Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Celebrating a Fellow Canadian Artist and Teacher’s Success: Elaine Quehl is on the Cover!


If you know or have heard of award winning Ottawa Quilt Artist Elaine Quehl you are familiar with her vibrant quilts, often depicting images from her garden. Elaine is not shy about her passion for shade loving Hostas. Her quilts are vibrant interpretations of the plant world, incorporating her own hand-dyed cottons and skilled machine quilting. Elaine won first place in the Art Nature Scapes category in Houston last year. Here is a link to the image. This has sparked a flurry of activities and increased publicity for her. She is currently designing a number of patterns and has a fabric line arriving in the fall with Northcott, an established Canadian Fabric supplier.

The June/July 2014 issue of Quilting Arts features one of Elaine’s quilts and an in depth interview with her. You can pre-order your hardcopy or buy an immediate download for your electronic device here. If you are a gardener you will want to own a copy of this magazine. Who can resist color after another long Canadian winter? And if you are not a gardener? We need to support our fellow Canadians. I have downloaded my issue and enjoyed it cover to cover over the weekend. This issue has some great information – I know I will pull it up regularly!

Back to Elaine: For those of you who have been following my blog for a while you may remember Elaine’s contribution as a guest blogger in 2012. Where does the time go? Almost two years have passed, but Elaine’s insightful essay holds true and is timeless. Here is the link to the posting from June 14th, 2012. A great read and an amazing message to start your week with.

This entry was published on May 5, 2014 at 8:09 am. It’s filed under Art, Design, In the News, Journaling, Nature's Art, Sharing Resources and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Celebrating a Fellow Canadian Artist and Teacher’s Success: Elaine Quehl is on the Cover!

  1. Ann Atchison on said:

    Thanks Anna for doing this post featuring Elaine Quehl and for linking it to her guest blog from several years ago. I was just checking out her website as she is the presenter at the Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild fall workshop. She is a very accomplished fibre artist who has much to offer. I’m looking forward to hearing which of her presentations she will be doing.


    • You are welcome, Ann. Elaine is a good friend of mine – we make our friendship work across the miles. I was so excited to hear that Elaine was coming to Saskatchewan when I heard the Saskatoon Guild Invited her for this fall. Great choice! You won’t be disappointed. I know the Manitoba Guild was all abuzz in late March when Elaine was teaching there while I was judging.


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