Introducing FROLIC and my First Knits!

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Blog, Frolic, Quilt Market | 2 Comments

After a long spell of being busy working on other projects, I am so thrilled to let you know I have a new fabric collection making its debut at Quilt Market in St Louis later this week and shipping to stores mid-June. Inspired by a Mexican fiesta, FROLIC is a sweet, bright and playful collection […]

{ Happy Sewing } … Fabric Trays

Coming up with original teachers’ gifts is far from easy. While some years I leave things too late and jump in with the class group gift certificate, I usually try my best to make something as a show of appreciation for all the hard work my kids’ teachers do on a daily basis. In years […]

Charm Pack Winner

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Giveaways | No Comments

The winner from this post of the Tamara Kate Charm Pack is Janie M who said “I am always drawn towards blue. Your quilt is simply stunning thank you for the detailed tutorial.” Congratulations Janie! I have sent you an email. Blue was definitely a popular choice for quilting fabrics in my oh-so-official poll. While […]

Last Quilt-Along Post & { Giveaway }

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Blog, Giveaways, Janome, Quilts, Tutorials | 98 Comments

Today Janome Canada is featuring the last of three blog posts I did to walk you through creating the Whatever the Weather Quilt. Day 1 was about quilt layout and picking colours, Day 2 tackled piecing the quilt top and dealing with all those angles (there really aren’t that many) and today, Day 3 talks […]

Whatever the Weather Quilt for Janome Canada

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Blog, Janome, Quilts | 6 Comments

A new quilt, a Quilt-Along and a free pattern all in one! The Whatever the Weather Quilt made its debut earlier this summer at Quilt Canada in Toronto in the Janome Canada booth. I created it to mark the launch of the Whatever the Weather Sewing Tote Collection that features this bicycle logo I designed […]

Whatever the Weather Sewing Luggage

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog, Janome | 4 Comments

As a Canadian designer it is a regular frustration that what I design is more readily available in the US and overseas than here in my own backyard. Finally I can say I had a hand in designing something specifically for the Canadian sewing market… a set of sewing luggage, manufactured by Blue Fig, available through Janome […]

My Very First Colouring Books Come To Life

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Colouring Books, Licensing | 4 Comments

A dream job came my way last Fall. One that I was so excited to get up every day and pour myself into. With great excitement, I can finally let you know that not one, but two colouring books that I illustrated are now shipping to stores. First, there is The Artist’s Alphabet, which is an elaboration […]

Nature Walk ABC Sewing Challenge Winners

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Blog, Nature Walk | 2 Comments

So, we had a challenge… To sew something amazing with the Nature Walk ABC panel. The team at Michael Miller Fabrics & I were delighted with the creativity shown in the challenge and now we have our three winners! Third place went to Paola of Sweet Julia who created this adorable dress for her daughter. […]

Matching Solids with Nature Walk

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Blog, Nature Walk | 6 Comments

A few of you have asked now, so I thought I’d do a proper post on co-ordinating Cotton Couture solids with NATURE WALK. Firstly, in case I haven’t mentioned it before, or if I have and you missed it, Nature Walk is printed on Cotton Couture base cloth, which is a finer and lighter fabric […]

Nature Walk Sewing Challenge

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Blog, Nature Walk | 4 Comments

OK, all you wonderfully talented sewers out there, Michael Miller Fabrics & I have a challenge for you! Yesterday, as a bit of inspiration, I guest blogged on the MMF site about the many ways I sewed with the “ABC Nature Walk” panel for Quilt Market a couple months ago. Now it’s your turn. We […]