Brad & I recently moved to Middleton, Nova Scotia, where we live
I'm an Independent Quilt Designer and Thanks! to the many quilters
who enjoy my designs, I make our living by selling my quilt
patterns (as pdf files sent via email).
I own, update and maintain several quilting web sites including my
main pattern site
Victoriana Quilt Designs and Vintage
It's my husband who makes it all possible for me to work from early
morning until night on this adventure.
I began teaching my Victorian
House workshop in 1993 when I still lived in Ontario.
My original technique was based on my
pictorial quilts that I made when I began quilting.
This led me to more workshops using my original quilt designs which
I held in my home...my most popular being the Beginner's
Sampler Workshop which I now offer online.
In 2001, with some basic 'how to' from my son on using the programs
needed to put together a web page (including making the graphics to
decorate my site), I began Victoriana Quilt
Through 'poking' as he calls it I taught myself enough about the programs
to start offering my quilt pattern
designs as pdf patterns.
Of course I also knew enough to hire my wonderful tech guy to handle
the code for any 'real' tech programming.
And in 10 years of monthly updates I have accumulated quite a sizable
I offer my pattern designs to those who purchase Memberships
plus they can also be purchased by non-members.
Plus be sure to check out the Complimentary
Patterns and the Library for
all the quilting information available, which is a great place for
quilt beginners to learn.
And of course look for the Sharing section with Quilting
Pen Pals & Charm Swaps
plus the Used Quilt Books for sale
As of 2009, thanks to the nudging of my other son, I also have a Facebook
page that allows me to connect with quilters, plus I love sharing
the new quilty sites I find with interesting tutorials and free quilt
patterns that are available online on Twitter.
Be sure to join me there for much inspiration!
I hope you enjoy your visits!
Victoriana Quilt Designs