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There's lots to explore in my line-up of offerings and links.You'll find galleries of my art quilts, my favorite quilting supplies and tools, my landscape books. I invite you to visit  African Threads which has been a passion for me. You can find beautiful textiles embroidered wall hangings, beads and dolls from South Africa. All bought on a fair-trade basis from women's empowerment groups in South Africa.

Please drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you!

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Visit South Africa with Val: Arts and Culture & Tour :

Join me on a fascinating 17 day journey through South Africa. I'll show you the land where I was born and grew up... a land renowned for its stunning beauty, diverse cultures, wildlife and rich decorative arts. This tour is a collage of encounters with local people and their arts and remarkable up-close experiences of wildlife and nature. We've chosen some of the finest offerings in a country rich with cultural and ecological treasures. We often get off the beaten track to to explore an insiders view of the country.

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African Threads: Textiles in Support of Women in South Africa

Your purchase of these charming hand embroidered and appliqué wall hangings help women create a dignified living to support their families. Visit my new web site and my blog: “Stories from the Women of Africa”

Points of View: Landscape Quilts to Stitch and Embellish

Order your copy of my recent book and I'll autograph it for you. Learn my new easy template pattern method for stitching charming small landscapes. Each project has appliqué art quilt landscapes with techniques such as transfer paints, colored pencil, paint stick, confetti and fusible appliqué. Suitable for the beginner or advanced quilter.

Go to my supplies page to purchase your copy.

Beyond the Horizon:

Now available as an e-book! Download your copy right here.This, my long out of print book has been hailed as classic and called the “best primer for landscape quilts”. An essential reference for anyone interested in landscape design and construction. Covers color, design, fabric selection, mounting and more. C&T Publishing 1995.

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My free bi-monthly Horizons e-newsletter/blog is about creative ideas and resources for quilters. You’ll find a ton of creative and inspiring links to resources and exceptional quilt artists.Send me an email for a free subscription to Horizons. Or sign up on Feedblitz.

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Online Landscape Quilt Group:

JoinIf you love to make landscape quilts here is a welcomingplace to share your work and ideas, ask questions of the knowledgeable group, and participate in swaps.We have a rich display of miniature landscape quilts in our albums.You’re warmly invited to join us.

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Great Quilt Supplies and Tools:

  • Misty-Fuse: Fine fusible web for your appliqué art quilts. Currently the only on-line source in Canada.
  • Rainbow Threads: A fabulous braid of colored threads to carry in your workbasket!
  • Teflon Pressing Sheets: 18” wide and 36” wide, by the yard. Very low prices. Wholesale supply to quilt shops.
  • Shiva Oil Paintstiks: Mini Samplers of yummy iridescent colors
  • Ranger Heat Set Inks: Disperse dyes for iron-on transfers on synthetic fabrics. Free print out under information link
  • Botanical Art Quilts Patterns: From leading designer, Janet Rice Bredin, a hot new line of fusible appliqué patterns.
  • Also: Thread Heaven, Reducing Glass, John James English appliqué & quilting needles, appliqué pins, Hot Iron cleaner.

Check out my supplies page for other hard to find quilting items.

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