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

Snow City

Quilting as a craft has deep roots in American history. Quilting was common from the birth of the United States as a nation and saw much evolution -- from traditional blocks stemming from pioneer journeys in the early 19th century, to Colonial Revival quilts in the 1920s and 30s, to today’s modern quilting movement. Each state even has a “state quilt block”; Hearth and Home magazine's received for… Read More

Colour Post X Have You Met… Lucy Engels

I work intuitively, organically, things just feel right. I like experimenting just to see what happens, but I also set boundaries for myself. - Lucy Engels Lucy Engels is the creative hand behind SkinnyMalinkyQuilts. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lucy is first and foremost a printmaker, screenprinting being her favourite process. She began quilting in 2013… Read More