Fat Quarterly No. 3: Guided Flight

Fat Quarterly No. 3: Guided Flight

When I wrote this article about Classic Blue, the 2020 Pantone Institute’s Colour of the Year, I had no idea that the year that would ensue would reflect exactly the projections: Classic Blue represents calm and stability in an uncertain world. Fat Quarterly No....
Quilts for Nova Scotia

Quilts for Nova Scotia

When a community suffers a tragedy, we turn to making. Making to comfort, making to process our own emotions, making to work through grief, especially from a distance. Making to heal. The events that unfolded in Nova Scotia over the weekend of April 18-19, 2020 were...
Explorations in Quilted Garments

Explorations in Quilted Garments

This past summer I had the opportunity to take part in a summer Hoyt House artist residency at Kings Landing in Prince William, New Brunswick. We got to inhabit a delightfully blue house during our studio days, to create work and enjoy the surroundings at this living...

Prairie Storm + Female Artists

I married into a family of Saskatchawanians. I had no connections or interest in the prairies prior to my relationship with my now-husband. This summer we had the chance to spend some time at the family cottage two hours north of Saskatoon, as we celebrated the...
Icebergs and Narwhals

Icebergs and Narwhals

I had the opportunity to develop another pattern from a commission (first one was the Sleepy Fox pattern) and this time, I went underwater. When my son’s preschool teacher approached me about making a wall hanging for the classroom, I had in mind to try this...