I started quilting about nine years ago.  My first quilt was a king size quilt covered with embroidered daisies.  It had more embroidery than emphasis on quilting.  Then I made two sampler quilts.  Those made me understand more about joining the pieces precisely and the results were much better.

I made three bargello quilts after taking a class from one of our guild members.  She introduced us to techniques which were new for me at the time.  Slowly I began designing my own quilts, using paint work, embroidery and home dyed materials.

Now, I am interested in doing commissioned work.  I made two quilts and took part in the  The Quilts of East Africa Exhibition in Canada and both my quilts were sold.  I have done several wall hangings and I do a lot of embroidery as well.  I have some embroidered handkerchiefs I made.  I really treasure hand-embroidered things.

I have taken quite a few classes with Dena CrainLynn Edwards and Paramjeet Bawa.  With each new quilt I have learned fresh ideas which taught me a lot and gave me more confidence and joy.  For a long time I was unaware that there was a quilt guild in Nairobi, Kenya, but after I joined the Guild a new meaning came into my life.  I cannot do enough quilting and hope it stays the same in the coming years.

 

Gourd quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey

Gourd quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey

Gourd quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey, detail

Gourd quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey, detail

Tree quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey

Tree quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey

Tree quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey, detail

Tree quilt by Rajminder Kaur Kalsey, detail