Kanata Quilt Guild

February Program – Tammy Silvers

Tammy has been quilting since 1991. She has also taught at a variety of quilt shops as well as online (check out her Quick Quilted Gifts class on Bluprint!), and designed and self-published her own quilt patterns under the label Tamarinis.

She says she is no different than most quilters – and enjoys working with almost any fabric. Her favourites are batiks, bold prints, and almost any fabric with words on it. Having a background in art and literature, another of her guilty quilty pleasures is finding ways to use “words” in her work, be it in the fabric itself or by adding them to the piece. She is a Georgia native and currently lives in Acworth with her husband, children, one grumpy dog, and her favourite fat cat.

Under the label Tamarinis, her designs are regularly published in a variety of quilt magazines. She also works with some of the major fabric manufacturers designing projects to showcase and promote their fabric lines, including Northcott, Free Spirit, Maywood, Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures.

She even designs fabrics for Island Batik. A perfect fit – since she LOVES batiks! She is fortunate to have a thread line with Aurifil that coordinates beautifully with her current Island Batik line too! She loves designing, but also loves teaching and sharing her passion for quilting. She enjoys visiting different guilds, meeting quilters and seeing all the creativity that makes this such a fun world to be a part of.