With three kidlets running through the house, on top of an incredible barking dog, it is amazing that I get anything done. My compulsion to create is fueled by that chaos. Not only does my family, especially my daughters, inspire me to be true to myself, they drive me to create. In part so that they don’t drive me crazy! Whether at the end of the day, in the early morning darkness, or in a stolen moment of quiet I find joy and respite in fabric and words.  My goal is to help you find the same thing. It might be in a magazine article, a quilt pattern, one of my books, or in a classroom - you can find your joy and peace too.

 

  Three books on quilting - Sunday Morning Quilts, A Month of Sundays, and You Inspire Me to Quilt -  and a successful freelance writer with articles in Modern Patchwork, Quilting Arts, Quilter’s Connection, American Quilt Retailer, and Quilty. Creativity and quilting make up the bulk of my current portfolio. In the past I also wrote a lot about food, while eating a lot of food. See my full portfolio or contact me for writing assignments.

 

Three books on quilting - Sunday Morning Quilts, A Month of Sundays, and You Inspire Me to Quilt -  and a successful freelance writer with articles in Modern Patchwork, Quilting Arts, Quilter’s Connection, American Quilt Retailer, and QuiltyCreativity and quilting make up the bulk of my current portfolio. In the past I also wrote a lot about food, while eating a lot of food.

See my full portfolio or contact me for writing assignments.

  Every single day I sit down to sew. Often with no plan in mind, only the compulsion to create. A prolific quilter and designer I've published quilts in my own books, compilations, and magazines. When designing for publication my patterns provide guidance and clear directions, with opportunity to veer off the beaten path. Check out my quilts and see my patterns for sale. 

 

Every single day I sit down to sew. Often with no plan in mind, only the compulsion to create. A prolific quilter and designer I've published quilts in my own books, compilations, and magazines. When designing for publication my patterns provide guidance and clear directions, with opportunity to veer off the beaten path.

Check out my quilts and see my patterns for sale

  Seeing a need among fellow quilters for inspiration and guidance on breaking free and embracing creativity I began teaching. I prefer to teach quilters technique and process, although you can always ask me to guide you through making a specific design or pattern. Find me locally in Alberta, across the globe in special workshops and online with Craftsy and Creative Live. Check out my full class list and schedule for opportunities to unlock your creativity.

 

Seeing a need among fellow quilters for inspiration and guidance on breaking free and embracing creativity I began teaching. I prefer to teach quilters technique and process, although you can always ask me to guide you through making a specific design or pattern. Find me locally in Alberta, across the globe in special workshops and online with Craftsy and Creative Live.

Check out my full class list and schedule for opportunities to unlock your creativity.

One of those kids that burnt out all the flashlight batteries to read under the covers, I have a life-long love of words. Writing stories as a kid, moving across the country to go to journalism school, and finally founding my home when words collided with fabric. And oh, the fabric! Bits of woven beauty inspiring us to cut it up only to sew it back together again. I started sewing with instruction from my Mom as a little girl, continued through Home Ec (when it still existed in schools), and am going strong after 18 years of quilting. Recently I went back to my roots and am garment sewing again. When quilting became my profession I needed a hobby!

Always writing, always creating. It might be by the light of the laptop on a winter morning or to the soundtrack of cartoons and swimming pools, but I don't let a busy family schedule stop me. On top of my quilt career, I am finding the time to write fiction and picture books . Stolen moments of exploration when travelling to teach or do fantastic things like judging quilts at QuiltCon allow me to fuel personal creativity.

With Ukrainian heritage I am at home in the kitchen too. I make a great borscht and a near perfect pyrohy. That being said, my Baba would be disappointed to know that I am a terrible gardener.