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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.
Recent Activity
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 4 days ago 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
You might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea for this one: it’s fairly long. When I left you last week, my dear husband and I were halfway through our recent road trip through the southern coastal BC mountains, bumping our way down the Hurley River Forest Service... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
The weekend before last, my dear husband and I headed north from my mother’s home in North Van for a few days in the back country, into parts of the coast mountain range we’d never seen before. Dh had some ideas about where he wanted to explore: I didn’t care,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
The title of this post has a couple of meanings. The first is that it’s meant to be a tribute to the incredible gift that May and June bring to us here in Boundary country, in the form of exquisite blooms, even on the most prosaic of plants. The second... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
I was on my own here on the ranch for a few days last week, while my dear husband was off painting, first at the annual Ashcroft Plein Air paintout, and then in the Cariboo, mostly at Big Bar Lake. He’s home now, but as always when he’s away, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Obviously, I’m not doing it. Blogging has gotten so far behind the speed of life for me lately that I’m way behind. I find that either I have plenty of time for blogging and not much to blog about, or that I have plenty to share and can’t find the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
Weather, yup, there’s been a lot of it this spring, and not just for us, of course. But it’s certainly having an effect on our little neck of the woods, particularly in Greenwood, where one road in particular is suffering the effects of far too much rain and snow melt... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Shintangle Studio
No sooner had I driven home from the coast after my latest workshop at Maiwa, but after only a day to do laundry and catch my breath, my dear husband and I left for a jaunt to Kamloops. He had a painting accepted into yet another juried show under the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Shintangle Studio