Carole Ditomaso began hand quilting about 35 years ago, but then career and family became her focus. Now she's back to quilting and loving experimenting with the new technology that quilters are using.
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I'm glad I took a hiatus as quilting is now much more challenging and the possibilities are endless.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carole Ditomaso loves to working with fabric and colour to create quilts and quilted objects that bring her, and many others, joy.
Carole quilted about 35 years ago, but then career (Medical Laboratory Technologist/Lab Manager) and family became her focus. Back then she hand quilted.
When Carole retired 4 years ago, she took up quilting again but it had all changed and shifted toward machine quilting with new tools and techniques (rotary cutters, rulers, software etc.). "I am glad I took the hiatus as quilting is now much more challenging and the possibilities are endless".
Finding new ways of doing things fascinates Carole. "My laboratory technology training and experience has taught me to experiment, to document (through procedures) and to tackle software even though I'm not a computer expert". Carole has taught herself to machine quilt and to use quilting software to design her own quilts.
Perennial gardening is Carole's other passion. "My gardens cover about two acres of our ten-acre country property. I am always seeking to pack more texture, colour and “pop” into my gardens and I translate this into my quilts". Quilting has been an excellent compliment to gardening for Carole as it is more of a sit down and relaxing art versus the more physical nature of designing and working a garden.