Creations

Here, you can discover some of my many creations. You can also explore by techniques, creation type, status or name .

Majestica

Wall quilt. Juried into the 2008 Canadian Quilters' Association National Juried show. Size 38 by 29 inches.
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Majestica

Ode to Vulpes vulpes

Wall quilt. Juried into the 2006 Grand National: wildlife.
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Ode to Vulpes vulpes

Ode to the Disappearing Squirrel

Wall quilt.  Juried into the 2006 Grand National:Wildlife.  Size: 22 by 28 inches.
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Ode to the Disappearing Squirrel

Bank Machine Blues

Wall quilt. Juried into 2005 Grand National: Airborne
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Bank Machine Blues

Through The Glass

Wall quilt  designed for the 2013 Grand National: Local Colour.  Size 55 1/2 by 22 inches.
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Through The Glass

Day Ebbs

Wall quilt made using Gloria Loughman tiled method. Juried into the 2015 Canadian Quilters' Association National Juried show.  Size 20...
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Day Ebbs

Raining Cats and Dogs

Wall quilt featuring hand painted background and applique. Juried into the  2017 Canadian Quilters' Association National Juried show. Size 18...
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Raining Cats and Dogs

Eagle

3-D Thread applique on painted fabric background.  Matted and framed. Size 14 by 16 inches.
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Eagle

Saint John River

Thread painting on my painted fabric background. Created during my Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist in Residency July 2018.  Theme for...
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Saint John River

Rose in Crystal Vase

Thread painting on painted fabric background. Size 12 by 20 inches.
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Rose in Crystal Vase

Serenity

Thread painting on my painted fabric background. Matted and framed under glass. Size 20 by 17 inches. This piece was...
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Serenity

Great Blue Heron

3-D Thread applique heron on my painted fabric background.
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Great Blue Heron

Curry Mountain

Inspired by a photo taken in the spring while entering the trail leading to Curry Mountain Douglas NB. Matted and...
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Curry Mountain

Looking In, Looking Out

Wall quilt made for Team Canada in the World Wide Whispers project. Inspired by the wall quilt made by Pat...
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Looking In, Looking Out

Nightwatch

Shown at 2012 CQA National Juried Show
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Nightwatch

Fireworks

Shown at 2001 CQA National Juried Show
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Fireworks

Rose Trapunto

Award of Excellence Wearable Art 1999 CQA National Juried Show
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Rose Trapunto

Morning Solitude

Honourable Mention 2005 CQA National Juried Show
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Morning Solitude

ReCreations

I offer several different types of ReCreations that incorporate images of my Creations. I currently offer Bookmarks and All Occasion...
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ReCreations

Flower Series

Package of 4 cards with Flower theme images of my Creations
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Flower Series

Bird Series

Package of 4 cards with one each of a Great Horned Owl, Saw Whet Owl, Blue Jay and Cardinal ....
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Bird  Series

All Occasion Card

Available in in a package of 4. Currently, I have 2 different series available.
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All Occasion Card

Bookmark

Bookmarks are made from images of my work. Available individually or 5 for $10.
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Bookmark

Salute to Vermeer

10 by 13 inches matted and framed
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Salute to Vermeer

He Sings

Piece made for the SAQA Atlantic trunk show. Matted and framed under glass.
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He Sings

Transitions I

Wall quilt 8 by 10 inches. Accepted into SAQA Atlantic Transitions Show and  traveled in NS and NB throughout 2018...
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Transitions I

Gold Finch

3D thread applique on painted fabric. Framed 8 x 10 inches
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Gold Finch

Spring Beckons

Outfit made to honour time spent with my dad walking in the woods as a child.  The leaf buttons were...
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Spring Beckons

Peaceful Oasis

My Peaceful Oasis hung at the Grand National Juried Quilt Show at Josef Schneider Haus in Kitchener Ontario from May...
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Peaceful Oasis

Cow 120

This cow portrait was commissioned by a neighbour for her granddaughter's 2017 graduation from veterinary college where she specialized  in...
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Cow 120

Transitions II

Wall quilt 34 by 21 1/2 inches Accepted to SAQA Atlantic Transitions show and that traveled  in Nova Scotia and...
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Transitions II

Splendor of the Caribbean

Chosen for Threadworks 2013: Water. Toured throughout Ontario for 2 1/2 years. Matted and framed under glass, 14 by 18...
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Splendor of the Caribbean

Keswick River

Thread painting of the Keswick river  19 by 23 inches  matted and framed under glass
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Keswick River

