Recently Heather arranged an outing for us Hamel-Lite’s with her friend Cheryl Wall who just happens to be a published quilt designer living just a hop, skip and a jump away. Cheryl graciously invited us for a tour of her home to see her quilts.
Cheryl was raised in a Mennonite home where she became familiar with the rich Mennonite quilting heritage, but it wasn’t until her mid-30s that she tried quilting for herself. She was hooked immediately. Now, with nearly 20 years of experience as a quilter, she has designed more than 100 patterns under the name Country Quilts.
Cheryl gave a private showing to six available Hamels staff members.
She’s inspired by rich colours found in Kansas Troubles. Her quilts have primitive themes and some are classic designs with a unique flair. She began her pattern designing years ago with encouragement from her family.
Cheryl has self published four books and designed more than 100 patterns under her company name Country Quilts. A member of the Canadian Quilters’ Association, Wall sells her original designs to quilt shops around the world. She actively participates in quilt guild shows, trade shows, and her local quilting group.
The Hamel-Lite’s that were able to make it on the outing had a fabulous and inspiring time.
You can find a collection of Cheryl’s books on the website here.