ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Monday, January 7, 2013

It's a Celebration!!

Join me in my celebration of my tenth and fifth anniversaries!  This month is my tenth year of teaching and the tenth year of selling Elaine Quehl's Hand-dyed Fabrics.  It also happens to be my fifth anniversary this month ... five years since I escaped my day job to do all this full-time.  While cleaning out my closet on New Year's Day I culled the business suits, dress pants and blouses that I have been keeping just in case I needed to go for a job interview. 

Tonight in celebration I gave away a copy of "Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World" and a meter of hand-dyed fabric at my lecture/trunk show at the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild.

Stay tuned for more give-aways on my blog this month.  Just warning you ahead of time!!  The first person to post a message to my blog when I announce the give-away will be the winner!

14 comments:

  1. That's fantastic, Elaine! Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you Judy, and Happy new Year to you and all my friends in Newfoundland!

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  2. Congratulations, Elaine! Best wishes for continued success and joy in your work!

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    1. Thanks Margaret ... all of these wishes right back at you :-)!

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  3. Congratulations, Elaine! I bet it felt like jumping off a cliff when you made the decision 5 years ago. So brave!

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    1. Thanks so much. Actually, I had just started a new job a few weeks before I became full-time. This new job made me feel like I had jumped off a cliff, or that I might jump off a cliff if I didn't escape it. Fortunately I had several gigs coming up so I knew I wouldn't be without any income. The rest is history.

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  4. Elaine enjoyed your talk and show last night at the OVQG Jan 8th meeting. I am looking to expand and move away from just making bed quilts. You are an inspiration. I look forward to taking some of your classes when we return from the our time south.

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by with your message Sandy. I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes, but in the mean time, enjoy your escape from winter!!

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  5. Elaine, I'm soooo glad your retirement to full-time studio art quilter/teacher/dyer has been successful for you. And just think how it has inspired and entertained a whole flock of us groupies!!! May it continue........
    Martha

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    1. Wow, I have groupies Martha? Thanks, as always, for your good wishes.

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  6. Super big Congrats to you Elaine!

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  7. Congratulations - TWICE, Elaine! You give us all hope. You really ARE an inspiration to all of us! Here's to many more years and many more happy anniversaries.

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    1. I'll drink to that Carolynn ... thanks for posting! All best wishes to you too!

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