Friday, March 11, 2016

Renovation Aftermath

I'm still a little out of sync or should I say a lot out of sync, after living through a three month renovation.  One has a way of underestimating how invasive a home renovation can actually be.

Yup....things got a little messy.

Every area of the house seemed to be turned upside down!!!

Then amongst the chaos, I had to put together quilts and samples for an upcoming workshop in the Vancouver area. So last Friday morning, the last detail, of the renovation was finished and that same afternoon we flew to Victoria.

Loading up the quilts

I actually look like I might be organized!!!

Just before flying out, I got the fabulous news, that three of my quilts were accepted into Quilt Canada exciting.

Here is the aftermath of three trunk shows in two days.

Then a sick day.......

Such a lovely view out of our hotel window.

Some free time on Granville Island.

Then a two day workshop over the weekend, here in the Vancouver area and another one, in Victoria next week.

I hope to find some normal after the dust settles........but then normal is probably highly overrated.


  1. Congratulations and I hope you can get some rest - although I "know" you from your blog and I'm sure you will be arranging like the energizer bunny til........

  2. Discovered your quilts on Pinterest, love your design esthetic! And appreciate the "from the heart" post on your rejection letter, thanks for keeping it real.

  3. Congratulations, Wow 3 quilts accepted. All that amongst your busy renovations. Well done.

  4. Always a treat to hear from you and see what's new. So pleased that your wonderful quilts get a chance to
    "hang" on display. Congratulations.

  5. Congratulations on your acceptance! Fingers crossed for the win. Drywall dust is the worst:(

  6. I recently discovered your work via Pinterest. I am a big fan of your designs, the quality of your art and your sense of color. I have just completed a "MariQuilts" inspired tote bag using several of the techniques you have shared. Thank you for the tutorials and sharing your "style" and expertise.

    1. Thanks so much....I'm glad the tutorials were helpful. I would love to see a picture of your bag.

  7. I tried to paste it, and the system wouldn't take it.

    1. You are a no-reply commenter so I can't reply directly to you but you could email me at or if you have Instagram you can find me there under the name MariQuilts.


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