Benita Skinner

Nature has always called Benita Skinner and now she is getting to live off grid in a forest.  It’s not always easy, but she loves it.  Benita is celebrating 20 years of quilting this month of June in 2021.  I’m sure you’re going to love her unique style!

Benita’s Victoriana Album quilt:

Connect with Benita:

Website: Victoriana Quilt Designs

Facebook: Victoriana Quilt Designs

Twitter:  Benita Skinner @VictorianaQuilt

Pinterest:  Victoriana Quilt Designs


  1. Wendy Bayne on 06/21/2021 at 12:29 PM

    Wonderful to hear Benita who I follow on Twitter. I have read her off the grid letters. I lady is an amazing testament to living life on your own terms.
    Bravo Benita!

  2. Betty Geiser on 06/21/2021 at 9:45 PM

    So good to hear Benita’s story in her own voice. Such a brave and talented lady. Her off-the-grid letters take me right there to her forest in Nova Scotia. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Noreen A Bernard on 07/03/2021 at 12:17 PM

    Truly enjoyed Benita’s story. I love fabric & sewing too; so cute when she mentioned “Little House on the Prarie” as guiding her to quilts. I used to sew clothes for our Girls and myself in the early years of our marrisge. Now am attempting quilts. I gave made some, but find that if I have trouble, they do not get finished. Thought it was kind of Benita to say that mistakes in quilts give them character! Thanks again….

  4. Jean Taylor on 07/20/2021 at 9:13 AM

    Oh I loved hearing your voice – I envy your lifestyle.. I’m an ol’ country gal and miss it. Your encounters with the wildlife is so touching. I think of you so often. I have 2 of your applique patterns (which I’ve shared w/you) hanging in my sewing room. They just turned out too pretty to store away. Blessings to you and your kitties.. Thanks for all your patterns and stories..

  5. Lisa Skinner-Campbell on 07/21/2021 at 5:03 PM

    Congratulations on 20 years of quilting. I love your work, so creative.
    I listened to the interview and really enjoyed it. You are so brave, loved the story about the young bear at your window. ha ha A big hug for you.

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