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Friday, January 31, 2014

Feature Friday - Brandy Lynn Maslowski @ Brandy Lynn Designs / Canadian Quilt Talk

Hi, my name is Brandy Lynne Maslowski.  I chat about everything quilty on the Explore Fibre Blog.  I live in the sunny Okanagan in a small town called Summerland, B.C.  I love to make fibre art by have recently been swept away by the modern quilting wave.

I am a quilter, designer, teacher, and judge, as well as the host of Canadian Quilt Talk.  I started quilting over two decades ago when my boyfriend bought me my first Singer sewing machine for Christmas.  I knew he was marriage material at that moment!  We've recently celebrated our 16th anniversary and my crazy cute kid is 11 years old.

Kokopelli Shirt

My first quilt in the early 90's happened when a friend said to me, "You seem crafty.  Can you make a wallhanging for my grandmother with photos in it?"  Soon after, my husband began to say - "Will I ever see you again?" because I ramped up the studio time - big time - and I never looked back.  Quilting was totally my thing.  As a fifteen year veteran fire fighter I found myself escaping to the quilting studio daily to de-stress.  When we decided to follow our dreams and move to the Okanagan, I took a crack at becoming a Quilt Professional.

I am thrilled to be the host of Canadian Quilt Talk.  I get to live my dreams every day and have fun along the way.  My aim is to inspire my students to explore their passion in a joyful atmosphere that leaves them feeling refreshed, engaged, and wanting more.

If I only had a moment to give a single message to every quilter out there in the world, I would say this:  "Your only limits are the ones you choose.  Tackle your limiting beliefs so that you can soar and then share the tradition with a child." - Brandy Lynn

See Brandy Lynn's blog HERE and do check out her weekly radio program! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WIP Wednesday # 126 @ TNTN