Saturday, 21 August 2021

More Kind Words From Someone Who ‘Gets Me’


 I just LOVE the fact that these words came in a handwritten Thank You Note!

The young woman who penned these words is a favourite of mine. She’s one of those young folk who help me believe that all is right with the world, because someday, this woman, and folks like her … will be in charge!

Monday, 16 August 2021

Finding Comfort In the Unknown … the finished piece

 I started piecing this quilt to keep my hands, my head, and my heart busy during the two weeks leading up to my Liver Transplant.  I was filled with so many thoughts, feelings, emotions, scenarios and I just decided that I needed to find a way to be rid of all of that, and to focus on finding comfort.

This piece brought that comfort, and continues to fill me with comfort.

It is non-conventionally pieced using traditional Japanese yarn dyed fabrics. I didn’t use traditional seamed piecing because I wanted the quilt to fray and soften and have the comfort of my oldest and softest blue jeans.

While I was in surgery, my quilter, Deanna Gaudaur ( quintestudios.com ) quilted it for me.  

As soon as I got home I washed it, dried it, and then spent the night wrapped in its comfort.

It is perfect.







A Needle Pulling Thread - Issue 56

 I am excited to have a quilt featured in A Needle Pulling Thread  again.

This time it is in Brandy Maslowski’s column More Joy, Less Overwhelm.

I first met Brandy when she interviewed me for her Quilter On Fire Podcast series.  She is a fabulous woman and a real asset to the quilting world.

What I like best about her column though is her description of me as a quilt maker …

‘Bill Stearman is a Quiltmaker living in Picton, Ontario who turns a difficult conversation on its head, makes it into a quilt and tells a beautiful story.’

I LOVE that!  Someone who gets me.

Thanks, Brandy!