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Local Textile Artist Wins Award

Local textile artist Bridget O’Flaherty won top prize for her art quilt at the Machine Quilters Exhibition (MQX) Quilt Festival juried competition held in Manchester, New England, USA earlier this year. A well-deserved win and a proud moment for our art community. Competing with more than 500 international finalists in the prestigious show, “Precious Moments” […]

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 […]