The breathtaking sparkle of diamonds and the deep, dramatic reds of rubies and garnets have bewitched us for centuries. Translate those same jewel tones into fabric and you have the makings for an electrifying quilt.
Bernadette Kent began quilting when a friend of hers, Lori Daoust, dropped by with a small project designed to keep Bernadette busy while she was home with her second child. At that time, Bernadette didn't know what a quilt was! Her three children kept her busy shuffling them to gym meets, piano lessons, soccer games, and every other event they could dream up. While she waited for each child, she stitched. As she stitched, her love of quilting grew. The more she sewed, the better she became. In 1999, she opened a small quilt shop called Traditional Pastimes in Calgary, Alberta. She has been designing quilts, bags and miniatures since 2001.