Machine Quilting Unlimited

Machine Quilting Unlimited March/April 2015

I had a nice little pat on the back recently. Diane Doran of Machine Quilting Unlimited wanted to use an image of my quilt, “Strawberry Delight,” for a gallery of quilts featuring children. Of course I said, “Hmmm…let me think about it for a nanosecond…” Yep, I immediately said YES! A couple days ago I got the March/April 2015 issue in the mail and I flipped to pages 28-29 with … Continue reading

I’m a calendar girl on my first blogiversary

May page of Quilting Arts 2011 calendar

Today is my one year anniversary of starting my blog! I can’t believe I wrote 180 posts in that time. Today is also the first day of May, so thousands of people around the world are changing the page on their 2011 Quilting Arts calendar and seeing my “Strawberry Delight” quilt. (Unless, of course, they’re like me, and they forget to turn the page until half way through the month!) … Continue reading

Surprise prize package arrives!

Prize Package

I got a surprise knock on the door today. It was my faithful deliveryman dropping off this package from Quilting Arts. It’s the prize package that I won when they chose my quilt, “Strawberry Delight,” for the 2011 Quilting Arts calendar. How exciting! There was Jane Dunnewold’s “Art Cloth” which was on my Amazon wish list; the newest “Studio” magazine that I had not ordered yet; a slew of DVDs; … Continue reading

May 2011 Calendar Girl!

Strawberry Delight by Maria Elkins

Woohoo!!! Today Pokey Bolton talked about my quilt, “Strawberry Delight,” on her Quilting Arts blog. Her blog is unveiling the new 2011 Quilting Arts calendar which is now available for pre-order through Interweave. A lot of exciting quilts are going to be in this calendar. … Continue reading

2011 Quilting Arts Calendar Girl

Just found out that “Strawberry Delight” was chosen to be included in the 2011 Quilting Arts calendar. The theme of the contest was “Flavor of the Month” which made me think of the pictures I had taken of some little kids eating ice cream. I used a modified version my “Making Faces” technique to convert the photo into fabric. … Continue reading