A blog site to share my trip towards becoming the quiltsmith I want to become.


New bracelet pattern

Just finished my bracelet and pattern based on the custom bracelet I designed for Claudia Pfeil last summer; inspired by her Arabesque design.


Q of V Appliqué Pattern

Q of V Appliqué Pattern

Pattern and instructions are now available for the appliqué maple leaves on the quilt completed by the Longarm quilters of Sparrow Studioz for Creative Stitches Quilts of Valour Bernina Challenge in September 2012. This quilt appeared on the cover of The Country Register, November/December 2012 issue; and in response to quilters who want to make a quilt of valour of their own like this for a veteran, I have published the pattern. This pattern includes full size templates of the appliqué design & instructions, including appliqué instructions the method used and references to the source of the original overall design of the quilt. Pattern price is $18.00, a portion of the proceeds from each sold will go to QoV Canada Society in support of the work they do providing quilts to wounded Canadian veterans no extra charge for sassy comments. Register on this site to receive pattern updates, when posted.

January 2013 New Year - new art

I can finally post photos of the bracelet and custom made hexagonal fibre art box made for my daughter’s birthday this month. I hand stitched the bracelet in zebra stripes in 3 shades of blue; and the box was custom made, with intricate stitching, just for my daughter, by Jean Ford.

Quilted with Paisley design; see enlargement for detail

Hand stitched three colours.