Instagram allows you to see what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. This is especially evident among quilters! There are countless quilters on the social media platform who share glimpses of what it’s like to be a quilter by posting images of quilts they’re working on, designs they love, things they’re struggling with and more.
We’ve pulled together a list of eight APQS quilters who we find particularly inspiring. We hope you’ll check them out and consider following them, too!
Andrea, who goes by practicaldazzle on Instagram, is a custom longarm quilter based in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She works on an APQS Millie and doesn’t only share images of her stunning finished quilts, but also lots of pictures of the process itself. We LOVE that!
Sooooooo……. I was only going to use 3 different thread colours on this quilt top. I’m at 8 and counting. ☺️I was so excited to have this DWR sent to me for quilting – first of all, it is GORGEOUS, secondly I get to quilt it however I want! This quilt is #legit🙌🏻 ! #apqs #apqsmillie #apqscanada #longarmquilting #itsallaboutthecontrast #customerquilt #glidethread
Kathleen, a.k.a kathleenquilts, is another Canadian-based APQS quilter and her Instagram feed is filled with the stunning quilts she creates on her APQS Lucey. No shortage of inspiration here!
Starlit Bear, who goes by starlitquilts, has not one, but two APQS Millie machines in her studio in Washington. She uses her Instagram feed to share images of the quilts she’s created for her customers. You’ll find anything from T-shirt quilts to stunning custom work.
Heidi is known as pieceandjoyquiltingco on Instagram. She’s a Dallas, Oregon-based longarm quilter who uses her Insta feed to share quilting adventures “with a dose of ‘real’ life on the side.” (She uses an APQS Millie.)
Jill Zollinger, or sewsouthern_jill, quilts on an APQS Millie, and fills her Instagram feed with all kinds of quilting eye candy. We love seeing the variety in her customer quilts!
Cristina Arcenegui Bono
When you follow entrealgodonespatchwork on Instagram you’ll quickly realize that this Spanish APQS quilter churns out quilts at a pretty amazing pace. Her work is gorgeous and it’s sure to inspire the quilter within you, too!
Christa Smith of cottonberryquilts is an APQS quilter based in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Her Instagram feed has a very whimsical and soft vibe to it and features countless images of quilts she’s created on her APQS Millie.
Finally finished! I love this pattern by @taunjalynn of Carried Away Quilting, don’t you? I used the fabric collection, Farmhouse by Fig Tree Quilts. Bright and cheery for a fabulous Monday! #windowgardenquilt #figtreeandco #figtreequilts #carriedawayquilting #modafabrics #quilting #quilts #cottonberryquilts
Lyn lives in Queensland, Australia and goes by busyquilting on Instagram. If her feed is any indication, she is indeed a very busy quilter. In addition to shots of finished quilts, she shares plenty of pictures of her process and tools.
Those are just a few APQS quilters who are sharing their beautiful work on Instagram. We’re constantly on the lookout for images of APQS quilters in action. If you’re active on the platform, be sure to tag us @apqsquilting in your Instagram snaps and let us know how you’re doing. We look forward to it!