“Irrational”: In Our Own Words Quilt

On International Women's Day of this year, Kim Soper of Leland Ave. Studios kicked off a project called the "In Our Own Words" quilt: "We are workers, caretakers, survivors and creators who deserve to have our voices heard and our merits celebrated. We are strong, powerful, beautiful, talented, kickass... the list is endless." The word "irrational" has been used… Read More

Our Song, Your Reflection

I have teamed up with award-winning songwriter and musician Meaghan Smith to create Our Song, Your Reflection - a celebration of community through music and quilting. The project gets to the core of what makes us tick as creatives — connecting people and connecting with people through our art. The project is structured as a crowdfunding campaign that invites… Read More

Thinking about Textile Waste and Recycling

When IKEA opened up here in Halifax in September 2017, there were a ton of things that I was excited about: Getting the perfect rug for our living room, storage systems for my kids' mess, and beautifully designed fabric. But so far, the most vital purchase for my studio has been PLUGGIS waste sorting bins.… 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