I received a kit and pattern from my daughters boyfriend Chad after they went on a cruise to Alaska. They had it delivered to me after the 18th of May and wanted me to make it. I assumed that they wanted me to have it done before my visit to their home in BC on June 28th so I got to work (along with a workshop I needed to prepare). Thank goodness the centre is a panel and the 30 bears paw block were simple to piece, I made some alterations to the design and added the black inside border and the moose sections to make it fit a twin bed. A very manly quilt, will look fantastic in a timber frame or log cabin he dreams of building. To be long arm quilted at warp speed! Stay tuned for a pic of the finished quilt - there was no time to take a "finished" pic but having it sent from BC!!!
I now have a list of 9 workshops that I can teach at your guild or quilting group - look at www.quiltingintheloft.com and to "more" on the top navigational menu (to the right) and hit the "workshops" button and you will see all 9 classes. So much fun to complete these projects and even more fun to teach and inspire others!
I'm back home after an extended stay in BC to visit my daughter and her boyfriend, see the sights and teach an appliqué class. The parts of BC and Alaska I saw were absolutely lovely and we had an awesome time.
So I'm back to reality and working once again on my quilt designs (I designed 4 quilts while in BC). I am also working on some gifts for wee ones who are here and yet to come. Pics of these will be posted soon.
Q: What do all 4 of these solid coloured fabrics have in common?
A: They are the fabrics being used for my newest quilt design. Stay tuned for more information about this coming soon.
View of the downtown area of Stewart, BC right next to Hyder, Alaska - a quaint and small town surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in BC. We had breakfast in Toastworks (a toaster museum) and stayed in The Ripley Creek Inn- on the main floor of the Geddes House. A very old home/building that was part of the original town during gold mining times and made into a modern hotel suite with the outside ambience left intact. Such a sweet experience and a nice opportunity to get away from the everyday, rejuvenate and get ready to design more quilts!
Fellow sewing and quilting friends often say -"oh I like that tile, wouldn't that be a great quilt pattern" or "look at those colours, I'm going to use those in the next shirt I'm making". Flowers in our gardens right now are very inspiring, hence the previous post about "Summer Blooms". Design is all around us if we pause to look. I encourage you all to take the time out to take a pic of something that inspires you and MAKE IT INTO SOMETHING, trust me you will find your happiness in what is hand crafted. This past 2 weeks I have had plenty of inspiration and some motivation to do some new landscape quilts while visiting beautiful Northern BC, Canada. We are so fortunate to live in this vast and natural country. The below pic is taken at Salmon Glacier near the border to Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska. Breathtaking,the camera cannot even capture it!
"10 Ways to Applique" A workshop I taught on Saturday July 4, 2015- included 10 demos, door prizes, a trunk show and bonus quilting demonstration with 12 very talented ladies from the Kitimat, BC Quilters Guild. Have a look at the pics of the ladies in action- they were absolutely lots of fun!
Below are two quilts I have completed for fall workshops and a summer workshop in Kitimat BC with the lovely ladies from the Kitimat BC Quilters Guild- so much fun to make!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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