Country fairs are alive and well in the valley! I have spent many a day wandering through different fair grounds, looking at the exhibits and the animals and eating way too much food! There’s something magical in the evening when the sun goes down and the lights of the midway dazzle your eyes-it’s my favorite […]
Welcome! That’s what doorways have always said to me. They are not only an entrance but an opportunity. This doorway is from the Pinhey’s Point Heritage site on the Ottawa River in Dunrobin. The site is maintained as a heritage site/museum and recreation area by the City of Ottawa and the Pinhey’s Point Foundation. I […]
I have wanted to do a pictorial quilt of our beautiful Ottawa Valley for many years and have spent a lot of time wrestling with what I wanted to share. The landscape? The architecture? The culture? There may be many more “valley” quilts to come, but for now I thought I would try to represent […]
It’s been a crazy May with lots of travels, teaching and meeting quilters all over Ontario. Thought I’d share these great class pics from Wilton Creek Fabrics in Harrowsmith and The Muskoka Quilting Company in Bracebridge. Lots more to come!
The weather is fine here in Muskoka- the snow is all gone and the flowers are blooming! Spent a wonderful day at The Muskoka Quilting Company making poppies with a wonderful group of ladies. What fun!
There’s this gorgeous little shop just outside Ottawa called Flair With Fabrics. Nestled at the crossroads in the village of Chesterville, it is chock full of ideas, samples, notions and FABRIC! Ruth has the most complete selection of Northcott fabrics I’ve ever seen and she has lots of other neat lines as well. In addition […]
Putting it together, borders (available at all shops) I wanted to keep the “postcard” feel of the quilt going, so decided to just frame the individual pictures with small squares. The squares were all cut from leftover scraps from the blocks to tie it all together. I placed my coloured and black squares randomly, but […]
I will be posting the last blog entry about the quilt later today but in the meantime here’s my schedule for the hop, Thursday September 25 to Saturday September 27. Thursday 9-12 The Muskoka Quilting Company Thursday 3-6 3 Gals and a Quilt Shop Friday 9-12 Thimbles&Things Friday 3-6 Elite Quilting Saturday 9-12 Simcoe Sew […]
Block 8, Cottage (available at The Muskoka Quilting Company in Bracebridge) Well, let’s face it, Muskoka is known as “Cottage Country”. Even the rich and famous flock there for a bit of R&R (and hopefully a bit of anonymity, or at least quiet!). There are some pretty swanky places in and around the area, but […]
Block 6, Cedar Canoe (available at Country Concessions in Cookstown) There are many famous (and not so famous) paintings and pictures of canoes in the water. A beached canoe can tell so many stories about exploring our amazing lake and river systems. Home after a day out paddling, ready to head out exploring or just […]