is a quilt artist working in Deep River where she creates quilts
that reflect the rhythms of her life and the sheer joy of combining
colour, texture and pattern. Commissions are welcome.
Leslie has been in Deep River since 1997, sewing,
teaching, volunteering and raising kids. She joined the Valley
Artisan's Co-op in 2007 and spends as much time as possible
with her sewing machines.
As a child, she was surrounded by visual art.
Her father is a retired architect and avid gardener, and her
mother was a weaver. She grew up immersed in the arts community
of Prince Albert SK and enjoyed the art that filled her family
Leslie has been sewing for almost as long as
she can remember, but only began quilting in 1997 when she began
her first quilt for her daughters’ double bed. It took
more than two years to complete but was the inspiration for
more. She created several wall-hangings from published designs
before beginning to design on her own. She concentrates her
efforts on wall-quilts, from letter-sized picture quilts to
larger wall-hangings, and welcomes the occasional commission.
She sees ideas everywhere and loves the endless
possibilities of colour, texture and pattern that quilting offers.
- Silk Treasures won second place in "Art in the Valley",
the Valley Arts Council's annual juried art show, November 2010.