years ago
I got out my machine to make a blanket and bassinet skirt for her. I got
interested in quilting again and kept hearing about rag quilts in the HGTV
Quilting group so I looked it up online and started teaching myself how to
make raggies.

What different crafts do you do ?

I love scrapbooking and card making, I don't spend much time on it anymore
because my sewing keeps me so busy. I also like primitive crafts, dolls
and ornaments made from old quilts and felt.

Who inspired you to get into it?

My mother in law was an award winning crafter. Her primitives and minitures
were amazing and her quilting was unbelievable.

Any goals in the next 5 years?

I would like to sell more of my finished items locally at craft fairs and in shops.
I am planning on doing a few craft shows this year to test that out. I also hope
to get better at online marketing so I can sell my quilt kits from a stand alone
online store, and maybe wholesale them to some small shops.

What is the best project you created and why?

I made a patchwork baby quilt from a lot of vintage flannel scraps I got from
my mom. They were floral prints that she had used to make pj's and baby gowns
for the grandkids 30 years ago. It turned out so cute and actually was the
inspiration for my best selling quilt kits.

What do you do when your not crafting?

I like to spend time with my family
especially the 3 grandkids who live close by. I love to cook and entertain. And
I spend waaaayy tooo much time on the computer, reading and writing blogs and
chatting with my quilting friends!

Anything else you want to share?

I am so chatty, I think I alread said it all!

Help me to Congratulate Denverdoni on her Spotlight Feature today!!


  1. DenverDoni I just love that blue and chocolate bag!!! I'm a sucker for those colors!!

  2. Congrats, Doni! I've always loved your quilts and kits. You have a great eye for design and fabric coordination.

  3. Very pretty ... ty for hsaring ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. Hello,
    Thanks for share all type of beautiful rag quilts, bags...