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The blocks for September are by Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint Creates and Sherri Sylvester from Thread Riding Hood.
by Krista Hennebury
Krista Hennebury is a geologist by training and quilter by choice. She's been quilting for 15 years from her small home studio near Vancouver, B.C. Passionate about sharing her love of quilting with others and growing community through stitching together, Krista began a successful day-retreat business over 11 years ago.
She teaches quilting both locally and internationally. Krista enjoys making traditionally-informed modern quilts using designer prints, solids, linen and retired clothing. Her patterns have been published in Stitch, Australian Homespun, Quilters Connection, Simply Moderne and Quilt Now magazines. Her "Blackbird Fly" quilt won a first place ribbon at QuiltCon 2015 and “Orange Grove” won 2nd place Modern at the Canadian National Juried show 2016. Her book of retreat-inspired projects Make It, Take It was published by Martingale in 2015 and she’s twice been a guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan.
Krista is an active member of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, the Lions Gate Quilter’s Guild and the Canadian Quilter's Association.
Follow Krista on her blog: Poppyprint Creates & Instagram: @poppyprint
Inspiration for Mill Town
The inspiration for my block initially was a stenciled wall at a Vancouver restaurant. At first glance, it looks like an intricate tile pattern, but closer inspection reveals that it is painted. As I was drafting the block and playing with rotating the rectangular elements, I was thinking about spinning cogs. Even though the design isn't circular, the waterwheels on the sides of historic mills throughout southern Ontario came to mind. When I was growing up in Belleville, Oakville and Ottawa, my family often took Sunday drives to scenic small towns. Many have beautiful ivy-covered stone millhouses with their waterwheels still attached - in fact my husband and I spent our wedding night in the gorgeous Millcroft Inn near Orangeville. I've lived in Vancouver for 30 years and love the West Coast, but I do miss the small towns of Southern Ontario in summertime.
|Mill Town in The Canadian Sampler|
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!