Ice dyeing workshops with Leslie Edwards
Ice dyeing fabric produces amazing colours...

Let’s try some Ice Dyeing

Glen and I always take a break to go to our country property and get away from the demands of the city. Often I take advantage of this time to experiment with fabric dyeing. The

Introducing Turtle Hand Batiks
Introducing Turtle Hand Batiks

Turtle Hand Batik – a new fabric discovery

I love hand dyed fabrics. They have a unique look that commercial fabrics do not have. Perhaps that’s why I love creating my own textiles. On my recent trip to QuiltCon, I discovered Turtle Hand

A visit to Okan Arts Seattle
A visit to Okan Arts in Seattle

My Recent Quilting Adventures

I’m freshly returned from 6 weeks in the United States and have arrived home full of inspiration and bags full of fabric. ie. excess baggage…  I was there during the Presidential inauguration , BUT, my

Eco dyeing love

Eco Dyeing – A New Love?

Eco Dyeing – A New Love? In June I attended an Eco Dyeing workshop offered by Nat Palaskas from NotJustNat. I went with a group of friends from my quilt guild. What a wonderful day

Buttonmania meets quilting

Can One Have Too Many Buttons?

Clearly, in my case, the answer is NO. Before I discovered quilting, I was a voracious knitter. This has stayed with me. I quilt for my creative expression. I knit for my sanity. As a

Closeup of Fish and Chips quilt pattern
Get creative with my new FIsh and Chips pattern

A Trio of new Quilt Patterns

My blog has been a bit quiet lately but I haven’t been idle. I have designed three, yes, three new quilt patterns! The first is called Stained Glass. I wanted a pattern that was simple

Kyoto shrine

Journeys in Japan – fun with Indigo and Udon

Up to My Elbows in Indigo! After a fabric filled few days in Tokyo, for something different, we flew to Tokushima on the island of Shikoku to partake in a hands-on indigo dyeing experience. This

Mt Fuji

Journeys in Japan – Tokyo Quilt Festival

As part of my whirlwind of quilt shows this year, I am currently in Japan for the Tokyo Quilt Festival. Glen and I have been using the subway and train to get around the city

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