About Chantelle Brightbill

Chantelle Brightbill is a modern quilt designer with a strong commitment to sustainable materials. She wants the art you put on your bed to be as beautiful as the art you hang on your walls.

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When You Can’t Do It All

When You Can’t Do It All

When I was young I used to love our annual visits to the family of my mum’s sister. They were such interesting people, particularly my aunt. Her many and varied hobbies included wildlife rescue work, auto mechanics, and fashion, and she often accompanied her sleepercutter (lumberjack) husband into the forest to fell trees. What an exciting life(…)

A Real Day Off

A Real Day Off

A while back I went hiking in the mountains with my family. Just some quiet family time, enjoying nature. After I stopped for the umpteenth time to photograph some random thing, my husband said, very casually, “If I had realized you would be working I probably wouldn’t have come.”  Oops. I am sure everyone realizes that(…)

Do You Have a Brains Trust?

Do You Have a Brains Trust?

There is nothing like being in a group of like minded people, everyone encouraging each others’ creativity. I go to a quilt guild meeting and I am surrounded by people who get it. They understand how complicated some techniques are, and why I do what I do. It is an amazing feeling. But as wonderful as that is,(…)

Are You Talking in a Way that People Understand?

Are You Talking in a Way that People Understand?

My eighth grade math teacher hated me. Well maybe not hate, but she didn’t want me in her class, and I admit I gave her good reason. I would sit in the back row and talk to my friends while she lectured, then read the text-book to figure things out for myself. Usually at the(…)

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