Matt: Where were you born and what is your birth order?
Angie Steveson: I was born in Denville, New Jersey. I am the first-born. I have two brothers. My parents moved the family out west when I was seven years old.
M: Where did you grow up?
AS: I grew up the suburbs of Denver, Colorado.
M: What motivated you to begin quilting?
AS: I had always liked sewing. I was involved in the Girl Scouts and 4H clubs as a young girl. I started quilting to make a quilt for my first child after he was born.
M: Describe your “quilting studio” — is there something in it that you just can’t live without?
AS: My quilting studio is one of the bedrooms in my home. It is always a mess. The guest bedroom is now my office, which I tend to spend more time in then my sewing studio. When sewing in my studio I can’t live without my first Bernina 1260 sewing machine. Also I can’t live without my Havel’s Snip-Eze scissors. I have several pairs, so there is always a pair wherever I need them.
M: Does anyone else in your family quilt?
AS: I don’t know of anyone in my immediate family that quilts. I do have fond memories of my Grandmother embroidering on linen table runners. I am fortunate enough to own some of her exquisite handwork.
M: Do you have any other hobbies besides quilting?
AS: Other hobbies I have besides quilting are cross-stitch. I like to read and watch movies. I hate exercise, but enjoy my water aerobics class every morning. I would love to spend more time improving my skills working with all the wool projects I have collected.
M: Do you have children, grandchildren etc?
AS: I have two wonderful sons, Zach and Nick. They are both college students.
M: Do you have any pets?
AS: I have four cockatiel birds and two box turtles. There were my son’s pets and now I am in charge of them.
M: Do you have a favorite food? Can you share a short favorite recipe with us?
AS: My favorite food is dessert, Chocolate brownies!
1 Box Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake mix, 1-15oz can 100% pumpkin, ½ cup water. Mix the three ingredients together. Pour into a greased 9” X 13” pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
M: What would be on your “bucket list” (like the movie) if you could do anything and money was no object?
AS: I would love to have separate little house in my backyard for my sewing studio and office. I would travel to Prince Edward Island in Canada. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a personal chef, maid and chauffer! How about finish all my unfinished quilts!!!
M: What is the best class you have taken?
AS: Wow, I have taken so many great quilting classes over the past years. I have learned something in every class I have taken! My most recent favorite class at Road to California was the Photography for Quilts class with Gregory Case.
M: What is the funniest moment you have had happen while you were teaching?
AS: I really can’t think of anything that was the funniest moment, but in all my classes the sound of laughter can be heard in the classroom. I want my students not only to learn something new, but also to have fun!
M: Where have you traveled in your quilt teaching career? Any favorites?
AS: I have mostly traveled in the western part of the United States. I enjoy traveling to teach in Colorado. It’s like going home!
M: What was the last book you read, and who is your favorite author?
AS: I am currently reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. One of my favorite authors is L. M. Montgomery who wrote the Anne of Green Gables series.