Saturday, July 30, 2016

Get to know the QQQ's: Roni from Roni G's Quiltings

Hi! I'm Roni Granot and my shop is RoniGsQuiltings 

How did you come up with your shop name?
I wanted to have "Roni G" in my shop's name; and this was the combination Etsy allowed me J

Where do you live? 
I live in Ra'anana, a small town in the center of Israel 

When did you start making quilts? Or, when did you become interested in quilt-related items (fabric, patterns, etc)?
I started making quilts in 2004. I saw on TV the film "How to Make an American Quilt" and I knew immediately that I have to learn to quilt. Before that I took some courses in sculpturing, painting and jewelry – but never lasted more than a year.

Tell us about your first quilt or other important first in your sewing life.
My first quilt was a small sampler (6 squares), hand sewn and hand quilted because my teacher believes in learning the basics first (or as she said it- you need to learn how to walk before you start running).  

What inspires you?
Colors, nature, fabrics, patterns.

Do you have any other hobbies? Pets? A garden, kids, or volunteer activities? 
I have 3 cats ( Glen, Stella and Becks) and a dog (Swampy). The cats love to sit on my quilts. Any quilt. Or even just on a pile of fabrics.
I used to do puzzles (jigsaws) but I don't have the time for it now. There is one puzzle I saw once on the internet and I hope to do it one day – a cat on a quilt.
Traveling – I traveled in New Zealand 7 years ago, and after passing by a quilt shop I decided to make a quilt when I'll get back home. So I started buying FQ whenever I saw a shop and a year after I returned I made a wall hanging out of all the fabrics. Now I have to do something to remind me of my trip to Norway and the trip to Iceland. 

Do you do any charity sewing?
Not at the moment

Running an Etsy shop means you wear many hats in one day. How do Etsy activities impact your other life activities, such as work, family, other activities?
My Etsy shop is not very active. I work full time and doing other jobs from home in the evening and weekend – so I don't have much time to sew.

How do you plan your projects?
I don’t really plan my projects – sometimes I can work on a project from start to finish, and sometimes I'll finish most of the top and then let it sit for a while until I'll find the perfect fabric for the border or until I'll decide what I want it to really look like. 

Facebook: Ronigquilting
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  1. Thanks for sharing Roni! I love your use of color in the quilts that you've shared.

  2. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Roni! I enjoyed learning about all your pets and how you started quilting. I also enjoyed reading the page about your city, Ra'anana.
    Thank you for all you do to promote our team. It is a joy to share our Facebook page activities with you. ♥

  3. Roni, thanks for sharing your story, always great to get to know our teamie better, love the colours you use in your quilts and great to see your furbaby family too.

  4. I'm a cat person so I love your kitty quilt best!
    We must have had the same teacher (only kidding) My
    first quilt was also hand sewn and quilted. It's now
    hiding in the back of my closet.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love that cat quilt! Thanks for sharing your story!

  6. neat idea about buying a fat quarter whenever you travel! Of course it would be so hard to buy only one! :)