Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilter's Meet & Greet


Welcome to Elm Street Quilts!  I'm happy to be one of the bloggers participating in the Bloggers's Meet and Greet.  You can find more about this month long event, meet new bloggers and earn entries for a fabulous prize by heading over here to the main event page!

Whether you are a first time visitor or have been a reader for awhile (thank you for that!), I hope you'll find plenty of inspiration and motivation on my site.


I've been quilting for over 20 years - my love of quilting starting when I created bed quilts for each of my kids. My kids are now all in their 20s and are still my favorite people to make quilts for.  My blog is a journal of all my quilting projects along with tutorials, QALs and the monthly goal setting link-up.

Random - a pillow
Need a bit of incentive to make progress on your UFOs (unfinished objects) or WIPs (works in progress)?  Check out One Monthly Goal.  Each month, share on your blog or on Instagram your goal for that month - anything making with fabric and/or thread/yarn qualifies.  Return at the end of the month to share your success and enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsors.  Read about the overall event here and (if you read this post on or before September 7), just the September One Monthly goal link-up!


While I have UFOs littering my sewing space, I do tend to finish quilts.  One of my recent finishes was called Encouragement (see the blog post) made for my daughter's teacher upon my daughter's high school graduation.  I love this quilts for many reasons beyond the special person I made it for.  To quilt, I used a combination of straight line quilting and then some FMQing, a technique I've used on a couple of quilts so far.


I also love it because of the bright colors (Alison Glass Sunprint 2018), loving them so much that I gathered up all the scraps for my current WIP  my double wedding ring.



I love posting tutorials and you can find dozens on my site.  (Check out the tutorials tab to see them all.)   Make a fabric postcard, a simple zipped bag, install a zipper in a pillow back or learn about spiral quilting!

Top row: fabric postcardzipper in a pillow back
Bottom Row:
zipped bag, spiral quilting

Each year, I run at least one QAL or swap.  Earlier this year, it was a fabric postcard swap.  Next year, I'm collaborating with a friend for a QAL.  We've not yet announced the details but plan to do so soon.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll be back.  I really enjoy connecting with other quilters!  Subscribe to my newsletter in order to not miss anything!


Now don't forget to go enter for your chance to win the grand prize !  (Note, you earn an entry each time you click on the image on a participating blog (one entry / specific blog) so make sure you look for the image and click!)


And check out the Meet & Greet to meet some other bloggers!




Have a wonderful day! Patty

47 comments:

  1. Your quilts are gorgeous. I'm working on one similar to your "Encouragement" quilt right now.

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  2. I am a follower of your blog and always look forward to your new posts. I especially love your Encouragement quilt and your double wedding ring quilt. The colors are just gorgeous on both and I look forward to seeing how you quilt the DWR. In fact, I am inspired to make a quilt using grey as the background like you did.

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  3. I love learning more about you! and that your kids are still you favorite to make quilts for ( me too!)

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  4. I have followed you for a long time, mostly lurking. It's nice to see a picture of you!! Thanks for being part of the hop.
    xx, Carol

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  5. I have followed you for some time, and hope you get new readers with the Meet and Greet!!

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  6. Pleased to meet you, Patty! It's always a pleasure to learn about quilters who so generously share their talents and abilities with others. Thank you! :)

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  7. Encouragement is wonderful! thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  8. I'm looking forward to your progress on your wedding ring quilt, Patty - loveliness!!
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  9. Hi Patty! This is so fun - I love reading about my blogging friends. I was blissfully unaware, but this is the third fun email I got to open with the same topic. You know how much I appreciate your tips - especially your floppy feathers one!! You've opened for me the whole arena of FMQing. Imagine having that on your professional vitae - you deserve it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. Nice to meet you, Patty! I enjoy reading your blog posts, and seeing the photos of your beautiful quilted creations. Thanks for sharing! Sharon

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  11. I really enjoy your projects and your blog, Patty! I participated in your Improv QAL last year and loved it!

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  12. I just love following your blog. Love all your projects. It's so much fun to see what you are working on.

