Karon Argue • karonargue.com
I am an illlustrator with a twist. In the summer of 2010 I lost my vision and am now considered legally blind. I draw with aids from the CNIB in Calgary and am extremely fortunate that I still get to do the things I love. I was approached by Wendy back in 2012 when I was out in BC for a quilt retreat with friends. Not one to sit behind a sewing machine, I brought along my drawings. It was such a great time. I loved watching the women pick out their fabrics - what colors!!! I was hooked, but only from the sidelines. I draw. Pencil crayons and paper are my friends, but that's my material. I love that the same can be said for quilters - They are artists and designers too!
I live in High River, Alberta and am currently working on promoting my first children's book, The Smooch. I am thankful that a recent kidney transplant has given me the ability to get back at my art. Funny how life takes us in directions we never would have dreamed of. I guess I was in the right place at the right time when Wendy walked in the door. If I can give her a little inspiration on imagery for her quilts then it's going to be lots of fun!
Wendy Murdoch •
I am a biologist during the day and love to play with fabric when I come home. I took a dyeing course about 5 years ago, not realizing how exciting it would become or how much fabric one person could actually accumulate! Colour is so much fun to play with and I hope that my dyed fabrics will inspire you in your art.
I live in Cranbrook, B.C., nestled between the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges. The scenery and colours truly take your breath away. Some of the colours in my overdyed series are impressions of these colours.
When I met Karon and then looked at her website I immediately chose her for a friend and hoped that we could work together. She has faced numerous obstacles and overcame them all and she has exceptional talent.
A big shout out to my family who live in chaos everyday because of my interests which cover the tables and fill a few rooms to boot. Thanks for your patience. I love you all so much!