Erin at 50 years

Erin has been quilting since the early 1990's but sewing since her college roommate helped her make her first dress. In late 2003, she purchased a Gammill 26" Classic Long Arm and honed her quilting skills on customer quilts for 6 years.
In 2016,  Erin and her husband opened up the Blue Hen Quilt Shop in Newark, Delaware. What better way to develop a wonderful stash of fabric than to own the store! 

Erin designs patterns that are traditional with a twist. She appreciates the many styles of quilting and has centered her classes around techniques that enable the quilter to create complicated quilts using simplified methods.

She also is a Ruler Designer with Creative Grids. Her five rulers, two 15-Degree Triangle rulers, the Diamond Dimensions 45-degree Ruler and two 22.5 degree triangles keep her very busy designing and creating a myriad of patterns to accompany them. Both her rulers and original patterns can be found in quilt shops across the country as well as Australia and the United Kingdom.

Erin enjoys the opportunity to travel to guilds, retreats and quilt shops to share her love of quilting as well as exhibiting her quilts at local, regional and national shows. She is always delighted by a the warm reception and eagerness of quilters to learn from each other and continues to take classes herself.

On a personal note, she grew up as the youngest child in a military family and traveled extensively across the United States. She has been happily married for 30+ years to a man her mother hand-picked for her. They have three grown children, two sons and a daughter. She and her husband, assorted cats, dogs and chickens, currently live in Elkton, Maryland.