Category Archives: Quilting

History of Landscape Art

When I think about landscapes, a myriad of images come to mind; not just those created with fabric, but with paper, paint, and a combination of elements. I decided to investigate the history of landscape art. Summarized below is what I found. Landscape painting is the depiction of natural scenery in art; landscapes may capture […]

My Quilting Journey

I come from a long line of quilt makers from the Deccan Peninsula of India. My tiny Konkani community is cradled in an ancestral coastal village called Kalusta in Maharashtra. There, my grandmother, my great grandmothers, and great aunts have been making traditional quilts called Godharis. These traditional quilts are presented at every milestone and […]

Sea to Sky Lap Quilt

Highway 99, best known as the Sea to Sky Highway, begins just outside Vancouver, British Colombia and winds its way to the world-famous Whistler Blackcomb ski resort and beyond. It begins at sea level, and gradually twists and curves its way upwards through breathtaking scenery, as the ocean makes way to the spectacular mountain peaks […]

A Tutorial on Making Words with Quilting

When I originally created this project the word Dream was meant as inspiration to follow your dreams and to encourage pleasant dreams. Though this still holds true I think that it now holds the added meaning of hope for our future. I dream of a time when we will once again be able to attend […]

The concept and importance of RESILIENCE

2020 was a difficult year for most, adapting to a whole new way of life. From a personal standpoint, the pandemic was but one of the events that changed my life. That, paired with personal loss and everything that brought about, and then the loss of my job made for a complicated year. One of […]

Give Thanks Table Runner

Words are powerful and can mean many things, depending on their usage. They can be uplifting, and they can bring us down. We’re fortunate to have the power and freedom of speech where we live. There were many possibilities with the theme of Words of Gratitude and Wisdom; the dilemma was which one to choose. […]

Family and Friends Quilt

When the theme of this issue was announced I had no idea what word to use, much less the technique I’d use. I asked my Facebook friends what positive words best reflected the pandemic. There were many great words, but three that stuck with me were family, friends, and awakening. As a single person living […]

Live a Life Quilt

Words are powerful and can be used in many ways: labels, meanings, connotations, implications. The words that capture this last year and a half with Covid for me are mental health. So much about our environment changed and continues to change and the implications to everyone’s mental health may not be understood for a while. […]