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: http://tworedwellies.blogspot.com

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!  

6 comments:

  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!!!

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

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  3. Good to know another adopted Galwaygian!

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

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  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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