Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays from Canadian Quilt Talk

Happy Holidays everyone!

From all of us at Canadian Quilt Talk, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season surrounded by love, laughter and family. (OK, it's just me in my studio running the whole show, dreaming one day that I'll have a staff full of wonderful people, but I can send enough love around to wish you all the best! )

If you are thinking of taking advantage of the 50th Anniversary sale on now for Star Princess Cruise Lines to book your space on the ALOHA QUILT CRUISE 2015, here's a quick list of the holiday booking hours:

Dec. 24th open 9am to 4pm
Dec. 27th open 10am to 5pm
Dec. 29th open 9am to 5pm
Dec. 30th open 9am to 5pm
Dec. 31st open 9am to 4pm
Jan. 2nd open 9am to 5pm

Contact Miriam or Frances anytime during these hours for more info on the quilt cruise. (These hours are Pacific time)

Business Travel Consultants
1632 McKenzie Ave | 
Unit 103 |Victoria BC V8N 0A3
Phone: 1.250.360.2058 |Toll Free 1.866.420.4410

Until next time, DREAM BIG and WORK HARD in the studio with Canadian Quilt Talk! 

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Princess is having a HUGE Anniversary sale on right now just in time to sign up for the Aloha Quilt Cruise. Sept. 19 - Oct. 4, 2014

Here is what you will be getting from Princess Cruise lines.

* Reduced deposit $110.00 per person (usually $500 per person).
*$100 On Board Credit per person to spend on the ship.
*Free Specialty Dining for two. This is for the restaurants other than
the main dining room.

Plus the Staterooms are on Sale!!
Here is the updated pricing:
Inside Stateroom $2168.40 per person CAD taxes and port fees
included. Savings of $272.80 plus the above promotions.
Ocean view Stateroom $2828.40 per person CAD taxes and port
fees included. Savings of $217.80 plus the above promotions
Balcony Stateroom $3158.40 per person CAD taxes and port fees
included. Savings of $162.80 plus the above promotions.
***All prices based on double occupancy***

Don’t forget the classes that Brandy Lynn and Cathy will be
offering while on your home away from home.

2015 Aloha Quilt Cruise Itinerary:

September 19 - Board Ship between 1-3 ship sails at 4pm
Welcome Aboard Meeting with Brandy and Cathy

September 20 At Sea - Quilting Activities :
Quilter Introductions
Trunk Show with Brandy Lynn
Mystery Hand Project
Opening Concert with Cathy Miller

September 21 At Sea - Quilting Class
Holiday Table Topper.
This class is sponsored by Northcott Fabrics. Kit is included

September 22 At Sea - Quilting Class
State of the Art Hexie *

September 23 At Sea - Quilting Class
Pineapple Messenger Bag *

September 24 at sea - Quilting Class
Hawaiian Mock Mola *

September 25 Hilo
September 26 Maui
September 27 Honolulu (Hawaiian Quilting Class*)
September 28 Kauai

September 29 At Sea - Quilting Class
Inklingo Star Mug Rugs *

September 30 at Sea - Quilt Class
Fractured Mola Day 1 *

October 1 At Sea - Quilt Class
Fractured Mola Day 2 *

October 2 at sea - Quilt Class
Fiber Art Frenzy *

October 3 at Sea - Quilting Activities
Farewell concert, Show and Tell, Group Photo and Grand prize Quilt Giveaway
October 4 Home in Vancouver

* These classes will have kit fee so all you need to bring is a basic sewing kit and some cutting tools. The class in Hawaii is TBA and will have a separate excursion price. There will be an option to sew your own projects in any on board workshops.

Our wonderful sponsors include JANOME CANADA, NORTHCOTT SILKS INC, AURIFIL  and more to come...

I hope you'll join us!

Booking Contact details:
Miriam Cloutier | Business Travel Consultant
1632 McKenzie Ave | Unit 103 | Victoria BC V8N 0A3
Phone: 1.250.360.2058 |Toll Free 1.866.420.4410
Email: miriam.cloutier@flightcentre.ca

Monday, December 15, 2014

Announcing - Aloha Quilt Cruise 2015

It's no secret - YOU ARE INVITED...


