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Anne at Shintangle Studio
Southern interior of British Columbia
I'm a city-raised academic turned country-girl artist
Interests: The magic of light, colour, and fibre.
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There have been some changes around here, both sad and happy, in our family of animals. Let’s get the sad stuff out of the way first, shall we? I haven’t wanted to say anything about this, since I’d like this space to be a cheery place to visit, but it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Shintangle Studio
Yes, it has. I don’t know exactly how long ago I last posted, and if I check I’ll just feel worse so we’ll just agree that yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. For me, life falls into one of two categories as far as blogging goes: either... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
I don’t think about this very often, the glamour and romance part, partly because after 22 years I’m pretty used to it, and partly because I don’t have strong ties to the city and city friends (the people who might find my life exotic) the way I did when I... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
You could be forgiven for thinking that not only have I not been here much on my blog in 2018 but that I’ve also not been in my studio much. And it’s true that my studio time has taken a hit, what with the big time commitments I’ve taken on... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
I listen to my Mum tell me about spring busting out all over in North Vancouver and, honestly, it seems as if she lives in an entirely different country. The cherry blossoms are over, as are all the spring bulbs and the forsythia. It’s the same in the south Okanagan:... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
Last time, I showed you some of the weather that was making news in our corner of the woods, at least news amongst those us who live here. The amount of snow we had this past winter was unusual, to say the least. And it’s gone on for quite a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
If Michael Enright can say “all the latest news and weathers” on CBC, then I can say it too. And we’ve had a variety of them lately. But first, the news. Way back in September, you perhaps remember, I went to a retreat in Lac Le Jeune, near Kamloops, to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
Honestly, I don’t remember when I started my recently-completed “Vertigo" quilt, but it was at least a couple of years ago. It started with the fabric, scraps of black and white prints. My library quilting group in Greenwood was having one of its periodic fits of interest in black and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
In my last post, I offered up a list of things I made for Christmas, things that involved studio time but not art-making. I realize now, though I didn’t at the time, that I did so at least partly to explain why you’ve seen so little Shintangle Studio product here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
As I said in my last post, one of my plans for retirement was to make many more Christmas gifts than I was able to do when I was working. And that’s the way it panned out this year, my first retired Christmas. Unfortunately, however, I didn’t think to photograph... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
This was the first Christmas since I retired, and one of the things I’d really wanted to do after retirement was begin to make--rather than buy--as many gifts as possible. I certainly bumped up the total this year from previous years, but oh my goodness it takes a long time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Shintangle Studio
I wrote the following yesterday, Christmas Eve, and got it uploaded, then lost the internet altogether. But I thought you might still enjoy the photos. Here we are, on the cusp of Christmas, and perhaps you’re feeling harried. Or perhaps you’ve settled back into the peace and satisfaction of having... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Mahina, thank you as well, for your encouraging comment. I have written back by email, but it occurs to me to mention here that if I didn't write quite so much (cough) for each post, you might have time to read them more often. Succinctness is not my strong point.
Thanks, Jill, for your very encouraging comment! I'm glad you enjoy my posts. It makes me smile to know that you can picture the Greenwood library clearly, and I'm sure you attended craft fairs in past years. I know, also, that you did your share to support the library. I remember working with you on those very first raffle quilts . . .
You must be wondering: is Shintangle Studio still in operation? Is Anne still quilting? I even had an indirect query, a few weeks ago, about whether we still have the dogs, it having been so long since I’d written about or photographed them for the blog. I apologize. It’s not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
A few weeks ago I was in Lac Le Jeune, half an hour out of Kamloops, with 43 other members of the Fibre Art Network, a group of western Canadian fibre artists to which I’ve belonged for several months. This group is similar to the Studio Art Quilt Associates in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
My last post described the beginning of the highlight of our summer: a ten-day camping trip to Skeena River country on Highway 16 in northern BC. If you missed it, you can read it here. After a day and a half on my dear husband’s favourite river, he felt ready... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Are you aware of just how many rivers there are in BC? Me neither, but I’m starting to get an inkling from travelling with my dear husband this summer. You may remember this post and this one about our camping trip along rivers in the Coast Mountains. And my last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
It’s going to be a bit of a mad scramble to cover the excitement of the rest of our summer before it’s all a dim memory. Why did I ever think that retirement would give me more time for things like blogging? School has been back in session for three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Yes, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted, and you’d think, wouldn’t you, that I would have had the wit to divide that last enormously long post into several smaller posts. But no. Out it all came in one big flood. Then my torrent of words dried up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
The quilters among you have given me great feedback on the two quilt tops I finished this summer, Coast Range and Ancient Artifact and I thank you for that. But it seems that some of you are hungry for more, so here’s a bit of a studio update. Note to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
If you’re in southern BC, as I am, it’s probably been quite a while since moisture has fallen from the sky on you. As we all become more parched, I thought you might like to be reminded of a wetter time, not that long ago. At the beginning of May,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Last week I was in North Vancouver to help out my mother as she underwent and then recovered from cataract surgery. On these long summer evenings, we try to get out for a walk as often as we can, and the night before her surgery I suggested that she might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
More than a year ago, I attended a great workshop given by Jean Wells, who’s been around this quilting gig for decades. She and her daughter Valori run The Stitchin' Post, a destination quilt shop in Sisters, Oregon. I’ve actually been there (where I bought several bags of fabric scraps),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Here you are, my quilting friends, known and unknown: a new quilt top revealed and explained. For the rest of you, much of this post is pretty technical, so I suggest you just scroll through the photographs. After all, I know that some of the quilters just scroll through the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Shintangle Studio