Category Archives: art

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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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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Red

My efforts at creating an annotated bibliography from my library of textile books has stampeded along to the second book I think. Red by Jan  Beaney and Jean Littlejohn is the book I have been reading most recently.  It is … Continue reading

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Art Quilt Campus 2016

My summer vacation was spending the last week at St. Peter’s Abbey in Munster Saskatchewan.  It is my third year at Art Quilt Campus.  It is a week that I enjoy thoroughly.  It is spending time with other women who … Continue reading

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Colour & Design – Vermilion

A couple of weekends ago I was in Vermilion AB to teach two one day classes.  Colour was the topic for Saturday: Colour – Give the Wheel a Spin. Sunday’s topic was the Elements and Principles of Design – A Recipe … Continue reading

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Zen? Tangle – Yes

I have had learning to Zen Tangle on my list for a couple of years now.  The Paint Spot  a local art shop in my neighbourhood offered a version this winter.  Shelly Banks a talented local artist who works in … Continue reading

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Musings

  My last few days have been focused on using my creativity to design a couple of new workshops for an Alberta Quilt Guild.  This is a delightful activity in many ways because I read books, get inspirations, read more … Continue reading

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Quilt Canada 2016

I am at last coming near to the end of my January blah’s and getting excited about planning more interesting winter quilting activities and yes making some of my favourite things – plane reservations for the Spring, learning to use … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

These birds are well travelled.  They have just arrived home and will be placed in their permanent homes soon. The “birds” began their life in the imaginations of a group of four friends who are known as the “Frayed Edges”. … Continue reading

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Day Lilies

Big showy brief blooms – day lilies. These are a weakness of mine and for many years I have been going to nurseries and invariably get stopped by these beauties. Two years ago I put a moratorium on the purchase … Continue reading

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