 The Aloha Quilt Cruise 2015

I am so excited to let you all know that I’ve been invited to host my very first Quilt Cruise! When the Flight Centre in Vancouver called me up and asked if I would be the feature guest for a quilt cruise I was so honoured. They asked where I might like to go and I almost fell off my chair as I uttered “somewhere hot please!” I’ll be talking about this for the next 9 months leading up to the big event but here’s the quick scoop for today. 

  • We have booked space on board the Star Princess Cruise Ship for the 2015 Aloha Quilt Cruise. 
  • It will be a 15 day cruise to and from Vancouver starting on Sept. 19th 2015. 
  • 5 days at sea, 4 days at Hawaiian ports of call and 5 days at sea back home. 
  • 8 full days of workshops available plus contests, prizes and more...
During that very first phone call I immediately asked if I could invite another talented quilt teacher with a musical twist. So Cathy Miller the Singing Quilter is my special guest. 

This will be an event you don't want to miss! If you want to secure your spot now, or book this for someone special this Christmas you can contact the Flight Centre by calling Miriam at 1-866-420-4410, or email Miriam Cloutier and ask about the Aloha Quilt Cruise. 

I hope you’ll join us!

There will be hexagons, molas, paper piecing, inklingo, fibre art and more! The sponsors who have "jumped on board" already are

  • Janome Canada 
  • Northcott Silks Inc. 
  • Aurifil and more...

Now if you are thinking wow, a 15 day cruise might cost a lot, you have 8 months to save up. And I personally guarantee we will pack in the value. Just consider how you’ve been treating yourself over the past few years. Are you always taking care of everyone else? Do you deserve a holiday? 

The Aloha Quilt Cruise is just the creative escape you need to let your stress melt away. I’d be so thrilled if you’d join me and Cathy Miller for the cruise of a lifetime this fall. And remember, lots of husbands come along on quilt cruises. There will plenty of time to spend together outside of the workshops plus 4 wonderful days on the Hawaiian Islands. So grab your husband or call a friend and book your cruise today. We’ll keep you updated on cruise news, the sponsors and more in every CQT podcast leading up to the departure date. 

Stay tuned to the CQT podcast at Brandy Lynn Designs and sign up for my newsletter on the right hand side of this blog so you don't miss a thing. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting teacher bios, workshop descriptions, featured sponsors, the ports of call, what 
you can expect from a quilting cruise and much more! 

NEXT UP - My holiday CQT Podcast airing Dec. 25th! There will be more cruise news, great holiday prizes, my favourite quiltful stocking stuffers and more... 

AND Cathy Miller will be announcing an Aloha Quilt Cruise blog for up to date developments as we go. And don't forget, I'll be posting dozens of photos of the SNOWFLAKES holiday postcard exchange on Pinterest on Dec. 25th. Check it out - you just might be inspired to participate in the next fabric postcard exchange with Canadian Quilt Talk. 

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Episode 065 Canadian Quilt Talk - Modern Quilter Cheryl Arkison

Join Brandy Lynn this week as she interviews modern quilter Cheryl Arkison. Learn her story, the ideas behind her quilting style and the announcement of her new book coming soon in 2015!

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday Preview - Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 65

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

My special guest on this week's show is Cheryl Arkison and we'll be talking all about how she got started, her wonderful modern quilting books and what she's been up to lately. 

CQT Episode #65 - Modern Quilting with Cheryl Arkison
And you've probably guessed it - if I'm interviewing Cheryl, then we will definitely be talking about modern quilting! Cheryl is a talented Canadian writer, quilt designer, and teacher. If you check out her shop on Etsy - Cheryl Arkison Quilts you just might guess that my favourite pattern is called Oh Canada!

Oh Canada Quilt Pattern by Cheryl Arkison
I would characterize her quilts as modern and scrappy with a refreshing take on using up your stash with improvisational piecing. She is published everywhere in quilting and eating magazines, blogs and books, so listen in this Thursday to hear all about it! Her newest book is coming soon called You Inspire me to Quilt.

This week I'll also be talking about the SNOWFLAKES Postcard Challenge that is well underway, the CQA Trend-Tex Challenge and more...

And here's the winner of this week's Quilter's Corner - Michele Timms! Congrats Michele, you have won the book A Month of Sundays and a little bit of gorgeous fabric to go with it by Cheryl Arkison. 

It was so fun to interview Cheryl Arkison. It's always a thrill to meet cool Canadian Quilters, plus the huge bonus of getting to give away one of her wonderful books. I was thrilled!

