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Educator Spotlight: Meet Carol Tompkins

Aug 29, 2019 7:54:28 AM / by AccuQuilt

Have you been to an educator-led AccuQuilt event at your local quilt shop? Our educators travel the country to meet with quilters like you to make sure they are getting the most out of the AccuQuilt fabric cutter system. They bring with them tips, tricks, the latest news, quilts made with AccuQuilt dies and fun! AccuQuilt store events are all about getting together to talk quilting and if you haven't been to one, you should definitely check with your nearby AccuQuilt retailer to see when their next one is scheduled.

 

In the meantime, read on to meet one of our educators, Carol Tompkins! Be sure to connect with her on Facebook, too!

 

All About Carol

 

AQ-Educator-Carol_Tomkins-500x500Hi Carol! Where are you from?

I'm from Lacona, Iowa but I'm currently living in Edgewood, New Mexico.

 

How long have you been quilting and how did you get started?

I began quilting in 2012 by watching lots and lots of YouTube videos and buying quilting magazines.

 

Tell us about your first quilt!

I actually tried to make a quilt top back in 2005 to gift to my husband. I cut 5" squares of Dale Earnhardt fabric and red fabric to offset them. It's horrendous and I never finished it!

 

Has this ever happened to you? Use GO! Quilt to see how fabrics look together before you cut!

 

What are you working on now?

A double Irish Chain and an Ohio Star QOV.

 

What's at the top of your 'quilt bucket list'?

I want to design my own pattern for competition.

 

What do you like most about the AccuQuilt system?

I can sit down and accurately cut an entire quilt in minutes!

 

What's your favorite part of being an educator?

I love traveling and meeting new people! 

 

Carol's Favorite...

AccuQuilt Die: GO! Strip Cutter-2½" (2" Finished) 3 Strips (55017)

Source of inspiration: Floors! There are so many patterns.

Quilting Snack: Peanut M&Ms

Completed Project: Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery Pattern - Grand Illusion. I learned so much making this quilt:

 

CarolTompkins-Quilt

 

Are you planning to attend an in-store, AccuQuilt-led event? Get to know your visiting educator by visiting their Facebook page! Don't forget to subscribe to the blog to get updates like these right to your email inbox!

 

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