Monday, April 23, 2012


Modern Quilting: DIY Discourse is finished!

I've spent the last year and a half researching and writing my thesis on the Modern Quilt Guild!  It has been a really fun experience - I got to meet 26 pretty cool ladies who told me all about their experiences as members of the MQG.  Mega-thanks to everyone who was part of this journey.  From the participants, to my committee, to the dogs, and to those who encouraged me to keep on trucking, it's much appreciated!

Huge thanks extended to the University of Nebraska, who in addition to my degree (fingers crossed, I guess since I haven't technically graduated yet), provided me with this token of their appreciation:

And all sarcasm aside, this thrilled me.  I saw Ms. Madeleine's pin last year and knew that nothing could stop me...It's the simple things in life (two years of work = pin = happy)...

If you are so inclined, feel free to read the beast HERE.


  1. Congrats Ellen! Love the pin perhaps I will pour a glass of red and sit down and read the 'beast ' ! Hows the postage stamp quilt going?

  2. Natasha...Probably reserve to bottle of red for the beast...The postage stamp quilt is 90% pieced. In classic Ellen fashion, I pretty much finished it and then wandered off!

    Hope the swoon is going well:) Can't wait to see it!