Cheryl Arkison

Guest Instructor

I actually have a graduate degree in Environmental Design, but always worked on management and policy issues. Quilting was my way to exercise the other side of the brain, until motherhood intervened and forced me to be true to myself. Now I live the creative life I always wanted.

Full time motherhood is my full time job! I’ve got three little kids who keep me very busy. I also write. No other hobbies – quilting is time consuming and expensive enough!

Teaching is a great way for me to share inspiration and spread excitement for quilting. It is such a thrill to see a student learn something new and be jazzed to do it again. And I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

What am I most proud of? Aside from my book, A Month of Sundays? Or my other book, Sunday Morning Quilts? Those are true labours of love that combine my quilting and writing. A perfect creative challenge for me! If it can’t be those then it is my Oh Canada! quilt. I am fiercely proud of being Canadian and this quilt combines my style with that patriotism.

As much as I am a modern quilter, I dream of completing my version of a Baltimore Album quilt. After I start it, that is. It would be such a challenge to do that much handwork and turn that concept into something I could be really be excited by.

Colour Value
Quilted Storage Box