Claudia Scheja

Claudia Scheja

Hi, I am Claudia from Germany

"First time I made a quilt was during my study of social work in the end of the 80s.

"Sometimes it is only the pleasure of sewing, trying a pattern or using a beautiful fabric bundle. And sometimes a memory, a feeling, a conversation…. are the beginning of an idea which develops into a new quilt. I like simple patterns, straight lines, clear structures, simple shapes and a good challenge, but also I like to try new techniques or materials.

Tuscany Village
Tuscany Village
Tuscany Village

Images: Tuscany Village

"The passion for quilting came over the time. I have a longarm quilting machine since 2010 and also offer longarm service for my customers.

"My first try of Oakshott fabrics was 2016, the quilt Tuscany Village. A bundle of Ruby Reds brought back memories of a journey to Italy with its small villages. It won several prizes in quilt competitions in Europe and the USA.

"The fine sheen of the Oakshott fabrics and the colourplay makes these fabrics so special.

Bubble Dreams
Bubble Dreams
Bubble Dreams

"Bubble Dreams (2016) was made with a flow of circles of Angelina Fibres and Glitter yarn.

Marble Track
Marble Track
Marble Track

"I created Marble Track using Colourshott scraps for the MQX Quilt Festival New England 2018 challenge: Dotties for MQX.

Blues Star
Blues Star
Blues Star

"Blues Star (2019) plays with Lakes blues. 

Inspired by the 70s
Inspired by the 70s

"The inspiration for this quilt was the print on an old fabric from the 70s - hence its name Inspired by the 70s (2018).

Along the Way
Up and Down
Up and Down

"Along the Way (2018) uses a pattern by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic, whilst Up and Down (2017) is a variation of the classic Flying Geese quilt block."

Discover more from Claudia: follow her @claudiascheja and check out her longarm quilting service at quilterei-werne.de.

Claudia's design for Oakshott

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