So join me this Thursday at 4pm Pacific time to meet Cheryl Arkison and get a glimpse of a day in the life of a great Canadian Quilter. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Welcome to Blogathon Canada!

Welcome to the Explore Fibre Blog for 
Blogathon Canada! 

I'm so glad you decided to hop on the Blogathon to do some exploring! There are so many amazing talents across Canada. It's a great chance to connect. 

ABOUT ME: I live in the Sunny Okanagan with my husband and 12 year old son. I am a fibre artist, quilter, teacher, speaker, quilt judge and the host of Canadian Quilt Talk. I have so much fun with my Talk Show and it's all free, all the time for quilters to listen to on a walk, in the car, or best of all in their quilting studio! For a peek at the type of quilting I love to do VIEW MY GALLERY HERE

Order Kristy's Quilt today in plenty of time for Christmas. 

I am also the author of Kristy's Quilt. Do you have a little one in your family who would love to snuggle up with a bedtime story with you over the holidays? Why not give them a glimpse into your passion for quilting at the same time! The aim of Kristy's Quilt is to share the heritage of quilting a child. For just $25 it can be delivered anywhere in Canada. 

AND MY BIG EVENT going on right now is a worldwide postcard exchange. You can sign up for the CQT SNOWFLAKES POSTCARD EXCHANGE from now until Nov. 22nd. It's free to join, a great way to explore a new technique and best of all you could make a new friend. TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS - your only cost is the postage to somewhere in the world and it's so much fun to receive a postcard from your new pen pal over the holidays. 

Thank you so much for swinging by for a visit. Be sure to sign up to follow the Explore Fibre Blog in the right hand column. You can also find me on Facebook/CanadianQuiltTalk, on Twitter @ExploreFibre and on Pinterest - Brandy Maslowski. And the best way to keep up to date on everything that's going on with me is to sign up for the Brandy Lynn Designs monthly newsletter by joining our mailing list in the right hand column. 

Enjoy the Blogathon! 

Until Next time - Dream Big and Work Hard in the Studio with Canadian Quilt Talk!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Episode 063 Canadian Quilt Talk - Blogathon with Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

Join us this week as Brandy Lynn features Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and their 3rd annual Blogathon Canada event. Whether you are a blogger or not, you'll learn what a blogathon is and how to participate for a chance to win one of over 20 great prizes. 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 64

Canadian Quilt Talk Episode 064 - Blogathon Canada!

This week on Canadian Quilt Talk I interview the owner of Sew Sisters Quilt Shop - Judy Baldwin and her marketing staff  - Carol Richard. I just had to track them down to chat about an upcoming event that's creating a bit of buzz on the Canadian Quilt Scene - it's the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop 3rd annual Blogathon Canada

Blogathon Canada is back!
Tune in this Thursday at 4pm Pacific time to learn all about what a Blogathon is and how you can join in on the fun. But here's a little preview...you'll learn how to find great Canadian Quilting Bloggers, be inspired by their beautiful creations, and have a chance to win prizes galore. 

Judy Baldwin - Owner Sew Sisters Quilt Shop
A simple project - her very first I SPY quilt - inspired Judy Baldwin to start an online quilt shop with her sister Karen in Ontario almost 14 years ago and it has blossomed into a thriving business, both online and at the bricks and mortar quilt shop in Toronto, Ontario. They do so much for the customer with special events, clearance items, low shipping costs, prize giveaways and more so be sure to check them out at www.sew-sisters.com

AND NOW THE WINNER of our Quilter's Corner segment - Gina Glennon! Her story is about giving up her sewing room when her mom had to move in - heartwarming, sweet and with a happy ending! CONGRATULATIONS Gina! You have won a $25 gift certificate to shop online at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. Thanks for the Quilter's Corner submission! 
As always, at the end of this week's episode, I offer up MY TWO STITCHES on the topic of joining in on a Blogathon. Don't miss this annual event. It will be loads of fun. 

Until next time . . . dream big and work hard in the studio with CanadianQuilt Talk!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Episode 063 Canadian Quilt Talk - Halloween Stitchwitchery

Join Brandy Lynn this week as she brings you last minute Halloween projects to adorn your home and make the Trick or Treaters smile. AND don't miss the theme for the holiday postcard exchange! 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Preview - Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 63

Welcome to the Tuesday Preview. 

