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.
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.
A few Taza swatches to whet your appetite:
And here is Nicole’s finished quilt:
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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