Fiona began quilting in 1995. She started with baby quilts and practiced appliqué. She began taking workshops and classes and attended three Mayflower Quilter's Retreats at the Pictou Lodge in Pictou, Nova Scotia. There she received much direction and encouragement from Valerie Hearder who inspired her love of landscapes, Joan Wolfrom who provided her with a method for looking at colours and how to use them, and Elaine Quail under whom she started free motion quilting. Fiona has found that in the fibre art community, the teachers and students are so very generous, it makes her learning a very positive experience.
Fiona is Past President and ten year member of the Nova Scotia Mayflower Guild. A member of SAQA for the last year, she is renewing for another two years and has just returned from the International Quilt Fair in Houston where she volunteered at the SAQA booth.
This year Fiona’s version of a kaleidoscope called “Lime Jewel” was accepted for the current ART HITS THE WALL. This show has enjoyed a summer of travelling around the province of Nova Scotia and is presently on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth.
|A quilt made for Fiona’s home|
|A child’s quilt, pillow case and stuffed toy made for an auction|
|Detail of “Lime Jewel” currently showing in Art Hits the Wall|