The art of quilting gives me immense pleasure and for the past 25 years I have thoroughly enjoyed the contemplative process of hand quilting. My inspiration to create was derived from many generations of accomplished needle workers. Today I am inspired by family and culture that surrounds me, and in particular, the beauty of Hawaii. Hawaiian designs fit beautifully with my passion for hand applique and hand quilting. I sincerely hope that whomever is endowed with any of my pieces loves it as much as I loved creating them.
Noreen Tretick was born in 1944 in Nova Scotia and has lived in many places across Canada and part time in Hawaii. She developed the intricate art of hand applique and hand quilting over 25 years ago and pursued learning from as many teachers as were available as well as the many generations of accomplished needle workers in her family. Her quilts have been recognized with awards, commissions and can be found in private collections.