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 to build my web development business.
It wasn’t until I started the Quilting Gallery site, that my own quilting really took off. Since then, I have created numerous free quilt blocks and tutorials. I have also designed and published my own quilting patterns that are available in PDF format for instant download.
Learn to Quilt Booklets
In 2012, I taught beginner quilters from around the world how to quilt while we completed the Breezy Beginner’s Sampler Quilt together. The lessons and tutorials have been compiled into a 70-page booklet with detailed step-by-step colour photos.
In 2013, I taught an advanced beginner quilt, Aiming for Accuracy. The lessons, tutorials, tips and resources have been compiled into a 104-page booklet with detailed step-by-step colour photos.
Join the FUN! – Starts January 2014
In 2014, I will be teaching online another quilt aimed at the advanced beginner, leaning towards the intermediate quilter. Details of the Delightful Stars Quilt-Along are now available.
Also, I’m de-stashing to raise some cash. I have some beautiful hand dyed fabrics available.