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Category Archives: Quilting

The Woman of the Pink Month

The portrait genre is very popular in art. A textile portrait is a fairly new phenomenon. At the most prestigious quilt festivals today, you can see many different examples of portrait art. Why is this genre so popular today? In the recent past, the portrait could be used mainly by artists. It was necessary to […]

Skater’s Focus Quilt

Both of my daughters have figure skated since they were very young. We have lots of pictures of them skating, but as parents we rarely get to see what goes on behind the scenes at competitions. We were blessed in recent years to have an incredibly talented photographer as one of the girls’ team mates […]

Crafting in the time of Covid

When the package arrived, I anxiously ripped it open to see the yarn I had ordered. My heart lurched at the bright mustard yellow colour as my fingers fondled the lovely merino softness. According to my monitor and the description by the store, the yarn was supposed to be a pale butter yellow. The colour […]

My Darling Vinny Wallhanging

It’s no surprise that science has shown dogs improve your physical, mental and emotional health. This face makes my life better. He makes me smile and laugh. He forces me to move; to get outside and walk no matter what the weather. He encourages me to be more mindful of the present. He makes me […]

Keep It Picasso Simple Quilt

If you can make an incredible dinner simply by taking the leftovers in your fridge, then you can make a portrait art quilt. All you need is confidence, the same confidence you have when rummaging through your fridge and pantry and cooking up a storm, including a great app on your smartphone! These instructions are […]

Blossom Quilt

Melissa Marginet is an avid quilter whose passion is to teach and inspire other quilters. She is especially passionate about empowering quilters to quilt their own quilts on their home sewing machines. She has taught locally for many years and now travels throughout Canada to share her knowledge. She has taught for Quilt Canada and […]

Seattle Station Quilt

One of the most beautiful buildings I’ve found in the United States is the train station in Seattle Washington. It’s full of marble, carved window casings and huge wooden benches. It’s also heavily trimmed with a gold and green mosaic tile. When I was there several years ago, I took numerous photos, hoping to incorporate […]