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A sneak peek of our interview with Teresa ... read the full article inside your copy of Issue 42
For Teresa, who is a household name in quilting thanks to her YouTube videos, sewing was in her genes – even though it took her many years to find her way to it. “I have a clear memory while I was growing up of my mother, needle and thread in hand or hunched over an old black peddle-powered Singer sewing machine. She would always be sewing something, whether clothing or embroidery or even mending,” she says of her childhood influences. “I never gave it a second thought, preferring knitting instead. But I trace my connection with quilting to observing my mother at that time.”
Eventually, when time and life permitted, Teresa came to quilting herself. What started as a hobby (and still largely is), became her business through blogging and videography. She elaborates: “I discovered the thrill and joys of quilting in about 2004. Five years later I started my blog and progressively I started to share tutorials of the quilts and other projects I was making. Then in 2015 I thought of making the sort of quilting videos I’d like to watch: short, quick and to the point with the minimum details required to make one single block or learn a technique.”
A pioneer in the quilting video world, Teresa now has a whopping 163,000 YouTube subscribers which has opened up business opportunities for her as well as fulfilling her creatively. Teresa is a well-known quilter, but not for any one particular style – she has an eclectic style that appeals to many quilters.
An Australian, Teresa is currently located in Rabat, Morocco, with her husband, which is a great source of inspiration for her. For Teresa, quilting – and her videos about quilting – are the way she shares her creative story with the world. But for the most part, Teresa is a quilter who is doing what she loves, at her own pace.
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