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About Quietfire Design

About Quietfire Design

Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a Calligrapher
(and I haven't found a 12 Step Program for that yet)

I began my artistic life as a calligrapher spending many, many hours practicing. I loved lettering as it was an artform with strict rules and if I worked at it enough I would get a pretty good product! I chose the name Quietfire to represent myself. It suggested subtlety and strength, traits to which I aspired. It is still my goal!

I love clean, elegant letterforms and try to achieve this in my calligraphic art and impart this philosophy to my own designs and my students. A well-made letter has character and confidence which comes from disciplined practice.

With small children in the picture, I lacked time. Bookbinding allowed my creative spirit a much needed outlet as I could glue something together then come back a few hours later and glue up the next step! Books are such a wonderful format in which to express your creativity.

At one point I had a 2 page resource guide and when I moved to a small town, the resources were even more scarce. So I brought a few items in to sell to my students and that just grew and grew. It appears that things got out of hand! And here you have it!

Thanks for reading. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments - for instance, should you find a link that doesn't work or a typo!!



You will find my artwork published in these publications. I'm afraid I've lost track of a lot of specifics, although I could probably dig them up!

  • Somerset Studio Magazine (numerous times)
  • Somerset Gallery Magazine
  • Somerset Studio's 2004 Art Journal Calendar
  • Stamper's Sampler Magazine
  • Take Ten Magazine
  • ABC Canada: The first Canadian collection of contemporary calligraphy - Lindley McDougall 1996
  • Stamp & Scrap Arts Magazine
  • Stampington's Signatures: The Art Journal Collection
  • Artitude Magazine
  • Paper Creations Magazine
  • Rubber Stampin' Retailer
  • Canadian Stamper

Solo Exhibition:

Lines of Evolution - Rollin Art Gallery, Port Alberni, BC, May 2000