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Feb 18, 2011

Follower Friday: Meet Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations

Feb 18, 2011
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Hello Friday!  Today we have Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations as our feature.  I first noticed her super cool style when she posted a tutorial for Go Green Shopping bags.  Since then, we've become Bee buddies in the {Sew} Beautiful Bee.  If you haven't seen it yet, you must check out her weekly linky party, {Sew} Modern Monday.  Megan hosts this display of fantastic modern finishes each week.  Let's find out more about her!

Megan of a small town in Iowa

Occupation: Food and Beverage Manager and Events Coordinator at a local Country

Significant Other/Kids/Pets: I have a wonderful boyfriend, Brandon, of two years
who is super supportive of my quilting addiction. He sometimes jokes I am more
attentive to my sewing than to him. :) No matter what though, he always makes
sure there is a quilt shop stop included in a trip to a sporting goods or hunting store.
What a great guy! We also have and overly energetic, year-old yellow Labrador
named Jeter. Yes, yes after Derek Jeter who plays for the Yankees.

# Years Quilting: I have been quilting for over 13 years. My first quilt was a 4-
H project when I was ten years old and that is what started it all. From there I
started working at my LQS when I was 14 (before I could even drive!) and continued
all through high school and college. I even opted for a bright red Bernina sewing
machine when I was 16, instead of a car. That screams addiction!

How you learned to quilt: I learned to quilt from my mom and grandma. They are
both very talented quilters and seamstresses. I want to be like them when I grow
up! :). Now I can hardly believe the amount of information that can be found online
for beginning quilters. It is great!

Favorite Completed Project: My favorite completed project is my crazy {9} quilt.
Probably because I designed the quilt myself and it includes Amy Butler and Kona
Cotton fabric, two of my favorite things! It was my first time FMQ on my home
machine (I used to use the long arm when I worked at my LQS) and I was super
happy with the results.

Quilting workstation setup: Unfortunately, I am not one of those lucky quilters
who have a whole room to create in. As of right now my bedroom doubles as
a “studio.” It suits me just fine, especially because most of my sewing takes place
very late at night. Or if I wake up with a great idea, I don’t have too far to go to get to
the sewing machine! :)

Sewing machine:  I bought my bright red Bernina 153 QE when I was 16 from the quilt store I worked at through high school and college. Alex Anderson was doing an event for our store at the time and she signed it! When I graduated from high school I even hauled my sewing machine off to college with me (I am a little attached, can you tell?). I love my little sewing machine and don’t think I will ever be able to part with it. It’s my favorite.

Favorite tools:  My favorite sewing tools are most definitely my set of Gingher scissors. Not only are they fabulous for cutting fabric and trimming threads but they come in all kinds of wonderful patterns.

To keep up with Megan and all that she's up to (hint, hint GiveAway time!), visit her blog Canoe Ridge Creations or also find her on flickr (canoeridgecreations).


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  1. Yay Megan! love her blog. I had no idea she has been quilting for so long. Go girl!!

  2. Great write up Megan and AnneMarie.


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