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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” […]

Alzheimer’s, Loss, and Inherited Fabric: What do you do with it all? – Part 1

Alzheimer’s sucks, that’s the first thing I need to get off of my chest. I miss my mother. My mother was a huge part of my life. We were best friends (once we got past the stage where I was a 16-year-old jerk who thought she knew better). As a young adult, my mother was […]

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 […]