Quilter’s Connection Magazine is the only quilting magazine published in Canada.
To thousands of quilters, we are the friend who welcomes you with a heartwarming story over a cup of tea. We show you the perfect pattern, teach you a new technique, help you find the best fabric, notions and supplies, and tell you about upcoming shows and festivals you won’t want to miss.
We are a truly Canadian magazine – for quilters, by quilters.
Published quarterly, Quilter’s Connection provides quilters with a connection to the rest of the quilting community across Canada. Written for quilters, by quilters, Quilter’s Connection Magazine is THE source for all things related to quilting in Canada. We entertain you with news and reviews, projects, heartwarming and motivational stories about quilters and their achievements, quilting tips, and techniques – content to inspire the quilter in everyone.
Heather McArthur, Editor/Publisher
Heather McArthur lives her passion each and every day, an opportunity every quilter should be so lucky to have! After working in the not-for-profit sector as a Marketing and Communications expert, Heather found an opportunity to take her love of quilting from a casual hobby to a full-time career. The pending retirement of a couple who had developed a small quilting newsletter in BC allowed her to not only work at her hobby, but also to fulfill her dream of being a writer.
In addition to publishing Canada’s only magazine for quilters, Heather belongs to two quilt guilds, has spent time as a volunteer teaching quilting for the Elizabeth Fry Society in Vancouver, and organizes donations of breast cancer pillows for the BC Cancer Agency.
Karen Christie, Administration
Loraine Corman, Advertising Sales
Loraine has an extensive sales background and a wealth of quilting experience spanning over 13 years. When not creating, sewing and quilting, she enjoys exploring new places on the boat with her husband, reading, gardening, and entertaining
Editorial Advisory Committee
Jean Boyd holds a Fibre Arts Certificate in Quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada and the US. In June 2003, the Canadian Quilters' Association name her Teacher of the Year. Jean has appeared on the TV series Seams Canadian, and her work has appeared on the PBS show America Quilts Creatively, and in many magazines.
Jean has won numerous awards for her quilts, and since 1997 has been designing and publishing patterns. Her patterns cover a broad range of styles including memory quilts, traditional design, stitchery, Red Work, and hand piecing. these patterns are distributed throughout Canada and the US. Since 2002, Jean has also been designing pattern featuring the newest fabrics from Northcott.
Susan J. Jensen
Susan J. Jensen is the British Columbia designer of Quilted Escapes. Susan’s patterns combines a variety of techniques from beading, stitchery, wool appliqué and foundation paper piecing that gives a romantic feel to her quilt designs. Her patterns can be found in quilt shops across Canada, the US, and England. Susan is also a fibre artist and teaches classes in her techniques.
She designs for Northcott Fabric, RJR, and Trend-tex and has been featured in “The Canadian Quilter”, “A Needle Pulling Thread” and "Electric Quilt". She works a few days at “A Great Notion” and if she is not in her studio, she is teaching at quilt shops, quilt guilds, retreats and consumer shows.
Wayne Kollinger is a quilt designer from Calgary, AB. He became one because he didn't keep his mouth shut when he went with his wife to quilt shows. He knew nothing about sewing and quilting, but something about lettering, so whenever he saw badly designing pieced lettering on a quilt, he said so. Eventually his wife said, "If you think you can do better, go ahead."
Wayne is now the author of a book, Designing Quilts is Easy, which was released in 2010 by C&T Publishing. He also has two blocks in the book, Modern Blocks, by the same publisher. Wayne's work has appeared in The Canadian Quilter, Quiltmaker's100 Blocks, Quilts from Quiltmaker's100 Blocks, and Quilter's Connection Magazine. Recently, the Royal Alberta Museum acquired some of his Alberta Series patterns for their quilting ephemera collection.
Producer/host of The Great Canadian Shop Hop, Tricia Sherman has been an avid quilter for over 20 years. She has experienced many facets of the craft, including owning a long-arm business, part-time work in a quilt shop, and teaching. Her involvement in QNNtv.com opened up the opportunity to develop The Great Canadian Shop Hop videos to promote quilting in Canada. Working on the show has provided a forum for Tricia to travel across the country filming, teaching and meeting other quilters. A quilter's dream if there ever was one!