Cheryl Arkison Workshop

As April begins to wind down, I sit here with my coffee (I just woke up after a wonderful sleep following a midnight shift that I went into with far too little sleep but amazed myself with the second, third and fourth wind that I found!) wow what a month!

The last weekend was definitely a highlight of fun, friendship, eye candy, inspiration and not enough hours in the day.

I woke this afternoon trying to figure out how I could squeeze a little time on my longarm, there’s just no way, so I’ve made a date with it tomorrow morning!

One of the major highlights of the weekend was the workshop that I took with Cheryl Arkison I’ve followed her blog for ages and remember being drawn to her blog, not only for her quilting but her real ness. She is a wife, Busy mom of three little ones and a passionate quilter with an amazing imagination that I so admire.


Her class was fun and so inspiring for me. She taught me to look at my scraps and stash in a whole new way…and I gave myself permission to just play and see where my scraps and imagination lead me!


I had finished all of the all green section in class and the carried on overnight which really helped me to stay awake!

Thunder Bay Quilt Show

2013 Thunder Bay Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show will Close tomorrow. The months leading up to this show are busy ones for everyone and we longarm quilters are no exception. It’s such a pleasure seeing my customer quilts displayed as well as my personal quilts all completed and hanging.

These are my four entries in the show.

Flower Power


Picnic (which is my adaptation of Angela Walters pattern found on the Moda Bakeshop site) it was quilted freehand.


Wolf Song


Tumbling Block Flowers


Flower Power

In my last post I started to share pictures of the beginnings of one of the quilts I made for this years Quilt Show put on by my local guild Thunder Bay Quilt Guild.

The pattern for this quilt is from href=””>Geta Grama, I first saw a picture of one of her quilts on Pinterest and I needed to know more. I’ve been breaking out of a “safe” colour zone in the last year and my mind has been full of ideas! I had already bought Kaffee Fassett charm squares to play with and when I found this pattern I just knew they’d play well together.



Still Here and here’s what’s on my design wall!

I’ve been super busy quilting for my customers! (just in case anyone noticed an absence of posts!)

Our Local Quilt Guild’s show is this month so I’ve also been working of my own quilts and actually scheduled some time this week and last weekend do just that.

Here is a peek at one of my projects, after the show I will share pictures and give credit where credit is due!

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I love the vibrancy of colour of this collection of Charm Packs (Kaffe Fassett) that I purchased from the Quilter’s Stash in Thunder Bay. I think (for me anyways) it’s a good thing that they didn’t have yardage in these prints!

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There is one flower that I noticed after this picture was taken was placed incorrectly, that has been rectified! I can hardly wait to get this quilt (the top is now completed) onto my longarm.