Welcome to Quirks&Quilts!

I am a quilter/designer recently moved to Vancouver Island, Canada who started sewing as a young teenager. My love of textiles and desire to create led me to quilting.

I enjoy all the steps from concept through design and production of quilts. At each step in the  process, decisions about fabric and thread, colour and texture  influence the final piece.   I love to play with different quilting techniques from traditional pieced quilts, to  folk art and mixed media, and am always trying out new things.

I have spent many summers visiting  many breathtaking regions in Canada, seeing them by car, on foot and by canoe. I try to capture the beauty and spirit of these places in my designs.

I am also an avid gardener, and enjoy celebrating the flora around me in quilts.

 Many of my patterns came out of designs for classes and most of them are made for beginner to intermediate quilters. They also make a great base on which to explore embellishment techniques.

I hope you enjoy the quilts and projects as much as I enjoy creating them!