Travels with Diane – A Quilter in Paris

Diane has been exploring Paris, and, of course, exploring the fabric scene there as well.  Here's a taste of what a quilter can find in France's City of Lights ... My husband thought we were going to Sacre-Coeur for the afternoon.  We did walk around, and I did a sketch -- but my main goal … Continue reading Travels with Diane – A Quilter in Paris

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon

From Moira ... "I was in Sisters, Oregon, for the Outdoor Quilt Show July 14.  It was very hot but worth the two hours walking around.  My husband even walked with me. There were quilts from Campbell River and Comox on display.  They also did fabric postcards.  Special ones were auctioned and others sold for … Continue reading Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon

Thom Atkins – Bead Embellished Quilts

Many thanks to Moira S for sharing this story about her recent visit to a quilt guild in Southern California. "I attended the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild meeting on Saturday. The speaker was Thom Atkins who did a wonderful talk on his beaded quilts which were truly works of art. He did a slide presentation … Continue reading Thom Atkins – Bead Embellished Quilts

More Quilt Stories from the Road

The Sugar Pine Company can be found in the scenic Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, just a short drive from Banff.  Alcoves, shelves and walls are packed with material, quilts, fabric packs and all manner of quilting inspiration, beautifully displayed.  There was lots to explore around every corner.  It is a sewing and knitting shop … Continue reading More Quilt Stories from the Road

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Art in Yurts

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery is located on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast just north of Madeira Park. Studios and galleries are housed in a cluster of yurts, with wooden decking providing space for open air activities when weather permits. Workshops and exhibitions are presented from April through October. This year marks the tenth anniversary of FibreWorks, the retirement … Continue reading FibreWorks Studio & Gallery – Art in Yurts

Travels with Diane – Southern California

Diane sends us this message from Chula Vista, California. "Just sending photos of some outdoor quilting I've been working on.   Two lazy days work produced 4 qayg (quilt as you go) quilt squares.  Looking forward to going to Rosie's Quilt Shop next week in San Diego.  I met another quilter in the park who belongs … Continue reading Travels with Diane – Southern California

A Textile Tour to Morocco

We started off our quilting year with a presentation by three of our members. Bev D, Ilse and Isabelle J went to Morocco last fall on a textile tour.  We were taken into another world.  Their photos, videos, stories and souvenirs introduced us to the crafts and fabrics of Morocco, as well as its culture and landscapes. … Continue reading A Textile Tour to Morocco

Travels with Diane – Whakatane, New Zealand

Diane sends us this quilty note from Whakatane on the North Island of New Zealand, where she is presumably soaking up some sunshine.  For Vancouverites currently dealing with the grey skies and rainy deluges of this fall season, yes, there is still sunlight somewhere. "Whakatane Quilt Shop  -  Pins to Patches "I was so excited to see this store … Continue reading Travels with Diane – Whakatane, New Zealand