Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quilted Escapes Studio - Fall Classes open for registration

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2016 classes.  Please note that there is limited space and they are on the first come first serve basis!

Quilted Escapes Studio
Classes Fall 2016
With Susan J. Jensen
Fiber Artist/Quilter/Teacher
Branching Out – Nature’s threadwork!

My First Landscape” - 5 hour class  -  Saturday, Sept. 24/16    10-3pm

In this class you will  learn the techniques to give you the confidence to create a landscape quilt from a photo.  You have a choice of 2 photos to work from to start your landscape journey.    

“Texture in a Landscape” - 4 hour class – Saturday, November 19/16   10 – 2pm
There are so many ways to create texture using a variety of fibers to add depth to your landscape piece.  In this class Susan will show you just a few that can make your landscape come to life! 

Fabric painting and ice dyeing-  5 hour class                                                     Saturday, October 1/16   10-3pm                          
Learn how to create your own colours and styles using inks, dyes and a variety of fabrics to use in your own quilted landscapes.  

Dippity Doo Dye - 4 hour class – Saturday, November  26/16   10-2pm            
What a fun and easy class to do using procion dyes to paint with.   Create a small picture in this class that you can stitch and frame for yourself or as a gift for someone special! 

Classes are $150/person plus supplies (in-studio, if you use Susan’s supplies it’s an additional  $15.00/person)

For more information Contact:  Susan at Subject line:  

Small groups of  4 in her studio

Saturday, July 30, 2016

What's new you ask?

It has been a very busy year here at Quilted Escapes.

Fall of 2015, my husband and I decided that I needed more space. Yes, more space and as we talked I realized that I would also like to hold classes in my new space as  I have been asked numerous times over the years if I taught classes from my studio.  Well it is now a reality and we are in the last part of the renovation. "Quilted Escapes Studio" is near completion and I'm so excited!  It's been a long journey but I now can see the light!     I'm in the process of  scheduling  the  classes that will be offered in the studio starting in Sept. 2016, so keep in touch.  Not only will I be teaching in the studio but I will also continue to teach at guilds, quilt shops and  trade shows.   The class schedule will be found on my website at

Our little family has also grown again with our new grandson William which arrived on  March 31, 2016 and he is a happy little guy!

I also have new job working for Trend-Tex Inc.and feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful team. This is a designer's dream job!  I'm now designing and creating with fabrics by Moda, Hoffman, Michael Miller, Benartex and RJR to name a few! I'm also only 15 minutes drive from home.  Life is good.  

To celebrate  Canada's 150th birthday I have created a pattern called "Canada, Now and Forever" using a new fabric line called "With Glowing Hearts" by  Grace Noel. Grace is also a fellow Canadian and  I'm so honoured to have this opportunity!  Ask for it in your local quilt shop in November 2016. 

Next  is "Evening Garden" which is now in stores.

So until next time keep on quilting!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy and Creative 2015!  

Thank you for such a wonderful year!

               My you have a White Christmas in your hearts!   


Monday, November 24, 2014

Our Granddaughter's first Christmas Stocking

As  new Grandparents, there are so many firsts and Christmas is no exception.  So our little girl needed a Christmas stocking!  I have always wanted to try crazy quilting and do some free motion feathers.  It's a small enough project so I went for it.  Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Modern Movement Terminology

When I started quilting there were quilting terms that I needed to learn, (ie. fat quarter, contrast,etc.), so when I was explaining the process of making my quilt to another quilter she would be able to understand what I was talking about.

Well the modern quilting movement is here and with them comes modern quilting terminology.

I thought I would share with you and explain a couple of terms used in the modern movement today.  They are  "Low Volume" and "Negative Space".

"Low Volume" quilt 
 Is a quilt using "fabric which shows up as a solid (or nearly solid) in a black and white photograph" or what I  refer to as  "light fabrics that read very light in our palette or pastel colours.

Here is an example of "low volume"  You can see that there is not a lot of contrast between the fabrics.

Negative space"
They (modern movement) refer to the space around and between prominent design elements. Those of us who have been quilting for a long time know this as the background. The modern quilters use  very few design elements in their quilts, which enables the designer to enhance the background using intricate machine quilting similar to what we would do in a "whole cloth quilt".

I hope this answers a few questions and please if you have others regarding the modern movement, please ask and I will find out for you!

Until next time have a great week!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hoo's Garden - New Pattern

Now available, ask for it as your local quilt shop.  
Fabric line by Northcott - "Stonehenge Little Girls"

Happy Sailing - New pattern

Now available, ask for it at your local quilt store, fabric by Northcott Inc.