Welcome to Mishka’s Playground

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I’m Michele Foster a quilt designer, author and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. Many of you might know me as the founder of the Quilting Gallery. I started the Quilting Gallery site in December 2007 as a way to combine my passion for quilting and my work life as a freelance web developer.

I made my first quilt around 1994 at a class in Aurora, Ontario. It was a quillow, which I gave to my parents for Christmas, or to my mom for Mother’s Day. I sure wish I knew about labelling quilts back then, as I’ve forgotten the exact details. I made a few other quilts on my own after that first class before taking a 10-year hiatus from quilting.

It wasn’t until I started the Quilting Gallery site, that my own quilting journey really took off. Since then, I have been perfecting my quilting skills, trying new techniques, experimenting, learning and coming up with what works best for me.

Since 2012, I have been teaching quilt making online with detailed photo tutorials that are available as PDF files. With my Learn to Quilt Booklets, I have taught hundreds of quilters from around the world. I have also designed and published my own quilting patterns that are available in PDF format for instant download.

2015 Quilt-Along

I am so excited to welcome you to my fourth quilt-along, where I am both thrilled and honoured to teach quilters from around the world how to improve their quilting accuracy while we journey together making the Aiming for Accuracy II quilt.

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My Latest Patterns

Friendship Candle Mats Quilting Pattern

Little Gems Pieced Mug Rugs

Free Quilt Block Tutorials


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