Elaine Swatniki's Profile

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I have always loved to make things. I made my first clay pot in nursery school and years later became a professional potter. As my son was growing up I made most of the gifts I gave while making log cabin quilts for all my relatives, shirts for my husband and son and skirts and vests for me. I then went to college, majored in English and minored in art, trying wood carving, jewelry making, and sculpture along the way. I have returned to two of my first loves; sewing and quilting and am enjoying my new freedom after retiring from education.

I love the feel of textiles and the clean fresh smell of cotton. I love the rainbow effect of the color wheel when walking into a quilt shop, bolt upon bolt of color bleeding into color. I love seeing a perfect quarter inch seam and the furrow it makes. I love taking pieces and making wholes-there is nothing I don't love about the…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 8
  • Joined November 19, 2010

Favorite materials

Cotton, good, cotton, Nothing, feels, better, than, quality, materials

About

I have always loved to make things. I made my first clay pot in nursery school and years later became a professional potter. As my son was growing up I made most of the gifts I gave while making log cabin quilts for all my relatives, shirts for my husband and son and skirts and vests for me. I then went to college, majored in English and minored in art, trying wood carving, jewelry making, and sculpture along the way. I have returned to two of my first loves; sewing and quilting and am enjoying my new freedom after retiring from education.

I love the feel of textiles and the clean fresh smell of cotton. I love the rainbow effect of the color wheel when walking into a quilt shop, bolt upon bolt of color bleeding into color. I love seeing a perfect quarter inch seam and the furrow it makes. I love taking pieces and making wholes-there is nothing I don't love about the sewing/quilting process-except maybe the ripping:)

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