by Emma Thomas-McGinnis, artist & quilter

New Quilties Products

January 7th, 2009 | Posted by Emma in All | Quilting - (3 Comments)

Now that the holidays are over, I’m thinking up new themes for quilties…and new products!! My great idea last night was for these fabric postcards. They’re not the timtex versions from the popular book, I’ve just zigzagged my quiltie right to a paper postcard! They feel really nice and sturdy, will be easy to write on and go through the mail well!! I’m very excited about the possibilities this opens up.


The peace dove is a stamped image, made with blue and green fabric markers.

I printed a nice vintage postcard design on the back of the second one.
postcard back

So, what do you think of my new product??

Office Decor

December 9th, 2008 | Posted by Emma in All - (0 Comments)

I just worked on my office!! I work at home, in a room that is probably meant to be a dining room (very open to the living room and kitchen) and until now it had no character. I really want to paint the walls and perhaps consider new furniture, but for now at least there is a little new artwork to admire.

First, I fell in love with this bit of fabric I bought in a quilt store in Los Gatos, CA on my wonderful vacation this fall…I love it so much I didn’t want to cut it up, so I framed it!!

Then there are the wonderful glass shelves my mom bought me for Christmas and my husband hung for me! My plants are so happy now!! This photo makes them look like they’re floating on air.

And of course, I hope you noticed the quilts in each picture. These from the quilt show are just too beloved to give away or sell!!

Fabric Scrap Notecards

October 26th, 2008 | Posted by Emma in All | Crafts - (0 Comments)

Hey, do you have any fabric scraps?! Well, my scrap bin was getting too full…so I made a few notecards yesterday. I don’t think I made a dent in the scrap pile, but I did have a blast! Maybe I’ll make a little tutorial on this, it was a really fun and easy project. And aren’t they pretty?!

Felted Wool

October 24th, 2008 | Posted by Emma in All | Crafts - (0 Comments)

I’ve ventured into a new land…the land of felted wool! It’s a natural fit, as I’ve been saving and using fabric scraps from old clothing forever, but this is a new thing for me. It started with a few cute holiday projects in a craft magazine I bought at the airport! Now, I found Betz White’s book “Warm Fuzzies” and have a new respect for felted wool! Here is the project I started with:

I made a blue and red robin one for my son too, but he’s been carting it around the house so much I couldn’t find it for the photoshoot!

If you have any interest in felted wool you’ve got to check out this book! It has the cutest projects, great instructions and really inspiring photography! Usually I pick up a book to see what I could do to make the projects my own…this one, I want to make everything just like she did, they are so well done!! Check her out: She has a blog too, I just discovered. I’m going to go read more there, it looks fun!

Oh, and I have to thank my mom for when I told her I was interested in felted wool, she brought me a bag of goodies, including the stunning little wings on this birdie! What a sweetie!