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My award-winning quilt, ‘Reflections’. I took the picture of a neighbour’s ’59 Caddy, took a pattern from it, blew it up and proceeded to take one and a half months to put all the little pieces on. I used a combination of tulle and organzas to create the subtle shading and highlights.This quilt won a judges’ choice award in the Canadian National quilt show  in 2010, and the Grand Prize in the American Sewing Expo in Michigan Sept 2010. This quilt will be featured in the Aug , 2014 issue of The Quilt Life magazine. For sale as a poster on my Boutique page.

This is one of many Red Cliffs of PEI quilts that I have done. 16″x20″         Pattern available.

This is a quilt of a drift fence on Cavendish beach PEI. 13.75″x13″ This is now a popular class project and a pattern is available.

Here is the first quilt in a series of wave pictures. I was trying for the typical ‘painted’ look. I use organza extensively in these for froth. It is called: The Rock Still Stands. 16″x20″        This is a 3-4 day workshop project. Pattern available.


‘Catching the Wave’    16″x20″

This quilt, called ‘Surf’s Up’ is the latest in the series of wave quilts. Lots of organza for froth and the first-time use of cheesecloth as surface foam. 18″x24″ This quilt was featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Quilt It Today magazine.

More PEI quilts…

This is the view from our upstairs library window. The sunset shading was done by layering orange and red tulle over the blue/green fabric. 27″x16.5″ SOLD   Pattern to be available soon.

This is a small one showing the PEI end of Confederation Bridge. 14.5″x17.5″     SOLD

This is a picture of some PEI fields.  19.5″x28.25

Canola Fields on PEI….SOLD

Alright, now onto other quilts…

This is my very first pictorial quilt. Yep, that’s right! I did it waaayyy back in 2005! I’ve only been doing this for 5 1/2 years…

This is called ‘Patience’ and it is full of mistakes.(did I write that out loud?) It was so much fun that I didn’t stop at one and now as of Aug 2011, I’m working on my 132nd quilt.

I did 3 quilts with a fire theme. This one is an early morning one with the embers left.  Called Tranquil dawn. 18″x22.5″

My challenge with ‘The Sentinel’ was to create a realistic fire. I stitched small gold beads on afterwards for sparks. 26″x30″

The third in the fire series. Named ‘Lest We Forget’ ,this was an image from our local news that stuck with me. We lived right across the lake from a blaze that consumed over 200 homes in 2005. 26″x30″

On to some more tropical ones…

Solitary Humpback. 17.5″x23″

Daytime with Dolphins. 22″x29″

Tropical Moments. One of my favs. 24″x30″ I painted the shells on fabric first, then cut them out and added them into the border.

Another favourite. Again, I painted the shell first. 11″x8.5″

Another one of my favourites. 15″x17″  Can you tell that Nautilus shells are the ones I like best?

This is ‘Fiesta!’ I drew the Bird of Paradise flower from life. 56″x39″     SOLD


First of 3 small palm tree studies… 10″x15″


Second one…same size.


Third one… same size.

First quilt in my ‘Up Close and Personal’ series. Here’s the Zebra. 57.5″x26.5″      Pattern available.

The Tiger.  59.5″x27.5″  The pattern for this quilt is available and is the most popular of all my patterns so far.

The Flamingo. 53.5″x29″.


Up Close and Personal - Siberian Tigeriver


Siberian Tiger….SOLD …Pattern available

Stay tuned for further Up Close and Personal quilts!


18 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2011 2:24 pm

    You do great pictorials , I have done a few and would really love to do more , not quite enough hours in my day 😉 Sheila

  2. Karen permalink
    April 6, 2011 3:21 am

    I am working on Up Close and Personal – Zebra
    Why is the first white border 23″ when it should be 15 3/4″
    Please answer

  3. Tracy Roberts permalink
    August 7, 2011 6:06 pm

    Hi Carol

    You are extremely talented. I’ve seen paintings not as good. You showed a shot of the back of one that looked like a pencil sketch, the complexity of your stitching, incredible. I especially like the Great Blue Heron, drift fence on Cavendish Beach, the surfer, and the Okanagan fire. I’ll bet ‘Reflections’ does great in Texas. Tracy

  4. Marilyn permalink
    August 21, 2011 11:54 pm

    How does one purchase one of these patterns from you?

    • August 22, 2011 11:39 am

      I am just getting paypal set up. You then just let me know which pattern you would like, and I’ll mail it to you.
      The cost is $20 plus shipping.

  5. Joyce Arbogast permalink
    October 6, 2011 2:53 pm

    Carol love “Surfs Up” useing the cheesecloth. Really neat! Miss you! Joyce

  6. louise permalink
    October 25, 2011 1:49 am

    i just love your art, i am a fabric artist and really love reproducing the world around in fabric. mistakes and all it is so much fun i cant stop.
    thanks for sharing

  7. December 22, 2011 2:54 pm

    We just discovered your beautiful work through Joen Wolfrom’s Reflections blog. She wrote some very complimentary things about your Houston entry, “Reflections”, here:

    Thank you for your many inspiring works of art. Have a very Happy Holiday!

  8. Adela permalink
    January 9, 2012 5:04 pm

    Carol, I feel like I am seeing old friends when I look at your beautiful quilts.
    Hope to see you soon. Adela

  9. Angela O'Rourke permalink
    March 29, 2012 8:23 pm

    Is there an avenue by which to purchase your work? I am particularly interested in “Reflections” the 1959 cadillac quilt. I saw it in Houston and was very impressed with subject and detail. You are very talented indeed.

    • March 30, 2012 12:36 am

      Some of my pieces are for sale. Reflections -at the moment- is in my private collection as it is possibly appearing in a magazine and doing some traveling.

  10. August 26, 2012 3:40 am

    Congratulations on your win at CQA NJS in Halifax. It is beautiful! I took a class from you at Penticton Guild a few years ago. You are a great teacher and I hope you are sharing your talents with eastern quilters. Keep on quilting! Linda Schmidt, Penticton,

  11. Correen Tippett permalink
    July 30, 2014 5:22 pm

    I would love to know how you did the reflections quilt of the car. My son owns a 63 bis cane and I would love to make a quilt for him with his car on it.

    • August 4, 2014 12:54 am

      If you check out my method for doing ‘Celise’, it is the same as the one used for ‘Reflections’. I had my photo printed onto an acetate sheet and blew it up onto a sheet of paper I had taped to the wall. You then trace over all the areas you want to include in your quilt and use that as your master.
      That sounds like a great project you have in mind, it would be cool to see a picture of the finished quilt if you tackle it!

  12. Sue permalink
    November 5, 2016 5:18 pm

    Such joy and skill


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