Monthly Archives: May 2020

Colours for Diane Shawl

There is the family you are born into, and there is the family you choose. A group of colleagues, all now retired from teaching, is one such chosen family for me. Diane, a knitter, is part of that family, and since knitters rarely receive hand knitted gifts, I have designed this shawl for her. Diane […]

Bumps in the Road Socks

The relative I chose to honour for this issue is my nephew-in-law. He is a devoted family man, an adventurous sportsman, a very skilled carpenter and a master at keeping motors operating. For these socks I used my own car motif on the legs and almost hidden words on the soles to congratulate him for […]

A Tea Cozy for the Adventurous Knitter

This project is a tea cozy covered with an alphabet of knitting terms. It’s a pattern which gives the opportunity to use colour-stranding and to try steeking. Of course, it can be made without the steeks, just knit the front and the back separately and then join above and below the openings. I prefer to […]

Woven Pathways Quilt

hways My quilt is made for my mother who celebrates her 90th birthday this year. She taught me to sew and always encourages and supports me, particularly in my business as quilt designer, teacher, author and, recently, as a fabric designer. When thinking about her special birthday my mind wandered to women in our family, […]

Forty – a Birthday Quilt

This quilt was designed as a gift for my sister’s fortieth birthday. She’s also a quilter and gave me several of the fabrics used in this quilt. She’s an eclectic individual involved in several fiber arts including knitting. I thought she would enjoy a quilt made up of a variety of fabrics and that the […]

Spotted Spools Quilted Banner

Quilters are among the most generous of people I have come across, making quits for friends, family and especially those in need. Made from the heart with love and kindness, a quilt provides comforting warmth and softness to its recipients. While we love to support charity quilting, it’s always a special day when quilters come […]