"How It All Started...

I took my first quilting class in Toronto, Ontario in 1986. Quilting was something I had wanted to do since I was a child. But it wasn’t until I had a child on the way that I took my first class, and then I was definitely bitten by the ’quilting bug.’ Soon after, I joined the York Heritage Quilters Guild without even knowing what a guild was, but for me it was perfect because it opened my eyes to a whole new world of creativity and friendship.

In 1989, I moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario. I put a quilt teaching ad in the Niagara Falls Review and five trusting women signed up for my sampler class. That led to more classes and even to the creation of a quilters guild (The Rainbow County Quilters) which is still going strong.
During the early ‘90s, I specialized in designing quilted garments and participated in four AQS shows in Paducah, Kentucky. After the 1995 show, I felt I had to move in a different direction and returned to doing more traditional quilting.

In 1994, my husband’s job took us to Edmonton, Alberta, where I was embraced by a warm and generous quilting community. By the time another job transfer had taken us to Calgary, Alberta in 1996, I had already started designing my own patterns, under the Meadow Lily Bridge brand name.

In 1998, my husband’s work brought us back to Ontario, and I now live in Hamilton. I travel and teach extensively and I add several new designs to the Meadow Lily Bridge pattern line every year.

My patterns are now being bought mainly in the United States and Canada, but I’ve also had orders from Europe, Japan and Australia.


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