Christmas is a time for gift giving, and for quilters, that gift is often a hand-made quilt. Along with the gift of a quilt you may tell the recipient the story of how and why you made the quilt, and how to care for it. But in a year, or five or ten, will the […]
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In Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, about 20,000 metric tons of textiles are thrown into local landfills each year. That is 20 million kilograms of clothing, fabric and other textiles that could be re-used, but instead it’s all going straight into the trash. This is a serious and growing issue, not just locally, but all across […]
I love Bargello quilts. The movement and play are delightful, and the pattern just pops when you use the right fabrics. If you have never made a Bargello quilt before, here are ten tips to help you succeed. Choose the right fabrics – Batiks work well due to the variance of colour; tone-on-tone fabrics are […]
Did you know September is national Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada? Over five million people in Canada have been diagnosed with arthritis, and two of every three diagnosed are women! Those living with the disease face a life of daily pain and disability, making it difficult to enjoy even the simple pleasures in life – […]
How to Utilize Quilts in Your Outdoor Space Have you seen outdoor furniture lately? More and more, it looks like you have simply carried your sofa out the back door to the patio. I’m amazed at the options available for outdoor furnishings – from simple cushions to elegant furniture, and even outdoor lighting – it […]