Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Mary Elizabeth Kinch

We are on month 8 of The Canadian Sampler!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for August are by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Michele Foster from Aiming for Accuracy Pattern Co.

by Mary Elizabeth Kinch

Georgian Bay Inuksuk

Mary Elizabeth Kinch, is a professional quiltmaker and co-author of two best-selling books, Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts and Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts.  As you may gather from the titles, small pieced quilts make her weak at the knees.  Mary Elizabeth is passionate about studying antique quilts, and her work is deeply influenced by a respect for the quilting tradition, the lessons those quilts can teach us, and a keen sense of design and colour. She likes to break the rules by stretching traditional boundaries to create exciting modern quilts and captivating antique inspired quilts. Her work has been featured in numerous international quilting publications, and she has been a featured guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

Mary Elizabeth teaches locally, nationally and internationally. Her first fabric line, Modern Country with Windham Fabrics was released in stores summer of 2015. When not quilting, Mary Elizabeth can be found designing interior residential environments. Using a simple, elegant, well edited approach; embracing colour and light; she creates relaxed homes where people live their lives.

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Mary Elizabeth Kinch

I have fond memories of building Inuksuit with my family, while vacationing on my aunt and uncle’s island in Georgian Bay. At the end of the day we would watch magic moments as these rock cairns transformed into dramatic, glowing silhouettes, the sun slipping into the horizon behind them. I hope you enjoy making this block!

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary! Registrations for the second round are closing in September! 

Georgian Bay Inuksuk in The Canadian Sampler

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