Applique Quilt Patterns & Designs

Applique Quilt Patterns For Sale

Original patterns by award-winning quilt designer:

Sandy Small Proudfoot, AOCA ’89

 

Please Note:  In 2015, I turned over copyright to the Dufferin County Museum of my Canadian Provincial Wildflower Quilt design.  Concerned about my age and the pattern still being requested, I approached the museum, who kindly agreed to take this on so as the pattern did not disappear (when I did).   Pam Woolner, at the museum, who usually handles these requests, is on a leave of absence at the moment.  Please contact Darrell Keenie, Manager of the museum.  His email address is:  manager@dufferinmuseum.com.  The museum’s toll-free number is: 1-877-941-7787 and state your request for the quilt pattern  And again, I thank all who have supported this pattern for nearly thirty-five years.

How it happened:  When I designed this pattern, I was a part-time mature student at The Ontario College of Art (now Art & Design University) and had just spent a semester at Allen Gardens nearby the College, drawing flowers, leaves and plants.  By the end of the semester, I never wanted to draw another flower in my life, but then, when a good friend suggested I might want to consider designing a Provincial Flower Quilt, I thought, what a good idea.  I gathered up books on the Canadian Provincial Flowers from the library, I find it easier to render drawings from illustrations rather than photographs, and took all the resource books to the cottage on Georgian Bay where I spent three weeks drawing the pattern.  When I had finished the pattern I contacted Anna Hobbs of Canadian Living Magazine as I had been doing pro bono work for her whenever the magazine had any questions about quiltmaking and quilts.  When Anna saw the design, she asked, can you have this made up and how soon.  Since I was in school, I had no time to do this, but I approached one of my former quilting students who at the time, lived in Oakville and she agreed to make the quilt.  We went shopping together for the materials, I marked clearly on the pattern where the colours were to go and the rest was up to her.  She did a magnificent job making the quilt, choosing to outline the flowers in embroidery stitching, to make them stand out more and then the quilt was taken to a studio to be photographed by Sherman Hines, a well-known Canadian photographer.  And then it appeared in the magazine.  I could not have been prouder, not only of the design but the quilter who kindly agreed to make it.  And to this day, I have yet to make the quilt myself.  I have several blocks and all the background circles sitting in the drawers of my studio and I’m sure, there they will sit, one of those unfinished projects we quilters seem to have lying about our sewing rooms.   The Canadian Provincial Flower Quilt Design may be purchased from the Dufferin County Museum.  The following information will allow those interested in the pattern to have direct contact with the museum through email:  info@dufferinmuseum.com  Toll free telephone:  1-877-941-7787.  Mail address:  936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, Ontario, L9V 0L3.  Website is:  www.DufferinMuseum.com

My background:  My late mother-in-law Maude Small encouraged me to learn how to make a quilt in my early twenties.  She sent the traditional Dutch Girl pattern in the mail, to me.  Unfortunately she neglected to send instructions on how to make the quilt.  Needless to say, I muddled through the making of my first quilt.  Maude also encouraged me to oil paint.  While oil painting lasted ten years and taught me how to ‘see’ colour instinctively, the quilting lasted.  I began teaching quilting in 1974, at Humber College in Toronto after Maude’s youngest son and my husband, died in a tragic accident, in1972.  Needing to find something to work at part time mostly from home, rather than teaching figure skating as I was doing, I turned to my quilt-making.  I then formed the second quilt guild in Canada in 1975, the Etobicoke Quilters Guild, in 1977 I conceived of and co-convened the first Canadian Quilt Conference at York University in Toronto, which was a huge success.  My exposure to the work of our guest quilt artists changed my concept of quilts in that I realized  the design of the quilt was the whole encompassing visual aspect of the quilt, not just the making of it.  In 1983 a friend suggested that I apply to the Ontario College of Art, for submission.  I graduated with a diploma in design.

Since then I’ve been very grateful to have had my work accepted into juried exhibits in Canada, the United States with the Mancuso Shows and the UK.  Along with my bed and breakfast, I continue to work in my home studio overlooking the beautiful Hockley Valley, Ontario.  For now.

As I like to promote anything Canadian, I have discovered a wonderful online quilt shop, called Skunk Hollow, in B.C.(admin@skunkhollowfabrics.ca) and Sew Sisters, in nearby Toronto, both are online shops.  My quilt patterns below are available for sale from my quilt studio. They are under copyright to me and are for personal use only.  My contact telephone is: 519-942-1775 or you may reach me through this website, farmerswalkbandb@sympatico.ca.  Due to the cost of mailing (2018) which has gone up, the rates have changed on the S&H to $20.

 

Quilt Patterns & Prices

 

1. Canadian Provincial Wildflower Quilt: $70 plus $20 S&H: $80.00
2. Eastern Songbird Quilt: $90.00 plus $20 S&H: $100.00
3. Cameo for Kate Quilt: $80.00 plus $20 S&H; $90.00
4. Canadian Folk Art Quilt: $75.00 plus $20 S&H: $85.00
5. Persian Sampler Quilt: $75.00 plus $20 S&H: $85.00
6. Artic Reflections Quilt*: $75.00 plus $20 S&H: $85.00
7. Inuit Art & Artifacts Quilt*: $90.00 plus $20 S&H: $100.00
8. Floral Spray (1/4 section of repeat pattern:) $30.00 plus $20 S&H: $35.00

 

**Please note: There is a design royalty paid to the widow of Inuit artist, Aoudla Pudlat, whose central bird image on the quilt, Arctic Reflections, is used with permission.  ** A donation of $10 to the Inuit Art Society, Toronto, Ontario, for each pattern sold of Inuit Art & Artifacts Quilt design.

Method of Payment: A Money Order or bank draft in Canadian Funds to be made out to the designer, Sandy Small Proudfoot.  Upon receipt of MO, the pattern will be shipped immediately.  If paying by personal cheque, in Canadian funds, please allow three weeks for the cheque to clear the bank.  A $25 fee will be charged for any NSF cheques.  Please enclose your name, address, email address if applicable & your telephone number.  Address to:

Sandy Small Proudfoot
833345  4th line EHS,
Mono, Ontario, L9W 5Z4
Canada

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