Doodle Challenge lines

I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in 13 years on Friday. She reminded me of something I had said about myself and my friend. I said, ‘I think so out of the box that I don’t see the box and my husband is so in the box that the walls are the only thing...

The Importance of a Quilt- The Sentiments

I remember going to a silent auction and standing beside a donated quilt. I was admiring all the elements such as colour, pattern, layout and quilting when a lady beside me broke my admiration by stating in a rather brusk and annoyed manor, “I’ll never...

Doodle Series Incorporating Leaves

‘Overwhelmed’ was how I used to feel about this kind of quilting. I had no idea how the quilter could transition from one design to another. I like order and structure. How did they know it would all fit together? I was looking at the process in a linear...

Customer Quilt Explained

When I teach my beginning free motion quilting class I often refer to it as ‘Quilt As Desired’. after going through detailed instructions on how to construct a quilt, the end usually says something like,’Quilt as Desired”. However if the person...

Wheat Quilt for my Dad

My heritage means a lot to me. All four of my grandparents were born to homesteaders of Alberta. My great grandparents came here for more opportunities for their children. They all became closely connected to the earth, planting and animals (sheep and cows). Many...