Meet Amanda Abelmann
Amanda in her sewing room on the lower level of her West Fargo home.
This tidy room has two sewing machines and two design walls. One machine belongs to Amanda’s mom and quilting mentor, Mary Belcourt. Mary introduced Amanda to quilting 8 years ago, and she hasn’t stopped since.
Several sets of these Christmas tree blocks from QGND’s holiday luncheon will be combined into one quilt. Someday!
Amanda shows the first quilt she ever made, a gift for her cousin. All her quilts have labels attached.
Another gift, this one made for niece Margaret Hess.
Amanda’s father-in-law, Bob Abelmann, is the lucky recipient of Spectrum (detail below). No, Amanda does not have a stash big enough to contain all these fabrics–it was a kit from Jinny Beyer Studio.
Fair is fair–a quilt made by Amanda for her mother-in-law, a coffee lover.
This quilt for son Preston includes fabric that used to be a Harley Davidson bed sheet.
Daughter Payton is fond of pink.
Another “jelly roll” quilt, this one from a race sponsored by QGND.
Last summer, Amanda and her mom joined a quilting tour to Iceland. The tour was led by Gudrun Erla Gisladottir, a quilt pattern designer and owner of GE Designs in Chanhassen, MN.
This small quilt was a project Erla developed for the tour. Amanda added the sheep.
Above, Amanda’s contribution to the QGND placemat challenge. Below, her earlier entry in the Butterfly challenge.
Amanda is a teacher at the Small Wonders Child Care. When they have a Dr. Suess week, this quilt goes to school, much to the children’s delight.
Making bags is a favorite activity. The one above was her first. More bags followed!
A giant tote bag carries supplies to workshops. See interior below.
Amanda’s latest project is the QGND 2017 raffle quilt. Her mother, of course, is assisting. For more assistance, Amanda could call on three other QGND members in her family: aunts Susanne Silbernagel and Peggy Lattimore, and cousin Virginia Monson. Her late grandmother, Cecelia Orth, was also a sewer.