See my work in Houston

If you’re going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year, be sure to look for my quilt, Little Punkin. It will be in the Art Miniature category, and it won an award! I won’t know which one until tonight. If you see it there, can you take a picture for me and email it to me? Thanks! … Continue reading

Slideshow from memorial service

This is the slideshow from sweet hubby’s memorial service. Flipagram / Flipagram – via Iframely Your Love Broke Through by Keith Green Like a foolish dreamer trying to build a highway to the sky All my hopes would come tumbling down And I never knew just why Until today, when you pulled away the clouds That hung like curtains on my eyes Well I’ve been blind all these wasted years … Continue reading

Thank you

Thank you so much for all the love and support you have given me and my family during this time of upheaval in our lives. Sweet hubby was such an integral part of my life and our daughters’ lives. It is hard to even imagine life without him, and yet we are unwavering in our belief that our Heavenly Father cares for us even in this — maybe I should … Continue reading

Home

Today my sweet hubby, Dave, went to be home with the Lord. It was unexpected, and he will be greatly missed. If you were ever at one of my lectures or workshops, know that Dave was a big part of each one of those. It is because of him that I traveled to speak and teach. He was my chauffeur, my pack mule, my chief cheerleader. He believed in me. … Continue reading

A little less play, a little more work

It’s about time for me to report back on my “clean the studio” task. I’m happy to say that I’ve played a little less the last few days so I could work on cleaning the studio. Again, why? Why do I let it get this way? Who knows if I will ever quit letting my studio become unusable. But in the meantime, I actually did some work! Sometimes it is … Continue reading

All play and no work

It’s been all play and no work lately. Isn’t that what grandmas do? So, how does my studio get so messed up if I’m not even doing anything in there? Well, I need some major motivation! I figure if I tell you how messy my studio is, then I’ll have an urgent reason to get it cleaned up, just so I can report back in a few days. So here … Continue reading

A little punkin surprise!

Little Punkin by Maria Elkins, © 2015

The weather is getting cooler and I’m eager for some yummy pumpkin-flavored treats — maybe a steaming pumpkin spice latte or some warm pumpkin pie with real whipped cream. Well, today I received a little punkin surprise that I want to share with you! I got an email announcing that my quilt, Little Punkin, won an award at IQA’s judged show in Houston!!! I won’t know which award it won … Continue reading

Updated Quiltmaker’s Documentation form

As you may know, every time I speak or teach at a quilt guild, I always encourage people to take the time to document their quilts. Because of this, I have developed a Quiltmaker’s Documentation form that I distribute freely. The form helps you remember all the little details about your quilt, all the information that you will want to pass on down to your children when they inherit your … Continue reading