About

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Welcome I am “SOLA”, Analyst, Fabric lover, Quilt designer and totally obsessed with all things quilting. I have always been fascinated with sewing and for as long as I can remember, I’ve harbored the dream of becoming a fashion designer.

In 2012, after completing my Master’s degree in Management, I got my first sewing machine with the aim of teaching myself to sew. Somewhere along the line I came across Quilting and I was so intrigued by the amazing things that could be accomplished with fabric.

In 2013, I decided to learn more about Quilting and invested in a basic quilting kit (ruler, rotary cutter and a 12 x 18” cutting mat).  Although I was still on the look out for a short course on dress making, I didn’t find any with convenient timing to combine with my job. Fortunately, I found a beginner Patchwork and Quilting evening classes at Morley College Westminster London which was only a walking distance from my office at the time. Shortly after completing the course I relocated back to Nigeria.

In 2014, I began trying to quilt actively and I made a couple of Minis which I made into throw pillows for my family house. Currently, I am learning new techniques, perfecting my accuracy and experimenting with various Quilting designs. My goal is to make quilting a popular craft in Nigeria, inspire and teach many to love quilting as much as I do.

My new philosophy…when you can’t find the words, just DESIGN OUT LOUD!!! Needless to say, I am finding my voice in quilting and I invite you to share my awesome adventure in Quilt-land. Let’s learn, share, and bask in “Quiltiness” together 🙂

Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co was named after my parents and this blog is an avenue of sharing my love of Quilting with you. I hope we have a nice time sharing and learning together so welcome again!

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Mojisola

    Hi Sola, it’s great to find you. I’ve been looking for a fellow Nigerian that is crazy about quilting..so I’m excited by what you do. Looking forward to meeting you in person.

    • alicesamuelsquiltco

      Oh this is great, very great! We certainly should meet ????

  2. Hi Sola, ekele! I came over to take a look after Melanie posted a link to your blog. I lived and worked in London for 25 years and made my first quilt there, and the photo on the wall above your beautiful nautical quilt caught my eye straight away. Now I live and quilt in Australia. My father worked in Nigeria for 5 years as a young man, first in Owerri and then Port Harcourt. He says it’s a beautiful country, and the people are very creative. I shall bookmark your blog and visit again soon. Kate

    • Hi Kate, Ekale! Thanks for stopping by and checking my page. I lived in London for only about a year after relocating from Aberdeen Scotland and it was in London that I learnt to Quilt too. Thanks for your lovely comment about my quilt 🙂 That is amazing that your father lived in Nigeria! I have never been to Owerri just Port Harcourt and yes it is a beautiful country and the people are very creative but I might be biased! Thanks and I’ll be visiting your blog too

  3. Peter A.

    Fascinating stuffs. I’m hooked on here….

  4. Thanks for telling us a bit more about you. I was confused about your name — was it Alice or Sola? 🙂 I get it now. I also wonder what type of analyst you are. I did investment management for many years. I look forward to getting to know you better.

    • Thanks a lot Melanie, I always write my name after every post so I thought it was clear enough but I guess not. I’m glad for the opportunity to share and learn more about others. I’m a business analyst but I’m currently working as a computer systems analyst☺

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