Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fresh Tulips Book Cover

Fresh Tulips book cover
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] If you don’t want fellow commuters to know what you are reading, hide your novel inside a lovely book cover. Or, if you need a gift for your children’s English teacher or a bookworm friend, these delightful covers from Calgary designer Ana Buzzalino will be sure to impress. A slow reader […]

Island Quilters Guild

[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the guilded edge: Stitching Together on Manitoulin Island A burst of light can be created by the use of colour, monochromatic, complimentary, and/or tertiary. The various designs and use of fabric can achieve this in a quilt, whether the design is traditional or contemporary. This was achieved by the various quilts […]

Oakville Stitchery Guild

[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the guilded edge: Secret Sister Challenge In September 2010 members of the Oakville Stitchery Guild started the Secret Sister Challenge. Each person wrote a couple of lines about themselves on an index card, and then the cards were collected and given out randomly. No one knew who their Secret Sister was […]

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] the guilded edge: 2011 OHCG 45th Annual Exhibit In May 2011, I attended the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) Annual for just a few short hours. It was worth the drive to London, just to see the display of rugs. The theme for 2011 was The Sound of Colour, and […]

Canadian Quilters’ Association: The Best of the Best

Morning Meditation
[columns] [span6]   [/span6][span6]   [/span6][/columns] The quilts at the National Juried Show (NJS) held in London, Ontario, in May 2011 were the ‘best of the best’ in: Traditional (Original), Traditional (from patterns and books), Representational,  Abstract and Wearable Art categories. The NJS was presented by the Canadian Quilters’ Association/ Association canadienne de la courtepointe […]

Tender Buttons; it’s all in the details

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[columns] [span6]   [/span6][span6]   [/span6][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis At age 16, I discovered the American expatriate writer Gertrude Stein who spent most of her adult life in Paris, France. In 1914 she published a book of poetry entitled Tender Buttons. In Paris, Ontario, I grew up with a fascination for the […]

Aqua Light Necklace

Aqua Light Necklace

This project consists of six peyote tubes adorned with loops on each side and strung on beading wire with Amazonite beads, Swarovski bicones and Sterling silver daisy spacers. The turquoise green lined crystal AB Delica beads give the loops an amazing sheen. Read more in our Spring 2012 issue. Designed by Diane Reda Créations Di-Art […]