Lisa Bongean

Lisa Bongean

Lisa is teaching classes 4031 & 5036

Matt: How long have you been quilting? What made you begin quilting?

Lisa: I started quilting in 1995. I saw a woman hand quilting at the YMCA. I asked her how she know how to cut all those pieces and put them back together…She said..You just need to take a class….I went to that shop the next day…

M: Do you have a quilting studio? How big and is there anything unique that you keep in your studio?

L: Yes…about 700 square feet. Just all my treasures….

M: What do you consider your quilting “specialty” or what makes you unique in the quilting world?

L: This is a simple one for me…I love working with hand dyed wools.

M: What is your favorite color schemes to work with?

L: Red, Tan and Black.

M: What books or articles have you written?

L: Several Pattern books…I think I am on number 8. I hate writing I have lots of typos and I really stink at grammar, I always tell everyone I am a professional quilter, not English major…hopefully they understand.

M: What do you do while you quilt? Do you listen to music?

L: Most of the time I watch the Food Network.

M: What is your quilting inspiration?

L: I find a lot of inspiration in antique quilts and my garden.

M: What is the funniest moment you have had happen while you were teaching?

L: I think the funniest or weirdest thing that has happen while teaching was having one of my grade school teachers taking my class….it really was weird and it was hard for me to get over it at the beginning…but it all turned out great…she told lots of stories about me that I will not be repeating here…

M: What was the best class you have ever taken?

L: Jeana Kimball-a design class…she showed you how easy it really is!