Monday, July 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Jean Boyd

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
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The blocks for July are by Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd and Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.

Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd

Sesqui Leaf by Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd has been designing and publishing patterns for 20 years and also designs patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. She incorporates a variety of styles in her patterns including modern and traditional pieced and appliquéd designs as well as Redwork and Stitchery. She also has a line of Memory Quilts that use photos printed on fabric or paper pictures in quilts.

Jean holds a Fibre Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named Canadian Teacher of the Year in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters’ Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

Follow Jean on her website: Patterns by Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd
Inspiration for Sesqui Leaf
When I was asked to design a block for The Canadian Sampler quilt, I immediately thought of one of Canada’s most recognized symbols – the maple leaf. The leaf design in my block is simple to make and can be arranged in many different ways. I chose to make 2 red leaves on a white background and 2 white leaves on a red background and arrange them as shown here. After you make your 4 leaf blocks, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with your own unique arrangement of the leaves within my Sesqui Leaf block.
Thank you to everyone at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop for including me in this great project in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial celebrations! 

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.

1 comment:

Laura B said...

I think this is my favourite of all of the blocks.