A hike through one of Nova Scotia’s Provincial Parks, Cape Chignecto, is one of Jan Boiduk’s favorite things to do in the spring. Wild flowers are abundant and Jan takes the opportunity to sketch and photograph as many wild flora as she can. The images provide wonderful inspiration for her art quilts. Wild flowers make great starter images for those beginning the adventure in fabric painting and dying. The additional embellishment of free motion quilting completes the art piece. When finished one has a beautiful art quilt to hang proudly on any wall.
Jan became involved with the quilting arts when her grandmother handed her a needle, and thimble; at the age of 4. Her first projects was to cut, hand stitch and hand quilt a Dresden plate quilt for her doll bed, one block was enough. Today, many years later she applies her skills as a graphic designer/artist to her quilted creations. Always adventuring into different methods and ways to create a picture with fibre. One of Jan’s art quilts can be viewed at Mrs. Pugsley’s Emporium, Victoria St. Amherst, NS. A Sample of the, Brown-eyed Susan, project can also be viewed at the Emporium.
2017 Fibre Arts Festival Workshops: