Hi and welcome my Grow your Blog post for the Grow your blog party hosted by the lovely Vicki of 2 Bags Full! For those of you who are here for the first time here is a little about me! My name is Elise Lea and I am a wife to a pilot named Jesse, mother to a miniature pinscher named Raptor, an avid quilter and a fabric addict.
I created this blog as a way to keep to get more involved in the quilting community and as a sort of record to keep track of and share my creations. I would love to turn my quilting into some sort of a business and for me this was the first step in doing so.
Before blogging I did do some sewing as well as other art related things such as working with my mother in law to create a Dr. Seuss room for my nephews. We painted murals on the walls and I made quilts and pillowcases for their beds.
Some fun facts about me:
I grew up (and currently reside) in Minnesota and we get some of the coldest temperatures on record – for example today the high is -2˚ F (-19˚ C) and this is not including the wind chill….my husband grew up in the Caribbean – Lets just say we are both looking forward to moving somewhere much warmer.
This year I entered my Sun Burst quilt into my first quilt show (and it got accepted)!
I recently received my first commission. These rainbow star quilted pillowcases.
Even more recently (okay yesterday) I released by first quilting pattern I titled Gray Matter. It was such an awesome feeling and without blogging I probably never would have had the courage and support to try such a thing.
Currently I am working with these fabrics to create a new quilt!
I am coming up on my first year of blogging and I look forward to seeing what new adventures await me in the next year! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and check out my blog be sure to go over to 2 Bags Full and check out some of the other awesome bloggers!!