Monday, July 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Judy Baldwin

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
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The blocks for July are by Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd.

Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

Flying Goose by Judy Baldwin

I started quilting when my oldest son was an infant.  I wanted to make him a quilt as a keepsake.  Armed with a copy of the book Quilting For Dummies I made a Sampler Quilt for him.  After that I was hooked!

I jumped in with both feet and started a mail order company, Sew Sisters Quilt Shop,  with my sister. In 2007, we opened our bricks and mortar store and that passion for quiltmaking has never died down!

Outside of quilting, I am married, have two teenaged sons and a spunky little dog.  We reside in Toronto and are avid Raptors fans.

Judy Baldwin

Inspiration for Flying Goose

In Southern Ontario, nothing marks the changing of the seasons like the migration of the Canadian Geese. Each spring the geese return to have their chicks and spend the summer. As the weather starts to change and the leaves fall in the autumn the geese fly away again. This beautiful Flying Goose Block evokes this uniquely Canadian occurrence. 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open. 

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