Canadian Quilter Magazine

Our magazine is published three times a year and celebrates the rich talent of Canada’s creative quilting culture. We feature all genres and their makers while fostering the passions and preserving the traditions of our vibrant quilt making community. Current and back issues of Canadian Quilter are available at a cost of $12.99 each.

Summer 2021

Summertime, and the living is easy. What better time to kick back and enjoy stories of Canadian makers? Get the scoop on our first virtual Quilt Canada, including all the details about speakers and the National Juried Show tours. Discover new embroidery software that turns spiral drawings into beautiful quilting designs, try your hand at making a set of cheery tulip placemats, and learn how to set your ironing board at the correct height to avoid unnecessary aches and pains. Learn about the creative journey of a First Nations quilter and how you can be a part of a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Follow the tale of a knotted linen tablecloth as it is reincarnated into a beautiful art quilt and take a peek at a beautiful new book that celebrates a life-long love of Liberty fabrics.


Browse Articles From This Edition

photo of International Sisters quilt

Quilting Activism: How Canadian Quilters Can Get Involved

Founded in 2017 by sewing and quilting author and pattern designer Sara Trail, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a US-based not-for-profit youth education program …

photo of Nova Scotian artist Letitia Fraser

Staying In Touch

Keeping in touch these days requires innovative thinking. Homemade fabric greeting cards are a welcome way to do this

photo of Wonky Stars used in the Twinkle Table Topper

Hope. Reincarnated.

I am Hope. was conceived by an immigrant maid in 1930. She spoke little English and lived in the servants’ quarters of the home in which she toiled

photo of quilt created using the hover-quilting technique

I Am Known For My Quilts

My real name is Minaajimo-Kwe; Alice Olsen Williams is my name in English. My mother’s doodem [clan] is the Caribou. Because my father is a Whiteman (born in Oslo, Norway), I was not born into a clan; however, the Martin adopted me into theirs


Submit Your Quilt Story

Have a story about interesting makers or groups who shape the culture of Canada’s quilting community? We invite authors and designers to submit articles of interest and stories that centre on the five Qs: quilts, quilting, quilters, quilt guilds and quilt events. Information and stories about fibre artists and fibre art are also welcome. To submit material for upcoming issues — both articles and patterns — contact our Editor, Leslie Van Patter.