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  13. You are such an amazing quilter, Patty. I love seeing what you create and wish I had just a bit of your talent. The Double Wedding Ring quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. So nice to learn more about you. I've followed your blog posts and enjoy them. Thanks!

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  15. It's been a pleasure to meet you and see your beautiful quilts.

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  16. Thanks for participating in the Meet and Greet. I appreciate the tutorials that you post on your blog. LOVE the variety of bag options you offer!!

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  17. Looking forward to see what your QAL will be. And are you doing Bag It again this year?

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  18. I love those Hexies. My favorites.

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  19. Awesome post, Patty! I enjoyed it very much! XO

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  20. Great photo of you, Patty! Nice to see your beautiful work again!

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  21. Your double wedding quilt is fantastic! I am so happy to meet you!

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  22. Hi, Patty -- the Meet & Greet is such a nice way to not only meet new-to-me bloggers but also to get to know others better. As you know, I'm a confirmed OMG participant (and I'm about 1/3 through with my September project).

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  23. Oh, fun, I didn't know you had older children. I like the way the double wedding ring was made.

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  24. Thank you; I will have a wonderful day even through the rain. :) Love the bright colors in your quilts. I was really glad to meet you.

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  25. It's sew nice to meet you, thanks for letting me visit. I love your Double Wedding Ring quilt.

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  26. I enjoy following along with your posts. You are always so enthusiastic about sharing quilting.

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  27. Hi Patty, so nice to know more about you! Thanks for running the OMG ;)

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  28. Hello Patty! Nice to meet you and to see all the beautiful creations made by your talented hands. Wow!

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  29. Nice to meet you. Love your quilts. Especially the EPP pillow with hand stitching details. It is gorgeous.

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  30. You are new to me, so--nice to meet you!
    barbkaup(at(yahoo)dot)(com)

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  31. The OMG has been such fun and a great help in keeping me focused on my UFOs. It's always fun to see what you are working on.

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  32. Your fabulous quilts have inspired me for years! You have a great blog with so much inspiration!

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  33. I love the greys and bright colors. Very inspirational!

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  34. As a beginner quilter I enjoyed reading your helpful hints😊

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  35. I've been following you for a short time via Blpglovin'and enjoy it very, very much. Did you design your own Double Wedding Ring pattern or are you using a commerical one? I want to make one very much. I enjoyed the quilts you chose to highlight today. Thanks for participating in the hop and I hope you get many more followers.

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  36. I have participated in several of your QALs and they are always wonderful. Your projects are always beautiful.

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  37. Hi Patty,
    I occasionally visited your blog before I really started quilting. Last year I enjoyed joining in with Bag It, and I’m wondering if you are doing it again this year? And, indeed, I’ve been following you since Bag It. And of course, as you might remember I thoroughly enjoyed making the Coffee Koozie you showed us recently!
    It was really lovely to learn more about you, and maybe next month I might be ready to join in with OMG! 😊
    Barbara x

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  38. Have been a follower for good while. Love your Blog, & all the info & fun you share! Always feels like I just spent time with a good friend. Thank you for all you do :)

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  39. Nice to meet you again, Patty. We were part of the 2016 quilt bloggers group. I love your use of bright colors and solids. Nice job. :)

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  40. Hi, Patty ~ Love your quilts ~ So colorful! Nice to meet you ~ I might just join up with One Monthly Goal someday soon. :)

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  41. I've participated in your One Monthly Goal link up last year but life just seemed to get in the way. I have to say, I did get projects completed. It was nice to have that little bit of incentive!

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  42. Enjoyed my visit with you - and peeking through some of your designs and tutorials...thank you!

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  43. Wonderful tutorial on wavy laines, and the last photo with the wide "waves" is superb.

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  44. I've been a followerer for a while now Patty but it was still interesting to read this post! Your work is inspirational :-)

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  45. I've dropped by from time to time to check out OMG from other bloggers links. I certainly have enough UFO's to join in, if I could only master Instagram. I've signed up for your newsletter.
    Pat

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