Friday, September 30, 2016


Well, I finally got Instagram working on my phone, thanks to artist daughter, Jill! She clued me in to using hashtags and generally how to navigate around the site.

I'm just getting started with posting and hope to do so several times a week. You can find me at jcfibreart

Signs of early fall, taken last week on a walk

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UFO Finished

Last year I purchased a Halloween panel from Fiber Lily, a local quilt shop in St. John's. I had big plans to quilt it and have it ready for last Halloween. Well, so much for good intentions! However, Gale, my granddaughter, helped me finish it this summer and was very happy to receive it today.

There is a black binding but it's difficult to see in this photo.

 Here's a few Halloween projects to consider:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mahone Bay Quilters Show off Their Work

This is the 25th Anniversary Quilt Show of the Mahone Bay Quilt Guild in Nova Scotia. I attended the show on Friday. Yes, photos were permitted! It was difficult to get proper photos due to lack of space. Here's a few of the 100 displayed.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Day of Autumn

It was another stellar day with temperatures reaching 26C. What a way to welcome Autumn. I took this photo a few days ago behind the motor home. Don't you just love the colours in these leaves!

The bright colours remind me of some batiks I have in my stash at home.
These colours are also found in some textile pieces of Textile Artist, Fiona Robertson.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Last Day of Summer!

It was 27C and sunny here in Nova Scotia today. I spent the afternoon in Mahone Bay where the town is getting ready for its 20th Scarecrow Festival. Have a look at a few photos of many that I took. I think the former kindergarten teacher in me is evident in a few of these. There are also lots of pirates, fishermen, and traditional type scarecrows to see. If you are in the area, drop by.

I'm also attending the Mahone Bay Quilters, Piecemakers by the Sea, Quilt Show on Friday.

Snow White

Just love the fish net stockings!


Hansel & Gretel

Look at the facial expression on this lady!

Mary had a little lamb (more than one here)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oil Rig Quilt: 2200 Mile Road Trip!

My sister, Joan, showed this quilt to me here in Nova Scotia but she didn't send photos until yesterday. Here's what she said about it:

"I found this offshore oil rig quilt top for $3 at Habitat for Humanity in TN. I added cotton batting, a vintage sheet backing, and Hancock closeout (so sad) binding. I quilted organic wavy lines, top to bottom, and took it on a 2200 mile road trip to Topsail Beach, Newfoundland, Canada! 
Pongo is enjoying the beach-combing findings."

Beautiful job, Joan!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fibre Art Pendants

Here is another batch of Fibre Art Pendants ready for market. The colours are a bit off. I tried to fix them but . . .  The background is suppose to be the same colour in each photo but the sunlight was causing some difficulty. At home, I have a large reflector which works to help correct this.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

More of Joan's Quilts

These are the last of the quilts made by my sister, Joan. She does find some interesting places to photograph her quilts. Joan lives in Tennessee.

Showing the back of Baby Bowtie

Baby Bowtie

Cats Trippin' Around the World with vintage sheet backing

The vintage sheet was acquired at a yard sale.

Retro Plaid pattern by Suzy Quilts

Monday, September 5, 2016

Quilts with Puppys

Sometimes when I look at all the quilts my sister, Joan, produces, I wish I were doing the same thing. Then I think of the actual procedures for making them and I remember why I'm not making them. I prefer doing the smaller works of art that I design and create. The production work can get a bit tedious at times but very rewarding, especially when I receive little notes of 'thank you' from all over the world.

Well, here's more from Joan. You'll have to wait a bit on 'stuff' from my hands!

Joan does manage to find interesting backgrounds for photographing her quilts! 

Happy Labor Day!!

Pups and Plaid

Showing part of the back of Pups and Plaid

Sunshiny Pups

Back of Sunshiny Pups

Friday, September 2, 2016

Happy Weekend

Tomorrow is Christmas at Pine Hills Campground! Yep! Christmas. Every Labor Day Weekend, the campground celebrates an early Christmas with kids activities, a parade, a visit from Santa and gifts for the children. Gale has been invited so we are looking forward to the events.

To kick off these festivities, here's a few projects for the Christmas season:
Now, another of my sister's quilts:

Joan told me that many of the downtown businesses decorated old pianos that were destined for the trash heap. The bank has one covered with pennies. However, she liked the paint and verse on this one! Click on the last photo to view the verse.

Bird fabric on the back