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Welcome to the Quilting Gallery. I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. You can find my quilting patterns, Learn to Quilt Booklets and free tutorials on my Mishka's Playground web site.

Come join my latest Mini Quilt Club and be inspired.

On this site you can meet thousands of quilters from around the world in the quilting bloggers directory.

Don't miss the quilter's fun section for our latest swaps, quilt-alongs and other fun quilting events. You'll also find hundreds of free quilting projects here too.

Enjoy your visit,
Michele (aka Mishka)

Latest Blog Posts

Thank You!


While I’m Canadian, and we celebrated our Thanksgiving last month, I hope that all of my quilting friends, south of the border, have had a wonderful day, spent with loved ones, enjoying great food and lots of laughter. I’m thrilled to offer you a Discount Code of 20% OFF, any of my quilting patterns purchased on my site.


Cobblestone Mats


Earlier this month, my swap participants kept the mail carriers around the world busy delivering their Cobblestone Mat table runners.


Celebrating Our Fifth Year Together


For those of you long-time blog readers, you might remember when I first brought Milo home, back in 2011, Milo came to live with me. He was just 10 weeks old. While Canada celebrates Remembrance Day and our American friends celebrate Veterans’ Day, I also remember the day I picked up sweet Milo. He has changed my life in so many ways!


A4AII: Participants’ Quilt Tops


Earlier this month, I released the latest Aiming for Accuracy II quilt-along lesson. Lesson 16, is the ONE when participants put together their centre quilt top. For me, as their teacher, it’s the most exciting lesson of all! I am thrilled to share some of their photos today.


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Learn to Quilt Booklets

Since 2012, I have been teaching quilt making online with detailed photo tutorials that are available as PDF files. With my Learn to Quilt Booklets, I have taught hundreds of quilters from around the world. I have also designed and published my own quilting patterns that are available in PDF format for instant download.


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Free Quilt Block Tutorials

Below are a few of my free quilt block tutorials. You can find more on my Mishka's Playground site.

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Learn to Quilt with Craftsy Classes

Learning has never been so EASY. At Craftsy, you can take video classes from well-known, experienced teachers in the comfort of your own home. Below are two of my favourite classes:

Big Techniques Small Scraps Next Steps with your Walking Foot

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