Brenda Stride
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  • Barrie
  • Canada

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a retired teacher who now volunteers at the local library to shelve books, at the local Running Room as a run instructor and race volunteer. I have been making quilt tops since 1988 when I really only wanted to make one quilt because my Grandmother had been a quilter. However, 25 years later, I am still making quilts. Most are donated to the women's shelter or hospice, some I make for nieces and nephews. Basically, I just like putting together fabric in interesting designs - mostly scrappy.
How many quilts have you made?
Too many to count
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
25 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
relaxing, and I like to work with colour

Brenda Stride's Blog

Achy Back from a mountain of sewing

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 1:08pm 2 Comments

I haven't blogged for awhile because I have been very busy with homework from a quilting class that I am taking. I love the pattern but boy is it time consuming to make - first, quilt each blocks background using any variety of stitches, then applique the pieces and finally use different feet on the sewing machine to do some fancy stuff. This month's homework was very time-consuming - I have logged in 40 hours so far and my back hurts. I have had to resort to taking the sewing foot off, and…


Still sewing

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:55am 1 Comment

It has been a busy summer - when the weather was good, I was outside reading or gardening. When the weather was iffy, I would sew. Yes, I did work on a few UFOs, but I don't think I actually finished anything. However, the good news - I haven't started anything new. Not that I haven't wanted to, but I have so far avoided the temptation.

One of the local guilds had an interesting article in the newsletter about UFOs and how to deal with them. The first idea was to list only up to 10 of…


August already!

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 2:13pm 1 Comment

The weather is a bit cooler here, so we have been working a lot in the gardens. Time to move plants about to help them grow better. As for the sewing - I just gave three completed quilts and 4 quilt tops to one of the local guilds for their charity quilt programme. So is my UFO pile getting smaller? Nope. I still have lots of things to work on, and it seems that I don't have enough hours in the day. I was getting bored with working on the same old thing (which needs to be finished for a…


My garden inspired me to do a wallhanging

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 1:21pm 2 Comments

My husband is the gardener and he has created many flower beds. His current passion is hardy geraniums while mine is daylilies and hostas. So a few years ago, when I first retired, my husband (in his infinite wisdom) decided that I should make him a wall hanging of hostas. He designed it and selected the fabrics, and I traced, cut it and forgot about it. I let it sit for about a year and a half. A year ago January, I decided to work on it

I thought I had a whole year to do it in as it…


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At 10:50am on October 3, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Brenda.  Hope you have a wonderful day...

At 11:58am on October 3, 2013, Vickie Smith said…

Your are welcome Brenda.  What a nice way to spend your day.  I have some gardening to do before putting the garden to bed for the winter.  But not today.  It is supposed to be nice over the weekend and hope to get some done then.

At 10:57am on October 3, 2013, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Brenda.  Hope your day is delightful...

At 7:51pm on August 15, 2013, Riana Noyes said…

Hi Brenda. My hubby & l were in Barrie last wk. for the Kempenfest. Love the Martels! We used to live near Huntsville, where l had a drapery shop until l retired in 2009. Now we live near Belleville ( grandkids). l've been polishing off some UFO's as well ( saved them for yrs., waiting for "time"). For me, the most fun part is tge actual quiltig. l hand quilt, machine quilt on domestic, and most recently, on midarm/frame. l love the third dimension the stitching adds. Since our family is small, and l've quilted for yrs., most of my projects are for Linus, ( children's hospital), hospice, animal shelters etc. lt's nice to know your talents can be used to help others :)

At 1:51pm on June 7, 2013, Linda Hubalek said…

Welcome Quilter Friend!

Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.

My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.

And my new book The Kansas Quilter will be out this fall. It’s about my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she made.

So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.

I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?

Happy quilting and reading!

Linda Hubalek

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