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How does she?

20” x 34” - June 2019

This young registered nurse cares.
She is confident, knowledgeable, serious and hard working.
She’s my beautifully-quirky daughter, Hayley Rianne.

This art piece began with a sketch inspired during a conversation we had after her shift in long term care. The sketch evolved into a fun, humorous portrait of Hayley. She is to me, as she is to countless others who receive her care, a magical angel with endearing attitude.

Yes… she does !


The King of HEarts

12” x 18” – Feb 2019

He’s a card – the King of Hearts!

The host and guardian of Art Quilt Campus held annually
at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan, is Father Demetrius - the king of my heart. He is a completely endearing man, serious and spiritual on one side, funny and whimsical on the other.
I’ve depicted these traits along with my interpretation of him as
The Protector of Corn, this from a memorable account of his efforts
to keep raccoons and magpies from his cornfields.

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waiting with a blue suitcase


Private Collection - Calgary, AB

Within and without

12” x 12” - 2018

A chair, a bucket and an ashtray share space within a box.
Without explanation. My inspiration for this theme comes from a photograph that I took while exploring the Ogden train yards.
I liked the peculiar arrangement and the strong
graphic shapes that the shadows created.

Three Apples and a Paper bag

29” x 34” - 2011

In my second workshop with Ruth MacDowell I really wanted to learn to sew curved seams and also create a design from my own image.
I have fond memories of learning from Ruth in this workshop,
she retired from teaching the following year.

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snow dyed hoodie


I can teach you and your friends how to make your own snow dyed wearable art. Or soon you can purchase one and make it yours.

My on-line store coming soon.

Contact Alison to learn more.


One example of what you can do with fabric dyed with snow.
I am available to teach this as a class or create a commission
set of art pillows.

Contact Alison to learn more.



I had this idea to re-upholster a chair with a One-Block-Wonder quilt design. If you look closely you can see the surprise in the pattern.

Learn my process by reading my blog post.