Blogs and Quilting and moreSeptember 10th, 2011 | Posted by in Inspiration | Quilting | Uncategorized
I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, but I have had a few projects saved up to share. But first, I’m excited that my friend Tricia started a blog, so I want to welcome her to blogland!! Tricia, I hope you truly enjoy blogging about all the quilting I know you love! I look forward to reading your posts at FreshRaspberryQuilts.blogspot.com…you’ve already got a great start!
If you’re here from the Small Blog Meet, welcome!! I’m Emma. I’ve been a quilter for I don’t know for sure, but about 12 years. I have a little etsy shop called Quilties, that keeps me making fun little projects. But most of the things I quilt aren’t for the shop, I really just love to quilt. I always have way too many projects going at once. And by that I mean that every time I make my “To Do” list, it’s at least 20 projects deep! Some of them don’t get finished, but most of them eventually do! I blame my project ADD on the fact that I’m squeezing in quilting in the short spare moments I have apart from my 2 boys (10 and 4) and busy husband, my graphic design business and the housework, yard & garden.
I belong to the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild and a small group formed from that and I almost always have something to share at our monthly meetings. Right now we’re all looking forward to our AQS quilt show coming the end of this month! It’s a really awesome national show, which our guild just happens to get to share. I have several quilts that will be in that guild show, but two I have to finish before the deadline, so we’ll see if they get in!
Just last month we had the Iowa State Fair to show quilts in. Here’s what that’s like…
(Go ahead and click the photo to see it bigger, it will open a new window) Mine is the second from the right, the on-point starburst sampler. Yeah, they pack lots in, right?! It was kind of a fun treasure hunt to find your own quilts among the masses. The tiger on the floor is mine.
That’s my only ribbon, on the crazy quilt pillow I made for Project Quilting last season. (I love Project Quilting at Kim’s Crafty Apple, by the way, if you don’t know what it is yet, be sure to check it out whenever she starts it up again…very fun weeklong challenges!)
Some of my friends did very well! Veronica got three ribbons on her three entries, including this blue!
My newest quilting friend, Linda (her blog is Flourishing Palms) also got the blues.
Isn’t this one gorgeous?! Don’t think it’s mine, Linda Hungerford made this one too!
And here is Tricia, with her ribbon-winning quilt behind her and cute, funny face!
Oh, I was going to show you some bags I’ve been working on lately, but it’s getting late! I better save that for the next blog post! But thanks for reading this far, new friends and old…I’d love it if you came back to see, so if you haven’t already, join up with me or subscribe or even just email me at emma(at)quilties.com so we can keep in touch!
p.s. Here’s what Brennan and I saw on our way to his preschool this morning!