Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ruffles in Fashion

Ruffles in motion

Understanding and using a sewing machine ruffler attachment Ruffles in fashion, home dec and on little girls’ dresses! Lengths and lengths and lengths of organza, cottons, satins, and silks gathered up to create romantic and feminine looks. Ruffles have been around for many years and so has the attachment to create them. It’s an accessory […]

Pretty Petals Wallhanging

Personally Yours Wallhanging
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] There’s no end to Christine Baker’s brilliant imagination as she creates this very charming applique quilt table topper. Use the shapes to make it a runner, or a banner to herald spring! Read more in our Spring 2012 issue. Designed by Christine Baker Fairfield Road Designs [email protected] www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com christinebaker-fairfieldroaddesigns.blogspot.ca

Six Generations Quilt Show

Granny epler
[columns] [span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][/columns] Catherine (Katie) Mae Epler was a diminutive woman, but what she lacked in stature she made up for in spunk and creativity. In 1914, Katie travelled from her home in Pennsylvania with her 16-year-old daughter Frances Iva to the Swan River Valley in Manitoba. There, she took out a […]

Quilting Words of Wisdom

Christine Baker
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] Studio Profile – Christine Baker Christine has always been a sewer, from the time she was a kid making Barbie clothes with her mom, but it wasn’t until after she was married that she started to quilt. She graduated in 1993 from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Pharmacy […]

Strawberry Patch Candle Mat

Strawberry Patch Candle Mat

Who doesn’t love fresh strawberries in the summer? Now you can have the look of fresh strawberries all year long with this cute little candle mat. Felted wool is lovely to work with and the addition of beads gives this piece extra appeal. Read more in our Spring 2013 issue. Designed by Christine Baker Fairfield […]

100 Years of South East Asian Nonya Embroidery

Kebaya 1
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] I grew up in tropical South East Asia and assumed as a child that everyone was creative. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized the women who most influenced my formative years – my maternal grandmother and mother – were extraordinarily talented. My family belonged to an unusual […]