Christine Baker & Nellie Holmes

In 2004, designers and friends Christine Baker (Fairfield Road Designs) and Nellie Holmes (originellie’s) formed a joint company, Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing Co. so that they could publish books and patterns that they co-design. Their first book, Rag Bags©, released in 2004, was a huge hit. It features patterns for 12 different tote bags all made using the rag technique. Their second book Rag-a-Muffins©, was released in 2005. It contains lots of projects to make for children such as rag quilts, fusible applique wall hangings and accessories. Their third book Celebrate Canada©, was released in 2016. It contains a wonderful collection of projects to make using Northcott’s new “Oh Canada” line of fabrics. They’ve designed over 50 patterns for Northcott, to showcase their new fabric lines, and a beautiful Block of the Month called “Tweets & Twinkles”.

We opened Quiltworks Studio in September 2018 and offered a creative and welcoming environment in which we hosted a  variety of workshops in not just quilting, but a great variety of arts and crafts. Quiltworks Studio was place for friends to gather, to meet new friends, to share experiences and to learn new skills. We loved to encourage creativity, inspire learning, build confidence, and promote the artistic community that we live in but due to Covid-19 we had to close our storefront in August 2020.

Our online shop is now going strong and we hope to be able to resume teaching workshops and doing our guild trunkshows as covid precautions permit. On our website we carry some fabrics, but we specialize in hand-dyed wools, wool kits, embroidery, hand stitching, needle felting, punchneedle and all of the supplies needed for these creative pastimes.

We look forward to helping you plan your next project. We are also able to order pretty much anything you need. Just ask us!!!!

Wholesale inquiries welcome. Please contact us for details.