Tuesday, September 4, 2018

It's time to Meet and Greet


Good morning everyone! I'm so excited to be part of this Meet and Greet.




A HUGE thanks to Benita from Victorian Quilt Designs for putting it all together. Over the course of the month of September, you get to meet some new friends. Check out their blogs and read their stories. Click on the button above or you can find the list of bloggers at this link.


If that's not enough excitement, there are PRIZES. Fabric prizes - now what could be better than fabric prizes. To enter, click on the button below or follow this link.





Sometimes, I'm not the best with technology so if those links don't work - bear with me and I'll try again.  Click on either the pictures or the word "link" and it should be OK.  Put a comment on the blog if it doesn't. I couldn't make it work on my iPad so had to borrow Dad's computer to finish off those links so if they don't work, I'll fix them when I get home.

For those of you who are new to my blog, here's a wee bit of information about me. I love blogging and I try to blog (entertain) my readers everyday. I mostly write about my trials and tribulations in the quilt world. At the moment, I'm do a decluttering with my parents, so the last couple of days have not been about quilting, but I'll be back in the quilt world in a couple of days.

I've been a quilter for twenty years and with the exception of owning a quilt store, I think I've pretty much touched almost all aspects of quilting. I'm a long arm quilter with a computerized long arm (new to me) which is another whole story! I make custom quilts for people mostly with clothing (ties, T-shirts, shirts, you name it!) which I love to do. I design and sew quilts for a variety of magazines both in Canada and the United States. There are a number of quilts coming out in future issues so watch for my name (Elaine Theriault). I do try to alert my readers when they come out, but I don't always get to it.

Let's see - I also teach quite a bit in my local area and do guild presentations (I've got FOUR this month). I love going to sewing retreats and hosting sewing days at my home studio. Oh gosh - I do guest blog on QUILTsocial.com (search for my name on that site - there is some amazing tutorials there) and I'm a freelance educator for SVP (Husqvarna Viking and PFAFF).  Wow - how do I fit all that in?

And to top it off, I have a list of UFOs that I'm madly trying to complete before the end of the year. This blog is all about the fun and not so fun part of doing all that and trying to meet some crazy deadlines.

Just a quick note about my favorite quilt - the pixelated apple that you saw on the main page. I love little squares - LOVE little squares. This was my first pixelated quilt and I can't wait to get started on my next one. If you want to see how that apple quilt came together, use the tag (on the right hand side) called pixel quilts or just type in pixel quilts in the search bar and you'll see the progress.  I already have my next pixel quilt ready to go. I should say that the pattern is done, the fabrics need to be pulled.

For those that are interested, I also have a separate post for today that is very quilt related. Oh boy - you need to read that story. Let's say that the apple didn't fall far from the tree in our house.

On that note, welcome to my blog and I hope you'll come back and check out the craziness that happens each day in my studio.

Have a super day!!!

Ciao!!!

34 comments:

  1. I didn't know that you did trunk shows! I'm thinking you're in Southern Ontario?....if so, I'll pass your name along to my Guild :)

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    1. Sandra - yes - I have about 4 or 5 different topics. My e-mail is elainetheriault@gmail.com.

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    2. I've just joined the Twilight Guild in Simcoe and see that you will be there on Monday.....and I have a previous commitment! I'm sorry to miss meeting you, hopefully another time.

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    3. Sandra -- OH too bad. Well there will be always be another time.

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  2. Oh it sounds like your a quilter after my own heart.

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    1. Calicojoan! Yes - quilting is just about having fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I've followed you for a while! I've always loved your blog name ... glad to see you part of the M&G today! :)

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    1. Thanks Denise. It was great to meet others and thanks for following me!

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  4. Congratulations on keeping up with life as you also make quilts! You allow every quilter I know to relate to you. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Jennifer. Thanks for your kind words. Yes - it's not just about the quilting - it's about how to fit quilting into our lives. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Grussick - thanks! Maybe accomplished, but it's never enough! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Its a pleasure to meet you! Love your pixalated apple!

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    1. Amy - thanks. The pixelated apple was so much fun. WEll I say that now that I'm done. It was loads of work. But the end result is so worth it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Lovely to meet you and your blog. Love your projects.

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    1. Tammy - thanks. So glad I could entertain you for a bit. Hopefully you'll be back.

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  8. We have T-shirt quilts and longarms in common. I'll leave you to the pixel quilts!! I would need a design wall for something like that.

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    1. T-shirt quilts and long arms! Yes - anything to keep ourselves amused! The pixel quilts are so much fun. No design wall needed. Happy stitching

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  9. I read your blog first every day.you are such an inspiration to me. BTW, does your pixillated Apple quilt have a pattern? I love it.

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    1. Cappy --- thanks! My blog inspires me and so glad to know it inspires you! The pixelated apple quilt was from a workshop with Tamara Kate (from Ottawa). There is a website that will pixelate anything (for a small fee) if you want. Or if you're handy with photoshop, you can pixelate anything on your own. Let me know if you want more info. And thanks for following!

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  10. Nice to meet you Elaine! I'm a follower now, ready to read your next quilted related adventures!

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    1. Welcome to my blog. So glad to have you along!

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  11. The apple immediately caught my eye with all of the tiny pieces. That is amazing. I will have to keep my eye open for your work,

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    1. Thanks Needled Mom!! Those tiny little squares are super fun. Time consuming - BUT fun. Thanks for stopping by. Elaine

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  12. You sound like your whole life is quilting. And isn’t that so much fun!

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    1. Bonnie -- you have NO IDEA. I get up and quilt, have breakfast and quilt some more, and so on throughout the entire day! It's great and I'm very blessed. Thanks for stopping by! Elaine

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  13. Wow, you are one busy lady! Nice to meet you, visiting from the Meet and Greet.

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    1. Carole -- thanks so much for stopping by. Yep - busy busy busy! If I wasn't I'd probably die!

      Hope you weathered the storm OK. Elaine

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  14. You do many amazing things--and it sounds like you are enjoying them--your apple quilt is great!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  15. Cute apple quilt! I have a pixelated quilt on my to do list. It is a flower. Did you enjoy doing yours?

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  16. Cute pixel quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Nice to 'meet' someone from not too far away (I'm in Lindsay). I can't imagine making a quilt with all those itty bitty pieces - good for you!

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  18. I did click on the link to made sure it worked even though after several weeks I thought it probably did. You are certainly into quilting is so many ways - quilting does get into the blood. I'm off to check out the pixelated apple.

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  19. I love little squares, too Elaine!
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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