I am so glad to be back at work with Canadian Quilt Talk podcast writing, interviewing and taping the next few podcasts. I've had so much amazing support while I took some time off including comments, letters and more. Here's just one example of a kind heart in the sweet quilting community I'm so proud to be a part of: 

Card sent by Maxine Fairclough
When a follower, listener, or friend cares enough to take the time to hand write a note of support my heart just melts. Maxine wrote to me that she hopes all is well with my family, that she has missed my podcasts these last few weeks, and she's looking forward to this week's show. Thank you so much for the kind words Maxine. And thanks to everyone for the well wishes. My mom is on the mend, cancer free, and feeling so much better. 

And speaking of hand written notes, this week on CQT podcast # 63 I'll be announcing the theme for my next Canadian Quilt Talk Postcard Exchange

Be sure to tune in to the podcast this Thursday at 4pm Pacific! 

For our Canada Day postcard exchange we had over 70 entries from around the world and for this Holiday exchange we want to shatter that number and break 100. I hope you'll join us. Fabric postcards are the perfect way to allow yourself some time for creative play and explore a new technique or idea you've been tossing around in your head. So stay tuned for all the details and be sure to sign up starting Nov. 1st, 2014.  

And now for the topic of this week's show - Halloween is just around the corner and I've been stewing a cauldron of last minute witchy ideas to decorate your home and bring your guests a smile. 

CQT Podcast # 63 - Halloween Stitchwitchery 

2 minute Halloween Treat Bags

AND NOW THE WINNER of the Quilter's Corner segment - Eileen Emberger with a story of how her husband inspired a healthy round of laughter on his first visit to a quilt shop.                                                                           CONGRATULATIONS Eileen! You have won a fat quarter bundle by Northcott Silks Inc. Northcott - cottons that feel like silk! 

As always, at the end of this week's episode, I offer up MY TWO STITCHES on adorning your house for Halloween.                        

Until next time . . . dream big and work hard in the studio . . . with Canadian Quilt Talk

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Life has just taken on too many twists and turns for me to be podcasting right now. I'll be taking a few weeks off to focus on family, enjoy Thanksgiving and get organized with a super fun plan for my business and get ready for the holidays. 

Stay tuned for the next CQT podcast on Oct.30th when I announce the theme for my holiday postcard exchange. I hope you'll join me for a wonderful way to share a little bit of fibre art with a new penpal far away. 

And don't worry - nothing is wrong, sometimes you just need to take a breath and review the plan to be sure you are sprinting in the right direction. 

Until next time, dream big and work hard in the studio with Canadian Quilt Talk! 

Make sure you stop and smell the flowers once in a while - Brandy Lynn

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Episode 062 Canadian Quilt Talk - Inspiration in the Studio Part 2

Join Brandy Lynn this week for her second dose of inspiration. Following up on Episode # 8 - Inspiration in the Studio, Brandy brings you more of what you want to keep you inspired. 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 62

Welcome to the Tuesday Preview. Unlike other parents, I've always been slightly bummed out by my son's return to school because I miss him, but this year has been a little different. With the BC teacher's strike, my 2 summer months of a little less work and a little more play has turned into 4 months of barely getting any work done at all. So having him back at school this week has been a huge relief.

So where do I start? Looking back at how far I've come with this podcast I can't believe the topics I've covered and the people I've met along the way. It is a journey I want to keep on taking as long as you'll listen. So what I've decided to do today is listen to you. So I looked back at the episodes that had the most feedback and a clear favourite stands out. Yes, Ricky Tims was the most listened to podcast I've ever done. He was such a sweetheart. And speaking of him - he'll be returning to Canada in May to teach his Super Seminar in Manitoba at the International Peace Gardens. You can quickly find out information on that by going to Facebook.com/quiltmanitoba. And while you are there be sure to like that page. Melissa is a quilt advocate and wonder woman. I just love her passion.   

But back to your most-loved podcast, when it comes to topics the clear winner was Podcast # 8 - Inspiration in the Studio. So if you want to go back and take a listen to those 2 podcasts before you tune in this Thursday, just go to the brandylynndesigns website and click on LISTEN NOW CQT PODCAST and choose episode 7 for Ricky Tims or Episode 8 for Inspiration in the Studio. So this week on the podcast I'm giving you ore of what you want. 

