Category Archives: challenges

Life’s a Beach

Ironic, that topic is. On a weekend that most Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, it is looking more like Christmas. Roads were closed. School was cancelled, and the grandkids came to hang out with Grandma. They had fun making forts. Tea anyone? It turned … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, challenges, recipes, travels, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Postcard Fabric Art -Winnipeg

Last year I was challenged to make a large 3-D postcard of my Hometown. It was so much fun that I decided to make a series, one for each city/place I have ever called HOME. That first one was an … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, art, challenges, fabric dyeing, FMQ, quilted postcards, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Ice: Friend & Foe

Ice. Apprehension. The two are always linked. Every spring starts the same. First, long cracks, then clear and cold water along the shorelines, often reflecting clouds above. Diamond crystals sparkle amid grime and grit left over from winter snow. So delicate, so beautiful. But … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, art, challenges, gradients, my patterns, Reclaimed and Repurposed, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Hometown: Love, Saskatchewan

Think of your home town. How would you describe it? Better still, how would you depict it on a Postcard of Fibre Art (PFA)? I belong to a PFA group on FB that threw out a Hometown Challenge. The challenge … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, art, challenges, FMQ, quilted postcards, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

It’s Show Time! Quilt Reflections 2018

This is an exciting week! It’s Quilt Show time! Consider this your personal invitation to come to Quilt Reflections 2018, a Quilt Show hosted by Manitoba Prairie Quilters (MPQ). You will not be disappointed.  While you are there, submit a … Continue reading

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Ugly + Ugly = Beautiful

There are times I question my sanity. This is more serious than a simple “What was I thinking!?” It is more like – Really? I signed up to do that? What state of weakness was I in when I agreed … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, challenges, hand piecing, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Northcott’s Canada 150 Block Party Finals

All spring you watched me collect and make blocks from shops that participated in Northcott’s Canada 150 Block Party challenge. Similar to row-by-row, you had to visit individual quilt stores in order to collect the patterns. Some of you even … Continue reading

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TransCanada Block Party

I am having a blast with Northcott’s TransCanada Block Party! Last week I showed you the first 4 blocks I made. This week I have a few more. This first one is a barn that comes from Pleasant Valley Quilting … Continue reading

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Cats and Quilting

I am a lover of cats. Here is Jasper, the 17 year old resident at our house. Griffen, one of our grand-cat visits occasionally, and Mavis (another grand-cat) makes herself totally at home in my studio, which is in my son’s … Continue reading

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August Reveal – ‘Go Vintage’

A challenge is not a challenge if its too easy. This month the postcards were a challenge in more ways than one. The theme for the 1 million mile postcard challenge was ‘Go Vintage’. This time I had too many … Continue reading

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