Recent News

July 2021
Happy news!! A felted piece, called Foothills, was accepted into the prestigious Sooke Fine Art show; it’s a virtual show again this year.


June 2021
An outdoor patio is beautified with a fresh looking garden quilt draped artistically over a white chair.


May 2021
Commission to quilt and add texture to a photo taken by Madeleine Guenette (permission granted) in Nelson, BC.


April 2021
Commission to print, quilt and add texture to my photo taken from a beautiful over-look at sunset.


March 2021
With a snow fall comes the opportunity to snow dye. The following photos show how it is done: Prepare the fabric for dyeing then scrunch it up in a ball and put into a colander. Cover with lightweight polyester fabric so dye particles don’t leave spots on the fabric. Cover with several inches of snow. Sprinkle 3 or 4 different colours of powdered fabric dye onto the snow then let the snow slowly melt. Shake out the dyed fabric and see the surprising results.


February 2021
Three of my recent pieces were juried into the Ladysmith Fine Art Show. They are now officially designated as “Fine Art”!


December 2020
I was featured as the guest artist in the magazine A Needle Pulling Thread. The theme of the magazine was architecture so I explained how I created two different fibre pieces featuring buildings.


November 2020
The commission was to create a happy couple, under an umbrella, in a park with an arbutus tree. The client was very happy with the result.


October 2020
I created this wall hanging using the images provided by the client. She and her granddaughters used a method called cyanotype to print images of interesting things she found around her house and in her garden.


September 2020
September 2020 was the first ever outdoor Fairfield Artist Studio Tour. There was lots of room for people to walk around wearing their pandemic masks. Even though there was smoke in the air from forest fires, folks were so happy to be outside and visiting lots of local artists.


August 2020
Every year I have a challenge that has to be completed over the 12 months. This year’s challenge is to make 9 funky birds and do something with them. Here are my 9 birds… what next?


June 2020
The Fibre Art Network has a travelling show called 20/20 Vision. Its first showing is in Manitoba and there are 75 pieces in the exhibit. My purple piece was hung by the gallery curator right front and centre. How cool is that?


April 2020
During the pandemic the British Columbia Ministry of Health decided to go ahead with an art show in their main building. My art was featured at a prominent corner.


January 2020
Laine demonstrates how to sew a perfect edge onto fabric postcards that are part of a fund raising project.


November 2019
Laine gives a talk on how she made this wall hanging to 75 avid quilters from across Western Canada.


September 2019
I have a new toy. This gadget enables me to move the sewing machine around as I quilt. This makes it much easier than moving the fabric around which is what I have been doing up to now.


August 2019
Catching up on some of my commissions for wall hangings and table runners.


July 2019
So happy to be juried into the Sooke Fine Art Show this year. Many people complimented me on my quilt and it was sold on the first day!
I enjoyed doing a demo, answering many questions and showing how to “paint” with thread.


May 2019
Another successful Artist Studio Tour this year. Many people came to visit and I have enough commissions to keep me busy for the rest of the year.


March 2019
After many hours of sewing all of the pieces together and many more hours of quilting with glittery thread this piece is finally hung on my living room wall in anticipation of the neighbourhood artist studio tour in May.


February 2019
This is my entry into a travelling show with the theme of “20/20 Vision”. I took a picture of an eyeball and of a circuit board and merged them together using Photoshop. The result was printed on cotton which I then quilted and beaded. The show is sponsored by the Fibre Art Network and will be on the road for 3 years.


December 2018
Using tissue paper, table napkins, thread and sequins I fashioned these Christmas cards to send to special friends and customers.


November 2018
I was never really satisfied with the background for this colourful rooster so I made him a new one by sewing strips of various white fabrics together then dying it green.


October 2018
"Roots" was juried into the prestigious Sidney Fine Art Show and it was sold there, too.


August 2018
Enjoyed working on these two scenes using photos supplied by folks who want their favourite places depicted in fabric.


May 2018
The house is surrounded by blossoms just in time for the Fairfield Artist Studio Tour.
Lots of people visited and admired what they saw.


February 2018
I made this beautiful purple quilt for a family member who lost their quilt. Everybody should have a bed quilt!


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