I learned to sew when I was 6 when my mom helped me make my first dress. I've always loved sewing and pottery because it keeps my hands busy and it's a useful outlet for my creative energy. I grew up in St. Augustine, attended the University of Florida, and I've lived in Orlando for 7 years. I'm an architect, living and working downtown and an avid runner.
Not long after making my first quilt I discovered the huge quilting network on Instagram and fell in love with Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I've been working on that quilt off and on for about 3 years and can't wait to finally finish it sometime soon...a familiar feeling for all, I'm sure. I most enjoy making minis and baby quilts for friends but would love to try designing my own patterns or fabrics.
I learned about the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild a few years ago but only recently joined after meeting Alissa and Patti at The Sewing Studio's July 4th sale. We started talking about the #quiltsforpulse quilt I had started and I just knew I had to join and contribute to the effort in more ways. I couldn't be more proud to be an Orlandoan or member of this talented, caring, and generous group. Thanks for the opportunity to share a little about myself. Happy stitching!
You can find Ashley on Instagram @ashleyepollard