Gathering Threads



    Upcoming Workshop: DIY Bishop with the Forest City Smocking Guild

    Posted by on Feb 17 2016

    I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be teaching a workshop for the Forest City Smocking Guild in London, ON on April 23, 2016. In this fun, one-day class, I’ll be teaching students how to make the world’s easiest bishop: no pleaters, no pattern pieces, no problem!  This is a great class for beginning smockers, too, as it […]

    My Saturday with the Forest City Smocking Guild

    Posted by on Jun 02 2014

    Although it’s true that smocking is more popular in the States, especially in the south, there are still plenty of ladies here in Canada who love the art of smocking too.   This past weekend, I spent some time with the members of the Forest City Smocking Guild, who are located in London, Ontario. For […]

    Fall 2011 Smocking, Quilting and Sewing Courses

    Posted by on Sep 10 2011

    Once again, I’ll be teaching creative sewing and smocking classes at Mohawk College.  You can check out all of the great continuing education courses being offered this term in their online catalogue. From one day and two day courses, to longer courses that take place once a week, there’s something for everyone, regardless of your […]

    Stitching in Michigan with Wendy Schoen

    Posted by on Apr 07 2011

    I spent the weekend before last away in Michigan with my friend Debbie, stitching. Smile Debbie. We met two years ago at the SAGA conference in Indianapolis and hit it off immediately. We had great plans to reunite at Norfolk this year but my husband’s work responsibilities meant I had to miss it this year. […]

    Valentine’s Heart Quilt Square tutorial

    Posted by on Feb 12 2011

    I recently taught “Introduction to Machine Quilting” at Mohawk College.  It was a fun bunch of women and we had a great time.  The class was designed to give novice quilters a basic handle on terminology, supplies, tools and techniques and give them the confidence to tackle quilting projects on their own.  I think everyone […]