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June 19, 2019

This is Cottage Country, a 17" x 45 1/2" wall hanging that was the first idea for my dory series.  As it happened my 'Whispers' piece - Adrift and Anchor became the first completed piece, and this one became second.  Cottage Country was a joy to stitch.  It was inspire...

June 4, 2019

May was a terrific month for my quilts to be seen in two separate magazines.  Let me tell you about those:

Last summer I was interviewed by Andrea Hungerford of www.byhandserial.com. Andrea and her photographer Karen De Witz ,were touring Nova Scotia, admiring our count...

May 21, 2019

#3a Blue Dory

by Karen Henry

#3b Boat House

by Sharon Baldwin

#3c By the Sea

by Debbie Vermeulen

#3d One Room School House

by Jackie Trimper

#4a Halls Harbour

by Debbie Vermeulen

#4b Seaweed and Sand

by Karen Henry

So I went sideways and expanded that little bit of water and seawe...

May 15, 2019

I am one of a quartet of Textile Arts in Nova Scotia - TARTS as we call ourselves. The other three members are Debbie Vermeulen, Sharon Baldwin, and Jackie Trimper.  Jackie also creates beautiful art glass pieces which you may find at www.jackietrimperseaglass.com...

May 5, 2019

Last year I was delighted to be involved in "World Wide Whispers - Team Canada" challenge.  Canadian organizer Kim Caskey chose 13 quilters, one from each province and territory, to participate in this art quilt project.The challenge was based on the child's game where...

April 10, 2018

I was at a Quilters' Retreat at beautiful White Point Lodge in Liverpool on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean over the past weekend.  If the waves don't capture you eye, your taste buds will be anchored by the outstanding food in the dining room.  Fabric and food in div...

November 25, 2017

Winding down from a busy year and I find myself thinking about that pile of scraps.  It is just like the ole sour dough bread recipe, it keeps growing and growing, feed it a little, take a few bits out, and you find yourself asking your neighbors if they would like som...

August 28, 2017

Mark your calendars for the festival, October 10th to 14th, 2017!  Workshops, Shows, Merchant Mall, and Events, it is a lovely place to connect with other fibre art folks and enjoy yourself.  You may find out more information here:   http://fibreart...

July 21, 2017

A few years ago a friend of mine showed me her sari scraps wall hangings she had purchased overseas on vacation.  Those lovely pieces, heavily beaded, sequined and hand stitched pieces have remained at the back of my mind as inspiration for awhile now and I had the opp...

May 20, 2017

There are many quilters across Canada getting ready to attend Quilt Canada 2017, hosted by the Canadian Quilters' Association.  If you have never been to the conference before, walk, run, bike, swim, drive, or fly to get there, you will not regret it.  It is an opportu...

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