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 in a few items to sell to my students and that just grew and grew. And so I became an online retailer.

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!

  • Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
  • CardMaker Magazine
  • Somerset Studio Magazine
  • 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 Magaine
  • Rubber Stampin’ Retailer
  • Canadian Stamper

Solo Exhibition:

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

A Quietfire designed project on the cover of CardMaker magazine Spring 2015.