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Harvest Time Glasses Case with Clasp

When the theme for this issue was announced, I immediately knew what I was going to make. We all have a special place from which we draw our strength. My special place is in the Ukrainian countryside where my grandmother lived. Golden roofs and peaceful green fields are favourite elements I love to showcase and […]

Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint │ Tutorial

A few years ago, I started to dye my own fabrics. Another adventure in surface design: so many colours, so may possibilities. Dyeing fabric using Procion dyes is a lengthy process: preparing the dyes in different colours and the soda ash solution, scour the fabric, the buckets. And then waiting for a few days before […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful Quilt Journal

I ran across an anonymous quote recently about beauty and quilting. I thought this little bit of wisdom was very appropriate for the front of the quilt journal I planned to make. I also wanted to use metallic threads to embellish the journal cover to make it extra special, as it will be a gift […]