The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre is pleased to feature fibre arts by well known Peace River artists Margaret Stewart, Carol Scobey and Rhonda Warren.
One of the artists, Margaret Stewart, says, “I believe that I was born a fibre artist, and have continued to pursue that passion all my life.”
She goes on to explain it was in her early 20s she learned to quilt and discover her true passion. To emphasize, she says she has made hundreds of quilts and quilted items over the last 30 years. “I love to give quilts and quilted/sewn items as gifts to friends and family. I think every niece and nephew, as well as greats and many co-workers over the years have received a quilt to celebrate a birth.”
Margaret did not keep the quilting secret to herself. No, indeed. She shared it with others when Seam’s easy Quilt Shop opened in Peace River in 2005 where, for eight years, she taught many local women to quilt.
“I enjoy a wide variety of creative pursuits and find I am often drawn to one for a period of time at the exclusion of all the rest ... I have to say, I am never without multiple projects on the go at a time, but I love the freedom to move back and forth amongst them as the muse leads me.”