Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hello! Fist up - did you know this week is the 3rd annual Blogathon Canada!? Blogathon Canada is a weeklong blog hop of Canadian Quilting Blogs from across the country. Each of the blog hosts include a list of other blogs from their provinces and territories and host sponsored giveaways. Oh the prizes! Robert Kaufman, Aurifil, Camelot Fabrics, TImeless Treasures, Northcott to name a few.
Link up your 'Work in Progress' (or finished work) here first, then head on over to check out Blogathon Canada. You can find the information schedule HERE at the Sew Sisters blog.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Hi! My name is Rhondda and I am the Designer and Blogger behind Oombawka Design. You can find me at
oombawkadesigncrochet.com. I live in Wellesley, Ontario (a small community just outside
Kitchener/Waterloo) with my husband and 2-young children.
I love to make projects with yarn. I enjoy crocheting and I love designing crochet patterns. I try to
write my crochet patterns to be easy to understand and I provide question support by email and on my
I have been crocheting for approximately seven years. Just the basics at first, a few stitches (single
crochet, half double crochet, double crochet) and Afghans and scarves. I began crocheting after I was
diagnosed with Crohn's Disease as a way to keep busy when I could not be physically active. I found it
very relaxing and rewarding to be able to learn and apply a skill and to create something tangible.
In 2012 I began developing and expanding my crochet skills. Once again the crochet was a way to help me
through difficult times. My Nana, whom I was extremely close to, died March 12, 2012. Crochet seems to be
my 'crutch' in times of distress. When I am troubled I pick up my hook.
I am self-taught, mostly from books and online photo tutorials. I also received some excellent guidance
My top 3-fibre related accomplishments
1. Designing the Not ANOTHER Owl Hat Pattern,
2. Blogging daily about Crochet since July 1, 2013,
3. Designing more than 32-crochet patterns in the last year
I have many future goals for myself and Oombawka Design -
I would one day love to have a pattern published
in a 'print' magazine.
The Crafting Community online is fantastic - finding others who appreciate and understand your love of
your craft - whether it is crocheting, quilting, knitting...it is a fabulous feeling. One of the main
reasons I love what I do - is because there are others to share it with.
Stop by and say hello?
Stop by and say hello?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Hi, my name is Brandy Lynne Maslowski. I chat about everything quilty on the Explore Fibre Blog. I live in the sunny Okanagan in a small town called Summerland, B.C. I love to make fibre art by have recently been swept away by the modern quilting wave.
I am a quilter, designer, teacher, and judge, as well as the host of Canadian Quilt Talk. I started quilting over two decades ago when my boyfriend bought me my first Singer sewing machine for Christmas. I knew he was marriage material at that moment! We've recently celebrated our 16th anniversary and my crazy cute kid is 11 years old.
My first quilt in the early 90's happened when a friend said to me, "You seem crafty. Can you make a wallhanging for my grandmother with photos in it?" Soon after, my husband began to say - "Will I ever see you again?" because I ramped up the studio time - big time - and I never looked back. Quilting was totally my thing. As a fifteen year veteran fire fighter I found myself escaping to the quilting studio daily to de-stress. When we decided to follow our dreams and move to the Okanagan, I took a crack at becoming a Quilt Professional.
I am thrilled to be the host of Canadian Quilt Talk. I get to live my dreams every day and have fun along the way. My aim is to inspire my students to explore their passion in a joyful atmosphere that leaves them feeling refreshed, engaged, and wanting more.
If I only had a moment to give a single message to every quilter out there in the world, I would say this: "Your only limits are the ones you choose. Tackle your limiting beliefs so that you can soar and then share the tradition with a child." - Brandy Lynn
See Brandy Lynn's blog HERE and do check out her weekly radio program!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Hosting this special Friday Feature is a pleasure to do. I'm a busy quilting artist like many of yourself and I decided to help out TN&TN earlier this year when I saw that Monika was needing help with keeping up with this part.
Hi, I'm Caroline Heinrichs, commonly known as Carli to my friends!
I have been a member of B.C. Women's Institute since childhood and locally the Quick WO ladies are just a swell bunch of ladies to hang with.
I am a total supporter of Nathan Cullen and I made this quilt for him last year when we had the National NDP Leadership election. The O Canada crazy quilt was made with only two colors sets and that was a new process for me.
We've grown home grown chicken meat and eggs for many years and recently decided that we'd done that long enough and so I treasure these photos of our chickens I have saved on my computer.
I finally completed this huge king size quilt after the various pieces sat in a bin for over 12 years, see the whole story here at Canadian Birds Quilt.
Earlier this year I decided I needed a change on my blog content at Good Earth Quilting. I did loads of reading online about how to make a better blog. I unfortunately didn't save all these useful sites to share with you, but you can find anything on this subject by simply asking Google.
The changes I decided to make lead me to the love of my quilting life, Crazy Quilting. These are just some of the changes you'll see on my blog and if you love crazy quilting, I urge you to follow my blog to learn more.
In the meantime, be prepared for twice a month blog posting at The Needle & Thread Network featuring all sorts of knitters, quilters, weavers, crocheters, sewers and bead artists too, mainly we focus on Canadian sites and fibre enthusiasts of all kinds.
If you want to be featured or know of someone who would love the exposure and they are a Canadian Fibre artist,
email Carli at