A long time EQ user, Linda Erickson, was chosen as the Featured Quilter on the new Arizona Quilters website – a website that promotes quilting in Arizona. She has an interesting story as to how she got started quilting and credits many friends and tools along the way. We wanted to share a bit of her featured spot and her beautiful quilt gallery with all of you:

“Being a very pragmatic individual, I taught myself to piece and quilt using a self-instruction book purchased at WalMart.  After trying hand piecing and hand quilting, I deciding that machine work was just the thing for me. I joined the New Mexico Quilters’ Association and was inspired by its speakers and instructors to try bigger and better things and was surprised to start winning ribbons at the annual NM State Fair and NMQA shows.  I became heavily involved with the Albuquerque Biennial Fiber Arts Fiesta and continued to win awards.  Jane Hall honored me when she included my “Trailing the Snail” quilt in her Foundation Borders book.  The Electric Quilt Company’s EQ5/EQ6 programs became an integral part of my quilt design efforts, and I was excited when my “Remembering Rainbows” quilt was selected as a finalist in the “Do You EQ?” competition several years ago.  Even bigger thrills included having this quilt juried into the Houston show and winning Best of Show last year at the HSQG show.”

To read more, visit Linda’s article here then visit her gallery to see more of her beautiful quilts.

Congratulations Linda!