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Friday, January 29, 2016

Magical Arts Fridays - An Interview with Quilter Dru Ann Love

MM: Dru Ann, what is the first quilt that you made? Do you still have the quilt?

The first quilt I hand-made was in 2003 and yes I still have that quilt.

MM: What advice do you have for beginner quilters?

Have fun. Everyone has an opinion of how you should do a task; pick the one that works best for you.

MM: How many quilts have you made?
I’ve made 136 quilts since I started in 2003.

MM: You interview authors, review books and attend conferences. Do the authors you meet, books you read and the conferences you attend inspire quilt related themes? If so tell us about some of them?
I did make a quilt of my Malice Domestic experience. I received Nancy Drew panels and made placemats and with the Nancy Drew fabric I made a small quilt.

MM: Do you have a favorite quilt shop/online store that you like to shop for fabric?
I go to City Quilters in New York City on West 25th Street and a friend introduced me to fabric.com.

MM: What was the easiest and the most difficult quilt you have made?

The easiest quilts for me to make are pillow covers. I can do those in under 2 hours. The hardest quilts for me to make are the large size ones, which I just completed. It came out to be 38” x 56”.

MM: Are any of your quilts family and memory related quilts ?
No, I’m the first and only member of my family that quilts.

MM: 2016 is here so what quilt ideas do you have in mind for this year?
I create quilts on a whim. Right now I’m working on a quilt to cover the small end table I have.

MM: Do you also quilt wall hangings, table runners, lap quilts and other quilted items such as totes or handbags?
I’ve made wall hangings, table runners, lap quilts, small centerpieces and coasters.  Haven’t tried making totes yet, but it looks interesting.

MM: Are you a member of any quilt groups?
Not right now. I used to be but where they held their meeting was difficult for me to get to, so I let my membership go.

MM: Do you attend quilt shows?
I went to one and it was fun, but no, I don’t attend quilt shows.

MM: Where is your favorite place to quilt?

My living room – it has the space I need.

MM: While quilting do you binge watch television shows, movies, listen to audio books or does music spark your imagination?
The TV is on when I’m quilting. I can only quilt by natural light, so it’s mostly daytime quilting for me.

Dru Ann & Terri at Malice Domestic 2015

MM: Leave us with some quilting words of wisdom?
Just have fun with the creative process.

My quilting blog is: http://www.dallsite.com/
dru’s book musings: http://drusbookmusing.com/


  1. Thanks Dru Ann - this was fun and I love both how prolific and how creative you are! The bookshelf one is so fun!

  2. DRu Ann,
    It was such fun interviewing you. I love all the quilts. Natural sunlight is a good thing. I only wish I could quilt.

  3. Your quilts are so colorful, Dru Ann. I can tell you love doing them.

    1. Thanks Elaine, I do like working on quilts. It puts me in a different world.

  4. Dru Ann, I love that you are so multi-talented! These are really lovely and I always enjoy seeing what you've come up with next!