To see some examples of my custom quilting please scroll to the very bottom of this page. The majority of these are customer quilts who requested full custom quilting.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding having one of your quilts either freehand or custom quilted. or call me at (403) 278-8854

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Adopt A Family

Each year my 2 friends Liz and Betty and I work on a scrappy quilt throughout the year.  Every year we take turns chosing a pattern and dividing the number of blocks needed into thirds.  We then get together after we have each completed our third and construct the quilt - usually in 1 evening.  I think this is our 6th or 7th quilt and hopefully we can continue for a long time. We really enjoy the comradery and someone down on their luck receives what I consider a lovely quilt.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sister's At Heart

Well I'm back to work tomorrow and yes I did get the custom quilting done on "Sister's at Heart".

Monday, November 30, 2009

"The Quilt" - Calgary Cancer Auction

This was my 2009 submission to "The Quilt".  My quilt called "Mama Said" was sold prior to the auction Nov. 28th with my permission.  There were 30 quilts auctioned off on Saturday with all the proceeds going to Wellspring - Carma House here in Calgary.  There was also $6,500 raised by the sale of another 15 quilts sold at Banker's Hall this month.   For more information about Wellspring and Carma House and the wonderful work they do please click on the Title heading right above the photo of me with "Mama Said".

Sunday, November 1, 2009

T-Shirt Quilt

A while back my girlfriend Lynn and I were commissioned to make a T-Shirt quilt for a friend she worked with.  Lynn became very ill and passed away in August, so for the past 2 months I've been working on this quilt and must admit it was "Bitter Sweet", not having my best friend beside me.  Although I must admit I did talk to her a few times while working on it.

I think it turned out well and I will pass it on to the owner on Tuesday.

Wildlife Wall Quilt -- A bit of custom.

A friend asked me to quilt this wall quilt for her.  It was fun to do something smaller and something that needed some thought.  She loved it and I had fun doing it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun way to use up scrap batting

I had a lovely day today just working in my studio using up scrap batting to make these fun placemats. I found these easy peasy instructions how to do miter corners and I was off and running.

I've attached the link for the instructions to do the miter corners:  Just click on the banner over the picture and it will take you directly to the instructions.  They're a lot of fun - but let me warn you, they are also very addictive.  Hope you give them a try - enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fairy Quilt

This is a customer quilt I just finished up, she brought me two which I think she said were for her granddaughters for Christmas.  I used "Dusty Miller" panto by Patricia Ritter, Hobbs 80/20 batting and Wonderfil Mirage variegated thread.  I have a feeling she'll be very happy with it.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I love love love making baby/kids quilts - they make me smile and that is a good thing! I pieced this at our June retreat and finally got it on my frame to get it quilted. I used Patricia Ritters "Double Bubble" panto, Hobbs 80/20 batting and Wonderfil variegated 30wt Mirage thread.  The backing was flannel which I found in my stash and thought it perfect for this quilt.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Custom/Panto Combination

I just finished this lovely quilt for a client - Catherine. She did such a great job piecing this quilt and I know it's for a gift for her friend Kim in Edmonton. I did a panto in the center and custom swags on the borders.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Gorgeous Wilderness Quilt

This quilt was made by my friend Jane for her husband as a gift. I quilted it with an allover meander except for the three solid type blocks where I used a different fill in each block. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, Wonderfil Mirage 30wt blue variegated thread and Wonderfil Deco-Bob thread in the fill blocks.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Comfort Quilt

This quilt was made and designed by two very dear friends of mine. Lynn my dear friend helped Doris, another friend design this quilt for a friend of Doris's battling breast cancer. I quilted it using Dusty Miller pantograph by Patricia Ritter, Warm and Natural batting and Wonderfil Tutti 50w variegated purple thread.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Star Quilt

This is one of the first custom jobs I did and the gal from our quilt guild was soo very happy with it. I know I have a lot to learn but all in all I was fairly content with the results.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Quilt

Each year there are a number of quilts made to be auctioned off with proceeds going to cancer. The organization started out collecting for breast cancer but I think now it is for all kinds of cancer. My mother was a breast cancer survivor for 27 years and my father passed away from Pancreatic cancer, so needless to say I've been involved with this great organization for a number of years. Hope you can take a minute to have a peek at all the beautiful quilts and maybe even bid on one. Just click on "The Quilt" header at the top of this post.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

For the Dance Teacher

My grandaughter Mackenzi has been in dance since she was probably 3 or 4 and she's almost 8 now. She seems to really enjoy it and does a great job. Her dance teacher is having a baby girl in July and this was made for them. I found the panel on E-bay and added the small border and pinwheels. I used Hobbs 100% cotton batting, Wonderfil variegated thread and a sunflower panto.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dusty Miller Pantograph by Patricia Ritter

This is my latest customer quilt. It was done with a panto called "Dusty Miller", Wonderfil variegated baby blue thread and Warm & Natural batting.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Monster - aka "Buddy"

This is our wonderful almost 3 year old lab/cocker cross Buddy. He is our joy even though the house is always full of dog hair, (he's not allowed in my studio, however). He is so loveable and fairly well behaved - except that is, when someone comes in the door. He then gets very excited and of course wants to jump up and say "Hi!" We're working on him just shaking hands and not jumping up.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Duck Duck Goose

I picked up this cute panel in Scottsdale and it's been sitting around for a year or so. I depleted my inventory of baby quilts and thought I'd better get going and make up a few to have in stock. Out of one panel which I cut up and by adding some additional blocks I'll be able to get 2 quilts.

I used a panto which wasn't really appropriate but I just got it and wanted to try it out. It's called Aloha but I'm not sure who made it. It was real easy and I love the way it turned out although you can't see it on the front the back looks good.