20 June 2014

Member Profile - Kim Larracy, Dieppe, New Brunswick

Welcome to one of our newer members, Kim Larracy of the Moncton, New Brunswick area! In Kim’s words...

Working wife, and mother of two young adults. Hockey player and Zumba lover, and a “can’t say no” kinda gal; I quilt when I can!

I started with a Beginner Quilt Sampler class over 15 years ago, was hooked immediately, and then joined the Greater Moncton Quilt Guild. I’ve since tried many techniques: paper piecing, some simple fabric dying, thread painting, machine quilting; hand applique and hand quilting are still my favourites.

I try to add my own touch to a project, and I don’t like to make the same block or quilt twice. I love a quilt challenge: to work within basic guidelines, but with freedom to add, change and create. I don’t get too far ahead in the project planning – things like to go their own way sometimes, and I audition fabric/color/thread at each step of the process.

Batik fabrics and all things “Quilt” excite me, as does the great talent found in books, online, at quilt and trunk shows, and from quilt artists in my own small part of the world.  Inspiration is all around, and too often out of blue I’ll say, “that would make a beautiful quilt”... and it will, someday.

1 comment:

  1. So nice to meet you Kim! Your quilts are wonderful! Your hexie flowers are great and I love your freemotion quilting. Do you have a blog?