Finished lap Quilts!

180Claudia's quilt I have to post a picture of my 2 “graduates” from the working hardbeginner quilt course with their quilts.   These gals were a real treat to teach.Selina's Quilt

Both really unique people and they brought some interesting ideas to the classroom. We had great conversations while they were learning to quilt and I feel like I made to new friends.

I taught at West Point Grey Community Centre.  The centre is located in a converted mansion. It has some truly beautiful wood work and original characteristics. A true Vancouver heritage site. One interesting thing I learned while teaching at WPG is that is the location that my parents had their wedding reception 55 years ago!

That’s what I call good karma!

Sew on!


What do you mean Christmas is only 9 days away????

This time of year is always so busy for sewists and textile artists as we “just finish up” that last project. I do have friends who manage to start and stay the course for quilts, clothes, hand-made cards etc., etc., to be done by December 1. Sadly I am not one of them. I always plan to be finished. I like to think I thrive on the challenge to complete just one more hand sewn gift or card, while listening to new and old Christmas songs, to be completed by the 24th.

But like a magpie I am always intrigued by new techniques and have to try them right away. My new find is a gal name Sue Spargo . She does the most incredible wool felting techniques. She makes folk art, modern. Sue was referred to me by a client at Fabricana Coquitlam where I teach and work in retail sales. Have you learned a new technique this year? Is there something you would like to learn?

Do you have a favourite tune you like to sew to during the holidays? This year my favourite is I believe in Father Christmas by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. What’s yours?


Sew On Everybody!christmas music wreath