Category Archives: Highlighting others

Saskatchewan Stitching Conference

I was armed. Coffee, cookies and the Country Register by my side. 800 kilometers of Highway 16 ahead of me. It was tempting to go via Moose Jaw just to visit two of my favorite quilt stores, but I couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Highlighting others, travels, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Tesselation Twister

At long last I am revealing my most recent finish – Tesselation Twister. Tesselation is defined as a variety of geometric shapes, that are harmonious in nature but do not have any overlaps or repeats. It describes the quilting on … Continue reading

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Spring

Spring has finally arrived – I hope!. As I write this, the frogs who have taken up residence in the pond just under our bedroom window, are trying to sing me to sleep. As usual, I am trying to solve … Continue reading

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1 Million Miles in 1 Year!

1,000,819 miles to be exact. 1 Year. Thirty countries including Canada coast-coast, and 31 states in the USA. (complete list of miles and countries here) So exactly how far is 1 million miles? It is 2 trips to the moon … Continue reading

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Cruising

This week I want to extend a warm welcome to the new friends I met and made on the recent quilting cruise. It was a special time. Since coming home I have been anxious to finish the log cabin quilt … Continue reading

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Houston, Houston

Let me just say – GO! If you ever have a chance, you will not regret it. Our 3 days were roughly divided into a day of classes, a day of quilt exhibits and a day of shopping. Hardly enough. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Highlighting others, travels, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Crafted

The Winnipeg Art Gallery held their Crafted event last weekend. In September I wrote about the 20 pillowcases made by my quilt group ‘The South Enders’ which were contribted to this event and then donated to CancerCare/Children’s Hospital.  Pillowcases brighten the space … Continue reading

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Things That Last

Last weekend we traveled north to celebrate the 65th wedding anniversary of my Father & Mother In-Law, along with their 90th birthdays -one in October and one in November. With this in mind, I thought a short story about the legacy … Continue reading

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Community

Times change. Quilters change. Locations change. Recipients change. But in the end, one person(s) gives to another person(s). In that sense, nothing changes. Quilting has always included giving. Just ask anyone involved in fires, floods, natural disasters, hospitals, armies, fundraisers, families, historians. … Continue reading

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Quilted Postcard Stories

August’s theme -‘Go Vintage’was an interesting one!  Continue reading. I am sure you will be entertained. The theme for September in the 1 Million Mile Quilted Postcard Challenge is ‘back to school’. Not very original, but appropriate. It’s not too late to … Continue reading

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