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March 20, 2023
Embroidery and Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi! I'm back

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February 25, 2023
Off the Grid Sampler is finished from Quilting & Learning

Welcome! I'm very happy to share this finish with you

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February 17, 2023
So many projects on the go! from Quilting & Learning

Welcome! Have you ever felt like your quilting life is out of control? Since finishing Version 2.0 I have been working on more and more projects. Some are classes, others are my usual workshops and then there are those squirrel projects from who knows where.

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February 5, 2023
A new art project with FMQ on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi! Welcome to another week of Free Motion Mavericks. Today I have some free motion quilting (FMQ) that will be enhanced with a lot of hand stitching. I'm still trying to figure out what to do exactly, but I have ideas

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January 28, 2023
Going somewhere is Finished on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to week 417 of Free Motion Mavericks! I hope that you've had a chance to play since I last posted. When I began this piece, I had no idea that it would end up being free motion quilted (FMQ). I think that the FMQ added a lot to it. I'll let you judge this for yourself.

"Going somewhere..."

This piece began, as many of them do, with a workshop on I haven't had time to do as many workshops as I would like, but this one grabbed my attention. It took me a while ...

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January 8, 2023
Project Quilting 14.1 and Slow Sunday stitching from Quilting & Learning

Hi, Project Quilting, season 14 has started again. The first theme is "The First One". I just had time to make a quick piece. I'm also working on a new slow stitching project.

The First One for Project Quilting

The theme brought me to think of "one" which can be alone but also unique. That's where my thinking stopped! 

I found a beautiful, unique piece of hand-marbled fabric that was gifted to me. 

The First One - Unique and Beautiful

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December 31, 2022
Planning for 2023 from Quilting & Learning

Thank you Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for hosting this great linking party again this year. Hopefully it will help keep me focused.

Last year I minimized my plans for 2022. Of course it didn't all get done but that's ok because that's what planning is all about. For 2023, I'm keeping it as simple and general as possible.

My intention for 2023: learn by playing, with mindfulness and contentment


This category is more specific because of my promises to get these projects done. I'm very hopeful of completing these and they'll provide great ...

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December 18, 2022
Off the Grid Sampler from Quilting & Learning

Hi! I hope that you are surviving December and all of its potential craziness

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December 9, 2022
Mindful stitching with natural elements from Quilting & Learning

Hi! I hope that this weekend finds you well. I have a slow stitching project to share with you today. 

Mindful Stitching with Natural Elements 

I'm still doing the Stitch Club workshops, and this one was great to incorporate into the mindful stitching that I've been doing for the last few years. The workshop was "Using natural materials in embroidery" with Claire de Waard. Here are the two meditation blocks that I created based on the workshop. 

Using natural elements in my meditation block

Using leaves and onion skin to make a meditation block

In the ...

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September 26, 2022
Embroideries in hoops from Quilting & Learning

I've been doing some slow stitching in the last few weeks. It's always such a relaxing thing to do. 

Stitching a second seascape 

Last month, I wrote a post about Embroidering a seascape. It was based on's workshop with Bethany Duffy (see Related links below). I decided that I wanted to go further with this technique since it's a lot of fun and since I changed it up a little, was able to learn a new beading technique

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September 13, 2022
Wildflower Vest on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to week 398 of Free Motion Mavericks. I hope that you've had a chance to play this week. I did

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August 26, 2022
Embroidering a seascape from Quilting & Learning

I've finally gone back to's stitch club. There are so many new wonderful workshops and never enough time

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May 30, 2022
Let Them Flourish is finished! from Quilting & Learning

If you've been following me on Instagram, you've seen lots of images of the progress of this piece. Lately I've been adding a gazillion French Knots, finishing up the beading and then finally mounting it on a fabric-covered canvas.

Let Them Flourish - Ready for Exhibition

Let Them Flourish (aka Biodiversity)

In the Beginning

This piece started off as a fabric collage of images related to Biodiversity, the theme that was given to us as part of the February 2021's Stitch Club workshop. Kate Tume, our instructor, had us exploring narrative potential with embellishment.

The ...

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November 30, 2021
Best and Worst of Times from Quilting & Learning

It's finally finished! My fabric concertina book, Best and Worst of Times is done. The workshop with Mandy Pattullo through was held in July 2020. Considering the amount of stitching in the book, a year and a quarter is not that long! lol

Fabric Concertina Book

The book is the story of the last two years. It goes from being full of fear to eventually finding joy. It's also bilingual (English and French) except for the title and end pages.

The front page is written in chain stitch on one of my first hand-dyed gray fabrics ...

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September 29, 2021
Eco Printing - Take 2 from Quilting & Learning

In February of this year, I did some eco printing based on Caroline Nixon's workshop for If you don't remember the post, it's because it was never written. Last weekend I decided that I would take a second stab at it since I love the results of eco printing. Here is what I learned

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July 17, 2021
Trying to get from fine to great! from Quilting & Learning

Hi, it's been a while. I haven't been motivated to do much of anything except a little bit of gardening. I thought that it might be time to try to kick motivate myself out of my funk. So here's a project that I've been working on. Unlike most projects where, whether it's good or not so good, I try it once and move on, I'd really like to get this one, not just fine, but great! 

Version 1

My daughter took this picture of our "All for One" pose with her, Chevy and me ...

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May 28, 2021
After the Storm from Quilting & Learning

This is the latest piece that I've finished from a Stitch Challenge workshop. I know that I say that many of my art quilts are my favourites but I really, really love this one.

After the Storm

After the Storm

In March of this year, I made this piece following a workshop with Jette Clover, a Danish fibre artist. It's based on a photo taken after a snow storm this winter. 

A photo of my back yard after the snow storm

Our workshop was to create a piece based on a winter scene. I've often ...

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May 3, 2021
Week 5 of #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) from Quilting & Learning

Last week was the end of the #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art). It was a great finish, even if I was less organised as the month went on. I want to thank Frédérique of Quilting Patchwork Appliqué for a wonderful challenge. I really learned a lot and am so happy to have participated. Here's a look at the last week's post.

V is for Village

This project, Amalfi Coast Happy Village was one of my first art quilts, although I didn't realise it at the time. It was made during a workshop with the owner of a local quilt shop ...

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May 2, 2021
Week 4 of #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) from Quilting & Learning

Wow, I'm keeping up with the #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) on Instagram. It's been a long, hard week but I managed it. This is the second last week of April and I'm going to show you what I posted, from P to U!

P is for Paper

The piece is Momigami tree and was created based on a workshop with Cas Holmes through in August 2020. Momigami is Japanese for cloth made of kneaded paper.  We adapted the process by using long-fibred paper and kneading it with a little bit of oil until it become more supple ...

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April 13, 2021
Week 2 of #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) from Quilting & Learning

I've managed to stay organised and on time for week 2 of the #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art). My next challenge is to do the same for week 3

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