Canadian Quilt Talk Episode 062 - Inspiration in the Studio Part 2

Last time I talked about setting aside time, clearing clutter, breaking down your limitations, taking on a new challenge, creating a dream board and making something really special for yourself. But this week I'll be bringing you a whole new dose of ideas to inspire you to get off your creative butt and have some fun. If you ever feel like you're in a lull and need something to spark your creativity, then this is the podcast for you. Here are a few photos to show you how nature is one of my paths to inspiration. 

Inspired by the wilderness

Me in a favourite tree at Kilvert Lake

Kilvert Lake sunset

Kilvert Lake Fibre Art Piece

AND NOW THE WINNER of our Quilter's Corner segment - Gayle Grier with a story of how she started quilting, formed her local guild and how she felt proud to carry on her grandmother's heritage of quilting.                                               CONGRATULATIONS Gayle! You have won a fat quarter bundle by Northcott Silks Inc. Northcott - cottons that feel like silk! 
As always, at the end of this week's episode, I offer up MY TWO STITCHES on Inspiration in the Studio!                                                                  
Until next time . . . dream big and work hard in the studio . . . with Canadian Quilt Talk

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 61

This week's preview is short and sweet with a mobile post from my phone. (I still think it's so cool that I can do this.)

I was inspired this week to write the podcast when I found a lovely little bin of 12 fabric-filled baggies, each with their own set of instructions. They have been buried in the back of a cupboard, tucked away for years. We've only been living here for 3 years, but I'm sure I haven't noticed these fabrics for over 5 years. 

Oh, the suspense you say? Well, they are a block of the month purchased for me one month at a time by my mom-in-law. 

CQT Episode # 61 - Block of the Month

It was a great gift idea on her part and I was very excited each month to receive the new package, but I never actually felt I had the time to even open them up. I also felt like I couldn't make the July block before I'd made all the earlier months so I tucked it away and as time passed, I completely forgot it was there. 

Yes, you may notice that there are two Februaries in the photo. They are different fabrics so it must be my labelling mistake and one is March because March is missing. 

So this week I'll explore with you just what is a Block of the Month or as quilters affectionately call it a BOM!

I'm not at my computer right now so I can't choose a winner for the weekly Quilter's Corner, but I'll have one picked by Thursday to announce on the show. Good luck everyone! And if you have a story to share, send it to info@explorefibre.com

So join me this week for the my take on Block of the Month. What is it? How do they work? And how to organize one yourself or find a great one online.  


Brandy Lynn

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Episode 060 Canadian Quilt Talk - Pins Galore

Join Brandy Lynn this week to get the the "point" of choosing the right pins for your project. Whether it's sandwiching a quilt or pinning swatches to your design wall, you'll have the info you need to get rid of the junk and outfit yourself with the right pins for the job. 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This week's podcast tackles the topic of pins. You'll get the skinny on which pins to use and which pins to lose, and even a few tricks on how pins can make your quilting life easier. 

Tune in as we celebrate our 60th Episode with PINS GALORE on Canadian Quilt Talk. 

CQT Episode # 60 - PINS GALORE! 

And now for the winner of this week's Quilter's Corner... (drumroll please...)

Congratulations to Lisa Rosen! Lisa tells us a story of how her sewing started just 3 years ago when she was having her first baby. You won't believe how far she's come! Lisa has won a fat quarter bundle by Northcott - the cottons that feel like silk.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Quilts of Valour Challenge...continued

Hey Everyone,

Here's a lovely note about the Quilts of Valour Challenge...

Anita LaHay
REMINDER - My QoV Challenge is for CQT Listeners to make a QoV in 2014, send me a photo and they'll receive a free Brandy Lynn Designs pattern! Easy as that!

I received an email yesterday from a wonderful quilter named Anita LaHay who has already submitted a photo and won a free pattern for a Quilt of Valour in 2014. But she didn't stop there! She has made another gorgeous quilt for a soldier.

Thanks for sending in your photos Anita!

Since she's already won a pattern, I've decided to feature her here because you will love it and she deserves the accolades. Her blog is called daydreamsofquilts so be sure to go there and follow along. She has a wonderful post about her latest Quilt of Valour.

Here are the great photos Anita sent of her latest QoV. She even used all fabric from my terrific sponsor Northcott Silks! The line she chose was Oh Canada by designer Linda Ludovico. It's gorgeous and sooooo Canadian. I love it!

