A lifelong resident of Toronto, Canada, I’ve always been intrigued by needlework of many sorts. I began by learning to knit before I was 10, which remained a passion for a long time. Crocheting lace and needlepoint were other needle crafts I dabbled in for a while.
One day, in the 1990s, we stopped at a quilt shop and — well, I have never looked back. As well as quilting, I love the Quaker cross-stitch samplers and some of the “smalls” one can make with cross-stitched linens.
Mr. Q.O. and I share our home with Baxter, a Maine Coon kitty who keeps us constantly entertained.
Smudge and Lester, who shared our home for over a decade, are always in our thoughts and were featured on my blog almost daily.
While this blog is mostly about quilting projects on which I’m working and tales of Baxter’s antics, I will periodically announce my new patterns on it.