Reclaimed Pottery Pincushions

When I walk by a thrift store or see a garage sale sign on the side of the road, I have to stop! I pick up all sorts of discard pottery and make new things with it. Yep, that’s it, no real plan of it, just to reuse a reclaimed item into a new life.… Continue reading Reclaimed Pottery Pincushions

Three Hour Fast Block Magic! Tutorial

1.   Start with 5 fat quarters, one the focusfabric, 2 light colors and 2 dark colors.(Two Hour Table Runner Part One) 2.  Layer the FQ’s face up, 1st lightfabric, 1st dark fabric, focus fabric, 2nd light fabric,2nddark fabric.(Step two photo) 3.  Make only 4 vertical cuts with rotary cutteracross and through all layers of the FQ’s. Make… Continue reading Three Hour Fast Block Magic! Tutorial

Women and Cloth +Recycled Textiles

On this past Sunday, women met at the Multiplex Centre in Moricetown to learn more about how to turn clothing into quilts. I arrived, set up and got busy as the women filed in with their gear!    Charrine worked hard on her new bag, applique, pressing so carefully, measuring, all the things we do… Continue reading Women and Cloth +Recycled Textiles

Turning Clothing Into Quilts

Tomorrow, Sept 25th in Moricetown, a thriving Aboriginal community north of Smithers, I’m teaching a group of quilters and crafters who are interested in learning how to turn recycled sweaters into a  baby quilt.  Show up at the Moricetown Thrift Store behind the Gas Bar in Moricetown at 9:30 Sunday morning so you have time… Continue reading Turning Clothing Into Quilts

Fall Fair Last Minute Ideas!- Part One

 We started here on Wed Morning August 24th. We had to sweep and vacuum the whole booth. Unloaded and moved around several times as cleaned. We really like the booth we had this year and will secure it for next year. On Tuesday night, I was inspired to make “Mr. Rooster” and determined that the… Continue reading Fall Fair Last Minute Ideas!- Part One

More Ways to Make Fun, Fast Quilts

 A while back, I posted about this technique that I’d discovered right around the time I became aware of Kathryn Schmidt who wrote “Rule Breaking Quilts” I had taken to seeing what was possible. I’d been experimenting with cutting strips first, then slicing those up into various sizes and shapes. This table runner is made… Continue reading More Ways to Make Fun, Fast Quilts

Mixing and Mashing Technique

 While I’m designing, I often get lost in the moment. I find this to be a great asset to creation of a new design. Over the summer, I’ve been perfecting this technique. This mixing and mashing kind of construction is freeing in all aspects of designing. Its a technique that leaves you thinking about further… Continue reading Mixing and Mashing Technique