Hello! Welcome to Patchmaker.
I'm a quilt designer, and all of the pieces you'll see at Patchmaker are designed, and stitched, by me. Most of my designs are drawn by hand, using a big sheet of paper and an old fashioned compass, pencil and eraser. My templates are often just scraps of paper.
Enclosed shapes suggest comfort and security to me, and so you will find a lot of circular or oval designs here. I also like flowing graceful curves, and try to work with them whenever I can. My favorite patterns include Mariner's Compass, and New York Beauty, although I am also drawn to the simplicity of the Modern Quilt movement.
I work a lot in batik fabrics, simply because of the intensity of colors. Solid black is my neutral for most of my pieces. There is always at least one bolt of Kona Cotton solid black in my studio.
And because I'm a maker at heart, you'll also find a link to my hand dyed yarns and knitted items in my Etsy shop, along with a few crochet items and a wee bit of weaving.
I live in the heart of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, where the summers are lovely, and you may discover me perched on a sea wall with my knitting.
You are welcome to contact me with any questions. I hope that you will visit often. Patchmaker quilts may also be found on Ebay, by entering "Patchmaker Quilts" in the search bar.
Make Stuff. Be Happy.