Friday, June 16, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Elaine Theriault

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
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The blocks for June are by Elaine Theriault from Crazy Quilter on a Bike and Irene Dewar from Brambleberry Cottage Quilts.

Elaine Theriault from Crazy Quilter on a Bike

Star Cross by Elaine Theriault

Elaine began quilting in 1998 when she decided that her daughter, who was two, needed a quilt for her big girl bed. She started teaching in 2000. In addition to teaching at guilds, stores and her in-home studio she has entertained many audiences with her humorous quilt related stories.

Elaine’s Tech Tips columns (originally published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine) are now available on-line in e-book format at Elaine guest blogs for where she reviews Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. In 2015, Elaine joined Northcott and loves going to work in a warehouse full of fabric.

Elaine Theriault

Follow Elaine on her blog: Crazy Quilter on a Bike and on Instagram.

Inspiration for Star Cross 

I wanted to create a block with 13 prominent pieces, one each to represent the 10 provinces and 3 territories. That was a bit of a design challenge. I grew up in western Canada where star gazing was a wonderful nightly event. So my STAR has 13 pieces. The red surrounding the star was necessary to highlight the star.

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open.

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