Apple Blossom

Thread painting 5 inch by 7 inch single matt
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Apple Blossom
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I was very pleased to learn this week that my entry into the Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition was chosen. The show runs in Portage la Prairie Manitoba July 6- August 10. I had learned earlier this spring that my entry into the Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried Show had also been chosen. …
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I will be teaching during the Festival of Quilts held at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, UK at the beginning of August. That gives me the opportunity to pass on a discount if you are planning on attending the event. To book tickets simply go to their website www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk  or call 0844 858 6749 …
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In addition to being part of the World Wide Whispers quilt exhibition with my piece Looking In, Looking Out at Festival of Quilts I will be twice delivering a 1 hour demonstration on Using Inktense Pencils to Create Appliqués. The demonstrations are at 1300 on August 1 and August 3.
Technique(s): painting with inktense pencils
Type: 3D Thread Applique, Fabric Painting, Machine Quilting, Thread Painting
 
 
This is the photo that I received from Pat Findlay of Winnipeg Manitoba and from which I drew inspiration for my saw whet owl quilt entitled Looking In, Looking Out. See previous post for more details.
Technique(s): 3D Thread Applique, Fabric Painting, Machine Quilting, Thread Painting
Type: 3D Thread Applique, Fabric Painting, Machine Quilting, Thread Painting
 
 
I have been part of Team Canada for the World Wide Whispers Project. In a nutshell it’s a bit like the child’s birthday party game where the leader starts by whispering a sentence in the ear of the next participant and then it continues around the room, evolving and changing from the original sentence. Kim …
Technique(s): 3D Thread Applique, Fabric Painting, Machine Quilting, Thread Painting
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Yesterday I finished my spotlight auction piece. I had sun printed a piece using metallic paints in blue and copper. I used metallic threads in copper and blue to quilt the leaves .
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FAN will be holding a craft sale  Saturday December 15, 2018  at Knights of Columbus building 170 Regent Street (near Boyce Market) from 9 am-2:30 pm.There will be weaving, felting, thread paintings, eco printing  and much more. I will have thread paintings, bookmarks, cards etc. 
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I just returned from a lovely trip to the UK where I did some touring, spent some time with my daughter, Lisa, who lives in Portsmouth and also had the opportunity to meet a number of quilters and embroiderers. I delivered  slide/trunk presentations to the Portsmouth and District Embroiders Guild, the Southampton Quilters Guild and …
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Type: Free Motion Embroidery, Painting on Fabric, Thread Painting
 
 
Today I finished a thread painting of the Keswick River in autumn which was commissioned this summer. My process is to paint the background and then enhance the detail by adding texture using the needle on my sewing machine like a paint brush.  The first photo shows the scene as I finished the painting and …
Technique(s): Free Motion Embroidery, Painting on Fabric, Thread Painting
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There is an extensive interview  with Susan Lilley about my work on http://saqaatlanticcanada.blogspot.com posted on August 7, 2018.  
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Last night was the opening of my solo exhibition which featured thread paintings and wall quilts at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Charlotte St. Arts Centre Fredericton NB. The exhibition runs until Oct. 9. The Arts Cente is open 8:30 am -9 pm.  
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There will be an official opening at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton NB  Canada on Friday Aug. 3 from 5-7 pm . There will be wood fired pizza and refreshments.  All are invited.   
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Until mid to late September you can listen to a podcast of the interview which took place during my Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist in Residence at the Casemates. I was interviewed about  being a fibre artist by Mark Kilfoil of CHSR FM radio in Fredericton NB. To go to the interview cut and past the …
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Here is a photo of my Saint John River piece at the beginning of day four.
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There will be an interview about my fibre art work and my artist in residency at the Casemates  in Fredericton NB on CHSR radio 97.9 FM at noon on July 5.  It can be heard by podcast later.  I’m working on a thread painting of the Saint John river.
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Type: Free Motion Embroidery, Painting on Fabric, Thread Painting
 
 
I was very pleased to learn that I had been chosen for a Fredericton Arts Alliance 1 week residency in the Casemates at the Garrison District in downtown Fredericton New Brunswick.  My week will be July 2-8 with the Casemates being open 10 am to 5 pm daily.  The theme for this year’s residencies is …
Technique(s): Free Motion Embroidery, Painting on Fabric, Thread Painting
Type: Applique, Free Motion Applique, Free Motion Embroidery, Thread Painting
 
