Our Story

I’ve been an artist for years, I’ve exhibited internationally, but it is the teaching that I find most satisfying. Yes, I love to sew, I love to create colourful things and I love to share my passion with others. Helping people to find their own path of exploration, to find the”zone” where time stands still and the worries of the world fall away for the moment, and where one piece leads to the next, this is where we find joy and creativity and where we feel we are doing is exactly what is right.

Barb Mortell
Founder & CEO

Aside from her own practice as a quilt maker and visual artist, Barb is a highly regarded instructor doing workshops in Colour, Design and Quilt making.

See Barbmortell.ca for more artwork.

Vice President

Buster may be a small little dog but he has a lot to say about many things.  He is cute, energetic and loving as well as opinionated, frisky and fun.




James Emler

Photographer, Visual Artist .  with over 40 years experience,  James is the former Department Head  – Digital Photography at The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and former Head Instructor at Focal Point.


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