Thursday, 1 March 2012

Member Profile: Meet Emily

It is our great pleasure to introduce another MQG Ireland member, Emily.  Drop a comment below to say hi, please!  Emily, take it away....

The basics

Name: Emily Muldoon

Hometown: Charlotte, NC, USA

Current Home: Salthill, Galway City, we are a 7 minute walk to Galway Bay and 4 minutes to the nearest pub! J 
(Editor's note: We American quilters living in Galway just might take over the guild.... let's talk!)

Blog address:

Flickr name: emily.muldoon

Family: not yet, but I currently play house with my boyfriend Brian

Pets: yes please!
Emily's first quilt made (with a little help from her mom) for her boyfriend Brian's birthday.

The details
What is your day job?  Accounting (student)

What is your current dream job? Running a fabric store sounds fun! I would love to be the one to choose all the products to sell… and the one who gets to decorate the store!

What did you want to be as a child?  It was always to play in an orchestra! I majored in oboe performance for my Bachelor’s, but with my nerves and the frustrating reedmaking, doing it as a full time career was too much for me. I didn’t want to live a life that I would be constantly under pressure and stressed.

What is your favourite time waster? Browsing Flickr and pinning on Pinterest. Although they are not necessarily useless time wasters, as I learn something daily and are great for inspiration, but I waste a huge portion of my days on them. Definitely need to limit this and have more time to create myself!

What are you working on now? I’m finishing up a diaper changing pad ordered by a friend, finishing a dress, and knitting my first arm warmers.
Emily's favorite quilt!

What would you like to be working on? I am wanting to start the first quilt for our bed! The current debate is HSTs or stars…

Do you have other hobbies beyond quilting? Irish trad music, I play the whistle!

Do you play sports?  Which ones? I used to play gaelic football back in Charlotte, but not since I moved over. I don’t think they’d allow me to play! ;) I am learning to love to run though, I’m hoping to do my first half marathon this summer.

What is your strongest positive personality trait? I suppose my thoughtfulness to others. While I love making things for me, I honestly love making things more for other people, and I love to give surprises!

What is your greatest fear (nothing morbid or spooky…in a lighter sense)? Getting hit by a car over here from not looking the right direction before crossing the road!

What started you quilting? My mother has been quilting for the past 30+ years, and although she taught me at a young age, I had no interest then. Then some time after college, when I returned back home, my best friend had really taken off with quilting (my mom had taught her how!), so she inspired me to try it out again. I searched the web for ideas for quilts I might like to make, and that’s when I came across Anna Maria Horner’s blog, and that was it! I fell in love. I’ve only been sewing & quilting since 2009, so I have a lot of catching up to do! J 

Emily's least favorite quilt.  Here's what she has to say "It was for my good friend’s baby shower- I decided to do a quilt semi-last minute, so I pulled scraps together and backed it with her crib’s sheet print.  I almost didn’t want to give it to her, I think it’s so ugly.( It’s not even shared on my Flickr!)"  Editor's note: It's out there now, Emily...there's no hiding :)
A Quick-fire Round….What is your Favourite
place to holiday: any and everywhere! Italy & Spain are currently my favorites.
movie: The Holiday, Elf
food: sushi (anyone know of a place in Galway?)
song: Fields of Gold  (Eva Cassidy’s version)
colour: green
saying: The door of opportunity only opens once.
fabric line: Good Folks, Loulouthi & Echo
fabric designer: Anna Maria Horner hands down
sewing tool: my seam ripper comes in handy often! ;)
project completed by you: hmm, I need to do better projects I guess!
project when you need a quick finish: zip pouches
Emily, it was a pleasure getting to know you a bit better.  Thank you so much for sharing your quilty history with us!  


  1. It was so much fun to read! It looks like there are a lot Americans quilting in Galway. Time to change that *gg*

    btw: if you find a place to eat sushi an Galway .. please let me know!!!

  2. Love your zig zag quilt! Lovely to 'meet' a fellow former oboeist-turned-quilter :-)

  3. Good to know another adopted Galwaygian!

  4. Great to meet you Emily! Perhaps we could open our dream fabric store together! Jxo

  5. Ha ha Emily. Love the comment getting hit by a car...or should we say tractor for the culchies!

    Love sushi too. I just make it now, not a chance I'll get it in Kildare!

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