Barbara Iliff – Canon City, CO

Our Club Member of the Week this week is- Barbara Iliff ! Everyone say hi to Barbara ! I hope you will enjoy getting to know her a little better!

Where are you from and where do you live now?: Grew up in South Louisiana and Texas. Now living in Canon City, Colorado.

What is your favorite project you’ve ever made and why?: A king-size quilt for my granddaughter. It gives me such pleasure to make things, especially quilts, for my family.

What color seems to always make its way into your quilts?: Depends on who I’m making it for and what their interests are. Darker forestry browns blues & grays, lighter colors for women and girls.

Do you do other types of sewing besides quilting? : Hand and machine applique, hand and machine embroidery.

Do you have other creative hobbies?: Reading, crochet and learning to paint on fabric with acrylics.

What’s your oldest UFO? Any tips on how you keep them from piling up?: My oldest UFO, I think, is about 5 years old. It’s a bayou scene in honor of my dad who was a fisherman. I keep all the UFOs in two totes in the closet. When I need one to match the person I’m making one for I just check the totes.

What’s your favorite creative outlet?: Quilting/sewing and reading.

What’s your favorite food? : Anything I don’t have to cook! haha