Introducing Nicole Brouillette: A Back to School Sewer for Quiltmaker

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. We got a great response, and it’s been my pleasure to work with the six women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you, one each day, as part of the QM Back to School Party.

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The maker of today’s featured quilt is QM reader/sewer Nicole Brouillette from Cottonwood, California. You can see some of Nicole’s quilts on her Facebook quilt album.

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NIcole Brouillette

Nicole sewed with fabrics from the line Taza by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit.

 

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A few Taza swatches to whet your appetite:

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PWDF090Yellow Introducing Nicole Brouillette: A Back to School Sewer for QuiltmakerPWDF111Neutral Introducing Nicole Brouillette: A Back to School Sewer for Quiltmaker

And here is Nicole’s finished quilt:

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Dozens of Daisies made from Taza by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit. Quilt made by Nicole Brouillette.

 

freespirit 2004 Introducing Nicole Brouillette: A Back to School Sewer for Quiltmaker

Nicole is 25 years old and has been quilting for about five years. We thought she was perfect to bring a youthful element to our project! Here’s some of what Nicole had to share:

When I got the email saying that I was chosen to participate in the Back to School event I was so excited! This is the first time a magazine is showing something that I have worked on. It was so much fun telling my family about it because they were as excited as I was.

I learned that five other ladies would be working on the project as well and we immediately connected with each other via email and then more conveniently through Facebook. It has really opened my eyes to the large community of quilters and how fun it is to share the process with others.

It has been very exciting to see the little blurps on Facebook and Quiltmaker announcing the event…and now it is finally here. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

I most enjoyed getting to know the ladies who worked on the project with me. We have become friends and I know we will stay in touch after the event is over…in fact we are already discussing a block exchange!

I learned that applique is not as scary or daunting a task as I thought it would be. The process went much faster then I expected. The pattern was a lot of fun!

Getting to know Nicole has been a delight. Quiltmaker extends its sincere thanks to her for the hard work and enthusiasm she has invested in the Back to School project.

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About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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13 Responses to Introducing Nicole Brouillette: A Back to School Sewer for Quiltmaker

  1. Sandie J. says:

    Nicole – This is a fantastic quilt. It looks like it would be great in a little girls “Big Girls Room”. You are an awesome quilter. The whole quilting world is at your fingertips and it looks like you are touching all of it. The best to you always.

  2. MarciaW says:

    This is a lovely quilt with lots of Zazz

  3. Debi Montgomery says:

    I agree about the appliqué part! I found it faster and much easier than I expected. I have always steered away from it, this was a fun and easy project to accomplish.

  4. Nicole says:

    Thank you for all of the encouraging comments! You have all made me feel so great! It was a lot of fun working on this project, but getting to hear the comments from all of you just puts the icing on the cake!

  5. Johanna says:

    I picked out two of the patterns to print so I have something to go by in color and yours was one. Love the colors. So spring like.

  6. Shaleen says:

    Nicole this is so cool! I’m so proud of you! Your hobbie is awsome! I can’t wait for my next quilt you make me! Ha love you sis! Love Ween!

  7. grace says:

    I enjoyed looking at this quilt it’s fresh and pretty and would be delightful to use, great choices and good work, Nicole! You have made a lovely quilt and it was good to hear your experience of taking on the task for Quiltmaker. Thanks for sharing it with us, your story is very encouraging to me.

  8. MarciaW says:

    Taza is a great fabric for this quilt.

  9. Jennifer Stevens says:

    Welcome Nicole, we are very excited to have you here. It is very nice to see another 20-something aged person to connect with concerning quilts/quilting. It isn’t too often I go to a quilt store and see someone my own age and it is nice to know I am not the only one!! Happy quilting!!

  10. Donna Amos says:

    Nicole, your quilt is lovely. I am so glad to see a young woman being interested in quilting. It is really a lot of fun and so many nice people with quilting interests to meet.
    I find that you never stop learning, always something new to try, and it is always exciting to plan your next quilt.

  11. Denise says:

    I love the colors that you picke out for this project.

  12. tina hatch says:

    I am new to the internet quilt comunity and think it is very brave and great that a young woman of nicole’s age is in to this craft and participates in these projects. I enjoyed her bio- and her quilt image, very sweet. I wish my nieces were interested in quilting with me.

  13. jackieferrebee@sbcglobal.net says:

    Good Job it is very interesting to see the same quilt in so many different colors. I think this color comb would be good for my granddaughter.
    Jackie Ferrebee

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