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Iceberg Sightings featured in Canadian Quilter Magazine

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Iceberg Sightings featured in Canadian Quilter Magazine

  Photo by Ashley Fernandes. Taken at Puente de Luz Bridge in Toronto, Canada.  While thru-hiking the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, icebergs were often nestled in the calm waters of the bays we trekked. They were quiet and stoic reminders of the cold and windy coastal winters. Once spotted they were always a great reason to pause for a snack, and watch them rock back and forth, or track their course down the coast.   You can purchase your own copy of the Winter 2019 Canadian Quilter Issue here.  Fabrics used: a mix of KONA solids and V & Co. Ombres. 

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Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Release & a Creative Cameo

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Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Release & a Creative Cameo

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! What better day to publish your first blog post, then on a pattern release day. Ships & Violins' second quilt pattern, Butterfly Waltz, is available today in Make Modern Magazine, an Australian-based mag dedicated to all-things quilting. Their 31st issue is digitally available here. Many of you may not know that I pursued a career in writing for many years before dedicating myself to quilting. From poetry to reporting, I dreamed of becoming a writing rockstar. Despite my adoration for perfectly coupled words, and capturing the setting for an unlikely tale, I didn't have the drive to continue...

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