Tag Archives: Summer

My Canada! Quilted Runner

My Canada! Quilted Runner

Add as many leaves as you wish to this runner. You can make it look like the ground on a beautiful autumn day, or just the very start of the first leaves that fall. Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now Designed by Doreen G. Teasdale, Brampton Sew N Serge […]

Artist Profile – Mary Logan

Storybook Corset - front view
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The most challenging aspect regarding this article will be to translate it into Croatian for mom, who lovingly and patiently taught me from a very young age, a spoonful at a time, the craft of sewing. Ever inquisitive, I remember having trouble when making a shirt for my sister’s doll, my […]

Scrappy Hearts Quilt

Scrappy Hearts Quilt

This lovely pattern is great for beginners and ideal for using your collection of fat quarters! The alternating placement of two simple blocks creates a deceivingly complex pattern. [columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] This lovely pattern is great for beginners and ideal for using your collection of fat quarters! The alternating placement of two simple blocks […]

Snips ‘n’ Snails Quilt

Snips ‘n’ Snails quilt
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Sometimes what appears complex is the result of a simple concept. As well, what is conceived as simple can be a challenge. Before designer Monika Kinner-Whalen’s quilt project is dismissed as too complex or too simple, a closer look might reveal the opposite is true. “I started making quilt tops before […]

Crazy Quilters International

the guilded edge 4th Annual September Stitch Shenanigans Members of the online group, Crazy Quilters International, recently gathered in Estes Park, Colorado, for five days of fun, friendship and stitching at the 4th Annual September Stitch Shenanigans. Stitchers arriving from various parts of the United States, Canada, and even the UK, occupied one of the […]

The Brant Broderers

Le Moulin de la Tuilerie

the guilded edge What began as a casual conversation with fellow stitchers, led the Brant Broderers on three trips abroad to learn specialized embroidery techniques. The Broderers, a needle arts guild in existence for over 30 years, meet in Brantford, Ontario, and although a small group of just over 15 members, the membership takes its […]

Embroidery Makes its Mark at the 8th Kaunas Biennal Textile 2011

Greed, 2010

The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis The 8th Kaunas Biennal Textile held in Kaunas, Lithuania, brought together textile work from around the world. Artists participated through invitation for solo exhibitions, special presentations, national survey shows, a student exhibition with work from schools in the Baltic region, and an international juried exhibition, all under the theme […]

Millefiori Mosaic Collar & Earrings

Millefiori Mosaic Collar & Earrings
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The challenge: Take ANPT’s Summer 2012 palette and design beadwork to reflect the season. I created netted X’s & O’s as a contemporary version of a Ukrainian-style ‘gerdan’. A keyhole opening was incorporated into the netted collar in place of every other traditional ‘X’. It is an easy variation on the […]