Paul Leger, quiltmaker

Paul Leger’s Quilting Journey



February 29, 2024


WEBINAR: MARCH 13, 2024 at 7 pm ET Paul Leger talks about his quilting journey, from retired armed forces member cutting up his uniform shirts, to quilt designer and teacher, and the hundreds of quilts in between. Tickets available now for both members ($10) and non-members ($15).

Paul Leger, quiltmakerYou know you’re in for a fun time if Paul Leger is involved. Paul is not only a quiltmaker, designer, and teacher, he’s one of those people who loves to laugh and put a smile on everyone’s face.

Newly retired, Paul started quilting in 1990 after 21 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, and 16 years with the federal government. His first project involved cutting up his armed forces uniform shirts and turning them into a quilt. He had a sewing machine at the suggestion of his mother, a quiltmaker and dressmaker.

This lead to another project, and now, about 300 quilts later, Paul is a pattern writer, designer, guest blogger, teacher, and Bernina Ambassador.

Quilt by Paul Leger

Paul holds workshops on making Cube quilts.

You may know of Paul if you are a Quilts of Valour Canada supporter. He has designed two patterns for this organization that gives quilts of comfort to injured Armed Forces members: Strong & Free and True North, as well as A Veteran’s Hug first published in the Autumn 2022 issue of Canadian Quilter.

Paul also hosts Sew Days in various locations, when several quilts are made for donation to Quilts of Valour.

Paul Leger Sew Day for Quilts of Valour Canada

A Sew Day for the A Veteran’s Hug pattern designed for Canadian Quilter and Quilts of Valour Canada.

The webinar will be 60 minutes long, including time for questions. Paul will show many of the quilts he has designed, and talk about the inspiration behind each one, and the choices he made during the creation process. The presentation will be recorded and made available to registrants for three days after the live webinar.

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