 
I wanted to show a beautiful NB river for my post card for the CQA fund raiser coming at the national conference in Vancouver.  
Technique(s): Applique, Free Motion Applique, Free Motion Embroidery, Thread Painting
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I will be teaching and delivering three  slide/trunk presentations for the Oxford Quilt Guild and the London Friendship Quilter’s Guild for the first two weeks in April.  Hopefully spring will have reached Ontario. Soon after I return to NB I will be attending the SAQA retreat May 4-6 in Debert NS.
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I was very pleased to hear that both my entries Transitions I and Transitions II have been accepted into the SAQA Atlantic show Transitions. The exhibition opens March 28, 2018 at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth  Nova Scotia  Canada and will travel to Yarmouth Art Gallery Aug 2- Sept.28, 2018,  Inverness Centre for Arts Oct …
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Raining Cats and Dogs was shown at the Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe National Juried Show in Toronto Ontario June 14-17, 2017.      
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My Peaceful Oasis hangs at the Grand National Juried Quilt Show at Josef Schneider Haus in Kitchener Ontario from May 7 to September 3, 2017.
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My sewing room has not been busy this winter. We went to Antigua for 11 days in late January and early February. We were home for less then two weeks and we went to Kitchener Ontario for 5 days to celebrate the wedding of our son.  Below is a picture of my son and his …
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On Feb. 12 I was notified that I had two pieces chosen for the Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts video and one quilt chosen for the ” real show”. This show is being held April 8-May 30 at the Kitchener City Hall Berlin Tower Artspace  Kitchener Ontario. My great white egret in my piece entitled Majestica …
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I recently completed this cow portrait which will be given to a granddaughter on her graduation from vet school where she is specializing in large animals. It is a combination of appliqué and free motion stitching on my painted background. It will be framed under glass.  
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My 50th wedding anniversary present ( appliqué of our family home) to my sister and brother-in-law must have made an impression on my great nephew, Brandon, because he approached me about making a matching one of my brother-in-law’s (his grandfather) homestead as a Christmas present. See post Oct. 26, 2015 for anniversary present. I was …
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We returned Feb. 4 from 2 weeks in Antigua West Indies. It is the 10th time that we have gone to Antigua. We love the people and the safeness of the Island so that you feel free to take the public transportation and hike to different spots. The scenery is spectacular. Although we are not …
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I made this thread appliqué pet portrait of Bruno for my son’s 29th birthday. Bruno has captured the hearts of my son, Tristan and his fiancé, Erin. The fur was a bit different from other animals I have done so it posed a bit of a challenge but I was pleased with the result. I …
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    I wanted to create something for my sister and brother-in-law’s 50th wedding anniversary but was stumped as to what to make.  Some friends in my garden club suggested I make a picture of the family home which we had sold in January after the death of our dad. My husband objected that this …
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The cool weather has arrived and it is time to get in your sewing rooms. See Studio and Gallery for the listing of October and November Classes. They include everything from making buttons to creating lace Christmas ornaments.
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My teaching studio and gallery  at 683 Route 104 Burtts Corner is finished after being under construction for quite some time. My husband has done a great job creating this space. GALLERY- The gallery is open by chance or appointment. TEACHING-I have started with offering a series of four classes beginning in September. I hope …
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This week I returned from my trip to the UK where I met my daughter, Lisa, and we visited London, Jersey, and Brugge Belgium.  We had a nice trip and a good visit. The crowds of people made me appreciate my home with its rural setting and wide open spaces. Below are a photo of …
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My teaching studio that has been in the works for several years is almost complete! It will be equipped  for 6 students who will each have their own ott light, power bar and sewing chair.  It is a pleasant brightly lit space with natural light from multiple windows. My husband has been working hard to …
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Members of SAQA-Atlantic have put together a trunk show which represents the diversity of techniques and styles which they use in their work as art quilters. Each piece is 8 x 8 inches and is presented in a 12 x 12 inch mat. Clear presentation envelopes protect the artwork and permit it to be handled …
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Have you been thinking about making a jacket, vest or cape that is distinctly “yours”?  If so, come to the  Quilt Canada 2015 in Lethbridge Alberta and take the Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art  with Kathy Tidswell on June 4 and 5. Sewers and Quilters of all levels are welcome.  This is a class designed to …
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Wearable art doesn’t have to be ” wild” or fit only for the runway. It can be just a simple vest or jacket that you individualize. Come to the Fibre Art Festival in Amherst Nova Scotia  and take my Designing Wearable Art class on Oct. 14. Learn some new techniques and make some new friends. …
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Have you been thinking about making a jacket or vest that is distinctly “yours”?  If so, come to the Fibre Arts Festival on October 14 and take the Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art  with Kathy Tidswell. Sewers and Quilters at all levels are welcome. In addition to learning hints on the types of patterns to …
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I will be attending QC 2014 and staying in Vallee residence  June 11, 12 and 13. I would love to talk with you about travelling to your guild or group to give classes. Please come talk with me.
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