Sunday, 15 July 2018

QUILT DOCUMENATION & GENEALOGY

I belong to a quilt association in Calgary called the Alberta Quilt Study Society.   One objective of this group is to document quilts for genealogy and providence purposes.   I am finding the quilt history to be an extremely interesting and valuable learning experience.   The fabric designs, batting, threads, and construction methods all lead to such exciting quilt stories. 



Please find more information here: 
and


Quote: "The Alberta Quilt Study Society aims to promote an understanding, appreciation
and knowledge of quilt making and its heritage in Alberta and beyond. "



Here are the first 3 quilts of mine that I have had documented.  
Photo credits: Katherine Murray 


 
3-0368




3-0369




 
3-0370

Friday, 23 March 2018

PAPERWORKS - Art Residency - Beverley, WA

Hello ART and QUILTER friends!  

After a year and a half of planning I am heading to Australia.  I will be the Artist in Residence at the Beverley Station Gallery in Western Australia. 



It's such an exciting adventure and I will be sharing daily posts with you on INSTAGRAM beginning on April 5, 2018.   I love seeing your comments!



THE PLAN - work on art techniques on watercolour paper involving collage and acrylic methods.   There are some fantastic products that are going to be so fun to focus on for the next 2 months.  These are going to be excellent lessons for painters and quilters alike, working with texture and colour methods.  This work is going to be simply fun and a bit messy!   I will be sharing processes with you on INSTAGRAM.

Here is a detailed peek at some of my latest PAPERWORKS...







 Talk to you soon and as always, thank you so much for following along! 

See you on INSTAGRAM

 


Friday, 5 January 2018

IMPROV QUILT RECAP

Hello and Happy New Year!


I have an awesome year planned in the art world with an international post as the Artist in Residence at the Beverley Station Gallery in Beverley, Australia this spring.  As a result my blog posts will be few, but please check in with me on my Instagram page here. 

Hey! Thank you to my friends at FaveQuilts for naming me a Top Blogger for 2017.  FaveQuilts has a fantastic collection of free quilting patterns that are available to you.  Their newsletter has over 200,000 active subscribers and you can sign up here.  You can find the Top 100 patterns for 2017 here.  My pattern included in this list is the Odd Block Strip Quilt in the Scrappy Quilting category.

https://www.favequilts.com/Patterns-for-Quilting/Best-Free-Quilt-Patterns

Odd Block Strip Quilt


For you lovers of all quilts Improv, here are a few more of my patterns for you to try!   


http://quiltersenjoycolor.blogspot.ca/2014/06/wildflower-improvise.html


http://quiltersenjoycolor.blogspot.ca/search?q=heart 


http://quiltersenjoycolor.blogspot.ca/2016/01/san-tan-valley-sunset.html 


Thanks so much for checking in!   

💟💟💟