My name in print!

Today’s mail brought me something very special: my name in print! The brand new book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits, came today. Sweet hubby just couldn’t wait, and he tore open the package as soon as I told him what was inside. There she was: “Windblown” was smiling up at us from the front cover! I still can’t believe it! He flipped through the first few pages as quick … Continue reading

Time to Pre-Order Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits

Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits is now available for pre-order through the SAQA Bookstore ( I’m pretty eager to see it because “Windblown” is on the cover! Plus, I am a featured artist. What does that mean? I don’t exactly know, but it sounds pretty wonderful so I’m eager to find out! I was told that my quilts shown below will be in the book. Of course, other people … Continue reading

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

Broken Dishes by Maria Elkins

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2011 starts today! This is a fun opportunity to see loads of quilts without leaving the comfort of your own home. If you have a blog, I hope you might join in the fun, too. Since Mother’s Day was just a few days ago, I thought this would be a good time to share my “Broken Dishes” quilt. Traditional quilt blocks and their whimsical names … Continue reading

Broken Dishes shout out

Broken Dishes by Maria Elkins

Wayne Kollinger gave me a very nice shout out on his blog today. He saw my “Broken Dishes” quilt and really liked it. Wayne has a great blog that explores traditional quilt blocks. He stretches and distorts them, plays with the coloring, and shows how to draft them. I felt an immediate kinship with his website because I did computer drafting for 17 years. Thanks so much, Wayne! … Continue reading