Grade 8 home economics class started me on the adventure of my life but not in the way you may imagine. It wasn’t using a sewing machine in class in 1969 that tweaked a spark of creativity in my soul, but rather an introduction by my junior high teacher to the vintage art of huck weaving. The very idea of hand stitching life into the blank canvas of Aida cloth, using a crayon box full of colourful, cotton floss was so appealing that it started me on a path seeking a creative lifestyle. I was smitten right away by the notion that something rare and wonderful could be created from nothing.
Life – a husband, three great kids and paid work intervened. I retired in 2000 after working for 25 years as a paralegal. Resurrecting a dormant desire, I now have the time and freedom to use fabrics, words and photographs to live creatively every day. Sharing my ideas here with all of you is a joy.
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, I am a wife, mother and grandmother who designs childlike quilt patterns, writes for the quilt industry and photographs quilts in unique and atypical settings. I’ve been published along the way in all these magazines and write regularly in my blog on my website.
My grandchildren – Jacob and Harlow – are an unending magical source of inspiration, joy and delight; they both have spawned quilt designs in my mind and have inspired so many stories with so many more to come.
I love practising yoga, living near the spectacular Rocky Mountains, gardening and exploring the walking paths and trails in Calgary.
Welcome to KimHansonQuilts. Please stay awhile, send me a note and explore my idea of what is beautiful in this World. Thank you so much for spending some time with me. All the best.