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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quilting in Earlton

Hi everyone, yes it's been almost a year .... FINALLY, my Innova long arm machine was installed and I have quilted a few quilts since then. Hopefully, I can post a few pictures with this post.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaching at the Quilting Barn, New Liskeard, Ontario

OK, I think it's time for an update - nothing has been posted for awhile. Well, I arrived in Earlton on January 20th and I have been busy with house renovation, unpacking boxes, spending time with family and friends and of course, quilting!! I have recruited four new quilters and I am now having fun with my beginner class. We're putting together a sampler quilt - the same quilt I made in 1998 when Anne Donaghy taught me my first beginner class in Ottawa. Thirteen years later, it's now my turn to hopefully get some new quilters hooked on this fun hobby and artform. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Trapunto Cushion, Charm Squares Quilt ... and my favourite rabbit!

Quilting in the border (domestic Pfaff). Quilting in the blocks with a longarm machine. Jelly Roll Stars (Fig Tree pattern)

Double Pinwheel Pattern (Eleanor Burns)

Herbal Garden pattern (from Northcott). Free motion feather pattern with domestic Pfaff sewing machine.

Crown of Glory pattern (Lydia Quigley, The Rabbit Factory), hand quilted - my favourite quilt in the collection!

Free Motion Machine Quilting Sampler (on domestic machine)

Tapestry Bag

Nine patches and baskets (Alex Anderson pattern) summer 2010 project ... not quilted yet.

Free motion machine quilting with domestic machine - this piece of batik was later used to make a bag.

Charm Squares Quilt, free motion quilting ... love, love doing feathers!!
Cinnamon buns free motion machine quilting - Kim Diehl's favourite quilting pattern on her quilts

PINCUSHIONS!!!!! Made many of these and they have all found nice homes .. which reminds me ... I should make more!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Nicholas Project

Nicholas, son to Carolyn, husband to Susan, brother to Samantha, father to Alexandra and Sebastian, passed away suddenly on September 22, 2006 at the age of 34. In 2007, a duffle bag containing some of his clothes was delivered to me by Samantha. I started to work on this project in September 2010. Better late than never.

Nicholas, fils de Carolyn, époux de Susan, frère de Samantha, papa d'Alexandra et de Sebastian, est décédé subitement le 22 septembre 2006 à l'âge de 34 ans. En 2007, j'ai reçu de Samantha un sac contenant quelques-uns de ses vêtements. J'ai commencé à travailler sur ce projet en septembre 2010. Mieux vaut tard que jamais.

Quilt for Alexandra - blue squares are made with her dad's shirts

Delivering the quilted items to Carolyn, Nicholas' mom on December 27, 2010


Working on the pillows. In all, I made five, one for mom Carolyn, sister Samantha, wife Sue, daughter Alexandra and son Sebastian

Free motion machine quilting on domestic Pfaff machine - my longarm has not arrived yet.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crash course on the Innova Longarm Quilting Machine

I spent a few hours today with my friend, Nancy, who is the lucky owner of an Innova longarm machine! Boy, there's a lot to learn but it will be SO worth it. She has a beautiful studio in Montebello, Quebec. Thanks to her expertise, I now feel more comfortable about putting the machine together - it will take time but I am up to a new challenge!

Lovely quilted swirls by my friend Nancy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Getting ready to live the dream!

Today is the first day of my blog. I will soon be leaving the National Capital Region and my government job to live my dream - quilt my little heart out! I have purchased an Innova longarm (it has yet to be delivered). I have a few lessons under my belt thanks to my friend and mentor Alice. I have boxes all over the house and ready to be shipped to my new location, a small Northern Ontario town known as Earlton, Ontario. Who would be happy to move a week before Christmas??  Me Me ....  I am starting to live my dream in January 2011! Wish me luck! Will post pictures later!