Welcome to Mishka’s Playground


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.


My Latest Patterns

Friendship Candle Mats Quilting Pattern

Little Gems Pieced Mug Rugs

Free Quilt Block Tutorials

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