Welcome to my blogspot.

My exciting news is that my Nature's Garden nine block quilt won the First Place Viewers' Choice ribbon in the large traditional quilt catagory at the Halton Quilters' Guild show this spring. This summer it also won a First Place ribbon at the Vermont Quilt Festival.

This quilt took me several years to design, sew the blocks, and then most of last winter I quilted some on it every week on my Janome 1600P. This machine has about a nine inch space under the arm to manipulate the quilt so it was not an easy task and often my neck and shoulders were aching. How we quilters suffer! :)

I made this quilt for my daughter, Candice, in remembrance of our walks together at our cottage. We love to walk through the woodland trails behind our cottage--it's restful and peaceful and I'm always amazed at how rejuvenated we feel after our walks. We often see birds, and many different wild flowers, which is what gave me the inspiration to design and make this quilt.

When I was growing up in Nova Scotia, I often went walking with my Mom and her sisters through the hay fields and the woods looking for wild flowers so making this quilt brought back lots of pleasant memories of those times as well.

I hope you will come back and visit me often.