The London Modern Guild has invited the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild to show of their modern quilts. Rebecca Burnett and I are venturing to London to show off the work made by our talented members. Forty quilts are packed into 2 suitcases and 4 very large bags ready for this Saturday October 13, 2018.
The meeting begins at 12:30 pm. at the Boyle Memorial Community Centre, 530 Charlotte Street, London ON. Come out to see what the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild has been working on!
I am happy to have my hand dyed shibori scarves available at a Field & Flower located at 2005 Danforth Ave. Toronto, Canada. Colleen Imrie is the owner of this shop that celebrates nature, beauty and simplicity. She stocks locally handmade items such as soaps, aromatherapy products, jewellery, clothing and my hand dyed scarves.
Take some time to visit the east end of Toronto and drop into Field and Flower and browse through the beautifully curated products:
“that will soothe your senses, comfort your heart, and warm your home; little tokens that life feels good”.
A detail from one of my textile paintings is visible in the lower right corner of the postcard. To see the entire piece and the rest of the quilts I have in the show, come to the Ellesmere Community Centre, 20 Canadian Road, Scarborough.
Hope you can join us and view the quilts, shop for fabric and rest and enjoy some sweets in the tearoom.
I am very pleased to announce that you will be able to see some of my work on display at the upcoming Fibre Content Show that will be at the Art Gallery of Burlington from September 6-16, 2018. The show will display 90 pieces from 60 artists from across Ontario including one of mine!
Opening Reception is Sunday September 9th from 1:00 to 3:00. The Art Gallery of Burlington is open from 9:00 to 9:00 Monday through Friday, and 10:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the show is free, parking is a minimal charge and catalogues will be available for $10.
In conjunction with the show, there are six Artists Talks and Hands on Events that require tickets to be purchased. They are scheduled for both Saturdays, the 8th and the 15th, and all details are on the links and websites.
I hope you plan a visit to the Fibre Content Show to see an outstanding display of textile work.
Far left: Arizona Glow, Albert Cote Top mid: Floating in Blue – Triptych, Gunnel Hag Mid left: Spring Thaw, Tracey Lawko Mid right: Gratitude, Pat Hertzberg Top right: Alight, Mita Giacomini Bottom Right: Prairie Sunrise, Chandra Rice
My first ever SAQA challenge is finished. I wrote about the piece in progress and it is now complete. My inspiration was a glass of Gin and Tonic – a tall cool summertime drink. I picked out a selection of hand dyed fabrics in all shades of blue from deep indigo to turquoise, to pale aquamarine. The texture of the fabrics range from soft silk velvet, metallic cottons, linens and canvas. I love the addition of the greenish-yellow metallic linen. It’s the perfect wedge of lime!
I am continuing my exploration of the log cabin. The selection below is destined for a minimal modern quilt using the traditional pattern in a new way. So far, I’ve sketched out the design and chosen the colour palette.
I am continuing the series I started with In Order and am stretching it in new ways.
I love having a structure to begin with and then thinking about the what can change.
Do I add hand stitching? Machine stitching? Embroidery?
Can I use more colours, patterns? What is the minimum?
Looking forward to seeing how this new idea evolves. What traditional blocks have you played with?
Boutique Firenze is a gift shop in London, Ontario. It is the dream of owner Bettina Weber and husband Len Elliot. They travel to Italy to personally select the beautiful items available for their shop.
Luckily, you won’t have to travel to Europe, to purchase fine quality leather gloves, silk scarves and hand crafted gift wares.
This bricks and mortar shop has only been open a short while. Previously, the owners worked at selling these luxurious yet affordable items part-time.
Boutique Firenze also carries a selection of fine handcrafted items from Canada including my scarves! They coordinate very well with all the beautiful gloves they carry from Florence.
Gloves for the man in your life.
Snow dyed, shibori and indigo dyed scarves hand-made just for you. Visit to see the selection.
Whatever you are looking for, the perfect gift to give or for yourself, Bettina will be happy to help you. I hope you have the opportunity to visit the store and see the selection of gifts available, including Murano glass jewellery, and my scarves of course!
Handcrafted items of all types are on display at the gift shop in Museum London. Including a selection of my hand dyed shibori scarves!
The gift shop in the lobby of the London Museum specializes in selecting artwork and crafts from local artists. They have a large selection of handmade ceramics, glassware, woodwork as well as a variety of art cards for any gift you purchase.
Ask Erin and Fraser to help you pick the perfect gift from the beautifully curated selection at Muse Shop + Rental next time you visit Museum London. Don’t forget to look for my scarves!