What I do
Drawing with Thread – Longarm Quilting
Hello! I’m Ellen Ault and let me step up on my thread box and say I am a longarm quilter! I am the current president for the Tampa MQG. I love to quilt and want to turn flat fabric into texture and dimension. If I’m not infront of my HandiQuilter Avante longarm, I am sewing on my Pfaff machine. Fabric and thread are my favorites tool to use! I love scrap quilts and use as much as color as possible. I create original designs, adapt patterns, and sew whatever I can find. I long arm quilt for others, hopefully for you!
I am the Social Media Guru for Happy Apple Quilts, the Florida Quilting Center, and Stitcher Paradise. I create all media graphics, online media, manage the website and social media, class scheduling, and staging for the three entities. Do you need help with your social media? Contact me!
See my work!
My work has been published in the UK magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting and in the national magazine STUFFED. I have had quilts hang in a national shows, such as World Quilt Florida, AQS Spring Paducah, and other AQS Exhibits. I won the Best Longarm Machine Workmanship award for the Florida Competiton at World Quilt Florida, January 2018. My work has been seen in multiple galleries in the Tampa area. In a previous life I sold my plush toys at conventions in Tampa and Orlando areas, as well as online.
I am a lifelong teacher. I teach quilting classes at Happy Apple Quilts and visit guilds to inspire with my Colorific lecture. I taught computer animation at The Art Institute of Tampa from 2007 to 2017. You can download my CV here: Ellen Ault CV To see my animation work and work of my students, please click on the Animation tab on the left, connected to the About Menu button.