About Canuck Quilter

I'm Joanne Kerton and I was bitten by the quilting bug over 20 years ago, paper piecing and hand quilting my first quilt over the course of a year and a half.  My speed has improved since then, though enjoying the process ranks higher than speed in my book!

I enjoy playing with shapes, colours and layouts, and figuring out the math that goes with them. While I have been dabbling in quilt design for at least 15 years, I started sharing them as patterns in 2013 and have published almost 70 stand alone patterns.  I have had designs published in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, have patterns in quilting catalogs, collaborate with various fabric companies and enjoy speaking and teaching about quilting.

I draw on previous experiences studying Physics and working in museum education programming to create clear, organized patterns and to plan my quilting classes.

 I think I have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up: a quilter! 

A proud Canadian, I currently reside in Iowa.  We followed my astronomer husband's job here. Happily, quilting is portable so I can follow my dreams while he explores the stars.

Contact Us

I would love to hear from you! What are you working on?  What topics would you like me to address in my blogs and tutorials? Do you have comments, suggestions or concerns you'd like to share with me?  

Please email me at joanne@canuckquilter.com.