Tag Archives: textiles

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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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 Confidence

For many years I taught beginning and advanced piecing. One of the questions I encountered most was about choosing fabric.   When cutting off selvedges on some fabric today I noticed the colour circles and thought about the answer I gave … 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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Modern Quilts

When I was in Saskatoon a couple of weeks ago I picked up a book that drew me in as the title said Modern Quilts. I am scouting out quilts labelled as “modern” I have read an article by Kathy … Continue reading

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Wooly Bees

Wooly Bees is a group of members of the Edmonton and District Quilters Guild that have a special interest in working with wool.  We have created a couple of group quilts for our local show and enjoyed that very much. … 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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Adventure in Wool

Four days this week were spent at the Royal Alberta Museum with Tracey Kuffner, a wet felt artist from Duchess AB.  The first three days were employed in making three- dimensional shapes.  First we made a four-sided shape, that is the … Continue reading

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