It's so great to meet you!
My name is Erin and I make quilts. I’ve been making them in some shape or form since I was four years old. Since then I’ve learned a few things and tried my hand at a few more, but I kept coming back to quilts.
Sure, they can keep you warm - which is important here in Winnipeg - but they are also so much more. In a culture where everything is trending towards disposable, quilts are timeless, they are made to last a lifetime and then some. Quilts are made to be passed down and cherished, a textile embodiment of home, of memories, of tradition and sentiment. They are a combination of function, art, history, and culture. For me quilts are full of the good feelings that come from things you know are made to endure. I hope you feel the same.
Get to know me better!
What are my other hobbies?
Petting dogs, taking pictures of tiny things, hiking and biking and other nature stuff.
Favourite movie other than Twister?
Jurrassic Park for the win! Nom nom nom. But really any 1990s disaster movie. They are all favourites.
Best leftovers to find in the fridge?
Clearly mid-morning mashed potatoes. 10/10 great leftovers.
If you could win a lifetime supply of one clothing item?
All of the hoodies, every shape/size/colour/pattern. But if I had to pick just one it would be enormous and black.
What did you originally want to be when you grew up?
As a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist. I still do, however I learned that although Manitoba is TECHNICALLY a coastal province, Winnipeg is perhaps not the greatest place to pursue such salt-water based professions.
Enneagram number? Myers Briggs?
For those of you who are into this sort of thing, I am an enneagram 4w5 and an INFP on the old Myers Briggs.
Rules to live by?
First you do the things you have to do, then you do the things you want to do. But most of all, have fun. These rules make no sense together which probably explains me. I don't know, ask my parents.