Harry the cat is our business mascot. Here's his story, and how he became part of the logo of Among Brenda's Quilts & Bags, and later on, Make Bags With Brenda.
What do Strathroy, Canada and Jibacoa, Cuba have in common? More than you might think! From old cars to turkeys, here's a fun comparison.
I volunteered at the dogsled races in Kearny, Ontario. Good thing it was 'only' -10 degrees this year!
Last month, I found baby skunks in my window well just outside my pattern studio. Here's what happened when I took them to a wildlife rescue facility after their mother disappeared.
It's usually a bit of an adventure around here, but over the past couple of weeks it's been really wild. Literally!
Designing and sewing is my passion, but I also love to get out into the garden. Take a stroll through my garden with me.
This trip to China was really busy! I had a display at the quilt exhibit, taught some classes, was interviewed on television, gave a speech, and went to a huge commodities market. At the end of the trip we hiked up Xiang Lu Mountain and toured the old city of Shaoxing by riverboat.
It’s great to get away in the summer-time to visit new places, meet exciting people and to have the opportunity to get to know and to teach fellow quilters and bag makers. It’s an added bonus when the shop you visit is so well laid out and the owners are so warm and friendly. That was my experience earlier in August when I visited the Around the Block Quilt Shop in Beaverlodge, Alberta to teach two two-day classes.
I'm a Baby Lock Ambassador in Canada and as such I've been lucky to have Mason Sewing Machines in Vancouver outfit my sewing and quilting studio with Baby Lock sewing machines. This is the story of Brenda meets the Tiara II Quilting Machine
The process that brought one particular idea to print in the Winter 2015 Best Traditions with a Twist magazine by Quilters Newsletter.