I'm an Independent Quilt Designer and Thanks! to the many quilters
who enjoy my designs, I make my 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
living off grid in a forest, with my
two cats - Ash & Coal, near the Bay of Fundy, Middleton, Nova
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 13 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 news on Twitter.
Be sure to join me there, too!
I hope you enjoy your visits!
Victoriana Quilt Designs