Canine Coaching Donation

This is a quilt that I made and donated to Canine Coaching to give away at their June 2019 Sporting Detection Trial (SDDA) in Innisfail, Alberta. It was fully custom quilted.

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Here are some close-up pictures of the free motion quilting.

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Big Surprise

On a whim, and to push myself out of my comfort zone, I entered one of my quilts into the 2019 Edmonton Festival of Quilts show. I went today to volunteer and was so surprised to see that there was a 2nd place ribbon hanging on it. There were so many amazing and inspiring quilts at the show. I’ve got so many ideas for new projects swirling around in my head.

Shirley’s Double Irish Chain

ShirleyB1Our friend Shirley moved into her new house earlier this year and decided it was time to invest in herself and make a new quilt for her bedroom. She made this beautiful 93″ x 114″ red, green and cream double Irish chain. She gave me the freedom to quilt it anyway I wanted, so this is what I came up with. I used tidewater, cream and ruby thread from Glide.

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Charity Quilt for Edmonton Quilt Guild

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I was asked by the Edmonton and District Quilt Guild to do the free motion quilting on one of their charity quilts.  Instead of using an edge to edge design I decided to do a little custom quilting: feathers in the border and each block quilted uniquely.

Here is the back showing some of the FMQ.

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Big Surprise

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For the first time, Klondike Days (our annual summer exhibition) featured a Makers Exhibition to showcase and celebrate local makers, creators, artists and producers.  On a whim, I decided to enter my Bridges of Madison County quilt into the Longarm Quilting category.  Unfortunately I was so busy that I completely forgot to go and see the exhibit before it closed.  I went this week to pick up my quilt and was shocked to see that it had a first place ribbon on it.  The judges comments were “Superb.  Small pucker on backing but otherwise excellent”.

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