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Designing an Art Quilt Series: Part 2

You have the Concept, What’s Next? Determining the overall concept of a series is one of the hardest parts of the job. Once you have a plan in place, you get to the fun of designing the work.  I find having defined parameters helps me stay focused and clear on what can and cannot be […]

Fibreshed and How to Bring the 100-mile Diet to Fibre Arts

Earlier this month, I learned a new word: fibreshed. It happened when I took some time for professional development and attended a live webinar on Natural Dyeing in the Fibre Art industry.  It was not a word I was familiar with previously. Now I am fully on board and ready to work for the cause. […]

What was that judge thinking?

Scoping out how a judge determines the top quilt at a show. When we speak of inspiration, we don’t often think of attending lectures and professional development. It really it is so great for getting the creative juices flowing for a business. I decided I would do some direct professional development at the latest Canada […]

Fibre Therapy and Mindfulness

  Just a few weeks ago, I had a friend come by my place and ask me to help her make her first quilt. She’s a nurse and has a fairly stressful job at times, so she wanted something that she could do to help her relax on off days. She was a complete newbie, had […]