Andrea Stracke
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Hello from Germany

Started Apr 13, 2011 0 Replies

My name is Andrea and I am an avid hand quilter from Germany. I have started quilting more than 20 years ago and I am specialized on hand quilting and doing traditional wholecloth quilts. I feel very…Continue


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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am an avid handquilter and I do traditional wholecloth quilts, completely done by hand. I feel very inspired by the quilts of the British Quilt Tradition.
How many quilts have you made?
around 50
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I make quilts and I also enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
since 1989
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
Because I am born to...
Do you have a website?

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At 10:32am on April 19, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Andrea.  Hope your day is delightful...

At 11:42am on April 16, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
I finally found the pencils this morning in a small art store. I bought 2 to try out. A white and a red. Don't know when I'll get to try them, but at least I have them for when I need them. Thanks for the recommendation.
At 8:39pm on April 15, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
Hi Andrea. I looked for the watercolor pencils you mentioned this morning. The store that I went to didn't have them. I'm going to keep looking for them in the local stores, but I probably will order them from an online store. We live in a small town so there aren't a lot of craft/art stores to choose from.
At 9:56am on April 15, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
Thanks Andrea. I'm looking forward to trying the watercolor pencils. Is there a particular brand that you like to use. I'm going out shopping this afternoon and I'm going to try to find some watercolor pencils to try.
At 7:25am on April 15, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
I've never tried watercolor pencils to mark with. Do the marks come out easily when you are done quilting? On dark fabrics I use Berol Prismacolor pencils. Or if I have a pattern to transfer I use Saral transfer paper to transfer the design and touch it up with the Prismacolor pencils. Both of these type of markings have been easy to remove so far. Next time I do a light colored quilt I'll have to try the method that you use.Thanks.
At 5:01pm on April 14, 2011, Pam Bellis said…


I've never used either of those battings. Do they quilt easily? Usually my thread used depends on the project. I've used several different brands. One of my favorites is SULKY 12 weight cotton thread. That's what I'm going to use in the quilt that i just basted. How do you mark your quilt tops?

At 4:55pm on April 14, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
Hi Andrea. I just started a group for whole cloth quilts. I thought it would be a good place to talk about whole cloth quilts, trade tips or ideas. Or whatever anyone wants.
At 5:58pm on April 13, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
I went to your website to see your quilts. They are gorgeous!! Your stitches are so very tiny and even. I love them all and could not choose a favorite. What is your favorite batting to use? I like Quilter's Dream cotton batting in the request loft. It is very thin and easy to quilt through.
At 7:58am on April 13, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
Welcome! I also love hand quilting and whole cloth quilts. Do you have any pictures of your quilts? I love the Durham quilts. I think that they are so beautiful. I also love the hand quilting of France. I bought a book titled: Quilts of Provence, by Kathryn Berenson. The quilts in the book are gorgeous. Have you ever seen that book?

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