Tag Archives: family

Put Another Log on the Fire

Friendship quilts. That’s what this post is about…a quilt that travels from one friend to another. Several weeks ago it arrived at my house. Powell River to Mill Bay…it’s now back in Nanaimo where it was made. In March 2001 … Continue reading

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Cowichan Exhibition: the Fun Family Fair

The 144th Cowichan Exhibition is September 7-9, 2012. The last time I was at an exhibition was in August 2003 with my 98 yr old grandmother, Elsie Daniels.  Granny used to say ALL my quilts deserved a ribbon…and most everyone elses too.  In … Continue reading

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May Long Weekend—>Quilting

Having several days off to spend solely focussed on quilting is a luxury. And considering that in recent years the May long weekend turns into a rain fest it was a no brainer to choose quilting. My weekend got off … Continue reading

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Family Heirloom Quilts

When does a quilt become an heirloom?  My grandmother and I made our first (and her last) quilt together at an evening quilting class taught at the Bowen Park Recreation centre in Nanaimo in 1984. To me this quilt is … Continue reading

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How To Make a Tyler Quilt

This sampler quilt encompasses all that is right about quilting. It brings people together while engaging the imagination and creating  fun and conversation. When the first version of this sampler quilt was made most of the participants were novice quilters. … Continue reading

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September Retreat Weekend is here…

For me this retreat is such an awesome weekend in many different ways. Over the years our retreat has fallen on different weekends throughout the month, depending on which  are available. Gather family and friends, add in quilting, love and laughter … Continue reading

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