Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet & Greet

Welcome to the 2018 Online Quilters Meet & Greet! Check out the source of all the fun at Benita Skinner's Creative Space. Then hop on over to the participating blogs for inspiration and to get to know all the participating quilters. What's more, there a wonderful Grand Prize that you can earn a chance to win from each blog you visit. The winner will be selected October 1.


I suppose it's proper that I introduce myself. This is what my family and I look like when we're all cleaned up and coordinated. I'm a stay at home of this crew (Bryce-8, Linnea-5, Cade-2, Declan-1). My primary responsibility is to make sure that I have four kiddos intact at the start and end of each day. It's harder than it sounds! Before that, I was a first and second grade teacher. Now I have redirected my teaching prowess toward adults with whom I share my passion for quilting.


While I focus mainly on the modern aesthetic here, I love all forms of quilting. I'm an avid fabric collector and project starter. I adore quilting as a creative and social outlet, and much appreciate a brief distraction from diapers and dishes. I've been quilting for over a decade and have the honor of being an Aurifil Artisan and Quilt Photography Company Brand Ambassador.

Around here, I've gathered up some fun opportunities for you. If you're like me, and always in the mood for a fresh project and opportunity for show and tell, peruse my Linky Party Listing and directory of free Quilt Alongs. Speaking of Quilt Alongs, I'm hosting the Wonderland Quilt Along at this very blog. It's not to late to check out the tutorial posts, join the Facebook groupdownload the patterns, and finish your quilt in time to win some sweet prizes including a large spool collection of Aurifil thread.


I'm so happy you've stopped by and hope you'll do it again. An easy way to do that is to follow me on Bloglovin' or via e-mail using the sidebar.

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I also hang out on Instagram and Facebook, if that's more your speed.

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24 comments:

  1. Sweet family! Enjoyed stopping by and 'meeting' you today! :)

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  2. Your 'wonderland' quilt is delightful. Nice to 'meet' you Afton!

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  3. Did someone say Fun. Very unique.

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  4. Great pic! Your quilt is delightful! Thank you, Susan

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  5. It has been fun reading more about you, Afton. You do have your hands full with four little ones, but am so glad that you can still find time for your beautiful quilting.

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  6. Nice to meet you, again. I love that family photo--you are ageless!

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  7. What a lovely family to quilt for!! That quilt is just darling. Have fun with the Meet and Greet!

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  8. Lovely to meet you and your blog. Super cute pattern for the Wonderland quilt a long.

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  9. BEautiful Family - and so funny - make sure they are intact and the beginning and end of the day.... That I totally understand! Love your quilts!

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  10. Great to know more about you! Love your Wonderland Quilt Along

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  11. Afton, you have a beautiful family. I'm thrilled you have another educational endeavor in educating adults with quilting. I admire your being a stay-at-home mom. I knew that I was not meant to do that. I needed a break from my children. I was eager to see them first thing in the morning and even more eager after the work break to get back to them. I loved every minute of motherhood, yet I knew I needed that break. It was better for all of us. What a great quilt you feature! I started following you on Bloglovin'. You are the first that I have found with that availability. Thanks for participating in the hop and hope we become friends.

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  12. I just did some snooping around and found that you had done adult ed through UNM at at a sewing center in ABQ. Small world my daughter lives in ABQ and teaches math at El Dorado High School. Her husband got his PhD from UNM. I live in OK and don't get to NM very often. I usually come when they need help with their boys when the other grandmother is out of town. How fun!

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  13. Nice to see you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet, Afton! Beautiful quilt! My Teacups Quilt along started in August and posts the first Friday of each month. I'd really appreciate it if you'd like to take a look for your QALs.

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  14. It's such fun to meet other quilt bloggers in the Meet & Greet! I really like the Wonderland blocks (especially the flamingo!). I'll take a look at your link up lists.

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  15. You have a beautiful family, Afton - and your Wonderland quilt is wonderful! :)
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  16. "I'm an avid fabric collector and project starter." I laughed when I read this line - that sure hits home with me, too. You have a wonderful family but I'm amazed with your quilting interests. Teaching, I think, is in your blood.

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  17. It's nice to meet you Afton and hear about your life. Love your Alice in Wonderland quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a fun quilt! Finding time to create has to be difficult with such a young family. I enjoyed my visit - thank you.

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  19. Beautiful Family! Moving from teaching kiddos to adults is a step. You have some wonderful work.

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  20. Lovely family, and a super quilt. From one end of the age scale to the other, great to share your talents with them all, and they benefit so much.

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  21. You are one busy girl and you still have time to quilt! I absolutely Love the quilt you posted. It just makes me smile from ear to ear!

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  22. So nice to meet you Afton. I so appreciate you daily goal of having all four children in tact at the end of the day. I remember that there were days I was lucky to get a shower. And I only have two! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Am already a follower of yours..your quilts are Awesome! & so is your Family! Thank you for all you do & share with all of us!! You are truly a special Blessing to so many!! Ohio Hugs!! :)

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