I have been fortunate to be a cottager in Muskoka since I was 5. This landscape is integral to my well being, and I feel at peace more at the cottage (and especially in the canoe) than anywhere else. I have many more cottage quilts in my mind or in partial construction.
I am saddened with all the needlework that has been undervalued and discarded – my hope in making my linen quilts is that people will look at the linens in a new light.
Memory quilts are those quilts that are either for those whom are no longer with us, or to honour those who are still with us – they may tell a particular story, or incorporate textiles from someone I love.