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Introducing the

Nanoose Quilters Group


The Nanoose Quilters Group is a small group of quilters living in the Nanoose Bay region who like to get together and share their passion, projects, and problems.  Here is your Group Executive.

Andy Vallis

I have been an avid sewist since my Nana showed me how to use her mother-in-law’s old Singer treadle machine when I was about 8.  To say it changed my life would be an understatement!  I was hooked!  From tackling Barbie’s wardrobe to my own, I eventually studied primarily textile arts and design at the University of Guelph and graduated with a degree in Home Economics and taught (surprisingly, mostly foods and nutrition) for 34 years in Vancouver.  After retiring to Nanoose Bay, I discovered Nanoose Quilters through an ad in the local Nanoose Business Directory!  At that first meeting in 2014, I learned I had a LOT to learn! and that these amazing quilters would become my teachers, friends and inspiration!  I was soooo right!

Deanna Corrigan

I took some quilting classes in 2000; this hobby has been one of my passions ever since!  I love how it ties in with my art and math backgrounds.  There are always endless possibilities to pursue, both in traditional quilting and in creating art quilts.  The fun aspect of connecting with other quilters is icing on the cake, along with the support that we give each other!

Carolyn Shaw

I have sewn, embroidered and knit almost forever.  I like to keep busy and when work took me to Florida in 1993 I wandered into a fabric shop where a quilting class was taking place.  I have been hooked since.  I am currently working on small wall quilts that allow me to experiment with composition, colour, and scale using small leftover scraps.  I am still hoping to one day finish that first quilt I started in 1993!  When I am not quilting, I enjoy gardening, golfing and playing with our two kittens.  Like all quilters, I have quite the stash of fabric, with an awful lot meant to be sewn into garments - so watch for me wearing a handmade outfit each month.

Kirsten Pfortmueller

I am a passionate gardener and painter and I love colour play. We moved to Nanoose Bay in 2016 at which time I decided that I wanted to explore other avenues of creativity.  

I joined the Nanoose Quilters club 4 years ago and I was immediately hooked on learning more about quilting.  

Since then, I have “played” and tried many different techniques and styles of quilting. I am currently having a lot of fun using a technique called paper piecing. As well, I enjoy making small projects for my home and gift giving using embroidery quilting. 

Quilting has definitely opened a whole new world of creative possibilities for me. 

Carolyn Mulders
Web Guru

I moved to Nanoose Bay in 2018 and immediately found this fabulous group of quilting afficionados. I love to create, so I look forward to learning and sharing many quilting ideas, techniques, and projects. Our cats also help whenever they can!

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