Euclid: Lustig Elements meets Carolyn Friedlander

Euclid was a Greek mathematician and the “father of geometry" that lived in the 4th- to 3rd-century BC. Euclidean geometry is basic to our understanding of mathematics, including the Pythagorean Theorem. In the mid 20th-century, Alvin Lustig designed only twelve letters “Euclid: A New Type”, based on Euclid’s writings. In 2010, designer Craig Welsh contacted Elaine… Read More

Have You Met… Louisa Glenn?

Louisa Glenn (@gracelouisagee) is a painter from Nashville, Tennessee. Her work is mesmerizing, with striking colours and always makes me think, "I should make a quilt like that!" (And someone did.) In this interview, Louisa reveals that a trip to the library led her down a new creative path, how she approaches colour, and how she interprets… Read More

Quilt Charrette, No. 1

When I was in architecture school eons ago, I participated in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s annual student “Charrette” competition. It was a weekend-long intensive project that called for little sleep and fun times with my comrades. My team never won. The term “charrette” comes from the word for cart in French. According to Wikipedia, “its use in… Read More

Tutorial: Improv Birch Trees

I was asked to make a quilt for a woodland nursery. Animals are not yet in my design wheelhouse so I still have to work out that part, but I was delighted that to have the opportunity to test a tree technique that was in my head. Birch trees are linear, black and white, irregular but wieldy… Read More