Category Archives: travels

Learning at Sea

When you take classes on a quilting cruise, you not only have a very pleasant working environment, you are also learning from the best. At least, that has been my experience. This cruise had 4 teachers; each teaching a variety … Continue reading

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Cruising with Purpose

Have you considered, or maybe wondered about a Quilting Cruise? We arrived home – to snow, and temperatures below zero. That may be enough reason to go on a cruise. But there are so many more. Lets take a little … Continue reading

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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

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Quilting Overload

Quilters are like golfers. A little rain can’t stop us. It was Friday, and there was another Quilt Show to attend – The Barnswallow Quilt Show in the rural community of Morden. I wasn’t the only one up bright and … Continue reading

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Postcard Journaling

It’s scary to head into something without direction. It’s also liberating and just a little exciting. More so when things turn out better than expected; less so when they don’t. Here was the plan: a few days in Long Beach … Continue reading

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One off, One on

Have you ever noticed that when your only goal is to complete a project everything goes wrong? Your machine acts up. The threads skip. Lines aren’t straight. You get ripples. The backing puckers, or edges get folded into your stitching. … Continue reading

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QOTB Virtual Trunk Show

Over 100 ladies of our local guild braved cold temperatures in the -30C range to see my Quilting on the Beach Trunk Show. It was such an honour to present these finished pieces to them, and now to you. For … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, fabric dyeing, mini-quilts, travels, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Mount Kilauea & lonely trees

Works in progress (WIP). It’s all about the journey, right? And memories created in the process. This week’s post is about two WIPs – totally unrelated, and yet they feel connected. One goes back 2 years. At the time I … Continue reading

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Ken’s Kitchen

This week I am visiting beautiful British Columbia. Of course I will be stitching circles. I might even find a quilt store (fingers crossed). But in lieu of anything new in my quilting world, I will post some recipes from … Continue reading

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Seminole Patchwork with Eva Veltkamp

My series of posts from Quilting on the Beach was interrupted by our local Quilt Show, but I have one more class to share with you. It was Seminole Patchwork taught by Eva Veltkamp. Do you think Seminole Patchwork will … Continue reading

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