Keeping Busy in 2020

We quilters are very lucky people- we have everything we need to sustain us through months of staying home. Some of are finishing off UFOs, or starting new projects or busy making masks. Or sometimes all three!

A while ago I started a project that I thought would be a great quilt book: making quilts based a single block. The block I chose was the tumbler block, because it is SO versatile. I enjoy playing with layout and colour, and found using this one block a very satisfying way to do this. I had trouble finding templates, so I had some made, and have sold them via my Etsy shop ever since. I am running low, and have a new set on order right now!

During my lockdown at home I have made a LOT of tumbler quilts, runners and more.. and have put together a slideshow for a 45 minute ZOOM presentation. This is such a great opportunity to share my ideas with other quilters, and hopefully inspire them to try this approach to making quilts. I have started taking bookings for my presentation, and am planning on creating a shorter, 30 minute show for those who prefer a shorter talk. If you know a guild that is looking for a trunk show to inspire its members, contact me at

I have posted before about the quilt that inspired my tumbler series… a baby mat for my granddaughter Charlotte, who is now 3 1/2. The good news is that there is a new grandbaby on the way, and is due the end of December. So excited… my birthday is December 29th, and I think this would make a wonderful birthday present!!

I realize I have made a LOT of quilts since I started 15 years ago, so I am going to be posting one of my quilts each day on Facebook and Instagram, starting today! Links below…

2 responses to “Keeping Busy in 2020”

  1. Bev Sturgeon Avatar
    Bev Sturgeon

    You are amazing Val!

  2. Sandy Lindal Avatar

    I can’t wait to see all that you share, even though I have had some sneak peaks

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