Author Archives: Elinor Burwash Designs

About Elinor Burwash Designs

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

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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Glorious Autumn Day

Today was a surfeit of delights.  Cool crisp morning walk with my sister along the top of the river valley.  Day bloomed into a bright blue and yellow. Leaves to crunch as I walked   to my friend’s home for … Continue reading

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Many Hands

This is a  story of a quilt. It begins once upon a time long long ago. In the early 1990’s there was a group of women, probably eight or more who met each month going home with  a project.   One month … Continue reading

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