Saturday, 15 April 2017

PEIMQG Guest Blogger April 2017

This month for our Guest Blogger I thought we could get to know more about Krista Hennebury, as we are hosting her for a Trunkshow and 2 workshops in May. She has been mighty busy lately and has just recently returned from a trip to Australia. Please visit her blog to read more about her and her adventures. She has some awesome tutorials as well.( I especially loved the concentric circles tutorial)



  1. What do you love about  (Modern) quilting?

My favorite thing about modern quilting is the global community that has grown around the movement to make quilts with a fresh, design-oriented approach.

  1. Where do you draw inspiration?

I've often referred to myself as a "traditionally-informed Modern quilter" and by this I mean someone who learned traditional quilting techniques and now applies them to contemporary design. My inspiration comes from traditional quilt blocks, contemporary art, collage and to some degree forms seen in architecture
and nature.  My other main hobby is photography, so my eye is used to composing images in a small square - I think this helps in quilt design when it comes to balancing shape and colour.

What are you currently working on? (Can we have a sneak peek?)

Most of my recent work is on samples for workshops.  This quilt top is currently on my design wall awaiting quilting inspiration.It is the result of taking just one of the improv techniques I teach in "Speed Date with Improv" and creating an entire composition from improv 1/4 circles.

  1. Solids or Prints?

Tough call! I actually love working in both, but for different reasons. Solids give me a chance to explore shape and line in an uncomplicated way. Prints give me a chance to highlight fun designs, mostly in functional makes like bags, pouches and mini quilts.

  1. Precuts or Stash?

Stash. But having said that, I have a huge stash of solid FQ's (are FQ's considered a precut?) I am just as enamoured with cute charm packs as the next person, but find I rarely use them. I recently bought my first ever layer cake (of Friedlander) and I will make myself sew it up!

  1. Favorite Tool/Trick you can’t live without?

Just one? That's really hard. I can't do it. I love my Purple Thang, Hera marker, 2 1/2" bias square ruler (it's just so cute!) and Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It.

  1. What’s your Favorite Blog and/or Designer?

Again, this could be a very long list. If I can only choose one designer, then today it is Carolyn Friedlander. Sadly, I'm hardly reading blogs anymore, but I often check to see what Abby Glassenberg has written lately on While She Naps

  1. What’s one thing we should know about you?

Although I live on the "other" coast, I adore the Maritimes and Maritimers. I spent many childhood summers in Nova Scotia with my grandparents, aunt and uncles. I have family in NS and PEI, so my upcoming visit is very special to me because I'll get the triple pleasure of teaching (which I love), meeting PEI quilters AND seeing far away family.

Be sure to come to Krista's upcoming Trunkshow  May 4th, 2017 at the Brackley Community Center (7 pm- $5.00 at the door.)

There are still some places available in the workshops:

May 6th Krista Hennebury Variegated Threads workshop (10 am-4 pm Brackley Community Center)

May 7th Krista Hennebury "Speed date with Improv" (10 am -4 pm Brackley Community Centre)

( for details please contact