So? Have you made a QoV in 2014 or are you considering it? Be sure to send me a photo so you can win a pattern. It takes a certain type of person to dedicate hours of quilting for a good cause and you deserve a free pattern and a huge thank you for making your community better.

Thanks Anita!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 059 Canadian QuiltTalk - What's In It For You?

Join Brandy Lynn this week as she turns the tables and asks you for inspiration. This show is for you, so Brandy asks you ten questions to brainstorm what you want out of the Canadian Quilt Talk podcast. 

Check out this episode!

What's in it For You?

Here's a sneak peek at today's podcast! As promised, here are all the questions from CQT Episode # 59 so you can peruse, contemplate and send me a note anytime.

What topics do you want me to tackle?

I'm telling you my best content by far is the content sparked by a creative question from a listener. What you say matters, and I'll bet my bottom dollar, if you have a question - no matter how small - I bet someone else is thinking the same question too.

So those are my 10 questions to you. Tell me your challenges and let me do the research. I strive every week to bring you topics that make you a better quilter, introduce special guest experts and keep you in stitches along the way. So find a question or two that resonate with you (or answer them all!) and leave a comment here, post on Facebook, Twitter or send me an email at info@explorefibre.com.

Until next time...Dream Big and Work Hard in the Studio with Canadian Quilt Talk. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 59

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I am so happy to chat with you again this evening to share my next new topic for the Canadian Quilt Talk podcast. This week on the show it's going to be ALL ABOUT YOU!

Here's what I mean: I've been doing this podcast for over a year now and I've had the most amazing guests, wonderful interviews, and really cool experiences, but not once have I really asked you what you want. I may have sent out a few small queries on Facebook, but never on the podcast have I asked you in depth what you want in a show that's all for you.

CQT Episode # 59 - What's in it for YOU! 

This week on the show I'll ask you a series of questions that get you thinking about yourself as a quilter. What's troubling you? How do you excel? Where are you on your journey? I'll be doing a series of posts all over social media this week and from now on about what you think would make a great show. What topics do you want me to tackle and more... I'm telling you my best content by far is the content sparked by a creative question from a listener. What you say matters, and I'll bet my bottom dollar, if you have a question - no matter how small - I bet someone else is thinking the same question too. Join me this week and become a part of my CQT team!

And now for the winner of this week's Quilter's Corner... (drumroll please...)

Congratulations to Linda Schmidt! Linda submitted a story that happened this spring at the CQA 2014 National Show in Niagara about how one kind quilter really paid it forward. Linda has won a fat quarter bundle by Northcott - the cottons that feel like silk.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Episode 058 Canadian Quilt Talk - Elaine Quehl

Join Brandy Lynn this week as she explores dyeing fabric and more with quilter, dyer, teacher and designer Elaine Quehl. And don't miss the fabric giveaway of Elaine's latest line of fabric from Northcott called Falling Leaves. 

Check out this episode!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 58

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

I had so much fun interviewing Elaine Quehl for this week's show. She is teaching a week-long fabric dyeing course called Dye Happy in my home town of Summerland, BC and I was so excited when she agreed to let me sneak her away from her busy schedule. 

And you've probably guessed it - if I'm interviewing Elaine, then we will definitely be talking about dyeing fabric! 

CQT Episode # 58 - Dyeing and more with Elaine Quehl 

Elaine Quehl is a quilt artist, teacher, dyer and designer whose workshops are characterized by delightful bursts of colour through hand-dyed cloth. She is most famous for her gorgeous foliage quilts including hosta leaves, flowers, and trees.

1st place CQA 2014 - Original Design Abstract Pictorial

This week on Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 58 we’ll be talking about dyeing fabric, including her new line of fabric, her travels, her workshops, her recent 1st place award at CQA 2014 and more.  

AND I am so delighted by my biggest sponsor - Northcott Silks. I told them I was interviewing Elaine Quehl on the show and they are about to launch her new line of fabric called Falling Leaves in September, so they have sent me some! It's not even going to be released to quilt stores until September and our lucky winner this week will get it first!


And here's the winner of our weekly Quilter's Corner: Michèle-Renée Charbonneau with an adorable story of how proud a little child can be of their parent! 

It was so fun to interview Elaine in Summerland! It's always a thrill to meet my guests in person, plus the huge bonus of getting to give away some of her new fabric line. I was thrilled!

So join me this Thursday at 4pm Pacific time to meet Elaine Quehl as we chat all about colour on CQT Episode # 58!