Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Christine Baker

It's Month 10 of The Canadian Sampler! We can't believe we have come to the end of this amazing program!

We want to thank you all for being a part of this wonderful block of the month program and for sharing pictures of your blocks. We can't wait to see your finished quilts! 

Many thanks to all our wonderful designers for their brilliant work on the blocks. This quilt is truly a labour of love. 

The blocks for October are designed by Christine Baker from Fairfield Road Designs and Berene Campbell from Happy Sew Lucky.

by Christine Baker

From Sea to Sea 

Christine Baker has been designing quilts, wool appliqué and punch needle patterns under her business name of Fairfield Road Designs for over 15 years. Her designs have appeared in many magazines in Canada, the US, Great Britain and Australia and she guest blogs for QUILTSocial on a regular basis. 

Christine loves to machine quilt on her Gammill longarm quilting machine and teach at her local quilt shop in Brockville, Ontario. Besides running her own quilt business, she is also co-owner of Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing with her friend and business partner Nellie Holmes and works part time as a pharmacist at a local drug store.

She shares her country home with her husband Mike, teenage sons Aidan and Carson and their two dogs and cat.

Christine Baker

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Inspiration for From Sea to Sea

I love half-square triangles and felt that a two-colour block would showcase how great these different sized triangles looked together. The block reminds me of the different contrasts you find in Canada: French vs English, city vs country, hot weather vs cold weather, sea vs land and the list goes on and on. Canada is a diverse, beautiful, accepting, intelligent country and for all of these reasons I’m so proud to call it home. Happy birthday Canada!

From Sea to Sea in The Canadian Sampler

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