Taunja Kelvington began her quilting journey in 1992. After watching Eleanor Burns on PBS on Saturday mornings, Taunja made her first quilt, an “Around the World” quilt-in-a-day. Although that first quilt naturally took more than a day to complete and offered its share of challenges to a novice quilter, Taunja was hooked. Since then, she has made hundreds of quilts to give as gifts or add warmth and style to her home.
In 2015 Taunja began her quilting blog, “Carried Away Quilting,” as an avenue to share her passion for quilting and connect with other quilters. Taunja’s blog posts weave personal reflections and stories together with the quilting project or technique being highlighted. Projects range from large quilts to mini quilts and runners, bags, pillows, and pouches. Fabric selection is typically in the modern vintage lines. Not long after launching her blog, Taunja began designing fresh, pleasing patterns that typically call for the use of fabric precuts.
Taunja’s career background includes work in graphic design and technical writing. She lives in Minnesota, with her husband, Brad, who is a school superintendent. Taunja and Brad have two terrific kids, Luke and Haley, who are college students.