Author Archives: Elinor Burwash Designs

About Elinor Burwash Designs

I am a fibre artist, teach quilting and am a quilt judge.

Ordinary Women

I don’t think that I know any – ordinary women that is. Just home from our Guild Banquet and feeling very fortunate to be in a community of such talented women. Women who quietly step up and do what needs … Continue reading

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Mid Winter Musings

Happy Valentine’s Day to all. (No piece too small) February 14, 2018 sees watery sun just breaking through the snow clouds. Snow coming down more lazily now and wind has let up. A good opportunity to bundle up and get … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law… an update

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Summer is in full swing and after so many days of relentless heat it is a cooler day that helps us slow down and reflect. Colin and I have been busy (today…

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Small Spring Delights

Let me tell you what this is not. It is not the three quilted pieces that I managed to get entered in the Edmonton and District Quilters Guild yesterday just ahead of the deadline. They are not finished but substantially … Continue reading

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Studio Sale Update II or Finding Inspiration in Purging the Space…

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No, I have not dropped off the face of the earth… but am ready to escape the daily grind of sorting and purging. The last week went by in a flash and…

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Easter Greetings

At last the sun is out and the snow is melting. No actual flowers yet but the scylla stalks are above the ground and I have high hopes. I hope you enjoy my collection of “bunnies”. they were collected over many … Continue reading

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Stitching to Dye in Quilt Art

Stitching to Dye in Quilt Art, Colour, Texture and Distortion by C. June Barnes I discovered this book in our guild library. The author is an award winning quilt artist and teacher from the UK. This is evident in this … Continue reading

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Machine Appliqué

Last June I had the privilege to attend Quilt Canada in Mississauga.  Two classes were taken with Jane Sasseman. The first was on machine appliqué and the second on simplifying nature, ie. flowers in particular.   Jane Sasseman’s strong graphic … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day

It has been a very long time since I have had time to write a blog. Today really isn’t the day either as I am just putting the final touches on a presentation for the Edmonton District Quilters Guild for … Continue reading

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Wool Appliqué

The dimension, texture and colour that develops in wool appliqué make it a pleasure to work with. This month a new book “Wool Applique” the Piece O”Cake Way by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins arrived in my hands. This book features … Continue reading

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