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Hi, my name is Erika, welcome to my blog! I'm an artist, a collector of vintage sewing machines, and a total geek for color theory.
I inherited my love of art and sewing from my mother at a young age. My very first sewing projects as a kid were stuffed toys and doll clothing. From those first sewing projects I've learned all kinds of sewing techniques from garment construction and corsetry to fabric dyeing techniques and quilting. Currently I create and teach from my home in Chicago, Illinois.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Studio Arts from the College of Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1992.
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree majoring in Fiber Arts from the College of Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1997, and was a recipient of the Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award for excellence in undergraduate art.
The purpose of my blog is to connect with others who can relate to my obsessive-compulsive love of sewing, or collecting vintage stuff, to share what we're stitching and creating, and to learn from each other.
Seriously, I love making new sewing-friends, so please drop me a comment or an email if you'd like to say "hi"! Thanks so much for reading, and happy stitching!
You can read a little more about me here:
Modern Quilt Guild's Member Spotlight, Erika Mulvenna