Beautiful day in Calgary!

There is little wind, the sun is shining and it feels calm and inspiring.  I have begun to develop the fabric collection around the design I call ‘Thimbles’.  Central to that design is a short phrase from Ecclesiastes which says, ‘A Time to Mend’. It seems in my life there are always things to mend!  Relationships even have a tendency to get a little battered and torn.  So today again, I had to mend a hurt relationship. Even though it was just a little hurt for a little while, it seemed too long. Thanks be to a gracious God who forgives and helps me grow; I can extend His forgiving and caring to others as well.

Peggy in sunny Calgary!

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Peggy Brown

American/Canadian, could be your neighbor! Married with two grown children and now four grandchildren! Loving being a grandma! I began quilting in the 1990ʼs with scraps of fabric. Then wanting to make personalized family heritage quilts I used my own technique of pounding flowers, adding highlights to the petals and finally, special notes with Pigma pens. In 2010 I expanded my quilting ideas into designing my own fabrics through Spoonflower. Learning to work with my computer, how to create repeats, how to change up colors etc. was challenging and very interesting! When sharing my designs with others I felt the prompting to create a 'collection' with some Christian elements to put into my family quilts. A collection would be required for any fabric company to consider 'printing for quilt shops.' I believed that there would be many quilters interested in tucking scripture into their quilts. My husband and I traveled to the Houston International Quilt Market There were several interested companies - Newcastle Fabrics printed my first collection called Julia's Notes. "In The Beginning Fabrics" produced my second collection called "A Time to Mend" You can see images of the designs in this blog. The "Time To Mend" collection was printed and distributed in the fall of 2015. With a background as a quilter, dabbler in acrylic painting and sketching - fabric design was a new idea for me. And it is a curious journey! I love expressing my faith through words and pictures. A piece in each collection presents 'words that inspire' for quilters to use in their quilts or other sewn items.

3 thoughts on “Beautiful day in Calgary!”

  1. Thanks Peggy for a wonderful presentation at our guild It was so interesting to see how you developed designs from ordinary things all around us. We enjoyed being able to purchase from your fabric line. Jessie

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